Crying Diamonds/Dangerous Music Live '85'
ROBIN GEORGE Crying
Diamonds/Dangerous Music Live '85' (SJPCD330)
...immaculately played and produced...
value for money package and...well worth checking out
George...never overplays, and his work is tasty...
guy writes some great songs...and the guitar licks are, of course, top notch and
totally tasty (Top Pick)
...Robin has a fantastic guitar sound. a fine and easily digested voice - but
also a penchant for pop...
studio album...has 17 tracks of more than acceptable blues-based heavy-end
pop-rock with soul-tinged choruses...The live album is definitely blues-rock...
band that was clearly firing on all cylinders delivering a vibrant, and road
...George's skill as a writer is mightily impressive ... His melodies are
gossamer thin, but he spins them out and expands them into something more
substantial. Later, you'll find yourself humming his songs without realising
that they've insinuated their way inside...a marvellous, value-for-money, double
excellent 80's radio Rock album...If you're into slick FM rock, AOR and Melodic
Hard Rock then 'Dangerous Music' could be a hidden gem...
numbers are a mix of solid rock, '80s melodious pop rock...it sounds real great,
Dangerous Music was the launching pad for what was to come...
very slick commercial album...plenty of Robin's tasty guitar work...but it also
presents many songs that, in a perfect world, would have been major hits...This
reissue will hopefully make more people aware of this talented fellow's early
recorded work. Top pick.
...this might well introduce some newcomers to Robin George's oeuvre...Dangerous
Music showcases Robin's versatile guitar and songwriting skills and makes a
refreshing change from the well trodden cliches of 80's rock standards.
Air are best known for their impressive reissue catalog and high on the list of
2010 reissues is Dangerous Music...
Although the album is very much a product of its time, the standard of song
writing and musicianship means that George's smart guitar work and the wonderful
keyboard interplay elevates the eighties vibe of the songs into something that
still sounds fresh and relevant today
sought after 1985 album by Robin George finally gets a reissue ... It's very
80's squeaky clean pop-rock...
fact that over the course of his career Robin has worked with some of the
biggest names in the music industry, like Robert Plant, Phil Lynott, Glenn
Hughes and Carl Palmer, to name just a few, I think speaks for itself as to
amount of talent this guy possesses as a musician.
The production has typical '80s drum bangs and stylish keyboards, and
George more than hints towards being radio-friendly - in fact, he does
everything that can be expected to appeal to the masses by offering
catchy songs over which he drools with his falsetto. In addition, the
songs are colored with a slightly oriental touch for the sake of being
LOVEPOWER LovePower And Peace (SJPCD357)
There is a
superb run through 'With A Little Help From My Friends' where Robin is
joined by Sean Harris (ex-Diamond Head) and Jacqui Williams (boy can she
hit the high notes!). Former Mott The Hoople man Morgan Fisher and Conny
Bloom (The Electric Boys) are amongst the backing musicians. 'Seven
Golden Daffodils' is worth a listen for the sublime harmony vocal parts.
Finally, 'Heartline', Robin's biggest solo hit, gets a reworking with
current Diamond Head vocalist Nick Tart singing on this one. At first it
sounds very strange but it soon grows on the listener and gives the
original a good run for its money.
Jason Ritchie, www.getreadytorock.com (September 2011)
Charity albums are often an indulgence, where unwritten excuses are made for second rate performances, but this stuff is dynamite. An outstandingly good rock album in its own right. And for the casual fan, a highly entertaining voyage of discovery.
The Midlands Rocks (October 2011)
...it never sounds like a recycling, as Diamond Head's Sean Harris breathes fire in LIFE's 'Cocoon' and Jacqui Williams' voice completely transforms old chestnut 'Seven Golden Daffodils'.
DME Music Site (October 2011)
Most people will enjoy the album. It is a good thing that enjoyment is also giving a helping hand here. The album is a solid 4/5, the cause is a solid 5/5.
FESTIVALPHOTO (October 2011)
LovePower and Peace not only serves a good and noble cause, it is also a fantastic trip through an interesting mix of musical genres. From funky soul to bluesy rock and shoot-it-straight rock, the album offers a whopping 17 tracks oozing with originality and attitude.
Music-News.com (October 2011)
All profits go to Compton Hospice, Wolverhampton, Haven House, Essex, and the Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies, and the album has such broad appeal there's bound to be something on there you'll like. So go buy a copy now.
John Tucker (October 2011)
'LovePower and Peace' really is a sensational release that deserves your attention, just as much as the charities involved deserve your donation.
Fireworks Magazine (January/February 2012)
The LovePower band is excellent, plus it includes Mel Collins (of King Crimson fame) playing some beautifully natural sax (I like his sound here better than on the King Crimson ProjeKct album I recently gutted). Some other groups featuring George add even rockier vibes to the album...Impressively good music for a good cause!
Gut Feeling Blog
...a fine charity album which transcends musical genres with effortless ease and must rank as one of the most attractive offerings that George has been involved with during the course of his long and varied career.