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Dante Fox: Six String Revolver
Dante Fox Six String Revolver CD Album Review

Dante Fox: Six String Revolver

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

Dante Fox has been a staple of the UK music scene since its formation by vocalist Sue Willets in 1989 and has been recording, though sporadically, since 1996's Under Suspicion. Dante Fox return with their sixth studio album, Six String Revolver but it's not what you think it is.

Dante Fox Band Photo

Dante Fox

Six String Revolver is not a new album of new material. Rather it's a re-recording of selected songs from their first two albums, the aforementioned Under Suspicion and 1999's The Fire Within, songs that put them on the British melodic rock map. Now before you punters get your britches in a tuft, feeling that you're getting ripped off, according to the band, these songs "have been re-recorded from the ground up with love, respect, precision and an excellent state of the art modern production." Essentially, Dante Fox has taken the spirit of their past accomplishments and simply freshened them up for their third decade.

Now, I've never heard the first two albums, and perhaps they're not even in circulation anymore. Basically, I can't make any reasonable comparison between past and present, and therefore, shouldn't try. Nevertheless, all the songs sound terrific. Of course, besides simply writing solid and catchy AOR melodic (hard) rock, the Dante Fox signatures are Willets' powerful voice and husband Tim Manford's vibrant guitar work. Sounding like Ann Wilson twisted with Robin Beck, Willets sings with strength and passion; he simply tears up the fret board with classic hard rock solos. Perhaps the best way to hear Six String Revolver is, for fans, a reaffirming re-introduction to the band's early work and, for the newbies, a tasty introduction to a steady English AOR rock band. Either way, you win. Recommended. Favorite tracks: Under The City Lights, A Matter Of Time, Still Remember Love, Lost And Lonely Heart, and How Do We Learn About Love.



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The Bottom Line

Perhaps the best way to hear Six String Revolver is, for fans, a reaffirming re-introduction to the band's early work and, for the newbies, a tasty introduction to a steady English AOR rock band. Either way, you win. Recommended.

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