|Lost Weekend - ‘Evermore’ (AOR Heaven)|
|Written by Dave Prince|
|Monday, 03 June 2013 03:20|
England’s Lost Weekend are back after their brief hiatus in 2010/2011, and having once again teamed up with Swedish producer Martin Kronlund (Alliance, GypsyRose, Heartland, Hammerfall) I now have the pleasure of reviewing their brand new album ‘Evermore’.
Personally will always link the name Lost Weekend to Bob Catley as it was through the Cat connection that I caught up with the band and had a chance to listen to them. Rather than simply living up to my previously held misconception that they were just going to be a Magnum-lite, having been asked by Bob to then write what became ‘Spirit Of Man’ I knew that after hearing that record that Lost Weekend had the chops to keep up with the big boys.
So here we are in 2013 and this brand spanking new album ‘Evermore’ pretty much lives up to my heighty expectations with, the band - who are made up ofPaul Uttley on vocals, David Thompson on lead guitar, Paul Surral on rhythm guitar, Robin Patchett on bass Irving Parratt on keyboards and Jack Himsworth on drums – releasing what I think is the defining album of their eighteen year career.
Opening proceedings with ‘Reach For The Sky’ and ‘Love Will Find You’ pretty much every song on this twelve tracker is great in it’s own right. My only real niggle though is the length of the songs, and I know that sounds rich coming from someone who is reviewing pomp rock, but if they could trim a little of the fat, then everything will sound so much better.
Basically if you love pomp inspired rock you’ll love Lost Weekend. Think Fish-era Marillion, Dante Fox and especially ‘Wings Of Heaven’ era Magnum, and If any of those float your boat then ‘Evermore’ is the album for you.