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Dante Fox - 2017 Six String Revolver



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ARTIST: Dante Fox
ALBUM: Six String Revolver
LABEL: AOR Heaven
SERIAL: AORH00158
YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Sue Willetts Manford - lead vocals * Tim Manford - lead guitar, backing vocals * Alan Mills - bass * Eric Ragno - keyboards * Andy Perfect - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Firing My Heart * 02 Lonely * 03 Under The City Lights * 04 A Matter Of Time * 05 Still Remember Love * 06 Lost And Lonely Heart * 07 Remember My Name * 08 All That I Need * 09 I Can't Sleep * 10 How Do We Learn About Love * 11 All That I Need (Acoustic Version)

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Background
It's a new album from this long-standing English melodic rock outfit. But then again, it isn't. Only the band members themselves can answer the question why 'Six String Revolver' is a repeat of material from Dante Fox's first two albums (1996's 'Under Suspicion' and 1999's 'The Fire Within'). Why would they bother? Apart from those original albums not being readily available anymore, and perhaps suffering from some known production issues, it seems like an exercise of perfection to completely revamp the songs so that at the end of the day, they can say 'job well done'. In this day and age of instant consumerism and 5 second attention spans among Millenials, only the very few will notice.



The Songs
I thought those two albums were pretty good at the time, and we did review 'Under Suspicion' way back when. I gave these new versions a spin, and it wasn't until a few of them sounded familiar such as 'Lost And Lonely Heart' and 'How Do We Learn About Love' did the penny finally drop. Reading around, and digging out the PR for the album, I finally made the connection. Silly me. With a new line-up involved, including the ever resourceful keyboardist Eric Ragno (Lec Zorn, Vox Tempus), the material has new life breathed into them, and they sound just as good as the originals. Well, at least as I rememeber them.


In Summary
Personally, I'm not sure I can tell the difference, but Sue and Tim can probably go to some length and explain the reasoning behind the new recordings and variations. A better result all round would be some new material in 2018, because despite the fact that Dante Fox are nearly thirty years young, it still sounds like these Midland melodic rockers still have a lot more to offer. In the words of Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: 'Make it so'.



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#1 | jeffrey343 on January 16 2018 00:10:18
Very nice album. I enjoyed 'Breathless' quite a bit in 2016, and this is a continuation of that sound, even though the songs themselves are remakes.
 
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