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An album that everyone, and I do mean everyone, who reads Fireworks & Rocktopia should try to listen to at least once.

When I heard that guitarist, song-writer and producer Torben Enevoldsen (Section A, Acacia Avenue) had put a new act together, one with the intention of creating music with a classic seventies/eighties sound, I was more than a little fascinated. I therefore went and purchased a copy of 'Winds Of Change' and basically my jaw still hasn't returned to its rightful place since it hit the floor after playing the album for the first time.

The reason for such a reaction? Well, taking Streets, Kansas and especially Seventh Key as reference points, you soon discover that Enevoldsen and his partner Jerome Mazza (ex-Angelica), whose voice bears an uncanny resemblance to Billy Greer (Kansas, Streets, SK) at times, have between them recorded an album that readers of this magazine will absolutely rejoice in because it is a full-on classic sounding Hard Rock/AOR masterpiece.

I appreciate that masterpiece is a strong word to use, but just listen to the first three proper songs (there's an intro entitled 'Prelude') – 'Homeward Bound', the band's first single/video 'Damage Is Done' (which is just sublime) and 'All We Need To Know', where the use of a violin elicits fond memories of listening to those early Kansas albums – and tell me that this glorious music doesn't transport you back to a time when Rock was King and great songs and musicianship ruled the airwaves.

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Enevoldsen and Mazza, alongside Cara C on violin, the keyboard legend Howard Helm, pianist Dan Orlando and Dennis Hansen, then continue this amazing musical blitz. The album includes the brooding Prog-edged 'Changes' and its odd time signature and arrangement, the superb title track, 'Part Of Me' (which could be a Kansas outtake from 'In The Spirit Of Things'), 'Never Let Go' with its intricate guitar work, the stunning 'What Will It Take' where Mazza really shows what a wonderfully emotional singer he is, the dramatic keyboard and harmony vocal led 'Sail Away' and the beautiful closer 'With You'.

Pinnacle Point have delivered ten songs (plus an intro) that are as good as anything I've heard in the AOR/Melodic Rock genre in many years. Without a doubt this is an album that everyone, and I do mean everyone, who reads Fireworks & Rocktopia should try to listen to at least once. Yes, I do think that it's that good.

Ian Johnson

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