Savannah - Forever's Come And Gone

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Z Records
Catalog Number: ZR199735
Format: CD
Total Time: 42:07:00

This is US based AOR band Savannah's third album, counting the acoustic album Salem's Lot. The self-titled debut album was a glorious slice of AOR and this album continues where the debut left off. What we get are a blend of both heavy and smooth AOR rockers, as well as more acoustic based songs and tear jerking ballads.

Vocalist Earle Lord has a great voice, occasionally coming very close to a young Ted Poley (Danger Danger, Melodica). The keys are excellent and the mix of distorted guitars backed by mood setting clean guitars work out very well. Thankfully the guitars have enough punch to make this a catchy affair. The bass is distinct which add body to the music. I guess fans of the first Danger Danger disc, The Storm, Slyboyz and Firehouse will get a kick out of this. The melody lines are strong and so are the choruses. Overall the songs are of excellent quality, not one single bad song. Tracks like "Live To See Tomorrow," "Last To Know," "One More For The Road" are all killer songs and the band finish off in great style with a fantastic piano led ballad in "The Questions." The CD is produced by Michael Sweet of Stryper fame and he has done a very good job indeed.

AOR fans can't go wrong with this CD as this is a fantastic performance of prime time AOR and how this music was meant to sound like in the first place.

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

One More For The Road / All Or Nothing / Last To Know / Live To See Tomorrow / Forever's Come And Gone / Backs Against The Wall / Day After Day And Night / Make Time / Fight Your Way Out Of Love / The Questions

Earle Lord ? vocals
Dario Dipietrantonio - guitar, backing vocals
Mary Olga - keyboards, backing vocals
Max Vitello -bass, backing vocals
Tony Silva - drums, backing vocals

Savannah (1998)
Salem's Lot (1999)
Forever's Come And Gone (2001)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: February 20th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
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Language: english


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