HONEYMOON SUITE – The Big Prize [Rock Candy Remaster]

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Rock Candy Records did it again. They have just released the first three albums from Canadian wonders HONEYMOON SUITE after digitally remastering the original tapes. While the self-titled debut album and 3rd ‘Racing After Midnight’ (great AOR) are excellent records in their own right, it was their second, the triple platinum selling “The Big Prize” that really did it for me.

It is a rare thing to find an album that track after track can be described as almost perfect, but the ten songs on “The Big Prize” really do continue to stand out for me after 28 years of its original release.
Mostly written by guitarist Derry Grehan with two cuts penned by keyboard player Ray Coburn, these terrific songs were highly benefited by the awesome production of the late Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Van Halen), and Bob Rock’s (Metallica, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi) mix.

For the Melodic Rock world, “The Big Prize” is one of those records that completely sealed the deal. The album has big hooks, huge choruses that echo resoundingly and a superb sense of both lyrical trade-craft and a true feel for musicianship you can’t help but be moved to sing along.

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Sometimes the remastering jobs does not add too much to the original clarity of the recordings. I assure you that in the case of Honeymoon Suite’s “The Big Prize” you can tell the difference.
This Rock Candy digital remaster is awesome, rescuing a real deep end from these recording sessions. The vocals are clearer and crisp like never before, and the bass lines now rocks.
A mandatory purchase.

01 – Bad Attitude
02 – Feel It Again
03 – Lost And Found
04 – What Does It Take
05 – One By One
06 – Wounded
07 – Words In The Wind
08 – All Along You Knew
09 – Once The Feeling
10 – Take My Hand

Johnnie Dee – vocals
Derry Grehan – guitars, vocals
Ray Coburn – keyboards, vocals
Gary Lalonde – bass, vocals
Dave Betts – drums
Ian Anderson – flute on “All Along You Knew”
Mickey Curry, Chris Taylor – additional percussion

Produced by Bruce Fairbairn
Enginereed & Mixed by Bob Rock


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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    hidden gem!

  2. 0dayrox says:

    "Racing After Midnight" coming soon.

  3. LaMano says:

    Great one!! please, could you post the other two remastered records from HMS. Thanks in advance!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Please Racing After Midnight !!!

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