Gone is Mr. Schenker and in steps Vinnie Moore and with it out goes the
chains that seem to have holding down UFO since the superb album ‘Walk On
Water’. Also joining Mogg and Way, the return of Paul Raymond and the much
under rated Jason Bonham on drums.
‘You Are Here’ is a much return to form for the band whose last two albums
‘The Covenant’ and ‘Sharks’ were definitely not their best works. Let’s
hope that the introduction of new blood into the band brings great things
to the band. The open track ‘When Daylight Goes To Town’ is Phil Mogg at
his best and with the heavy drums of Bonham this is an excellent opener.
‘Black cold Coffee’ has a very bluesy guitar feel, while ‘The Wild One’ is
for the hard core UFO fans a kick back to the good old days again. The
guitar and drum work on this particular track are nothing less than
‘Give it Up’ is another great track. ‘Slipping Away’ and ‘The spark that
is Us’ slow things down a bit but these give way to one of the best tracks
on the album ‘Sympathy’. With some excellent riffs from Vinnie Moore the
next track ‘Mr. Freeze’ is the strongest track on the album and is kept
afloat by some great drums and guitars.
‘Jello Man’ seems out of place on this album on first listen, but soon
grows on you after playing it a couple of times. Thankfully that can’t be
said of ‘Baby Blue’. A very listenable track that will have you thinking
of someone dear to you after the first chorus.
The final track ‘Swallow’ gives Vinnie Moore a platform to show what he
does best and that is to be almost one with his guitar. ‘You Are Here’
gets a definite thumbs up and is a great improvement over the bands last
two albums. Let’s hope that this incarnation of the band stays together on
the next album as that would be one to really look out for.