Mick Powell – Long Overdue [1993]

Mick Powell - Long Overdue rare AORCountry USA          Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 88/100

Band Members
Ken Sutherland – Lead/Backing Vocals, Bob Catalano – Bass, Mick Powell – Lead/Backing Vocals,Guitars,Keyboards,Drums

Tracks
01. Save This Love, 02. Overnight Success, 03. Let The Light Shine Down No Me, 04. Hourglass, 05. Masquerade, 06. Can’t Change That, 07. Fade Away, 08. Everything She Wants, 09. Someday I’ll Be Over You, 10. I Will Always Be There For You, 11. I Can’t Keep Holding On To Love, 12. Long Overdue

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Profile This one is a real treat. “Long Overdue”, the first recording by American multi-instrumentalist MICK POWELL was released privately in 1993, in extremely limited copies. Much sought after by AOR / Melodic Rock rabid collectors, “Long Overdue” contains 12 tracks in the pure ’80s style of the genre.

Although the ‘cult status’ of this kind of rarities not always go by hand with quality, Powell managed to craft a really good bunch of tunes here, well performed, arranged and produced for an indie. Songs like the hooky opener “Save This Love” or the gloriously melodic “Fade Away” are strong AORsters in the Stan Meissner vein, then the catchy hookline of “Overnight Success” recalls the first Brett Walker. The keyboard driven “Masquerade” seems extracted from any eighties Stan Bush disc, “Everything She Wants” has a typical Loverboy Canadian AOR imprint all over, while the dreamy “Someday I’ll Be Over You” is adorned with nice orchestrated synths.

There’s a couple of flaws in the weak ballad “Hourglass”, but we have another two solid compositions on the catchy uptempo “I Can’t Keep Holding On To Love” with all that ’80s magic, same with the radio-friendly “Let The Light Shine Down No Me” (it is correct, no typo here). “Long Overdue” is an obscure, unknown yet good indie US Melodic Rock / AOR private recording packed with lovable ’80s styled melodic songs. Uber Rare.

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