Bruce Turgon
Outside Looking In

Release date: November 11th 2005
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Import

Melodic Rock

Rating: 60/100
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Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: January 16th 2006

Bruce Turgon isn’t a new name to the music scene. He has been around since the late '60s and recorded and performed with bands like, Black Sheep and Foreigner and with Lou Gramm. Now Bruce Turgon has released his first solo album on Frontiers Records entitled “Outside Looking In”.

We get 12 tracks of what I will call “Moody Melodic Rock” and there is not much to be criticized with the songs, they are routinely written and arranged, well played, and everything but the memory-effect is rather small in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong here… this is not a crap album, but in my opinion this release is more than suitable for background music… but nothing more I’m afraid.

Except for a few numbers, “Any Other Time”, “Walk Through Fire” and “On a Wing and a Prayer” nothing really stands out. The songs are only average and to me it seems that Bruce Turgon don't manage to climb on the next step to more catchy and more memorable songs.

Remember that this is only my opinion and if you are into Melodic Rock music I think you should at least check this album out… maybe this album is exactly what you have been waiting for?  

Recommended tracks: See above.