Album review: PETER GOALBY – I Will Come Runnin’

PETER GOALBY – I Will Come Runnin’

Cherry Red Records [Release date 06.05.22]

Like buses, you wait ages for a Peter Goalby album, then two come along in quick succession. On this album, like last year’s ‘Easy With The Heartaches‘, it features songs originally recorded in the mid-80s which have been given a modern sheen by Peter Goalby. Guitarist Eddy Morton and keyboards player Paul Hodson were again involved in the recordings, along with another couple of co-writes with Robin George.

The title track and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Crazy’ both have massive choruses coupled with melodies that made melodic rock in the 80s so enjoyable. The latter wouldn’t have looked out of place on a Goalby fronted Heep album of that time.

Paul Hodson’s keyboards add class to the Foreigner sounding ‘Somebody’s Fool’ and ‘If There Was A Time’. When Foreigner replaced Lou Gramm with Johnny Edwards back in 1990 they should have gone for Peter Goalby instead!

The album’s final song, ‘A Little Piece Of Heaven’, is a poignant one as it was the last one written by Goalby before he quit the music business. Different that the rest of the album, being mainly acoustic based, bar a well crafted guitar solo. The lyrics clearly reflect that Goalby had decided to leave music for something new.

Mellower melodic rock on this album compared to the previous one. Peter Goalby’s singing really makes the album that extra bit speical. These two albums would have proved big hits back in the mid/late 80s if they had had a full release and promotion. Top quality melodic rock never sounded so good. ****

Review by Jason Ritchie





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