Kim shows his talents as a bluesy pop songwriter. The outstanding producing talents of Neil Norman are evident here. Simmond's guitar playing is outstanding. Norman maybe had a hand in this. I saw Savoy Brown on cable about the time this album was made. I made note of the excellent vocal talents of Dave Walker. He is put to good use on this pop material. I like almost every song. Most of them are ballards. ALL BURNED UP is a rocker. HEARTBREAKS MAKE YOU STRONG is almost heavy metal, but with an outstanding singer like Walker, it sounds better than those bands. A MAN ALONE and UNTIL THE SKY FADES AWAY are my favorites, but there are other standouts. I guess Crescendo Records wanted to turn Savoy Brown into a pop hit group. Sorry, but 1989 is too late for this kind of material. The bad part is the over use of reverb/echo. It makes everything sound like it's in the background--almost destroys the record. This is a strange offering, but I like it, and recommend it for blues rock fans who also like 60s pop. It's very progressive, if you want to relate it to the blues field.
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