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Atlantis Airport – By Nature [1992]

ATLANTIS_AIRPORT_BNCountry Switzerland          

Style AOR

Rating 75/100

Band Members Francois Cuvit – Drums,Backing Vocals, Lorenz Hirni – Keyboars,Acoustic Guitars,Violin,Backing Vocals, Michael Koch – Guitars,Lead Voals on # 11,Backing Vocals, Peter Urfer – Lead Vocals, Stefan Husi – Bass,Backing Vocals

Additional Musicians Cathy Lyons,Darnell Summers,Hilary Williams – Backing vocals, Daniel “Y” Meyer – Alto & barritone saxophone (1,4,7), Jon Otis – Percussion (1,4,10,12),backing vocals

Tracks 01. Ride To Atlantis (3:07), 02. By Nature (4:27), 03. Dolphin Eyes (7:33), 04. Soul Surfer (5:07), 05. World Of Tomorrow (6:40), 06. Platform 23 (3:45), 07. Join The Club (3:16), 08. If I Change My Mind (5:32), 09. Master Of The Game (4:01), 10. Hellcat (2:48), 11. Telephone Blues (7:54), 12. By Nature acc. (3:25)

Profile Atlantis Airport formed by vocalist Peter Urfer in 1990 and offer a fantastic Aor/Pomp with some Westcoast influences album released in 1992 by ZYT Records and produced by Lorenz Hirni and Thomas Gfeller. This album mixes Aor/Pomp ala 2Hot4U, Dominoe, with some West Coast style of brass arangements. Known by only a few, and very hard to get hold of, every true fan of Aor should have this album in their collection.

Songs that stand out is the atmospheric “Ride To Atlantis” that open the record combining a feast between saxophone and dolphin sound effects. Really impressive and a great introduction to the album’s title song “By Nature” having a harmony melody, pompus keys and great chorus filled by a piano solo. “Dolphin Eyes” is another highlight with a progressive touch as the funky “Soul Surfer”. The gloomy ballad “If I Change My Mind” with great piano work overall and the powerful “Master Of The Game” with really impressive keys give a pomp dimencion to the song before blown you with the catchy chorus. The band split up in 1994.


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