TWENTY TWENTY – Altered [Digitally Remastered / First Time On CD] (2020)

Alongside its self-titled debut, the second album from TWENTY TWENTY, “Altered“, has been remastered from the master tapes and released for the first time on CD.
Two yeas after their critically acclaimed debut, the band changed their name to 20/Twenty and slightly their sound as well. “Altered”, appeared in 1987, delivered a more straight AOR style and ‘regular’ instrumentation.
Again produced by Billy Smiley, almost the complete White Heart line up also play here as guests. The style on this second album are more mature with many tracks bringing to my mind Jay Graydon’s Planet 3, Allies, Geoff Moore, etc, that say a mix of poppy AOR with delicate melodies and a touch of West Coast.
The Hi-Tech from the debut is still present in a couple of tracks as well as the synth effects, but mostly this second album is a smooth and classic ’87 AOR affair.

TWENTY TWENTY – Twenty Twenty [Digitally Remastered / First Time On CD] (2020)

Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, finally the 1985 self-titled debut album from American AORsters TWENTY TWENTY gets a remaster from the master tapes and released for the first time on CD.
Take a quick look at the cover artwork and you know what this album is all about musically. Produced by Billy Smiley of Whiteheart, ”Twenty Twenty” has a first half of the ’80s sound mixed with Hi-Tech poppy AOR choruses and splashes of keyboards, synthesizers, synclavier and electronic drums.
There’s also some STYX or commercial KANSAS pompy touches, all with a clean production & mix.
For years a collectors piece vinyl LP, now we can enjoy ”Twenty Twenty” in all its glory.