NIGHT RANGER – Midnight Madness [Japan remaster SHM-CD] [Limited Release]
After several requests here’s the Japanese High Quality SHM-CD remasters of NIGHT RANGER ’80s albums (sadly, all out of print), here we go… next is “Midnight Madness“.
Following fast on the heels of their splendid debut Dawn Patrol, the guys in Night Ranger clock in with another US Melodic Hard Rock masterpiece.
For “Midnight Madness” they haven’t strayed too far from the formula they created on that first album. If anything, “Midnight Madness” rocks even harder.
Despite this album spawned the band’s biggest hit in the form of a super-ballad “Sister Christian” – which served as their commercial breakthrough – “Midnight Madness” is mostly driven by hard rockers.
Just check opener “(You Can Still) Rock In America” (featuring The Voice Of Rock Glenn Hughes on backing vocals), the stormy “Why Does Love Have To Change” or the pulsating “Rumors In The Air”.
Then enjoy the Melodic Rock perfection of “When You Close Your Eyes” with Jack Blades and Kelly Keagy trading off on the vocals, the steamy rock of “Passion Play”, and finish it off with the delicate “Let Him Run”.
“Midnight Madness” went platinum and rocketed Night Ranger to stardom. And it’s another Melodic Hard Rock album amongst the best ever recorded.
This Japanese remaster on SHM-CD is great, balanced and punchy.
A MUST HAVE
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01 – (You Can Still) Rock In America
02 – Rumours In the Air
03 – Why Does Love Have to Change
04 – Sister Christian
05 – Touch of Madness
06 – Passion Play
07 – When You Close Your Eyes
08 – Chippin’ Away
09 – Let Him Run
Jack Blades – Bass, Lead vocals
Jeff Watson – Guitars, add. Keyboards
Brad Gillis – Guitars
Alan Fitzgerald – Keyboards
Kelly Keagy – Drums, Lead vocals
Glenn Hughes – Backing vocals on 1
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