NIGHT RANGER – Seven Wishes [Japan remaster SHM-CD] [Limited Release]
After several requests for the recent Japanese High Quality SHM-CD remasters of NIGHT RANGER ’80s albums (sadly, all out of print), here we go… next is “Seven Wishes“.
The DE-FI-NI-TI-VE Melodic Hard Rock album of all time?
Oh yes, if not the #1, Night Ranger’s “Seven Wishes” ranks among the Top 10.
All songs are killers and potential hit singles. It opens with the full-fledged melodic rock title track, as is the next track “Faces”. You have then the awesome mid-tempo “Four In The Morning” and the groovy “I Need A Woman”.
“Sentimental Street” is a tremendous melodic power ballad (Top 10 hit), “This Boy Needs To Rock” indeed rock your socks off, and the smoker “Interstate Love Affair” (featured in the movie Teachers) is one of the best Night Ranger songs ever.
And for sure, the touching closing track “Goodbye” is one of the better ballads I have ever heard.
Jeff Watson’s intricate acoustic guitar work enlivens the opening moments of this great song written by Jack Blades, inspired after tragically losing his brother to a drug overdose. He calls it a ‘healing’ track, and it clearly had a similar positive effect for fans who have heard it over the years while dealing with their own times of trouble. It was a Top 40 hit.
“Seven Wishes” is an essential album in your Melodic Hard Rock collection.
This Japanese remaster on SHM-CD is exceptional, perhaps due the huge quality of the original recording, but everthing sounds pristine and clear as a polished diamond.
A MUST HAVE.
Universal Japan ~ UICY-94148【SHM-CD/非再販商品】
01 – Seven Wishes
02 – Faces
03 – Four in the Morning
04 – I Need a Woman
05 – Sentimental Street
06 – This Boy Needs to Rock
07 – I Will Follow You
08 – Interstate Love Affair
09 – Night Machine
10 – Goodbye
Jack Blades – bass, lead vocals
Jeff Watson – lead and rhythm guitars
Brad Gillis – lead and rhythm guitars
Alan Fitzgerald – keyboards, synthesizers, piano, vocals
Kelly Keagy – drums, percussion, lead vocals
Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Kevin Charles, David Sykes, Fishdog – background vocals on “Night Machine”
Out Of Print, try it here: