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Produced by: Tour De Force
Released: OUT NOW / Website
Closest Relative: Frontline
Tour De Force already have an underground following and their status as an AOR cult favourite should only grow with the release of this package of unreleased songs.|
Previously the band's only album was released by the now defunct Long Island Records. It was one of their better releases as this is one of Kivel Records' better releases to date.
The reason Tour De Force have a reputation as such is their song writing. Simply put, they know how to write catchy AOR songs and good choruses.
The production on the debut and here again is not great, but these are unreleased songs, so it's the best on offer.
That isn't going to worry those with the band debut World On Fire, they know what they like and tracks like Stand Up, All Nite Long, City Nites and Lies add to that.
Vocalist Chali Cayte has a great set of pipes and compares favorably to Jeff Scott Soto in places.
I would certainly like to see him get the benefit of more studio time and a proper production budget.
|PRODUCTION: 60%||SONGS: 80%||VIBE: 75%||ATTITUDE: 75%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Fans of classic 80's keyboard AOR|
DISCOGRAPHY:Tour De Force . World On Fire . Unreleased