EUROPE – Bag Of Bones

The Scandi rockers of days of yore release “Bag of bones”, following the critically acclaimed “Last look at Eden” in 2009.

This is more a blues rock affair than the AOR rock of the 80’s and 90’s, with Tempest and the lads getting in touch with their blues side.  John Norum is in fine form with his guitar work, while Joey Tempest performs well with a voice that has changed immensely since the heady days of “Final Countdown”.  All the songs are most enjoyable (“Not supposed to sing the blues” really caught my attention) with a rawer sound and feel to what one would expect from the band.  With Kevin Shirley manning the dials, I can assure you this was intended.

Europe may have changed their tune somewhat, but they remain fine musicians and this work is testament to that.


Nick van der Meulen

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Featured Albums w/c 6 July (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 MANDOKI SOULMATES Living In The Gap (Red Rock Production/Cleopatra)
12:00-13:00 MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL – We Are The Night (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 BEN REEL The Nashville Calling (B.Reel Records)

Power Plays w/c 6 July (Mon-Fri)

ZENITH MOON Gypsy (Golden Robot Records)
RARITY Leave It Alone (New Damage Records)
THE RISING I Want You (indie)
MANDOKI SOULMATES Young Rebels (Red Rock Production/Cleopatra)
LA GUNS Well Oiled Machine (Golden Robot Records)

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