Re: Europe - Out Of This World remasters & outtakes
Posted by: Silent Laughter ()
Date: January 03, 2014 10:05AM

Did not know "Look Away" is a "lost" Europe song...very interesting. And ironic, considering that whenever I hear Chicago's version (and I love the song btw, sucker for those big ballads), I think "this would make a damn fine Europe song" :-) Seems stylistically right up their alley (well, in their more commercial late 80s era). So I'm not surprised they recorded it at all.

As for OOTW, it was the first Europe album I bought, since I was a kid and TFC was a bit before my time, but I LOVED "Superstitious" when I first heard it on MTV. Loved the guitar solo...still think its one of the best solos I've heard, I don't care what anyone says. As someone else said here, I prefer Kee to John Norum.

Sure its a bit slick and poppy, but I usually prefer my rock (or any genre) mixed with a big, slick dose of pop hooks anyway. Sure, now it sounds dated, but I still like it...and the "uhs" are cheesy, but are just a product of the times. Joey trying to ape JBJ probably. When I'd write song lyrics at the time, I'd also literally write "uhs", etc into songs...I guess Joey was an influence on me ;-)

PIP's my fave album by them, though. Still a big fan of the title track, great storyteller type song. And stuff like "I'll Cry For You" - hooks for miles. Holds up well IMO. The early stuff's a bit raw and heavy for my tastes, as is the newer stuff (though I like "Hero").

Anyone else check out Joey's solo stuff? I've got the first 2 solo records and its pretty solid pop-rock singer-songwriter type stuff, similar to some of Mike Tramp's solo CDs. His lyrics really impressed me. Also his voice sounds completely different. The single from the 3rd album didn't grab me, though.

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