Storyteller - Corridors Of Windows


Year of Release: 2000
Label: MTM Records
Catalog Number: MTM 0681-12
Format: CD
Total Time: 55:06:00

Some might remember this band from the late 80s, early 90s. They were in fact signed and working on an album when differences between the management and the band resulted in going separate ways. Currently MTM and Pony Canyon [have] agreed on releasing the album Corridor Of Windows.

This is rather slow paced, keyboard or pomp based AOR. There are plenty of keys, but the guitars are present as well. The band has been compared to Journey, Giuffria, [and] Magnum, and I guess those comparisons are fair enough. The vocalist does a good job, coming close to a mid-ranged Hugo one second to sound completely different the next second. The problem with this disc is that there are too many anonymous songs. There are quite a few great songs on offer, but overall there are too many songs that don't do anything for me. I would say about 50% of the material is great. Songs like "She Sherea" and "Never" are all great songs, but sadly they can't keep up the same quality throughout the CD. The production is pretty good though.

I have no doubt that AOR fans would enjoy this album to some point, as the good songs are really good. I would perhaps put my money elsewhere, but this disc is worth getting for die-hard fans of AOR, but solely for the good songs alone.

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]


Tracklisting:
What She Wants / In Your Arms / Hello Heaven / Why Cry / Like It Or Not / Wait Till You Find Me / Corridor Of Windows / She Sherea / Never / Where Is Daniel / Private Eyes / White Liar

Musicians:
Jerome Story - vocals
Stephen Teller - drums, guitars, synthsizers and vocals
Craig Cambell - keyboards, guitars and vocals
John Fagen - bass, vocals
Bruce Young - guitars

Discography:
Corridor Of Windows (2001)

Genre: Melodic Rock/AOR

Origin DE

Added: February 20th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
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Language: english

  

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