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Swedish Hard Rockers Europe will release their new album "Last Look At Eden" in August/September.

 

Melodies like the 80's melodies, a little more keyboard, great guitar riffs. Last Look at Eden is more a Europe album than Secret Society and Start from the Dark. Last Look at Eden is a real Europe album explains lead singer Joey Tempest in a recent interview.

 

A new single will precede the full-length CD in May/June. More details, including the track listing will be made available soon.

 

Last Look At Eden, a play on Prisoners In Paradise I believe. Had my doubts if this was to fit here considering their differing 00's incarnation. I don't like their comeback albums which I have publicly known. I think the new sound is unoriginal, uninteresting and irrelevant. This one however claims to make that difference. Could it mean Europe's return to glory?

 

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The above cover is fan made to illustrate its name. First sample, a live version of new song Mojito Girl echoes Le Baron Boys demos to me. Let you be the judge, thoughts on subject?

 

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I'll try to listen to the sample tonight, but based on what Tempest says, that's enough to get me excited. The thing I really need most from Europe is for Norum to realise how shit he sounded on the last 2 discs and start playing guitar like we all know he can again.

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I'll try to listen to the sample tonight, but based on what Tempest says, that's enough to get me excited. The thing I really need most from Europe is for Norum to realise how shit he sounded on the last 2 discs and start playing guitar like we all know he can again.

 

Exactly, :agree: . He should get the clue already. Giving up your trademark to sound like everyone else out today putting out pure garbage is nothing but :lame: and not the way to go.

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But they said all these things about the last album! Return to their former sound, sparkling melodies & keyboards etc etc - and what happened? It was absolutely shit. I'm fairly sure they'd return to whatever sound they thought was going to make them money. Good luck to them, and nice album cover, but I wont be wasting any more money on their albums...

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"Prisoners In Paradise" is Europe's best album ever by far. So, even if they're just trying to recapture a little bit of the magic of that album, I for one will surely give it a shot. They should just ask Beau Hill to produce this new one as well.

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"Prisoners In Paradise" is Europe's best album ever by far. So, even if they're just trying to recapture a little bit of the magic of that album, I for one will surely give it a shot. They should just ask Beau Hill to produce this new one as well.

 

Should get Dennis Ward in to produce IMO, or anyone brave enough to tell Norum that he is completely wasting his talent....

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But they said all these things about the last album! Return to their former sound, sparkling melodies & keyboards etc etc - and what happened? It was absolutely shit. I'm fairly sure they'd return to whatever sound they thought was going to make them money. Good luck to them, and nice album cover, but I wont be wasting any more money on their albums...

 

I'm rather skeptical myself. As far as I know they never claimed a full fledged return to their former sound with the last album though. More of an updated, slightly more melodic version of Start From The Dark. I do share your concerns nonetheless. If it's just modern, Alternative again they're just plain lying. Misleading old fans to new outputs only for utter disappointment. Not the smart thing to do if you ask me.

 

 

"Prisoners In Paradise" is Europe's best album ever by far. So, even if they're just trying to recapture a little bit of the magic of that album, I for one will surely give it a shot. They should just ask Beau Hill to produce this new one as well.

 

This is the very best to possibly happen to them IMO. Prisoners In Paradise is my fave Europe album and Beau Hill an all time favorite producer. It won't though. It'll probably be some Swedisch no name on the job, too bad. Either that or self-produced I'd say.

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Well, I heard 'Burrito Girl' or whatever the new song is called last night, and I can't say it filled me with any sort of confidence. Slow modern-sounding riff that could have been taken off either of their last peices of shit I mean albums.

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The one thing I love about being so young and not having lived through the 80's, is that I don't have the same expectations as the rest. I'm not looking for another Final Countdown, or which ever album it is that you put 'em up to. I just want another good sounding album, and I enjoyed Start From the Dark and Secret Society even more. I try to take everything for what it is, not how it compares to what preceded it. I'm looking forward to their latest work.

