Thursday, September 25, 2014

Goodies from GFreedom's Music Collection # 15

                            UFO: Lights Out (1977)
 UFO are one of the pioneers in the English Hard Rock scene of the '70's. They were formed in 1969 by the singer Phil Mogg, the guitarist Mike Bolton, the bass player Pete Way and the drummer Andy Parker.
They took their name from the famous UFO club in London where they were spotted by the agent Noel Moore, who brought them to the 'Beacon Records' label on which they signed their first contract. They were lucky enough to recruit the guitarist Michael Schenker from Scorpions in 1973, who at the time was only 18 years old. Together they recorded some of the band's most wonderful and successful albums such as: 'Phenomenon', 'No Heavy Petting' and 'Lights Out'.
 'Lights Out' was released in 1977, and it was the band's 6th studio album. It includes a cover version of Love's famous song 'Alone Again or', which is a very good one! Further than that, all the other songs are original compositions. 'Lights Out' is the band's first album to feature some extra string arrangements, alongside with more complex songs than their previous albums. Their producer at the time Ron Nevison brought in Alan Mc Millan to handle the string and horn arrangements.The most notable song to feature the orchestal coloring was 'Love to Love', which became one of the band's most successful hits.
  The album contains 8 songs and has a total running time of 37.00 minutes. All 8 songs are very good compositions, and it's an album which the listener can enjoy from the first till the last song without becoming boring at any point.
 For all of you who are fans of the classic Hard Rock sound, beautiful guitar riffs and solo's, combined with beautiful and "catchy" melodies, then this album is for you!
Here you can see the tracklist of the album:
1. Too hot to Handle / 2. Just Another Suicide / 3. Try Me / 4. Lights Out / 5. Gettin' Ready / 6. Alone Again or / 7. Electric Phase  / 8. Love to Love.
In the following videos you can listen two songs from the album and have an idea...