Dan Hill – Dan Hill [1987]

PhotobucketCountry Canada         

Style AOR

Rating 85/100

Band Members Dan Hill – Vocals, backing vocals, Craig Krampf – Percussion, John Capek – Drum Program, keyboard bass, keyboards, John Sheard – Keyboard,bass, backing vocals, keyboards, Michael Landau – Guitars, David Woodford – Saxophone, Nathan East – Bass, Tony Riparetti – Guitars, Reggie McBride – Bass guitar

Tracks 01. Conscience, 02. Carmelia, 03. Can’t We Try (Duet with Vonda Shepard), 04. Blood in My Veins, 05. Never Thought That I Could Love, 06. Every Boys Fantasy, 07. Lose Control, 08. Perfect Love, 09. Pleasure Centre, 10. USA/USSR 

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Profile Dan Hill is one of the finest Canadian singer/songwriters who is also known by the late 70s love ballad, SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH, similarly styled ballad as CAN’T WE TRY from this album. When this album was released in 1987 time was ripe for accepting for his return. Almost the same time CBS sony made outstanding adult-oriented rock albums such as Eddie Money’s CAN’T HOLD BACK, Michael Bolton’s HUNGER. Naturally Dan Hill’s comeback album just captures this trend nurtured by 80s power ballad hitters’ success such as LIONEL RICHIE, JOURNEY, TOTO, SURVIVOR, HEART and STARSHIP.

1987 DAN HILL album stands middle between Eddie Money, and Michael Bolton. Particularly NEVER THOUGHT THAT I COULD LOVE can mirror the Michael Bolton’s THAT’S WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT. CAMELIA failed to become hit but is excellently made song that should have promoted more. CAN’T WE TRY duet with VONDA SHEPARD spurred by readily radio promotion became his signature hit. EVERY BOYS FANTASY could have space for Eddie Money album while LOSE CONTROL could have been used for Michael Bolton’s HUNGER album both showing his excellent human-touch songwriting skill.

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