You – Every Minute [1993]

232384_300Country Germany

Style Hi-Tech AOR/Melodic Rock

Rating 80/100

Band Members Harry Klenk – Vocals,Guitars, Manfred Wirth – Keyboards, Holger Engel – Bass,Backing vocals, Tobias Mürle – Drums, Erich Ulmer – Backing Vocals

Tracks 01. Put The Pressure Away, 02. This Pain, 03. Dream Of A Madman, 04. Every Minute, 05. Only The Hope, 06. Second Chance, 07. Grandma, 08. Back To Spain, 09. One Word, 10. Back To Spain

Profile This one is certainly one of the very hardest to find as a needle in the haystack it is as good musically as well and fans of Westcoast AOR stuff like Channel 5, Face Why Face or Rick Laine will be more than impressed! YOU are a German band from the south west of Germany that have released their only album independently in 1993. On every single one of the 10 tracks you can hear the effort that these guys put into the production of this fantastic record. An impressive perfect mix of lush keyboards, AORish guitars and backing vocals can be heard on tracks like “Away The Pain” or “Only The Hope”. While the former could be a Channel 5 tune with its cool Hi-Tech vibe, sing-along chorus and a furious guitar solo the latter is a moody Westcoast-AOR track that reminds of Magic Garden or Rick Laine.

Both tracks shine with awesome memorable hooklines and so do most of the other tracks on offer. “Dream Of A Madman” is an atmospheric almost jazzy Westcoast tune with lush sax parts and alternating acoustic and electric guitar parts while “One Word” is a perfect midtempo AOR tune straight out of the Channel 5 / Face Why Face songbook. One of the standout moment has to be “Second Chance” a quirky but ultra memorable AOR tune featuring another great guitar solo. This totally reminds of Cannata not only because vocalist Harry Klenk’s accent free vocals sound somewhere between Rick Laine and Jeff Cannata. Extremely rare in very limited copies that worth the search.

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