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Face to Face/If I Weren't So Romantic

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  • That’s what this package could have been called.
    To really get into this review one has to take the albums seperately:
    If I Weren’t So Romantic, I’d Shoot You has got to be one of the longest dumbest titles in rock! I’m not sure what Rick was thinking but he obviously wasn’t.To make matter worse even the song is a downer.Fortunately the album has some real winners ;Tonight, Rocka Rolla and Atitude all bop along and our enjoyable.Midnight Road and Sleepless are ez to listen to and Power Of Love (written by Dan Hartman) is a great number,the best on the album by far.
    The only thing lacking on this album is any real fire powered guitar work which Rick Derringer is known for.Rick sounds a lil too subdued on this album,probably the producer(s) mistake rather than his.
    As for Face To Face,now we get to some real firepowered leads!
    This is one of Rick Derringer’s best albums by far.Unfortunately it was only 8 songs long,but almost every cut a winner! Runaway-beautiful mix of insturments,should have been a hit single
    You’ll Get Yours-dirty down rock
    Big City Loneliness-One of Rick’s best ballads
    Burn the Midnight Oil-starts with quiet piano, builds into a rocked out guitar frenzy!
    Let the Music Play-one of Rick’s best songs ever
    Jump, Jump, Jump-the best version of this classic bar none!
    I Want a Lover-only throw away tune but great piano playing
    My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)-let’s just say Neil Young wishes he could play it this good.
    This was Rick’s farewell album for his old label Bluesky and he pulled out all the stops.
    Great stuff.

    Posted on December 6, 2009