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PLANET P PROJECT 1931: Go Out Dancing Part 1
ProgRock Records (2005)

Planet P Project

Tony Carey, the brainchild behind Planet P Project (it's basically him, a multi instrumentalist / singer / songwriter + odd guests), is perhaps best known for his work with Rainbow. Several solo albums and soundtracks, the PPP work tends to be more conceptual. And his post Rainbow work (bar the guest appearance with Pat Travers) all tends to be AOR.

This is a 2004 release, which to be honest I didn't know about, and I'm a fan. I hope it gets more publicity this time around, it deserves it.

It is much more AOR, with some decent tunes, occasional strong/heavy riffs. As a purest (remember Tony did play alongside Cozy Powell), a major problem is the programmed drums, but I know I'm being picky.

The concept is interesting, if you get into it; I won't go into it here, you need to take an interest in the music first and that may be a problem. A concept AOR album? Well yes, it's a bit heavy, it's a bit electronic, there's a bit too much narration, but there are some very good moments. As this kind of music goes Tony's a good musician and singer. A couple of searing guitar solos (think Eloy circa Ra), some well structured songs, there is some redemption.

I'd buy it, but then I'm a fan, I would say that. Just warning you. Otherwise excellent.


Review by Joe Geesin

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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