MICHAEL SCHENKER Dreams & Expressions (MSR 2000)
There are 20 tracks, one track for each letter in 'DAE'. The shortest track is 0,24 min and the longest is 3,56 min.
As Michael wrote: ".... It contains enough riffs for 3 CDs, but I choose to write this way because it is fun and different."
In my opinion a very good decision.
It's hard to describe the album, there are plenty of different styles and moods. But mostly it ROCKs !!
#1 Is a great 'opener' and follows up nicely with #2, both are 'rockers'. #3 - #7 just pass by in my opinion. #8 = now we're talkin', starts-up very easy - nothing special - and at the end he's on fire - furious.... and goes into a "very-very-soft-soft" and the very nice and calm #9.
From here, #10 to #20 rocks "All The Way To Memphis !" #10 it's not so very special in the beginning but after a while I think you will start to like it because it's got cool rhythm.
#16...I have never heard Michael this way. This is FAST and it's under control.
One thing I like with this album is that Barry Sparks is doing the bass, compare to 'AOTI' You can hear the bass this time ! I also like the way Shane Gaalaas is drumming - they are having FUN ! My favorites on this CD are: 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18 & 19. But I am certain you will NOT be disappointed with this one if you like Michael Schenker!
After hearing AOTI and DAE so much - I must say that I'm now 'longing' for an instrumental track or CD like INTO THE ARENA !...... who knows ?
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