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Joey Summer - 'Even The Saints Are Sinners' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/72/7b/67/joey-summer-even-the-saints-are-sinners-89-1392688853.jpg Hot

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He is someone who given the right chances could really make a mark on the world of AOR.

Firstly I have to say that I had a problem with my copy of this CD. The sound on it was fuzzy and the vocals subdued, plus there were some more obvious sound problems with the CD-R copy I had been sent (I asked for a replacement from the record company which never came). I still think however that a review is worthy because leaving these problems aside, you can still hear the quality in Mr Summer's song writing, which is always a plus in my book.

This album 'Even The Saints Are Sinners' seems to be Joey Summer's (who comes from Brazil incidentally), homage to his musical heroes such as Toto, Foreigner, Europe and everything Tommy (what, I'm not on this AOR album?) Denander has played on. And all of these influences can be detected in small doses throughout the songs on this album. So you know what you're going to hear when I tell you that this CD has some smooth melodic rock with some nice AOR touches running through it.

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'Another Shot', 'Happy Children' with its multi layered keyboards, 'Lucky One', 'Our Love Is Waiting', 'Hearts On Fire' which features a guitar solo from David Mark Pearce, and the Survivor-like ballad 'No Matter Where You Go' are all good songs that showcase a multi instrumentalist and songwriter with plenty of talent. He is someone who given the right chances could really make a mark on the world of AOR.

So as soon as is possible, I will be buying a proper copy of this album to get the best out of the music rather, than having to listen to this poor CD-R copy. You may care to seek it out too; I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

Ian Johnson

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