Europe - Out Of This World
Posted by: Ken ()
Date: December 29, 2013 03:19AM

OOTW is an interesting Europe album. Like many American rock fans, Europe first came on my radar with The Final Countdown. Four hit singles/videos with a very commercial sound. When Out Of This World was released, they supported Def Leppard on the 1988 summer leg of the Hysteria tour. "Superstitious" was the first single/video and the pop/commercial sound continued. I've always loved this album, even though it sounds a bit sterile. Almost like Adrenalize before Def Leppard recorded Adrenalize!

In the coming years, I would dig into Europe's back catalog and hear how different and raw their early material was. Certainly after OOTW, Europe released the brilliant (and very much NOT commercial Prisoners In Paradise). Everything since has been closer to the true Europe sound - element of progressive rock, less commercial, yet still very melodic and well-produced.

Maybe they went for the big cash grab with OOTW. I'm sure Slayer fans didn't like Coast To Coast, Sign Of The Times and Just The Beginning.

As a side note, I think Joey Tempest sets the all-time record for oooh's, aaah's, uuuhs and heeey-yeah's in one recorded rock album.

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