DARE – Calm Before The Storm [remixed UK version +1]
Regarding the recent DARE request here, I think it’s the proper occasion to feature “Calm Before The Storm remixed UK version” as well. Few Melodic Rock / AOR fans are aware that this album – originally released in Germany in 1998 – received a very different UK release a year later.
“Calm Before The Storm” is one of the favorite Dare albums by their fans.
In the ’90s, Melodic Rock / AOR was not exactly the most popular genre among the recording companies / labels. But there was a German label – MTM – which proudly served as platform for many bands in this musical style to get their albums released.
Originally appeared in 1998, “Calm Before The Storm” marked Dare’s return to a lovely AOR sound. The album immediately was received by fans of the genre with open arms world-wide.
Then band leader Darren Wharton decided to give the record a UK release, but not just a ‘reissue’.
A year after the original release, for its British version “Calm Before The Storm” was remixed along with new artwork; the cover photo received some kind of a golden ‘relief’, and the album’s title is printed using Greek alphabet letters.
Released via Legend Records, an extra, previously unreleased track was included (“Cold Wind Will Blow”) as bonus.
“Calm Before The Storm remixed UK version” sounds a lot punchier than the earlier release, and the guitars come out brighter.
For me, this album is essential in your Melodic Rock / AOR collection, so if you already got it, better check if you have this ‘remixed UK version’ as well, as not only sounds different but also it’s a collectors item.
You’ve seen it first here, at 0dayrox
01 – Walk on the water
02 – Some day
03 – Calm before the storm
04 – Ashes
05 – Silence of your head
06 – Crown of thorns
07 – Rising sun
08 – Rescue me
09 – Deliverance
10 – Still in love with you
11 – Cold wind will blow (bonus track)
Darren Wharton – vocals, keyboards
Andrew Moore – guitars
Martin Wilding – bass
Julien Gardner – drums
Out Of Print