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Cranston - Cranston

Cranston - Cranston

Label : Rock Company | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Sjak : The band Cranston is the next chapter in the long career of the in melodic rock circles very well-known Phil Vincent, who both as a solo artist as well as with bands like Tragik, D’Ercole and Legion has released quite a lot of great albums. In this new outfit Cranston, which is by the way named after the birthplace of mister Vincent, he has joined forces with another celebrity in the melodic rock world being Paul Sabu, which has become quite popular with bands like Kidd Glove, Only Child and Sabu. The combination of these two world-class artists, completed with drummer B.F. D’Ercole (of the earlier mentioned eponymously entitled band), brings its first work of art to market now and that has certainly become a very meritorious affair.

The album contains ten easy listening melodic rock tunes, in which especially the fresh guitar playing of Sabu and the fine vocals of Vincent stand out in a positive way. Tracks like opener ‘Long, Long Way To The Top, ‘See You At The Other Side’ and ‘Fallen’ will certainly be appreciated by the fans of the genre and as a matter of fact that accounts for the whole record. You can clearly notice that you’re dealing with very experienced musicians, who know what it takes to write a good song. Still this debut album is absolutely not an outlier in the genre and that’s maybe a bit disappointing knowing what great albums these three gentlemen have been able to deliver in the past. On the other side the album doesn’t contain a single weak song and that accounts for the fact that this ‘Cranston’ quality-wise has become a very well-balanced album which is absolutely worthwhile listening to. As said definitely not an outlier, but certainly a very enjoyable record…

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