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Vincent, Phil - 2001 Tragic


PHIL VINCENT - TRAGIC (2001, SONG HAUS MUSIC)
Phil Vincent - all instruments

Background
Phil Vincent has been around the melodic scene for a few years now, and has over time, released a number of albums as an independent, and more recently through the Songhaus label. In most cases, Phil has produced, arranged, and played everything. He could hardly be accused of having too many chefs in the kitchen, and therein lies an issue. It's great being the jack of all trades but it does pay to get in the master chef from time to time to look at proceedings in an unbiased and non-objectionable way. There's no doubt that Phil has heaps of talent, and lots of potential. His prolific recording output is testament to that. But now we should be seeing what his material sounds like with the 'hundreds and thousands' and 'cherries' on top.. that is with a top production house behind him. Currently, the songs and the ideas are there, but to be honest, the production needs a few more dollars thrown at it, especially in the dynamics department. It can be done, just listen to John Taglieri for instance, small budget, awesome sound.

The Songs
Of the songs, we get presented with a mixture of sounds, arrangements, and differences in tempo, again highlighting the man's dexterity. The album opens up with 'Stand Or Fall' which apart from the annoying keyboard parps turns to be a great uptempo rocker. I definitely like the heavier approach taken on 'Cruel' .. yes this is more like it! Full on guitar grunt here. Same goes for 'Life Is A Game' which has a very UK sound to it (a la Midnight Blue, Export). This even continues on 'Hard To Say Goodbye'. Some songs try to be clever with interesting keyboard parts, like 'Changing Faces', 'My Life', and 'So Sad', though really I'm not utterly sure about the end result. The judge is out on those ones. 'Matter Of Time' moves in the same breath as Warrant, and is good. The ballads drag a bit though. Getting them close to the 3-4 minute mark would have been better, as it means the song structures have to 'fit' rather than have extended pieces as an add on, which aren't that value adding at all. This is aimed at 'Where Do We Go From Here' and 'Illusion' in particular.

In Summary
If I was to make some suggestions? Definitely continue the focus on the heavy guitar based rockers, and less of the ballads. And definitely make friends with someone like Neil Kernon or Kevin Elson. After coming this far with many albums under the belt, it's time to see Phil Vincent mature into the melodic rock force he is capable of. But before this happens, we need to see the end result 'pushing the envelope' production wise. If this was to happen, it means the next album could be an absolute killer.

URL: www.philvincent.com

Track Listing:
01 Stand Or Fall
02 Where Do We Go From Here?
03 Cruel
04 Illusion
05 So Sad
06 The Hard Way
07 Life Is A Game
08 Matter Of Time
09 My Life
10 Long Night
11 Changing Faces
12 Hard To Say Goodbye

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