CD Review: Lou Gramm ” Questions & Answers: Atlantic Anthology 1987-1989″

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Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm is one of rock’s greatest vocalists and fans of his solo work will want to pick up Cherry Reds Records just released “Questions & Answers: Atlantic Anthology 1987-1989” collection.

The just released 3 CD set is a must for any classic rock music fan as it offers Gramm’s two Atlantic solo albums remastered and sounding more vital than ever.

The first disc offers up 1987’s “Ready Or Not” and features one of the 80’s best songs of all-time “Midnight Blue.” Other killer tracks include “Time,” “Arrow Thru Your Heart” and the blistering title track “Ready Or Not.” Joining Lou on the album are his brother Ben Gramm on drums, Bruce Turgon (Shadow King, Foreigner) on bass and guitar legend Nils Lofgren (The E Street Band).

Next up is disc 2 and Lou’s 1989 follow-up “Long Hard Look” featuring the hit single “Just Between You And Me” written by Gramm and hitmaker Holly Knight. This album also produced a second single “True Blue Love” plus the infectious album opener “Angel With A Dirty Face” and a cover of the Small Faces classic “Tin Soldier” sung as only Lou Gramm could sing it. Nils Lofgren is back on guitar as is Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell.

The set is rounded out with disc 3 which includes Lou’s killer track “Lost In The Shadows” from the horror classic “The Lost Boys.” This song has never appeared on a Lou Gramm album so it’s great to finally have it as part of “Questions & Answers: Atlantic Anthology 1987-1989.” Other bonus tracks include 5 remixes and a 23 minutes promo radio interview from back when Lou was promoting his solo works.

If you like your rock hard and your ballads lush then Lou Gramm is the man to sing them and “Questions & Answers: Atlantic Anthology 1987-1989” is the perfect collection for your ears!


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Pat FrancisCD Review: Lou Gramm ” Questions & Answers: Atlantic Anthology 1987-1989″