Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Robin George and Vix - You (2012)
Label - Angelair Records
03. Your Loss My Gain
05. Rock And A Hard Place
06. Little Sister
07. Shall I Lie
08. Lovepower And Peace
09. Seduction Song
10. I Want
11. Take Away My Pain
12. Don't Call Me
13. Bluesong (live)
14. Cry Wolf (live)
"ROBIN GEORGE is a multi skilled and highly gifted individual who is widely admired as one of the most gifted British guitarists, respected producer and prolific songwriter. He was in the studio working with his then band NOTORIOUS and FUZZBOX where in the next room recording, so he got to know VIX their lead singer.
He teamed up in 1990 with VIX (former lead singer of FUZZBOX who in the late 80's had UK Top 20 single HITS with "International Rescue", "Pink Sunshine" and "Self"). Together they created an AOR rock album that showcases their joint skills and attributes.
Two of the tracks on this album are in fact reworkings of two Fuzzbox songs "Your Loss, My Gain" and "You"
Two live tracks have been included on this release from NIA, Birmingham, England from the mid 90's with their band The Promise."
Recorded back in 1990, its hard to see why these guys weren't a huge success. With a great commercial rock / pop sound typical of the early 1990's (think Alannah Myles) this album should be a plesent listen for anyone who are fans of that musical era. you have Robin George's pedigree as a musician and song writer, combined with Vix' pop sensibilities, as I said these guys should have been huge.
Great songs well executed, its a strong album, but its not going to change the world of music today, but thanks to Angelair Records we get to hear it and relive an era long lost.
Standout tracks include, Guilty, World, Your Loss My Gain, Lovepower and Peace and Little Sister
Rating - 8/10