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Fahrenheit - 1989 Talkin' About Love



ARTIST: Fahrenheit (Austria)
ALBUM: Talkin' Bout Love
LABEL: Ok Music Wien
SERIAL: 78.23613
YEAR: 1989
CD REISSUE: 2007, Membran (Germany), 231550

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Johnny Kanatschnig - vocals, guitars * Bernard Groinig - guitars * Claudio Ghidini - keyboards * Mario Kleinberger - bass * Harold Huber - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Talkin' Bout Love * 02 Suzanna * 03 Touch Of Heaven * 04 Danger * 05 Should Have Known Better * 06 Turn Me Loose * 07 You And I * 08 Don't Ever Break My Heart * 09 Tears * 10 Dreamin'


Background
Austria is hardly the AOR metropolis of the planet. Better known for world class skiers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Apple Strudel, who would think that tucked away in the back corner of the Austrian Alps is a classy AOR band that deserves a heap of praise. These guys are Fahrenheit, and as my Google search would tell me, this is their one and only album. From 1989, 'Talkin' Bout Love' is one superb effort. Fans of Canadian band Boulevard (or BLVD if their earlier incarnation was more appealing to you), or other mid-tempo Euro outfits like Mystery or Clousseau will take to Fahrenheit like a thermometer on a cold winters night. If hi-tech, smooth AOR is your thing, then Fahrenheit is likely to get your temperature rising indeed.


The Songs
The band first took its formative steps during 1986. Over the next three years they released a single (plus B side) each year, until the eventual release of their 10 track album. All the songs on those singles appear on the album. One of those was a cover of the Loverboy staple 'Turn Me Loose'. Stand out tunes include: the irrepressible 'Danger' (this really could be a cover of a BLVD track off their 1988 s/t album), the gorgeous title track 'Talkin' Bout Love' where Johnny Kanatschnig does his best David Forbes (BLVD vocalist) impersonation, while 'Should Have Known Better' is another contender for a BLVD sound-alike competition. The keyboards are absolutely killer on this one! Talking of killer keyboards, the fills and parping brass synths on 'Dreamin' would make Europe's Mic Michaeli bow his head in shame!


In Summary
To be honest, there is not one filler track here! You get great change out of ten tunes. Not much is known about them since this effort, but thanks to those intrepid folk who have pointed this band out to me. Again, fans of BLVD should seek this album out at all costs! So, what other obscure gems are out there that we need to know about? Well, we probably should get to know other Austrian outfits like Mindwork andOpus. Maybe one day soon..


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#1 | ROBERT on February 16 2006 17:24:56
Acojonante A.O.R. AUSTRIACO!
Casi Nada!PfftGrin
#2 | george_the_jack on June 03 2008 14:28:39
A soft sense of AOR. Very light one for me and in my opinion very overrated band that because of the rarity of its' material, some made them Gods
#3 | dspanjer on September 30 2008 01:24:37
Listing to the embedded track, 'Talking About Love' I was immediately reminded of The Outfield. Their sounds are quite similar in ways. Very nice stuff. Now... to track down the album...
#4 | swazi on February 14 2012 09:04:40
This one was reissued again on CD by Membran Music in 2007. Most likely a bootleg, as there were a lot of them flying around ebay in that year. I own one of them and at least the sound is quite good.
#5 | Vincenzo on April 23 2013 10:35:56
True AOR gem, with no filler. I own the Membran Music version and this is for sure an official release. It's not a rare album (the reissue) so you can still easily find the cd on Ebay.
#6 | gdazegod on October 04 2013 17:30:26
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