Perfect World
Style: Melodic Rock / AOR
Release date: October 15th 2010
Playing time: 58:45

Let me be perfectly clear from the beginning: I really think that Terry Brock is a very talented and gifted singer and he is often one of the reasons why albums he takes part on stand out, but on this, the first Strangeways album with Terry Brock handling the vocals since their hay-days in the late 80s, the expected quality simply isn't there.

Their self titled debut album from 1986 has by many been hailed as one of the all-time greatest AOR albums and the follow-up "Native Sons" was a very fine follow up. Now that the re-union is a fact many has high hopes that they pick up where they left us so many years ago. But this not even close...

Terry Brock does a fine job, but I do miss some energy and intensity in the songs, which results in a somewhat pale collection of well performed songs. "Perfect World" will never be seen as the perfect compliment to their debut album, they are simply lacking the power and catchiness to elevate the songs to higher levels, so this ends up being a rather sorry example of it's former self. And to make this even worse; the production is surprisingly poor. Not what I'd and surely many others had hoped for!

01. Perfect World (4:47)
02. Borderlines (5:15)
03. Movin On (4:54)
04. Time (6:03)
05. Crackin' Up Baby (5:03)
06. Liberty (4:28)
07. One More Day (5:18)
08. Bushfire (7:00)
09. Too Far Gone (4:37)
10. Can t Let You Go (6:05)
11. Say What You Want (5:15)
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: October 8th 2010
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