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The one thing I love about being so young and not having lived through the 80's, is that I don't have the same expectations as the rest. I'm not looking for another Final Countdown, or which ever album it is that you put 'em up to. I just want another good sounding album, and I enjoyed Start From the Dark and Secret Society even more. I try to take everything for what it is, not how it compares to what preceded it. I'm looking forward to their latest work.

There's still a fair few of us who do that here, mate. A lot of the people who don't like recent Europe are actually guys who are very open to a lot of the modern rock out at the moment. So it's got nothing to do with sounding like an old album. I'm sure I speak for many of us when I say I just want to hear an album with good songs and a good sound. Unlike the last two. :)

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The one thing I love about being so young and not having lived through the 80's, is that I don't have the same expectations as the rest. I'm not looking for another Final Countdown, or which ever album it is that you put 'em up to. I just want another good sounding album, and I enjoyed Start From the Dark and Secret Society even more. I try to take everything for what it is, not how it compares to what preceded it. I'm looking forward to their latest work.

There's still a fair few of us who do that here, mate. A lot of the people who don't like recent Europe are actually guys who are very open to a lot of the modern rock out at the moment. So it's got nothing to do with sounding like an old album. I'm sure I speak for many of us when I say I just want to hear an album with good songs and a good sound. Unlike the last two. :)

 

The last album only had a couple good songs but Stark is fuckin amazing~! If they were to ever relive the Final Countdown I would vomit.

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The one thing I love about being so young and not having lived through the 80's, is that I don't have the same expectations as the rest. I'm not looking for another Final Countdown, or which ever album it is that you put 'em up to. I just want another good sounding album, and I enjoyed Start From the Dark and Secret Society even more. I try to take everything for what it is, not how it compares to what preceded it. I'm looking forward to their latest work.

There's still a fair few of us who do that here, mate. A lot of the people who don't like recent Europe are actually guys who are very open to a lot of the modern rock out at the moment. So it's got nothing to do with sounding like an old album. I'm sure I speak for many of us when I say I just want to hear an album with good songs and a good sound. Unlike the last two. :)

 

The last album only had a couple good songs but Stark is fuckin amazing~! If they were to ever relive the Final Countdown I would vomit.

 

I don't want them to sound like 'Final' either but they could throw in a few old school metal songs like the first two albums. :headbanger:

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I love classic Europe, but the last two albums were great albums as well.

If this one is anything like those or like Prisoners, then I would be happy either way!

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Yeah, don't get me wrong. I don't really like 'The Final Countdown' much - okay, I do. It's a cool disc.. But I sure as f*ck don't want them to make an album that sounds like that. 'Prisoners in Paradise' is 100% miles and above my favourite Europe release, but I don't want an album that sounds like that either (though I wouldn't complain).

 

All I want is an album with songs that are as good as that album. I could handle both of the last discs, but I thought the guitar sound was horrible and the songs were only okay at best. There is no need to rehash an old sound... I just want good songs. Plain and simple. :)

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The last one Secret society was not bad. I don't like start from the dark.

My favorite is the final countdown, much better than Prisoners IMO.

Do I want them to come back to the final cdown sound? Yes yes yes yes yes yes.

I know this will never happen, Norum don't like the keyboards.

The sample is not bad, but nothing so special, nice cover, Hope Joey Tempest and company music will sound as he promised.

Dennis Ward or Magnus Karlsson on production would be a bendiction.

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I feel Europe has abandoned their trademark, lost their identity in trying to fit in with current whereabouts. The Final Countdown, Out Of This World and Prisoners In Paradise are it for me. It's what their about, what their known and loved for, what they do best. I'd say yes, get it back. If recreating a past sound is such a sin than how come copying another which so happens to be what everyone else does is so well respected? I don't need an exact copy from any of the 3 above mentioned albums but would like to hear Europe again over any other one of today's amateur bands in sound. They should never look for a sound like all others around. First law in music, set yourself apart from all the rest of them. Diversity is what we need, it's what I've been looking for all along. Norum isn't the only guy in the band, I suppose none of the other guys have opinions anymore? Norum should accept a fair share in sayings and if he can't live with that he has an ego problem and should be replaced with Kee Marcello all over again. I'd favor him anyway, even though their both legendary players in my book.

