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Last Autumns Dream - 2017 In Disguise

ARTIST: Last Autumns Dream
ALBUM: In Disguise
LABEL: Escape Music
YEAR: 2017


LINEUP: Mikael Erlandsson - lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitar * Peter Pac Soderstrom - guitars * Jamie Borger - drums, percussion, backing vocals * Nalle Pahlsson - bass, lead and backing vocals * Ulf Wahlberg - keyboards, backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 If Love Should Go (Streets) * 02 Jet Airliner (Steve Miller Band) * 03 Working For The Weekend (Loverboy) * 04 Wig Wam Bam (The Sweet) * 05 Slow Down (John Miles) * 06 Need A Little Loving (City Boy) * 07 I'll Bring The Whole World To Your Door (Angel) * 08 Just One More Time (Headpins) * 09 When I Kissed The Teacher (ABBA) * 10 All The Way (Kiss) * 11 Hey You (Bachman Turner Overdrive) * 12 Long Gone (Fair Warning) [Jap Bonus]



I haven't been encouraged to review a Last Autumn's Dream in my many years of writing. Other writers have poked the stick with previous articles, but it wasn't until 2017's 'In Disguise' that I took a peek behind the curtain. The band have been around for years, and have mostly stuck with Escape Music and before that AOR Heaven. The difference with this album (and why I decided to review it) is because it is essentially a covers album. The songs performed here are all favourites of the band members, and we shouldn't be surprised that many of them will be melodic rock and AOR favourites of the GDM readership too. Having just written the article of Toque (which was a covers album of Canadian song classics), LAD have also selected a couple of Canadian tunes as well.

The Songs
If Love Should Go - this is the Streets from their 1983 debut '1st'. This version is pretty good, played in a smoother style than the original. The hand-claps on the chorus add a different flavour, while Soderstrom's solos are tasty. Jet Airliner - the Steve Miller Band chestnut is given a different treatment, while the Sweet and Kiss tracks ('Wig Wam Bam' and 'All The Way') are a reminder of the band's youth, even if it was some thirty years prior. The Canadian contingent of songs include Headpins 'Just One More Time', the well-known Loverboy hit 'Working For The Weekend' which sounds on the money, while Bachman Turner Overdrive's 'Hey You' is a terrific reminder of life back in 1975. A good song, which now means I am on a treasure hunt of all those old BTO albums from the early 70's. Incidentally, the Japanese bonus track of this album is the Fair Warning ballad 'Long Gone'.

In Summary
I won't muck about with summarising this. If you have a penchant for picking up cover albums that have a modicum of interesting points, then you can do worse than adding 'In Disguise' to your collection.

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#1 | englandashes on April 13 2018 22:50:03
Playing this again , really enjoyed the City Boy cover of Need A Little Lovin, so much that picked up a cheap cd edition, of Heads are Gonna Roll, even though have it on vinyl. Really seems to been as commercial as 5705.
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