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PLACES OF POWER Now Is The Hour Frontiers (2009)

Places Of Power

The name maybe new but the two main members won't be, namely Bruce Turgon (Foreigner/Lou Gramm/Shadow King) and Philip Bardowell (Unruly Child), both of whom have released solo albums in the past few years (Bruce Turgon's in particular was a very enjoyable album). Bruce Turgon played all the instruments bar lead guitars which were played by Scott McKinstry, Philip Bardowell does all the lead vocals and it's that man again Denis Ward producing the album.

For anyone waiting for a new Foreigner album look no further than this one! Bardowell's vocals are very similar sounding to Lou Gramm in his Foreigner prime with 'The Passage' and 'Always' prime examples of this. Both of these songs would more than match-up to Foreigner's back catalogue. But the two real highlights are 'Make Me Believe', which is so damn catchy it is untrue and the immense 'Light Of My World' featuring an intro full of layered keys, absolute heaven for AOR/melodic rock fans. Also with Denis Ward involved you just know the backing vocals will be neatly arranged and really carry the choruses along nicely.

The first 'must have' for AOR/melodic rock fans in 2009 along with Bad Habit's new album and even more so for fans of Foreigner at their hard rocking best.


Review by Jason Ritchie

Best of 2009

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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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