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SHOTGUN SYNPHONY

HIGHWAY TO TOMORROW

RELEASED 2011

 

 

01 - Highway To Tomorrow
02 - What Happens To Love
03 - Way Back Home
04 - Turn Around
05 - Broken Promises
06 - Lost Child
07 - She's In Love
08 - Running
09 - Bitter Sweet Poison
10 - Goodbye To The Night
11 - Believe In Me
12 - Can't Get Over (New Studio Recording 2011)

 

Shotgun Symphony first appeared in England at the first Gods festival in 1993. They split after their appearance at the same festival in 2001. They were convinced to reform after a phone call from Firefest to fill in as last minute replacements after Saraya pulled out.

 

The band played their debut album in its entirety. For a band called upon in such short notice, the performance is amazing. Their debut album is a must have and so is this. Most of the original band is here. The only change to the line up from that epic being Chris O`Hara who replaces original drummer Ron Sivulich Jr.

 

The crowd really get into the show and the playing is superb throughout. Singer Tracy White had actually quit singing and had only bought an acoustic guitar two weeks before the call came from Firefest.

 

The beautiful "Broken Promises" & "Goodbye To The Night" are stand-outs, but picking favourites is tough. The set is rounded off by "Believe In Me", From the band's last album, 'Sea Of Desire' from 1999. They went into the studio to record the bonus track “Can’t Get Over” which hints at a promising future if the band decide to continue as rumours hint that they will.

 

The album was mixed by no less than Harem Scarem vocalist Harry Hess.

 

A fantastic live version of an excellent album by a band sounding great.

 

 

By Steve Warsap