a part of their MTM Classix, MTM have this time turned their
and to one of the better Scandinavian melodic hard rock bands back in
the 1980's: Da Vinci.
self-titled debut album was originally released on the major label
Polydor, and offers a fine example of Scandinavian hard rock in the
and Treat. You know the drill - a good vocalist, blistering guitar soli
and fine layers of keyboards. 11 melodic songs with catchy hooklines and
choruses, all packed into a good sound - the album has been remastered -
is what they created back in 1987, and I think this little gem somehow
got lost in the release mania back then, and that alone justifies this
re-release on CD.
to me are the 3 strong openers: "Lookin' for Love" with its
outstanding guitar solo, the straight forward rocker "Dreamin'"
and the emotional "Tarquinia". Musically this is pretty simple
and straight forward hard rock - but still OK, even though there's an
awful lot tra-la-la la-la-la singing going on...
If you should stumble across the original on vinyl,
then I can tell you that the selling price these days is somewhere
around $70. But you can get the album a lot cheaper if you buy this
re-release on CD, but mind you this is still very basic hard rock - so
do take a listen before buying.