Neverland – Neverland [1991]

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Style AOR/Hard Rock

Rating 80/100

Band Members Dean Ortega – Lead Vocals, Gary Lee – Bass, Backing Vocals, Patrick Sugg – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Scott Garrett – Drums, Percussion

Tracks 01. Running On, 02. Cry All Night, 03. Take Me Higher, 04. Drinking Again, 05. 10,000 Years, 06. Lean On Me, 07. Mama Said, 08. My Opinion, 09. Time To Let Go, 10. Talking To You ,11. For The Love

Profile American melodic rock band released their self-titled debut in 1991, just as the arena rock era was coming to a close. It’s a shame this band never caught on, because their brand of AOR/melodic rock should have gone over quite well even as late as 1991. For some reason Neverland couldn’t quite break through.

Neverland, despite their appearance, was not a hair metal band, but a melodic rock band similar to bands like Giant, Bad English, and Tyketto. Their debut album is a near-flawless collection of upbeat rockers and memorable ballads, all written by the band members. The lyrics are your basic love song material, but they seem to be a bit more personal and emotional than what most other bands from this era produced.

Neverland’s debut is an excellent album from start to finish, with great melodies, better than average lyrics, superb musicianship, and captivating vocals. Highlights include “Running On,” “Mama Said” and “Drinking Again” (which was featured on the Bill and Teds Bogus Journey soundtrack), but I absolutely love the whole album. Neverland is a must-have for any AOR/melodic rock fan, and should appeal to anyone who enjoys upbeat rock music.

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4 Responses to “Neverland – Neverland [1991]”

  1. victor says:

    Muy buena banda y album, es uno de mis favoritos.

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  2. Rik says:

    I listened to these guys 24 years ago – it is still such unreal and evoking ….out of this world !

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  3. Anonymous says:

    What are the original members doing now? is Patrick Sugg with a band now?

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  4. andre makina says:

    Dean ortega was in band with me called resurrect the machine, Patrick from what I heard was writing songs for already established band but that was 20 years ago. And the bass and drummer went on to do their own thing. These members are easy to find on facebook

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