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The Turn – Reason With Your Heart [1993]

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This THE TURN – there’s many bands with this name – hailing from the US MidEast, was founded in the late ’80s by guitarist Dave Turner and belonged to the CCM Rock movement. Their musical style fluctuates between light AOR and poppy Melodic Rock with some Hi-Tech touches.

As far I know, “Reason With Your Heart” was The Turn’s only album appeared in 1993. The overall sound is pretty Eighties with a clean, correct production for an indie, where the lead vocals are shared between Turner, bass player Gary Bedell and keyboardist Dan Fritz resulting in a more varied output.

All are gentle songs like opener “I’ll Wait”, the catchy “Keep On”, the lite AOR “Hearts On Fire” with nice keyboards, midtempo “Follow Me” and the sweet ballad title track among the best.

There’s nothing memorable (at least for me) on this record, although it’s a pleasant listen. However, this album it’s impossible to find it (very limited release) fetching really high prices at auction sites. One for collectors.

Band Members
Gary Bedell – Lead Vocals, Bass
Dave Turner – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Dan Fritz – Keyboards, Vocals
Brian Duvall – Drums
Jimmy A – Add. Guitar
Steve Griffith – Add. Keyboards, Programming, Producer
George Skipper, Paul Bills, Marla Fritz – Backing Vocals

01. I’ll Wait
02. Keep On
03. Reason With Your Heart
04. You Saved Me
05. Good Times
06. Hearts On Fire
07. H2O
08. Follow Me
09. Nobody
10. Shine Your Light

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