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London Drive / Awake JAPAN AOR Dare MAR-97321 C5
London Drive / Awake JAPAN AOR Dare MAR-97321 C5
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London Drive

Awake

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Category: AOR

Year: 1996

Label: BPM Records (United Kingdom)

Catalog Number: 1333-2

Average Rating: 81 / 100 (12 ratings)

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Personnel
Carl Worden lead vocals
Mark Murtha guitar, keyboards, bass, backing vocals
Shane Proctor drums, backing vocals
Greg Manahan bass, backing vocals
Tracks
1.  Round Trip World  3:54
2.  I Got It  4:07
3.  It's Up to You  4:26
4.  Someone Like You  3:55
5.  1899  3:53
6.  Turnin' the Wheels  3:44
7.  Prison Walls  4:36
8.  Line of Fire  3:38
9.  Mr. Gray  3:38
10.  Intermission  0:23
11.  Rain  5:18
12.  It Couldn't Happen to Me  3:39
13.  Angel  3:41
14.  Now That You're Gone  3:29
15.  Rhythm of the Night  3:43
16.  Man With a Mission  4:21
17.  Hit and Run  4:38
18.  Never Land  3:57
  
Total Running Time:  69:00

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Existing comments about this CD

From: AORGOD Date: November 19, 2002 at 0:23
This is a FANTASTIC independent AOR release. These guys are from Kansas City and this CD will shock the hell out of you at how good it is. JOURNEY meets DARE meets THE STORM. HUNT THIS SUCKER DOWN!!!! 9.5 out of 10.

From: TYNO / BRAZIL Date: March 26, 2003 at 18:08
WHEN I GOT THIS CD ON MY HANDS I COULDN'T BELIEVE THE GEM I HAD FOUND. AWESOME. GET IT IN ANY WAY. 10/10

From: tomcat Date: August 27, 2003 at 17:36
i discovered this band through mp3.com one nite.the songs 'hit and run', 'someone like you' are truly masterpieces..those melodies...aaaaaaaah, that's what made me addicted to this kind of music.

From: ROB GARCIA Date: January 21, 2004 at 12:54
WOW!!! how ībout that?! 18 songs of pure aor heaven!.carl worden ...what a voice!...lay your hands on this pronto!!.

From: GlenRavine Date: March 26, 2004 at 15:34
Didn't do anything for me - was actually a bit disappointed. Typical westcoast AORish sound - good vocals average hooks. They do have potential though - need more guitar driven sound.

From: richb Date: October 29, 2004 at 7:05
Sorry Glen I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you on this one. I can't say I heard the west coast influences myself. To my ears at least this is a superb slab of pompous AOR with plenty of bite in the guitar department. O.K. it's not particularly original but it's carried off with considerable panache. Fans of Le Roux,Journey etc will lap this one up! Why it's not better known amongst AOR fans is a mystery to me. Snap up a copy now at a ludicrously cheap price (like I did) before word

From: Geoff Date: January 16, 2005 at 2:26
Another one I had and sold. Not bad and some nice moments if you're into AOR, but there just weren't enough gems on this one for me. It's a good album, but just wasn't for me unfortunately.

From: headbanger4life Date: May 29, 2006 at 23:29
When I grabbed this one I was like WOW 18 tracks. Unfortunately, a lot of them were fillers (to me). There are quite a few good tracks here, with 'I Got It' being my fav. The whole album just kinda loses me hearing it go from a good song to a few fillers until the next good song. Decent AOR band overall and it's not really that bad, I just wish they would have cut out the fillers and kept the better material. It would have made the album flow better.

From: Carlos A. Date: June 24, 2007 at 13:02
Clasico, con estilo(mezcla de los primeros Journey/Boston por citar bandas de ese calibre)que a ratos se sale de canones AOR convencional demostrando ligera progresion,pero al fin:guitarras rockeras,incesantes y sin mucho artilugio,un cantante por ratos maestro(con timbre q va entre Kiske y Chalfant),etc, etc, mis favoritas "I Got It" (si lo canta Delp seria Boston total)"Rhythm of the Night","It Couldn't Happen to Me" este disco es recomendable pues hasta parece la fusion de dos discos!! 9.1/10

From: Swazi Date: May 1, 2008 at 18:38
Awesome, AWESOME !! I think AORGOD's description is spot on: JOURNEY meets DARE meets THE STORM. Just listen to the ballad "It's up to you" and you will know what this is all about. Great stuff !!

From: cmonkey46 Date: November 6, 2008 at 11:14
Has some really great moments to be sure. Mark Murtha's guitar work is phenomal. I had a chance to see them live in the early 90's. They put on a great show and sound as good or better live then the do on the recording. Definately a must have for the AOR lovers!!!!!!

From: Photochromic Steve Date: November 6, 2008 at 16:41
A bit mixed a times, but I hear 10 winners out of 18 which isn't bad!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 2, 2010 at 21:14
This album was not my cup of tea at all..good moments? yes,it has but the cd seems like the movie NeverEnding Story and tends to be monotomous at certain times..anyway "Round Trip World" is a very good song,"I Got It" is rocky and catchy,"Someone Like You" is ala Toto,"Turnin' The Wheels" is a highlight in here,good AOR with good guitar parts courtesy of Murtha(a talented guitar player 4 sure),"Prison Walls" & "Line Of Fire" are also faves,"Rain" is a nice semi ballad,"It Couldn't Happen To Me" is quite excellent too,"Now That You Are Gone" is another AOR fave,"Rhythm Of The Night" is a rocky one,"Man With A Vision" is definetely a hit song and "Never Land" is cool..a veryyyyy long album..open minded persons will be also recommendeable to write about this album.86/100

From: Reverend Mayhem Date: January 6, 2013 at 11:25
Gag. Boring, run-of-the-mill AOR housewife rock. The performances are okay, nothing amazing -- vocalist is fairly standard and seems to try too hard in places. The worst part is that the songs are horribly benign and forgettable. No guts or thrills to be found anywhere, as though the band simply had a checklist of all the proper elements but a piss-poor idea of how to employ them with any vigor or concept of intrigue. I'd list a few stand-out tunes, but sadly there are none. I can't find any reason to give this multiple listens. 50/100


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