Outland – Long Way Home [2004]

OUTLAND_LWHCountry USA          Style AOR

Rating 87/100

Band Members
Jeff Prentice – Vocals,Guitars,Keyboards, Pat Torpey – Drums, Rob Nishida – Bass,Guitars,Keyboards,Backing Vocals

Tracks
01. Borderline (4:33), 02. Love Ain’t The Answer (3:58), 03. The Hardest Part Of All (4:16), 04. Madeline (3:27), 05. How Many Times (3:59), 06. Long Way Home (4:00), 07. Somebody Just Like You (4:42), 08. Turn Some Pages (3:42), 09. What In The World (3:36), 10. Don’t Turn Back (4:36), 11. Hollywood (4:17)

Profile Their style is utterly 80’s AOR/Hard rock (although it is obviously much better produced), and you can hear hints of Survivor, The Alan Parsons Project, REO Speedwagon, Styx and other greats throught the CD, but they do have their own style and originality. In fact is hard to believe this band is actually a two man project. Jeff Prentice and Rob Nishida write, sing, produce and play almost everything in Long Way Home (the only outside player is drummer Pat Torpey, ex-Mr. big).

And do they play and sing! You’ll be probably thinking this is a 6 man band, at least, with great guitar solos, harmonies, keyboards flourishes and generally tasteful instrumentation and vocals. This is one of the most flawless cds I have ever heard! Even the last track (a cover of Thin Lizzy’s Hollywood) is perfect. If you’re into melodic rock this is the CD you can’t live without. Buy it and be happy! Not everybody is writing rap and nu metal today. It’s refreshing to know that some new talent guys are doing great melodic songs with guts and passion.  A classic!

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