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Tradia - 1988 Trade Winds



ARTIST: Tradia
ALBUM: Trade Winds
LABEL: FM Revolver
SERIAL: WKHD FM 108
YEAR: 1988

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Johnny Lindsay - vocals * Mark Durgett - guitars * Scott Madsen - keyboards * Chris Randall - bass * Anthony D'Amelio - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Sweet Sixteen * 02 Never Gonna Go * 03 Lets Not Turn Love Away * 04 Without You * 05 Look Away * 06 No Pain No Gain * 07 Stand Your Ground * 08 Don't Play Your Ace * 09 Take The Chance * 10 You've Got Me Crying * 11 Exiles


Background
Another quintessential AOR band from New Jersey. Where this state find so much talent I'll be buggered if I know. Coming at ya from the Styx and Prophet end of the melodic rock spectrum, combining a spectacular mix of heavy piano and synth layers, augmented with some fantastic guitar lines and super vocals by Johnny Lindsay. A strange situation with Tradia's circumstances in that they being a US band who were signed and promoted by an English label in a time when the scene was being overrun by thrash metal, especially out of Europe. However, for me personally, I along with other melodic rockers just lapped it up. I suspect some eager UK AOR fans managed to open some doors for Tradia to get their stuff released. You can hear where bands like Shotgun Symphony, Intruder, and Departure all got some early influence from. Perhaps all being New Jersey bands there's something in the water up there? The production is handled by Durgett and Madsen, and they do a great job considered the limited resources they had to work with. I play this album reasonably often, and it's got a lot going for it as it seems to resonate with me nicely. The keyboard work of Scott Madsen is so similar to stuff that Charlie Calv manages to pull off with Shotgun Symphony, while Durgett's guitar has more than a striking resemblance to Ken Dubman, Prophet's axemeister. The resulting sound is more pomp oriented than say the harder style of those other aforementioned bands.


The Songs
There are some standout tracks, including the rock blast of 'Stand Your Ground' which I could imagine being a great live track, the expressive 'You've Got Me Crying', keyboard dominated songs like 'Never Gonna Go', 'Let's Not Turn Love Away', the fantastic atmosphere of 'Look Away' where those delicate ivories create space for some spellbinding guitar interplay. 'No Pain No Gain' has some passages similar to Canada's favourite sons Refugee. (Settle down Sharon V.. I can hear you shuffling around already!). The other great moment is 'Don't Play Your Ace', and really we just about have all the tracks covered. The CD release of the album (manufactured in Taiwan of all places) contains a bonus track called 'Sweet Sixteen', which just happens to be at the beginning of the album funnily enough, and it's good too!


In Summary
Now, I also recall the original artwork for the album was different to the one shown in the cover shot above, showing a map of the globe. When I find a copy I'll put it up on the site. Tradia also released 'Welcome To Paradise' where Dave Baldwin took over the vocal duties (see Dave .. I told you I'd get around to a review). Both albums are worth getting so don't muck around, get out and find them.


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#1 | KurtmanJP on March 21 2008 04:01:00
The lead singer here sounds very much like Peter Eriksson of 'Danger In This Game' era Glory. 'Don't Play Your Ace' rocks my world!
 
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