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Tim Feehan – Pray For Rain [1996]

Canadian TIM FEEHAN is considered by the fans one of the greatest AOR / Westcoast artists ever, but also is a highly respected person in the music industry as composer, producer and talent discover. Tim has played with all, from Steve Lukather to David Foster. As main artist, Feehan released a bunch of mainstream albums during the ’80s, but since the beginning of the Nineties concentrated his efforts into the creation of his own recording studio / company. However, Feehan continued composing and occasionally putting on tape his own songs for a future release.

“Pray For Rain” was the result of these recording sessions which took place between 1990-95. All along the way, some serious top class musicians were part of it: awesome guitarist Michael Thompson, Jeff Paris and talented Gene Black (Wild Blue, Device) among others. The album only was released in Sweden in 1996 and never re-issued, becoming a collector’s piece.

“Pray For Rain” is top notch in all departments, production, performances and songwriting, starting with the uptempo “Worth a Fight” (co-written by Gregg Fulkerson of Blue Tears) and the AOR gem “If Ever You Need Someone” pretty much in the Stan Bush style. You can hear Jeff Paris’ touch in the great “Lessons Of The Heart”, while the atmospheric “You Should Be Mine” features the excellent backing vocals from the superb Chrissy Steele. Feehan was involved in Steele’s solo album together with Brian McLeod (Chilliwack) who sadly died in 1992; the terrific ballad “When You Think Of Me” is dedicated to him.

Although not as bombastic (in terms of sound) as his ’80s albums, I think this is Tim Feehan’s best, mature album. You can’t go wrong with Tim Feehan’s “Pray For Rain”, a must for any AOR fan.

Band Members
Tim Feehan Vocals, Drum & Keyboard Programming
Gene Black – Guitars
Jeff Paris – Guitars, background vocals
Michael Thompson – Guitars
Louis Sedmak – Guitars
Chrissy Steele – Additional background vocals

Tracks
01. Worth A Fight (4:23)
02. If Ever You Need Someone (4:42)
03. When The Mariner Sails (5:22)
04. Yo Te Quiero (4:43)
05. When You Think Of Me (4:01)
06. Mother Superior (4:07)
07. You Should Be Mine (4:49)
08. Lessons Of The Heart (4:06)
09. I Don’t Miss You Too (4:21)
10. Pray For Rain (4:23)
11. Do It All Over (3:56)
12. Magic Hour (4:41)

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