released in 1996 on two separate CD’s, the “Archiva” albums are
now available as a specially priced 2 CD set. “Archiva 1 & 2”
offers up a collection of demos and outtakes taken from the recording
sessions of the John Payne era albums, “Aqua”, “Aria” and
special edition of “Archiva 1 & 2” contains an expanded
booklet featuring new liner notes by Dave Gallant, author of the
official biography, “
must admit, that I’m more into Hard Rock and Metal than AOR, but
there are a few AOR bands I find ok.
cut a long story short… CD 1 contains the better tracks in my humble
opinion. “Heart of Gold”, “Tears” and “Fight against the
Tide” are decent AOR songs, and when I first heard, “Fight against
the Tide”, my first reaction was: QUEEN??? But most of the songs are
average Pop/rock songs… so let’s skip to CD 2, ok?
can do this very short… only a very few songs here are decent… the
rest are boring Pop songs. However I like the cover artwork!
“Archiva 1 & 2” is only for
tracks: See above.