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Well, what can you say about this album? One of the best ever! End of!

This and their sophomore effort "Time to Burn" are two of the best debut, follow ups in AOR/MHR history!

"I'll See You In My Dreams", a song that still moves me (best ballad ever?) actually charted down here in '89, but this album was a bit of a "Holy Grail" for me. It took me ages to get my hands on it. A mate of mine had a copy, so I had it on cassette, but as we all know, that wasn't good enough. 

It's almost unbelievable actually, just how good this album is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Darkstone said:

It's almost unbelievable actually, just how good this album is.

That pretty much sums it up. It's hard to comprehend how this album, and the follow up, kinda came and went without much fanfare. Should have been massive. 

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both great, maybe slightly prefer the second.

Saw Giant with Huff in 1990 at Marquee Club in London - about 200 people there. 

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Excellent album - Although I prefer Time To Burn personally, I feel it’s more consistent overall. 

Both are a ‘must have’ for fans of the genre. Dan Huff is incredible - Hoping he has some involvement in at least the songwriting/production for the new Giant album. 
 

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1 hour ago, Glen said:

both great, maybe slightly prefer the second.

Saw Giant with Huff in 1990 at Marquee Club in London - about 200 people there. 

 Wow. That must have been amazing. 

Absolutely one of my favourite albums of all time and I come back to it often. 

I'm a Believer one of my top few songs as well. Not a bad video of it here....

Giant - I'm A Believer - YouTube

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5 hours ago, Glen said:

both great, maybe slightly prefer the second.

Saw Giant with Huff in 1990 at Marquee Club in London - about 200 people there. 

Bloody Hell mate! You've seen some great gigs over the years.

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Incredible album,nothing that I can say that hasnt been said(that is true) about this release from you guys,a true classic,as is the 2nd disc,the 3rd is also a great album and I will admit that I didnt take to it as instant as I should,but LOTR & TTB are gems.

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1 hour ago, lettard said:

LOTR & TTB are gems.

It took me way too long to figure out what those were, "Lord of the Rings and what??"

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28 minutes ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

It took me way too long to figure out what those were, "Lord of the Rings and what??"

Yeah I never noticed until Id typed it..then thought "that'll do nicely"  :)

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3 hours ago, nyoilers said:

I remember Alan Pasqua played on a Sammy Hagar release

Three Lock Box.

As a session musician, he has played on Rick Springfield albums and Eddie Money albums and heaps more.

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13 hours ago, Doggy said:

Three Lock Box.

As a session musician, he has played on Rick Springfield albums and Eddie Money albums and heaps more.

A lot of talent in Giant

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3 hours ago, nyoilers said:

A lot of talent in Giant

All the talent. 

David is one of my favourite drummers. Just so fuckin' tight!

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4 hours ago, nyoilers said:

A lot of talent in Giant

All the members were or are sessions musicians. Dann played on Tiffany's debut.

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1 hour ago, Doggy said:

All the members were or are sessions musicians. Dann played on Tiffany's debut.

Dann is one talented mofo. When I was into my country women phase, I was amazed at how many great country women CDs around that time were co-written or produced by Dann. Fucking amazing ear for music.

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late 90's early 2000's is when I went through my country chicks phase:

Faith Hill

Chely Wright

Deanna Carter 

Those three are awesome. Produced by Dann Huff.

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