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World Trade - 1995 Euphoria



ARTIST: World Trade
ALBUM: Euphoria
LABEL: Magna Carta
SERIAL: MA-9005-2
YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Billy Sherwood - lead vocals, bass, production * Bruce Gowdy - guitars * Guy Allison - keyboards * Jay Schellen - drums * Chris Squire - bass, vocals (#3, 9)

TRACK LISTING: 01 One World Going Round * 02 Dark Sky * 03 The Evolution Song * 04 Golden Age * 05 The Wake Of The Storm * 06 In Your Mind * 07 Not The Only One * 08 Euphoria * 09 Say Goodbye *10 One By One By One * 11 Wheels Of Fire


Background
At the time of writing, Los Angeles band World Trade are set for a 2017 resurrection. As a timely reminder, I thought it would be a good thing to revisit their 1995 album 'Euphoria. Of course the band membership took its origins from the mid 80's pro band Lodgic and melodic rockers Stone Fury, plus there have been side-chained outfits including The Key, Circa and Unruly Child. 1995 wasn't the best year for melodic rock, but if you were participating in the crossover prog genres, then kudos to you, as that sub-genre appeared to sprout wings through this timeframe.

Some six years after their major label debut, World Trade appeared on the prog-specialist label for the second CD 'Euphoria, which also featured Yes alumni, the late Chris Squire. The material here is very fluid and flowing. It's a true prog release, unlike the commercial offering of its predecessor. I enjoyed the fast-paced 'Golden Age', 'In Your Mind' and the changeable 'Wheels Of Life' which kinda reminded me of U.K, but apart from that, the remainder of the album's songwriting and arrangements left me in no-man's land. Only certifiable prog fans will get this, the majority of the rest of us.. won't.


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#1 | Nick C on June 16 2017 16:11:37
Although not on par with the debut I really like this one. At first it didn't hit the mark completely with me especially the meandering Wheels of Life. But time has been a friend to this for me and the aforementioned track I now really like, the album is almost as indispensable as the debut these days. Full of good stuff - I especially like the delicate Not the Only One.
#2 | Eric on June 16 2017 21:48:33
As I've said before on these pages and quite recent as yesterday(!), this is a band I didn't quite 'get'. Not sure why? On paper I should love these guys but alas, nothing. Maybe the upcoming release will grab me?
#3 | Explorer on June 16 2017 22:59:55
Like Nick, I was unsure about this when it first came out.
Much darker than the first album, but it throws up some intriguing sounds and is definitely more full on `Prog` than the fairly accessible AOR/Prog hybrid debut. I actually return to this album on a regular basis, and look forward to the new album.
 
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