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MacAlpine – Eyes of the world [1990]

■ Genre: Melodic Hard Rock/Guitar Virtuoso
■ Audio Format: FLAC level 8, v1.2.1 / mp3 VBR V0, LAME v3.98.4
■ Included: nfo, log, sfv, m3u, Booklet, CD, Tray card
■ Playing Time: 00:51:30
■ Size: 347,21 MB/103,33 ΜΒ
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  1. February 28th, 2009 at 11:10 | #1

    *Hair Metal* album, NOT representative of MacAlpine’s work!
    I stumbled upon some hostile reviewers claiming this was Tony’s biggest mistake/second rate faceless AOR/“what was he thinking” etc.

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” »

    “One man's trash is another man's treasure”

    Well, I love every minute of it! – gave it 4½★ out of 5 @ RYM too.
    Who says shredders can’t (or even worse, shouldn’t) compose *mainstream* music for a change?
    This is CLASS A melodic Hard Rock in the vein of -among others- Def Leppard [“Pyromania”/“Hysteria” era].
    As such, it has UNFORGETTABLE melodies and ASTONISHING vocal harmonies the combination of which creates incredible hooks.
    The only difference is that in this case guitar solos serve the songs, not the other way around which, let’s face it, is not uncommon in a typical guitar oriented album.

    Now I’m asking you. Is that so bad?
    You know, a considerable proportion of my collection consists of instrumental CDs not the type of music you’d call easy-listening.
    Admittedly, I don’t have MacAlpine’s full discography but I think I’m entitled an opinion.
    Just because you don’t get to hear harmonic minor scales at full speed [well, at least not until the solo on “Wild ride”] doesn’t make “Eyes of the world” a mediocre album.

    Which Def Leppard ballad sounds dangerously similar [not to its full length though] to #9 “Wrong to love”?
    I’ll give you a hint, “it bites-it bleeds-it’s bringing me to my knees” 😛

    Tony MacAlpine at Wikipedia
    “Eyes of the world” at RateYourMusic
    “Eyes of the world” at Discogs
    “Eyes of the world” at Dynamic Range dB

    Record Label: Squawk/PolyGram
    Catalogue Number: 842 516-2
    UPC: 042284251624
    Rights Society: BMI [USA]
    Mastering SID Code: n/a
    Matrix/Runout: 842 516-2 01@ MADE IN USA BY PDO
    Mould SID Code: n/a

    01. The world we live in [4:06]
    02. The hard way [4:14]
    03. Escape the Hell [5:01]
    04. Heartache calling [5:07]
    05. Tear it down [4:40]
    06. Take me back [4:47]
    07. Wild ride [3:40]
    08. Cry a tear [4:49]
    09. Wrong to love [5:32]
    10. Summer’s gone [4:33]
    11. Urban days [5:01]
    *Legal Disclaimer*

    Re-ripped 12/08/2012

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  2. March 3rd, 2009 at 19:40 | #2

    Certainly NOT mediocre.
    Thanks for the FLAC 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    March 5th, 2009 at 15:40 | #3

    After a half a year of searching…

  4. Anonymous
    March 16th, 2009 at 03:05 | #4

    I agree with you, this album is fantastic! Perfect blend of vocals, melodies, and superb talent.
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the review – I think you nailed it!

  5. Freedom2fly
    March 17th, 2009 at 22:00 | #5

    I heard the song “Wild ride” and I thought it was great from the start and I’m glad to confirm Tony had something to do with it.
    Excellent review by the way.
    Thanks for the link!

  6. maxab
    April 12th, 2009 at 22:40 | #6

    Thank you.

  7. BatRasterd
    August 9th, 2009 at 21:20 | #7

    I bought this album not long after its initial release.
    I wasn’t near as fond of it then as I am now.
    Years of perspective later, I just have to listen to this CD on occasion!

  8. Brandon B
    November 4th, 2009 at 09:10 | #8

    I completely agree with -21grams on TM’s “Eyes of the world”. This is a welcome change for he and the band, particularly since AOR CDs were the norm.
    It obviously wasn’t a direction he was going to stay in and it certainly didn’t slow him down at all or cause his peers to lose respect for TM.
    Thanks for the links as I’ve been searching for this for a LONG time!

  9. Anonymous
    February 24th, 2010 at 15:35 | #9

    I love this one, have Tony’s discography (almost all) and this is just amazing.
    In fact, it’s quite difficult to hear something bad from him…

  10. January 3rd, 2011 at 02:40 | #10

    The best album ever released by Tony MacAlpine (along with the M.A.R.S. Project).
    Thanks for uploading it!

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