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Ransom - 1997 Trouble In Paradise



ARTIST: Ransom
ALBUM: Trouble In Paradise
LABEL: MTM
SERIAL: 199627
YEAR: 1997
CD REISSUE: 1998, Pony Canyon (Japan), PCCY-01243

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Tommy Girvin - vocals, guitars * Don Cromwell - bass, keyboards

Guest: Ron Wikso - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Bring It On Home * 02 Trouble In Paradise * 03 Wounded By Love * 04 Middle Of The Night * 05 Good Lovin' Gone Bad * 06 Was It Worth Goodbye * 07 Can You Fall In Love Again * 08 Can't Live Without Your Love * 09 Long Hot Summer * 10 Can You Take The Heartache * 11 Let Tonight Be The Night We Remember * 12 In Love Again


Background
Tommy Girvin has played with many top artists, and was the guitar-slinger with Eddie Money for a while. Don Cromwell, for the uninformed was the bass player during the 80's version of Air Supply. The birth of Ransom goes back to 1990, and despite the varying commitments of both Girvin and Cromwell to other projects, their collaboration as a team remained intact, up to the point of this eventual release in 1997.


The Songs
Musically Ransom has a lot in common with that other MTM signing Captive Heart, with Girvin's voice a wonderful amalgam of his former boss Eddie Money plus the late Van Stephenson. It's typical AOR, full to the brim with catchy choruses, hooks, and dynamics. They are joined on this project by drummer Ron Wikso, a member of The Storm and Foreigner. Highlights include the smooth radio friendly 'Middle Of The Night' and the rather Van Stephenson flavoured 'Was It Worth Goodbye'. The anthemic 'Can You Fall In Love Again' is nice, while 'Can You Take The Heartache' has a hook right out of the fishing tackle box of The Storm. 'Long Hot Summer' has a lazy feel to it (when you hear it I'm sure you'll know what I mean.. sitting on the beach, ice-creams etc), while 'Can't Live Without Your Love' is a high-stepping arrangement, a contender for a movie soundtrack me thinks.


In Summary
Overall a good solid effort, not overly brilliant, but good nonetheless. Cromwell later appeared with the harder rocking outfit Euphoria, though not as smooth as Ransom. There appears to be no further output from this duo, and only time will tell whether a further collaboration generates more recorded material.


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