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Release Date: 24 June 2013

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Lost Weekend are an English band that have been around for over 18 years and count musicians such as Bob Catley (Magnum) as their personal friends. Well, how else would you be regarded if you had written one of the best received albums ever - 'Spirit Of Man'.

Although Lost Weekend are made up of proper bona fide musicians who have travelled the world bringing rock n roll to eager fans, for some reason they are rock's best kept secret – and it's time for that to change.

Usually when I listen to music for review I asterisk the tracks I think stand out and deserve special mention. On this album I have asterisked every song, it is a gem of an album, multi layered; twin guitars with riffs and solos (yes – guitar solos!) that are fantastic, keyboards that are twinkly combined with a bass that feels like a heartbeat and drums that kick it all up and bring it to life. Paul Uttley's vocals deliver a narrative from unrequited love (sob) to standing up and realising your dreams (hurrah).

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This channels everyone who ever had a hit in the rock world in the 1980s and that is no bad thing at all. Think of Heart, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Meatloaf, Cher, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Dio, early Fish–era Marillion, with Hothouse Flowers and Kings Of The Sun all in for a good mix; and it is a damn fine mix.

For those of us who crave the magic of the 1980s rock scene but now in real-time this is wonderful, sublime and is the best pure melodic-power-rock album I have heard so far this year.

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Track Listing:
01. Reach For The Sky
02. Love Will Find You
03. Be Who You Wanna Be
04. Got To Make It Through
05. Angel Sublime
06. Perfect Day
07. The Real World
08. Live For Tomorrow
09. Falling By The Wayside
10. Do You Remember
11. Evermore
12. Ain't No Friend Of Mine

Lost Weekend are:
Lead Vocals - Paul Uttley
Lead Guitar - David Thompson
Rhythm Guitar - Paul Surrall
Bass - Robin Patchett
Keyboards - Irving Parratt
Drums - Jack Himsworth

Lost Weekend Reach for the Sky from Ade Wilkinson on Vimeo.




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