North Star - Power

Year of Release: 1992
Label: Space Monster Optional Entertainment
Catalog Number: CD-0992-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 45:55:00

The voice of Joe Newnam together with the arrangements make sure you have to take the name of Genesis into consideration. A high pitched Gabriel-clone together with music from the Duke and Wind And Wuthering era. Power is almost like an album made to illustrate how Genesis would have sounded had Gabriel stayed with the band, yet it concerns a completely different set of guys here! There are plenty of interesting changes on this album, yet I wouldn't want to call it a highlight because the result is not pure enough, whilst the compositions find themselves too far from the word "surprising." A special mention, however, for the guitar instrumental "Meltdown" by Dave Johnson!

Power (5:40) / Circle (7:09) / Opus IV (4:46) / We Lead As We Follow (5:34) / River (6:11) / Meltdown (6:42) / Four Seasons (5:27) / Other Side Of Same (5:46)

Dave Johnson - guitar
Glenn Leonard - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Kevin Leonard - keyboards
Joe Newnam - lead and backing vocals, bass & 12 string

Triskelion (1984)
Feel The Cold (1985)
Power (1992)
Tempest (2000)
Extremes (2005)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: July 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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