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Keane - 1982 Today Tomorrow And Tonight



ARTIST: Keane
ALBUM: Today, Tomorrow & Tonight
LABEL: Sony (Japan)
SERIAL: 25AP-2366
YEAR: 1982
CD REISSUE: 2001, Cool Sound (Japan), COOL-069

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Tom Keane - keyboards, vocals * John Keane - drums & percussion * Mark Moulin - guitars, vocals * Jason Scheff - bass, vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Oh, Oh, Oh * 02 My Kind * 03 Don't Make Me Love You * 04 I Can See You * 05 Tomorrow Is Ready * 06 It's All Over * 07 I'm Ready Tonight * 08 Mindreader * 09 You Don't Have To * 10 One Too Many Lovers


Background
The prodigiously talented Keane brothers started their musical journey both early and in earnest. At a time when most of their peers were safely tucked up indoors doing homework, Tom and John Keane at the tender ages of 11 and 12 respectively, were busy securing a major record deal and fronting their own TV show. Whilst it's true that the Keane brothers eponymous debut and it's follow up 'Taking Off' were lightweight pop, both 'Keane' and this their final album saw the boys moving seamlessly into prime time West Coast AOR. If I told you that the band were affectionately/patronisingly (delete according to taste) labelled 'Little Toto' by Japanese fans, then it shouldn't take long for even the most intellectually-challenged amongst you to work out who their most obvious reference point is musically(!). Surprisingly, I don't ever recall 'Keane' and 'Today, Tomorrow And Tonight' securing a US release - perplexing really as they give more than a passing nod in the direction of Toto whose 'IV' album coincidentally just happened to be riding high in the US charts at the time. Although both albums are worthy of your investigation, 'Today, Tomorrow And Tonight' wins by a nose, because the material sounded perhaps less contrived than on the debut, and the band showed that were equally adept at throwing ballads and hard rockers together into the mix. His callow appearance is deceptive, as Tom Keane produces a remarkably self-assured vocal performance throughout, displaying a maturity way beyond his mere eighteen years, exhibiting style and range not dissimilar to that of Toto's own Steve Lukather. Both he and his fellow musicians deliver the kind of first rate performance one would expect given their subsequent track record. Jason Scheff went on to front Chicago, and Messrs Keane have put in a host of session appearances for artists such as Michael Bolton, Cher, Julio Inglesias and Richard Marx (this list is by no means exhaustive..)


The Songs
Anyway, on to the album itself.. Despite it's uninspiring title, opener 'Oh, Oh, Oh' (did they have an attack of the 'De do do do de dah dah dahs'?) is a pleasant mid tempo rocker, which flows into the laid back, smoooooth and sentimental ballad 'My Kind'. The band then cruise seamlessly up through the gears, gradually sharpening the guitar bite with each track until this culminates in magnificent side one closer 'Tomorrow Is Today'. This is a delicious slab of pompous AOR served with an abundance of keyboards and heavy duty riffing from guitarist Mark Moulin, which leaves you hungry for more of the same. Sure enough Keane proffer more tasty nuggets for the listener's aural delectation on side two. Mark Moulin's heavy duty riffing and guitar runs are a statement of intent to master his best Steve Lukather, impersonation thus endearing him to legions of Toto followers. Whether it's the sprightly 'It's All Over', the hard driving 'I'm Ready Tonight', and 'Mind-Reader', or the urgency of 'You don't have to' - they're all pretty much in the cranked up Toto 'with attitude' vein. The whole album is rounded off by the poignant introspective ballad 'One too many lovers' which calms down matters, so the risk of cardiac arrest for West Coast fans is kept to a minimum.


In Summary
And so it came to pass, that In keeping with the time honoured tradition of other AOR luminaries such as Airborne and Maxus, Keane proved to be a short-lived affair. The various members all moved on to bigger and better things (see above), with the exception of Moulin who put in a brief stint with another bunch of Toto wannabees called Dreamer - good luck in trying to find THAT album. More recently (1999 to be precise) John Keane released the excellent solo album 'Straight Ahead', yet another vehicle for his considerable talents and a compulsive addition in any AOR fan's collection.


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#1 | Jez on June 13 2008 04:46:09
The second installment that just edges the fine debut although there isn't much to pick between the 2. Jason Scheff (Pre Chicago) appeared one aswell to give it that extra seal of quality. More top class Westcoast stuff on show here & another very fine album indeed. The Keane Bros. went on to appear on a host of top releases by Sir God Bolton, Richard Marx, Cher etc & don't forget John Keane's excellent 'Straight Away' solo release from '98. Very Highly recommended (but not cheap)
#2 | dangerzone on October 16 2008 14:34:58
Great powerhouse AOR here!keyboards
 
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