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Walk On Fire - Mind Over Matter


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From Escape Music:

'Mind Over Matter' is the long awaited second album by the classic AOR act 'Walk On Fire'.

This 13 track CD features ex Asia drummer Trevor Thornton, the late Mike Casswell on guitars (ex Brian May band), Phil Williams (ex Spandau Ballet) and Bowie/Seal keyboards and programming legend, Richard Cottle, and was written and produced by Dave Cairns (of 'Secret Affair' fame).

These newly discovered buried treasures of 24 track analogue recordings were put to tape following the worldwide MCA Records release of the 1989 debut album by 'Walk On Fire' entitled 'Blind Faith'.

Their eponymous album, 'Blind Faith' produced by Boston based Walter Turbitt (of The Cars fame) featured the legendary Steve Ferrone on drums, Richard Cottle on keys, guitars by Keith Airey (Nik Kershaw band) and a host of top session players and a perfect showcase for the incredible Scots vocalist Alan King.
This guitar led follow up is a one stop shop for all AOR fans and well worth the wait too!

Band is:
Alan King All vocals
Dave Cairns: Keyboards and Guitars
Mike Casswell: Guitars (ex Brian May)
Trevor Thornton: Drums (ex Asia)
Phil Williams: Bass (ex Spandau Ballet)
Richard Cottle: Programming (David Bowie and Seal)


Release date: 21 April 2017
Catalogue Number: ESM302


Track listing:

1. Spinning Wheel
2. Reign Down
3. Pleasure Of Pain
4. Mind Over Matter
5. Long Live Love
6. Save Your Lies (We've had Enough)
7. Wicked
8.Bad Attitude
9. Madhouse
10. Big Gun
11. Price Of Love
12, Drag me Down
13. Colour Of Blood (bonus track with first pressing)

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If you like your more Trad.late 80's/early 90's AOR/MR, then this is the disc for you. If you liked the debut 'Blind Faith' then you're gonna love this.. absolutely top notch stuff.

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I'm somewhat disappointed. It's a little boring. Lacks anything as catchy as Blind Faith.

What a great voice though. Not sure that guy's (Alan King) done anything else. Can't easily find things on the interwebby.

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I played this back to back with 'Blind Faith' yesterday and whilst it isn't as good, there are some cool tunes on it. You can tell it was recorded at different times by the varying production on it, with the 'older' sounding tunes, which are more akin to the debut, being the best ones on show. It maybe lacks the one killer track and the consistency that the first one had, but it's pretty good for an unreleased album

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