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on February 21, 2007
Danny Vaughn has always pumped out great melodic hard rock whether it be via Tyketto, Vaughn, or the From the Inside project to name a few. This release is no exception. After listening to the first seven tracks I was ready to label this album an instant classic, as it is just one outstanding tune after another. But I did think the album lost a little steam over the last five tracks, hence the four rating.

If you are a fan of any of Danny's previous releases, you will definitely be happy with this one. Nothing really groundbreaking, just quality melodic rock tunes delivered with Vaughn's signature style and sound. Vaughn's vocals on this album are as good as any release he has ever done. Where it falls slightly short in my opinion is in the guitar work. Just doesn't have that power and sound that takes the songs to another level. I would rate this album slightly better than "Soldiers & Sailors" but not quite to the level of "Fearless", which remains my favorite among his post-Tyketto work.
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2007's Traveller is the third full-length solo album from former Tyketto (and current From the Inside) frontman Danny Vaughn. Less hook-heavy than his Tyketto and From the Inside work, Vaughn's solo material is more personal, and blurs the line between AOR/melodic rock and an almost country sound.

You get the sense that these Vaughn/Danny Vaughn albums are where the man gets out all of the experimentation that he can't quite get away with on a Tyketto or From the Inside album. He can do near country songs like "Restless Blood" and "The Measure of a Man", spiritually-minded songs like "Miracle Days" and "Death of the Tiger", or straightforward ballads like "The Touch of Your Hand", and it all sounds good. Vaughn's powerful and emotional voice is in top form throughout the album, no matter what kind of song he's singing, and his supporting players do a great job as well. I don't think there's anything here that screams out to be included on a "greatest hits" disc, but overall Traveller is a very solid album, and one just about any Danny Vaughn fan should enjoy.

Traveller is another high quality melodic rock album from a vocalist who can pretty much do no wrong. It's not as memorable as his classic Tyketto work, and it lacks the energy of From the Inside, but even an average Danny Vaughn album is still going to be better than just about anything else out there.
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VINE VOICEon December 11, 2007
The Good
The introduction to the opening track "Miracle Days" helps perpetuate the American Indian theme with its tribal chants and melodies. The track quickly turns into an inspirational melodic rocker. "Badlands Rain" is full of power and vocal melody. The guitars lean a little toward the metal side of things, especially during the solo. The album's title track "Traveller" mixes acoustic guitars with subtle electric tones. The song can serve as a metaphor for a musician's life on the road.

"That What She Says" is a mid-tempo rocker that acts both playful and somewhat critical of the female for whom it is referring to. To make up for any unwanted criticism, Vaughn follows-up with the tender ballad "The Touch of Your Hand." The track "Lifted" flexes lots of emotion and passion in both its lyrics and delivery. "The Warrior's Way" harkens back to Danny's metal roots with Tyketto. This has to do with the heavy riffage and fiery solos. Danny's vocals and songwriting skills really shine on "Think of Me in the Fall."

The Bad
Nothing

The Verdict
Every musician claims "this is the best album of my career." Danny makes this claim in the press materials. It was nice to see and hear that his boastful statement was nothing but factual. Great job! An AOR masterpiece.
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VINE VOICEon December 11, 2007
The Good
The introduction to the opening track "Miracle Days" helps perpetuate the American Indian theme with its tribal chants and melodies. The track quickly turns into an inspirational melodic rocker. "Badlands Rain" is full of power and vocal melody. The guitars lean a little toward the metal side of things, especially during the solo. The album's title track "Traveller" mixes acoustic guitars with subtle electric tones. The song can serve as a metaphor for a musician's life on the road.

"That What She Says" is a mid-tempo rocker that acts both playful and somewhat critical of the female for whom it is referring to. To make up for any unwanted criticism, Vaughn follows-up with the tender ballad "The Touch of Your Hand." The track "Lifted" flexes lots of emotion and passion in both its lyrics and delivery. "The Warrior's Way" harkens back to Danny's metal roots with Tyketto. This has to do with the heavy riffage and fiery solos. Danny's vocals and songwriting skills really shine on "Think of Me in the Fall."

The Bad
Nothing

The Verdict
Every musician claims "this is the best album of my career." Danny makes this claim in the press materials. It was nice to see and hear that his boastful statement was nothing but factual. Great job! An AOR masterpiece.
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on January 11, 2008
I didn't know much about Danny Vaughn, or Tyketto for that matter. Sure, I had read about them in magazines or in the web over the years. But I had never really given these guys a shot. If you're in a similar situation, and you're a hard rock/AOR fan, please help yourself out of such a big mistake! I bought both Tyketto's Strenght in Numbers and D.V.'s Traveller at the same time, and I'm quite impressed by both albums. I had listened to Vaughn a bit, through his guest appearances in Gary Hughes' Once and Future King, Richi Zito's Avalon, and in the melodicrock.com CD (vol. 3) where Danny sings a song co-written with a guy Mike Tharin. Those pieces started my interest in the guy. Back to the Traveller CD, it's a very strong melodic rock effort. It doesn't rock quite in the same way Tyketto did (it's not an issue of loudness or harshness...it's just that the guitars sound a bit different), but the quality is clearly there. The guy has an incredible voice, and he know how to put it to great use. Favorites: Miracle Days, Traveller, Restless Blood, The Warrior Way.
And, if you read a small paragraph in the Thank You's part of the booklet, you'll find out that these guys have the right attitude. A solid effort, worth spending your money on.
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on September 4, 2007
I've become a fan of Danny Vaughn's work, ever since I was lucky enough to be able to see Tyketto in 2004 in New Jersey at a reunion show, he has a very unique, strong voice, which we unfortunately don't get to hear in the U.S, but thanks to Amazon I have purchased Don't Come Easy (Tyketto),
From the Inside and Traveller I enjoy all CD's equally, as far as Traveller is concerned there is alot of musical twists and turns involved in the CD, I love the lyrics also and that definitely keeps me from getting bored, for example the bagpipes in the first song, you don't hear that instrument in too many rock songs, but it definitely works, that's my favorite song, there is also a song that has a country flair to it, I love it that is why I give it 5 stars.
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on April 18, 2007
I've listend to this album for a month now....Was a fan of Tyketto , and must admit that in my opion , Mr. Vaughn has not made an album that even comes close to his Tyketto days. Got them all , Flesh and Blood , Vaughn , From the inside.... What is it that makes Tyketto so much better ? When Tyketto made an album whitout Vaugh , it was the same thing...Didn't work.....Hope these guy's reunite.....3 Stars for this one. Which I think is Mr. Vaughn's best since Tyketto.
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on January 4, 2014
I bought this because he is playing on the 2014 Moody Blues cruise. I thoroughly enjoy the music, but had trouble understanding words . I need to sit and listen with the insert so I get both words and music, but have enjoyed it in the car and at home while talking with friends or doing things around the house.
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