Shy is a band from Birmingham and maybe someone of you still know them. I didn’t know them so far. They were in the 80′s, when AOR was big, partly famous. But, like ever, only a few can make it to get really famous…and it doesn’t matter how good the bands are. Also Shy have signed a lot of changes in the past, as many other bands of that time too.
I don’t know how to name this self titled album, cause it is their tenth (I think) in history. Is it a new debut or is it a comeback album ? Anyway…the band made it to release a very good one now.
So with this I ask myself why people didn’t notice the band more earlier.
The actual line up is as follows:
Lee Small (Vocals)
The opener „And of a thousand lies“ is a real good one. It has all a song needs for you to listen to the complete album wiht joy. Classic, keyboard orientated and a first class Steve Harris, who does’t have to hide behind anyone. In all the album is worked out pretty wonderful and I cannot understand why the band couldn’t reach the rock throne in the 80′s. Also „Ran out of time“ is a nice song with a great refrain. You don’t feel anytime listening to the same thing. The album is varied and never boring and I liked it from the first moment.
People who like AOR and bombastic rock in the line of Journey, Europe and even REO Speedwagon do a right choice with this album. This comeback album completely assured me. It hopefully will find many fans and it definetely shouldn’ be missed in your cd rack. By the way…the album doesn’t breathe the smell and dust of the 80′s. It owns modern playes sounds as it has to be played today. Lee Small’s voice proofs experience and has a big recognition value. Perfect work !
Points: 8 / 10
Review by Angel