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Surprises – Together We Are Strong [1986]

Country Germany         

Style AOR

Rating 85/100

Band Members Thomas Wellnowski – Lead vocals , Dieter “Fish” Weber – Bass , Uwe Pulvermuller – Guitars , Sven Thiedecke – Keyboards , Stefan “Poncho” Reinicke – Drums , Joachim “Jogi” Muller – Guitars

Tracks 01. Nightflyer, 02. Together we are Strong, 03. Snowblind, 04. Don’t Need no Money, 05. Carry on, 06. Rockin’ Down the Highway, 07. The Price you have to Pay, 08. Stay the Night

Profile Another great and unknown German outfit came out of the Saarland region, which is in SouthEast Germany, with a totally powerful and classic 80’s Euro-AOR/Melodic Rock style contained some really great and outstanding song with many keyboards and very good vocals, recomended for fans of  bands like Aviator, Craaft, Dominoe, No Credit Band and JoJo.

Every single song is a pure uncut diamond started from the opening song “Nightflyer” featured great and pompus keyboards and is a pure uptempo AOR rocker, with strong and catchy chorus in the vein of Aviator and FM. Followed by the Euro-AOR  midtempo rocker “Together we are strong” and the  fantastic keyboard driven “Snowblind”. The opening keyboard is totally impressive before the powerful chorus blown you away. The only weak point on this record in my opinion is the next song “Don’t need no money”. Something like an experimental Pomp AOR song.

“Carry On” continues this banquet of AOR tunes, with great hooks, harmony sound and catchy chorus. For fans of JoJo especially. Next on the row is the great rockin’ “Rockin’ Down The Highway”, with a bit heavier guitars and some really great key passages. Recomended for fans of Terra Nova. “The Price You Have To Pay” is the album’s ballad, a touchy love song, nice to be heard but don’t expect to hear the killer chorus. Closing track “Stay The Night”, is without a doubt one of the best song of the record. Keys are the strong part of the song with a strong chorus, reminds the band Aviator.

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Surprises - Together We Are Strong [1986], 6.0 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
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