Go For It – Go For It [1991]

Country Norway          Style WestCoast/Hi-Tech AOR

Rating 83/100

Band Members
Mark Sorrone – Lead Vocals, Roger A . Andersen – Keyboards, Geir O. Bokestad – Guitar,Keyboards

Additional Musicans
Dennis Chambers – Drums, Garry Grainger – Bass, Billy Young – Synth Bass, Mats Johansson – Guitars, Billy Young,Johan Axelsson,Tom Coster – Keyboards, Jerry Hey,Gary Grant,Dan Higgins – Horns, Paulinho DaCosta – Percussion, Egil Eldoen, Frank Adahl, Alfie Silas, Kim Hutchcroft, Jacquelyn Gouche, Gardner Cole – Background Vocals

Tracks
01. Have Some Fun, 02. Take My Hand, 03. Somebody, 04. I Refuse, 05. The Chance, 06. Don`t Turn Away, 07. Change Your Last Name, 08. Give A Little More, 09. Got To Give It, 10. You Got The Choice, 11. Breakout, 12. Vooshame

PROFILE

GO FOR IT was the studio project/band put together by Norwegian hi-tech-wizard Geir Olav Bokestad after the second coming of Drama (NOR) called it quits. Musically, GO FOR IT leans more towards a modern westcoast-oriented sound. The Who-Is-Who of the scandinavian scene (this is a Norway / Sweden project) has contributed as session musician, most notably Frank Adahl (Edin-Adahl, Anita Skorgan, Ranveig Johnsen) and Egil Eldoen (Lava).

Opener “Have Some Fun” is a pure european pop/soul track. Too much naif to my tastes.  But next track “Take My Hand” has a very strong Lava / TOTO vibe, with great guitars and a smooth chorus. Very, very Good. “Somebody” is an aorish sweet tune with acoustic guitars and charming vocals, right up the alley of bands as Aquila or Peo Pettersson, and why not, Nelson.

“I Refuse” is lovely soft ballad ala Fingerprints (posted HERE), “The Chance” reminds me the norwegians Avenue Talk and “Don’t Turn Away” Egil Eldoen’s solo works. “Got To Give” has very good guitars (I mean: very good) and a muscular hi-tech american sound. On “You’ve Got The Choice” the band sounds like West Of Sunset, a very cool smooth westcoast-oriented track. There’s some extremely european-pop tracks like “Change Your Last Name” or the very lame “Breakout”, albeit with a distinct hi-tech hint to it.

GO FOR IT is an album impeccably performed, with some exquisite songs, perfectly recorded and produced. Hi-Tech/Pop/Westcoast is the motto here, if you like these styles, don’t miss it…

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