Title: Rock Masterpieces Vol. 1Label: AOR Heaven
Beauvoir may have started off with the Plasmatics, but his
career has seen him collaborate with Kiss, John Waite, The
Ramones, The Pretenders, Doro, N'Sync, Little Steven, as
well as his own bands, Voodoo X and Crown Of Thorns.
the debut Crown of Thorns album we get the title track, the
catchy 'Hike It Up', a song that could easily have fit on any
Kiss album in the mid-late 80's, 'Dying For Love', an
AOR masterpiece and a big favourite, 'Secret Jesus' and 'Standing On The Corner For Ya', featuring a gospel style
backing and more keyboards that gives the song a new depth.
Other Crown Of Thorns numbers in the shape of 'Faith', a fave of mine due to the infectious groove, and 'Rock Ready', still think it has a Zeppelin groove to it, also feature.
from Voodoo X’s 'The Awakening' album we have the title
track and the excellent 'Voodoo Queen', epitomizing
late 80's rock.
Jean Beauvoir compilation would be complete without, 'Feel
The Heat', from 'Drums Along The Mohawk' and featured in the
movie Cobra with Sly Stallone. Also included is 'Missing The
Young Days', another typical mid 80's tune.
track on here is 'The One', and the first verse has JB
sounding like Bono!!!
Beauvoir has been involved with, written and produced plenty
of memorable songs, a few of which are on here. If you are
new to Jean Beauvoir this is a perfect place to start, also
lookout for Rock Masterpieces Vol.2 coming early 2019.
Review by: Dave Brass
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