Midnight Blue – Take The Money And Run [1994]

MIDNIGHTBLUE_TTMARCountry United Kingdom          Style Melodic Hard Rock

Rating 86/100

Band Members
Alex Dickson – Guitar,Vocals, Doogie White – Vocals, Eddie Fincher – Drums, Jem Davis – Keyboards, Niall Canning – Bass,Vocals

Tracks
01. Surrender (4:05), 02. Makin’ Love (4:18), 03. Remember (4:24), 04. Call Me (4:01), 05. Till The Morning (4:21), 06. Little Heartbreaker (3:50), 07. Hold On Till The Heartbreak’s Over (4:33), 08. Until Tomorrow (6:56), 09. Hands Of A Lover (4:25), 10. One Way To Heaven (5:13), 11. Take The Money And Run (5:18), 12. After Midnight (4:52), 13. Party (4:41)

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Profile MIDNIGHT BLUE were a British Melodic Rock Band of the late 80’s and early 90’s, fronted by former Rainbow and current Tank lead singer Doogie White and Heavy Pettin’ / Gun / Bruce Dickinson guitarist Alex Dickson. The band at the time was completed by Tobruk / FM / UFO keyboard player Jem Davis, ex Blackwych bass player Niall Canning and ex Tobruk drummer Eddie Fincher. Their one and only album ‘Take The Money And Run’ saw a Japanese release in 1994 on Zero Records. 

Lead singer Doogie White today says about this band: “Midnight Blue were a great rock band and it took my career up a level from La Paz mainly because we were based in London and we had access to everyone who needed to see us on a regular basis. It was a shame that we didn’t get the big deal but hey, that’s rock ‘n’ roll, and if we had I would have missed out on all the other great opportunities that have come my way. Things happen for a reason…maybe!”

This stellar Melodic Rock record is regarded as one of the finest releases of this genre by an UK artist from the 90’s and will please every fan of bands such as FM, Heartland, Praying Mantis or Tobruk. Highlights on ‘Take The Money And Run’ include the opener ‘I Surrender’, a fast Rock tune with a catchy chorus, the keyboard driven songs ‘Call Me’ and ‘Hands Of A Lover’, the funky, groovy title track and the ballads ‘Remember’ and ‘One Way To Heaven’. Yesterrock now re-release this gem with a new cover artwork, a remastered sound and two previously unreleased bonus tracks called ‘Hurts When We Do It’ and ‘Only Girl’…

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