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Vital Signs Original recording reissued

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • Run Time: 37 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000I014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,325 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on July 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Those who only see Survivor as two-hit wonders, singing theme songs for Rocky III-"Eye Of The Tiger" and Rocky IV-"Burning Heart", think again. Like Heart, Survivor benefitted under producer Ron Nevison for two albums, Vital Signs and When Second Count. The first one, Vital Signs, has the mixture of hard rockers and ballads, punctuated with a mixture of heavy guitar chords and keyboards, of which four hit the charts.
One of those singles was "I Can't Hold Back", which starts out slow, with Jimi Jameson's falsetto voice. One parallel between Survivor and Journey are those songs of yearning and finding one's destined love, as is evidenced in the opening verse: "Now it's time to trade those dreams/For the rush of passion's fire/I can feel you tremble when we touch/And I feel the hand of fate/Reaching out to both of us." Ferocious rock guitars and drums kick in beginning with "I've been holding back the night". The use of keyboards isn't as heavy as with Heart's Bad Animals, but Nevison's trademark production makes this a great single.
Keyboards start off and dominate the chorus of the "High On You" single, whose crunchy guitars sounds like something Journey or Heart could've done. The unique way keyboards punctuated the beat was characteristic of 80's music that sadly marks a bygone era.
"First Night", yet another single, starts out slow like "I Can't Hold Back" before that Frankie Sullivan's riproaring guitar blasts into rocker mode to be the fastest paced song here. The remembrance and special occasion of that first night is highlighted in this song. "And this night shall be remembered/Long after the music's gone/And we'll reminisce on the things we said/And we'll fall in love again." Aww, that's sweet.
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This is one of those rare album where virtually every song sounds like it could be a melodic rock hit. As others have mentioned, this album is clearly poppier than its predecessors, but in this case that just makes it an even more amazing album.
Three of the best hits of the '80s are on this album in "I Can't Hold Back", "High On You", and "The Search Is Over". Most everyone who is familiar with Survivor likely knows these wonderful songs. "First Night" is the hardest rocker on this album, and its changes in tempo make it an exciting track. "Broken Promises" and "Popular Girl" are similar-sounding gorgeous anthems. "Everlasting" is a sweet near-ballad. "It's The Singer Not The Song" is an exceptionally catchy track with fantastic lyrics. The last track, "I See You In Everyone" to me is the weakest track, but it is still great and kind of a ballad. Wow, is this an amazing bunch of songs!
As a fan of great melodic rock bands like this, I would in no way want every album to sound like this. I also love the more rock-based sound of more obscure Survivor albums like "Caught In The Game" and "Too Hot Too Sleep" as well as the also-poppy followup to this album "When Seconds Count". For sure, these guys have had a lot of great albums and songs. This one is simply them at their commercial peak--very understandable considering the beauty of these songs. A highly recommended purchase as a true '80s classic.
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By A Customer on May 26, 1999
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OK: "The Search Is Over" is the greatest song ever written in the english language, with the possible exception of...well, "I Can't Hold Back." "High on You" and "First Night" round out the best first four tracks on any CD I've seen. "Popular Girl" is to hopeless lovers what Rick Springfield's "Jessie's girl" was to third wheels (That is to say the anthem). "Everlasting Love" takes some time to sink in, but when it does, it's right up there. I've won back two girlfriends by playing "I See You in Everyone," and pump myself up for soccer games by playing "It's The Singer, Not The Song." From the intense, unable-to-hold back drive of "Can't Hold Back" to the the plaintive but still bravura "I See You in Everyone," every song on this CD sounds fabulous, muisc, words, and everything. Nothing I've ever heard comes close.
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Vital Signs is an absolute rock masterpiece of 80s and I like it far better than 80s gem rock counterparts such as Journey's Escape, REO Speedwagon's Hi Infidelity, Def Leppard's Hysteria, Whitesnake's Serpens Album(released in the U.S as WHITESNAKE), and TOTO's IV.
Opening track I Can't Hold Back shows what Survivor makes Survivor. It starts with acoustic guitar intro and then gradually becomes uptempo bit by bit then comes impressive Jimi Jamison's emoptional vocal of I Can't Hold Back part. And the song turns dramatically calmer and 1/16 second hush between "Pictures of you and me" and abrupt rush of "AND..." It seems like Jim have mastered the techiniques of Japanese martial arts.
And as you know impressive tracks goes on and on until I See You In Everyone. It's A Singer Not The Song is my second pick from this album. It is one of my favorite rock tracks of Survivor.
Recently Jim Peterik one of the founder of the band and main songwriter of Survivor left the band and became solo. He enjoys creating great songs with talented artists such as Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon, Don Barnes of 38 Special and Brian Wilson. You can find some of Jim's recent works in 38 Special's "Resolution", Lynard Skynard's "Edge Of Forever", Brian Wilson's "Imaginator" Fergie Fredericksen's "Equilibrium" Captive Heart's "Home Of The Brave" , "Two Fires" and his recent solo work "Jim Peterik and World Stage". Jim has just joined Two Fires led by Kevin Chalfant but I do hope Jim will return to Survivor where Jim's Search Should Be Over.
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