ATLANTIC – Power [Escape Music remastered reissue +1] *HQ*
As requested, here’s one of the greatest AOR albums ever made, British combo ATLANTIC and their only album titled “Power“. Originally released 1994 in Europe & Japan, “Power” resulted a holy grail for fans of the genre as grunge already dominated the charts pushed by the industry.
ATLANTIC was more a project than a band, formed by talented UK musicians looking to create something musically similar to the first Phenomena Project. They took the time to carefullt write, arrange and produce – themselves, and with an AWESOME polished bright sound – all these songs.
They needed a top class, smooth singer for these classy AOR songs… enter reputed Philip Bates, an English musician who has been a member of many notable bands, including Trickster and Quill (and later ELO Part II).
Recorded 1992, what these six musicians created into the studio is just ‘MAGIC’. AOR magic. And they had as guest ‘harmony vocalists’ no other than Tony Mills and David A. Saylor (RIP both).
This is the remastered reissue of “Power” including a killer bonus track, an outtake (!) from the original sessions. The (!) means… sacrilege! How could they have dropped this song originally… all tracks on this album are pure gold.
A MUST HAVE
01 – It’s Only Love
02 – Power Over Me
03 – When The War Is Over
04 – Bad Blood
05 – Can’t Hold On
06 – Hands Of Fate
07 – Every Beat Of My Heart
08 – Dangerous Games
09 – Nothing To Lose
10 – Hard To Believe
11 – Heart’s on Fire
Phil Bates – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
Simon Harrison guitars, keyboards
Paul Hoare – bass
Andy Duncan – drums
Chris Taylor – keyboards
Glen Williams – keyboards
Andy Van Evans – guitars
Phil Ridden – drums
Tony Mills, David A. Saylor – backing vocals