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I would take Kee Marcello over Norum any day of the week and 89 times on the rest of the days.

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I would take Kee Marcello over Norum any day of the week and 89 times on the rest of the days.

 

As much as I love Prisoners in Paradise that statement is just plain blasphemy IMO.

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I would take Kee Marcello over Norum any day of the week and 89 times on the rest of the days.

 

As much as I love Prisoners in Paradise that statement is just plain blasphemy IMO.

 

 

 

I agree but I'll throw you another one...I'll take the first two Joey Tempest solo cd's over half of Europe's discography.

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I would take Kee Marcello over Norum any day of the week and 89 times on the rest of the days.

 

As much as I love Prisoners in Paradise that statement is just plain blasphemy IMO.

 

 

 

I agree but I'll throw you another one...I'll take the first two Joey Tempest solo cd's over half of Europe's discography.

 

I can't argue with you there since I haven't heard those.

I just love Norum's playing on the early Europe albums when they were closer to Metal. :headbanger:

"Scream of Anger", "Seven Doors Hotel", "In the Future to Come". :bowdown:

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I would take Kee Marcello over Norum any day of the week and 89 times on the rest of the days.

 

As much as I love Prisoners in Paradise that statement is just plain blasphemy IMO.

 

 

 

I agree but I'll throw you another one...I'll take the first two Joey Tempest solo cd's over half of Europe's discography.

 

I can't argue with you there since I haven't heard those.

I just love Norum's playing on the early Europe albums when they were closer to Metal. :headbanger:

"Scream of Anger", "Seven Doors Hotel", "In the Future to Come". :bowdown:

Yeah, see I hate all that stuff more than current Europe. I don't like Tempest's solo discs but even I'd maybe take them over Europe's pre-'Final Countdown' discography.

 

The fact of the matter is, Norum used to sound amazing but Europe's best two albums contain Kee Marcello so it doesn't take great maths skills to work out what the link between Europe sucking and Europe being awesome is. :)

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I would take Kee Marcello over Norum any day of the week and 89 times on the rest of the days.

 

As much as I love Prisoners in Paradise that statement is just plain blasphemy IMO.

 

 

 

I agree but I'll throw you another one...I'll take the first two Joey Tempest solo cd's over half of Europe's discography.

 

I can't argue with you there since I haven't heard those.

I just love Norum's playing on the early Europe albums when they were closer to Metal. :headbanger:

"Scream of Anger", "Seven Doors Hotel", "In the Future to Come". :bowdown:

Yeah, see I hate all that stuff more than current Europe. I don't like Tempest's solo discs but even I'd maybe take them over Europe's pre-'Final Countdown' discography.

 

The fact of the matter is, Norum used to sound amazing but Europe's best two albums contain Kee Marcello so it doesn't take great maths skills to work out what the link between Europe sucking and Europe being awesome is. :)

 

Well it's all a matter of opinion and where you like the more melodic stuff I prefer the stuff that kicks you in the nuts. :headbanger:

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Are we all familar with the Le Baron Boys demos from 1989 BTW? A name they took as an anonymous alias to record and perform under in and around L.A. in the very late 80's/early 90's. That stuff had a slightly harder edge as well while still remaining its melody. It's kind of a rough blueprint to Prisoners with some of its songs in demo version and some completely unreleased material. Sony pulled it at the time demanding a more polished production resulting in Prisoners being released in 1991 instead of a year earlier in 1990. All the tracks unreleased you could consider the third Europe/Marcello output right in between Out Of This World and Prisoners In Paradise. I think this sound would be the right answer as to where they are as a band now.

 

Le Baron Boys demos YouTube sampler:

 

Europe - Rainbow Warrior

 

Europe - Break Free

 

Europe - Long Time Coming

 

Europe - Mr. Government Man

 

 

Europe - Wanted Man

 

 

Europe - Sweet Love Child

 

Europe - Yesterday's News

 

Europe - Little Sinner

 

Europe - Never Gonna Say Goodbye

 

Europe - Here Comes The Night

 

 

Europe - Wild Child (Live)

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