Recent Reviews

24.07.2016

17.07.2016

10.07.2016

03.07.2016

26.06.2016

[ More Music Reviews ]


Harnell, Tony & The Mercury Train: Round Trip
Tony Harnell & The Mercury Train Round Trip new music review

Harnell, Tony & The Mercury Train:
Round Trip

Melodic Rock
4.75/5.0

Tony Harnell (TNT, Westworld, Starbreaker), one the best and most versatile rock vocalists of this generation, is turning some of his best songs on their heads. Tony Harnell & The Mercury Train re-imagine and reinvent some of his favorite songs from his lengthy car. Started in 2008 with some low-key gigs in New York City with musicians outside of the hard rock field, Harnell offered these songs to the musicians and give them carte blanche to rework them.

Round Trip is more than a simple acoustic rendition and better than the notorious albums of the 'unplugged' variety. Key changes, chords, and sometimes even arrangements were changed. The result is quite entertaining. Familiar songs like Lonely Nights and Satellite remain familiar, but have a refreshing unexpected presence. The song 10K Lovers has a breezy feel echoing equally jazz, blues, and pop elements. When I'm Away sounds like 60's southern California with a bit of country style. Anywhere But Here is given a near Beatle-esque treatment. The breadth and depth of creativity for these reinventions is most excellent. Throughout Harnell remains in his element, and sounds better than ever. He moves between each song with effortless zeal proving, once more, he is a great rock vocalist.

Round Trip finds Tony Harnell and his friends The Mercury Train doing a retrospective reinventions of some of his best songs. The songs are breathtaking reimaginations, and Mr. Harnell has never sounded better. Strongly recommended!




CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

In Short

Round Trip finds Tony Harnell and his friends The Mercury Train doing a retrospective reinventions of some of his best songs. The songs are breathtaking reimaginations, and Mr. Harnell has never sounded better.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Loading
Album of the Week
Click to read the Fury - Lost In Space CD album review

One thing you can count on with purveyors of "true" heavy metal, they love themes of sci-fi, fantasy, mythology, and sword and sorcery. England's Fury is one of those bands taking the same things to exponential levels on their second long player, Lost In Space ... [ Read More ]