London Drive – Awake [1996]

FWERFGWECountry USA          Style AOR

Rating 81/100

Band Members
Carl Worden – Lead vocals, Mark Murtha – Guitar,keyboards,bass,backing vocals, Shane Proctor – Drums,backing vocals,, Greg Manahan – Bass,backing vocals

Tracks
01. Round Trip World, 02. I Got It, 03. It’s Up To You, 04. Someone Like You, 05. 1899, 06. Turnin’ The Wheels, 07. Prison Walls, 08. Line Of Fire, 09. Mr. Gray, 10. Intermission, 11. Rain, 12. It Couldn’t Happen To Me, 13. Angel, 14. Now That You’re Gone, 15. Rhythm Of The Night, 16. Man With A Mission, 17. Hit & Run, 18. Never Land

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Profile This is a superb slab of pompous AOR with plenty of bite in the guitar department. London Drive was formed in 1987, and toured the Midwest region extensively through the nineties. They released a CD through Infinity Records in the U.K., in 1996, and were highly rated in the European Rock Report. London Drive has become a big group of musician friends, and you’ve seen a variety of different players in the band, including members of Head East.

As for the song “Round Trip World” is a very good song, “I Got It” is rocky and catchy, “Someone Like You” is ala Toto, “Turnin’ The Wheels” is a highlight in here, good AOR with good guitar parts courtesy of Murtha(a talented guitar player for sure), “Prison Walls” and “Line Of Fire” are also enjoyable, “Rain” is a nice semi ballad, “It Couldn’t Happen To Me” is quite excellent too, “Now That You Are Gone” is another AOR favourite, “Rhythm Of The Night” is a rocky one, “Man With A Vision” is definetely a hit song and “Never Land” is quite cool… Fans of Le Roux,Journey etc will lap this one up! Why it’s not better known amongst AOR fans is a mystery to me. 

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