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John Norum – Face the truth [1992]

■ Genre: 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: 00:43:42
■ Size: 324,28/91,75 MB
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  1. August 5th, 2009 at 14:30 | #1

    First things first:
    If you ask me, Glenn Hughes’ name should have been included in the title.
    The unsuspecting listener will never guess this was intended to be a *solo* album, it sounds more like the work of a regular band.
    Norum & Hughes are completing each other perfectly, it’s a matter of having the right chemistry really.
    I’m telling you, when #5 “We will be strong” turn comes, you’ll be (unpleasantly) surprised.
    That’s the only track featuring a different singer.
    And not just everybody, Norum’s old partner and Europe’s frontman Joey Tempest which I happen to like a lot.
    And yet his vocals spoil the album’s flow to the point of thinking: “Something’s wrong, this doesn’t belong here”.
    Incidentally, that particular song (along with #10 “Still the night”) was excluded from the American re-issue.
    They were replaced by 2 live versions of “Don’t believe a word” and “Free birds in flight”.
    Don’t ask me why, I have the SAME question.

    Let’s see, what else is worth noting…
    A stunning ballad (“In your eyes”), a Thin Lizzy cover -almost- as good as the original (“Opium trails”) and last but not least, a short instrumental that will bring you to your knees!
    Heads up guitar aficionados, here comes “Endica”.
    CRANK IT UP! You’ll be scraping your brains off the floor – Guaranteed.

    John Norum at Wikipedia
    Glenn Hughes at Wikipedia
    “Face the truth” at RateYourMusic
    “Face the truth” at Discogs

    Record Label: Epic/Sony Music Entertainment
    Catalogue Number: EPC 469441 2
    UPC: 5099746944124
    Label Code: LC 0199
    Rights Society: n©b/BIEM [Sweden]
    Mastering SID Code: n/a
    Matrix/Runout: DADC AUSTRIA 09-469441-10 11 A3
    Mould SID Code: n/a

    01. Face the truth [4:19]
    02. Night buzz [3:23]
    03. In your eyes [3:48]
    04. Opium trail [4:02]
    05. We will be strong [4:14]
    06. Good man shining [3:05]
    07. Time will find the answer [5:04]
    08. Counting on your love [3:17]
    09. Endica [2:45]
    10. Still the night [3:58]
    11. Distant voices [5:46]
    *Legal Disclaimer*

    [Re-ripped 01/06/2012]

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    As mentioned earlier, the US edition [issued by Shrapnel Records two whole years after the European/Japanese] features a different tracklisting.
    Well, I can’t afford to buy everything, but luckily Paul [Nickname: paulchina] from Demon’s Eye Forum has the American pressing and was kind enough to rip & upload it.

    Both tracks: mp3 CBR 320 kb/sec
    “Don’t believe a word” [Live]
    “Free birds in flight” [Live]

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