Re: Europe "Prisoners in Paradise" (continued).
Posted by: MetroGnome ()
Date: March 24, 2014 03:26AM

Geir Wrote:

> On a final note: According to Kee, "PiP" sold a
> total of 1.5 million records. Like MetroGnome on
> the original Le Baron Boys thread, I like the idea
> of a harder rocking record than the one that
> eventually came out, and as Kee himself insinuates
> in the book: Who's to say that the label bosses
> had the right idea of what was current,
> considering that the (harder) material Europe had
> aired prior to the recording had gone down a storm
> with the audiences and with the rougher, more
> basic grunge right around the corner...

My thoughts exactly. The A&R people pushed Europe in a softer direction just as the music scene was going heavier and dirtier.
I remember seeing them at Milton Keynes and I loved the new stuff they played. Heavy, full of hammond organ and leaning more towards a classic rock sound. It seems to me the band themselves were more in touch with what was happening to the rock scene than the record label were.
Anyway like I say it's still a good album but I can live without a few of the outside writer tracks.
I've always wanted to know the track list that Europe themselves wanted to release so I can make my own version of the CD as it was supposed to be heard.

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