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Torino – Rock It [1989]

TORINO_RICountry United Kingdom          Style AOR

Rating 72/100

Band Members Barry McKeown – Guitars, Brian Dixon – Drums, Stephan James – Bass, Simon Peters – Guitars, Stuart Fox – Vocals

Tracks 01. Rock It (5:07), 02. Nights On Fire (3:25), 03. Seven Mountains (4:53), 04. Baby Blue (4:09), 05. It Takes A Man To Cry (3:56), 06. Showdown (4:38), 07. Dance All Night (3:56), 08. One In A Million (3:50), 09. Shine (4:03), 10. Turn It Up (4:00)

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Profile Formed in 1984 under the moniker “Strangeheart” before they changed to “Gran Torino” and finaly in “Torino” in 1987. They signed a contract with FM Revolver label and debut in 1988 with the album “Customised”. A year later a second album came titled “Rock It” found the band with a second guitarist Simon Peters and ex-Tokyo bassist Stephan James with an aorish sound from their previous work but unfortunately the production and the quality of the songs were poor, aside from a few decent AOR highlights like “Seven Mountains” and their best effort in my opinion “One In A Million”.


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