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LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM
YES

JANUARY 2011

 

 

You know when you get to the moment when you seriously re-evaluate a band. Well this is the moment for me. Id’ always thought of Mostly Autumn as a nice band that produced nice albums. Last years ‘Touch of Heaven’ was a case in point: a few great Melodic Rock songs, a few fillers, nothing spectacular but definitely an enjoyable album that would see repeated plays. Here less than a year later we get the next album ‘Yes’ and I’m sat here wondering about the KILLER album you would get if you combined the best songs off those two releases!

 

Mostly Autumn comes across as a lighter Bonfire at times here, but in reality they play from a far lighter songbook. They cherry-pick the best AOR of the last few decades; and after a few really consistent releases I feel they are peaking. Starting of with a couple of great tunes in ‘I’ve Fallen into You’ and ‘The Sound of a Heartbreak’ is a good a start as you’ll get.

 

Great Melodic Rockers like: ‘To Be with You’ and ‘In This Thing to Deep’ are simply stunning examples of how to write a great song in the genre. 

 

Slower number like: ‘Michelle Don’t Live Here anymore’ simply sparkle and closer ‘Alive’ is a very good way to close.

 

The only misfires I hear are: ‘If I could change the World’ which just can’t live with the rest of the songs here and ‘Survivor’ which strays a little from the formula and seems a little out of place.

 

Japanese bonus track ‘I Forgive You’ notches the rock needle up a bit and shows what they could do with the pedal closer to the floor – It’s a cool song.

 

One thing is for sure at the end of this album, your throat will be sore with singing along!    

 

If these guys took the best of this and their last release this would be more than just a great album!

 

 

Mark