SAFIRE – Safire EP [reissue] (2013)

SAFIRE - Safire EP [reissue] (2013) mp3 download

Aussie Melodic Rockers SAFIRE returned after a 18 year break with a new CD. Alongside with the release, Safire has reissued in limited quantities their first self-titled EP with enhanced packaging and additional photos.

The Melodic Rock in this very first Safire release is dominated by melodious guitar riffs, lots keyboards and really accomplished vocals.
Opener “Now You’ve Gone” offers a catchy refrain and a chorus akin Safire’s fellow countryman Juno Roxas from Roxus. The melody is infectious and so the chorus.
Next arrives the excellent midtempo AOR anthem “Love Conquers All” (very Warrant-like) immersed into a great atmosphere by electric pianos and subtle guitars, followed by the more guitar oriented yet extremely melodic “After The Rain” featuring quality harmony vocals.
Safire goes pure mid-half ’80s AOR in the superb keyboard driven “In Your Eyes” with seasoned vocals and where again the terrific refrain is brighter than the sun.

Electric and acoustic guitar mix dominates in the Tyketto-esque “Set You Free” for good measure, a solid melodic rock tune with a catchy rhythm and nice breaks. “White At Night” rounds the recording in a groovy rocking way where the guitar has more weight and the song structure pays homage to various classic English acts.

SAFIRE - Safire EP [reissue] (2013) cd pic

Considering the year this 6-track EP was created (1995) when the musical climate was not the best for this kind of music and the scarce rock circuit at the moment around the Melbourne area, “Safire EP” is a very good Melodic Rock / AOR indie recording in all aspects including mix and production. The songwriting is truly classic and the guys show an effervescent musicianship all over.
A collector’s item for many years, get it now before it’s too late again.

01 – Now You’ve Gone
02 – Love Conquers All
03 – After The Rain
04 – In Your Eyes
05 – Set You Free
06 – White At Night

Jase Old: lead and backing vocals
Steve Martret: guitars, backing vocals
Aaron Suter: keyboards, backing vocals
Mozz Walters: bass, backing vocals
Bill Georgio: drums, backing vocals


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5 Responses

  1. 0dayroxx says:

    Coming up soon – Stay Tuned.

  2. Tom says:

    This link is broken. Can you update?

  3. Tom says:

    The other Safire went up, so I'm just checking on this. Still coming soon?

  4. Tom says:

    Thank you!

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