FATE – A Matter Of Attitude [MTM Classix remaster +2]
Easily among my Top 10 favorite Scandi-AOR / Melodic Rock acts off all time, one of you asked for FATE albums in its remastered releases. This second album “A Matter Of Attitude” is even better than Fate’s debut, another terrific slice of mid-80s melodic stuff plenty of keys, killer guitar riffs and catchy choruses.
Here these Danish guys take the catchiness further, on par with Europe’s The final Countdown, same year, same sound.
The opening trio of songs in ‘I Won’t Stop’, ‘Hard As A Rock’, and the totally brilliant ‘(I Can’t Stand) Losing You’ will leave you breathless. ‘Point Of No Return’ is full of bombastic keyboards and hi-octane guitar from talented Hank Sherman.
The monster AOR hook of ‘Hunter’ sounds very much like primetime Shy, while ‘Summerlove’ is a glorious hooky affair with a sublime chorus.
You simply can’t miss Fate’s “A Matter Of Attitude” in your collection. It’s quintessential Scandi-AOR, something that the band would perfect even more with their next album.
This remastered reissue includes 2 previously unreleased songs, complementing the pure 1986 sound of this killer from start to finish slice of catchy AOR / Melodic Rock.
01 – I Won’t Stop
02 – Hard As A Rock
03 – (I Can’t Stand) Losing You
04 – Point Of No Return
05 – Hunter
06 – Summerlove
07 – Farrah
08 – Get Up And Go
09 – Limbo A Go Go
10 – Do It
11 – Hardcore Romance (Previously Unreleased)
12 – Memories Of You (Previously Unreleased)
Jeff Limbo – lead vocals
Hank Sherman – guitar
Pete Steiner – bass, keyboards
Bob Lance – drums
Svein Dag Hauge (Lava, Jim Jidhed) – additional guitar
Kjetil Bjerkestrand (Stage Dolls) – additional keyboards
Egil Eldoen (Lava) – backing vocals
Frank Adahl (Edin/Adahl) – backing vocals
Lis Dam – backing vocals
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