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Cherry Pop

Title - 'One'
Artist - Colin Carter

For those not in the know, Colin Carter - best known as the lead vocalist for Prog icons Flash, featuring guitar legend Peter Banks - is now releasing his debut solo album, appropriately entitled One.

A diverse collection of light and dark electric rock, with a little funk, some nightclub swing, an angular Dylanesque shuffle, a 30's Berlin cabaret song, a grand dramatic rock ballad, a Lennon-like lullaby and some flat out driving rock and more, One is as good as it gets within this genre that Carter has embedded himself, trust me.

1. 'Wings'
2. 'Reachin' Out'
3. 'Highway To Oblivion'
4. 'Star Crossed'
5. 'Cafe Elektric'
6. 'Underground'
7. 'Munich Song'
8. 'Obsession'
9. 'Tortuga Tonight'
10. 'Sleeping With You'

Opener 'Wings' is a fluent old 1970's soft rocker if ever there was, and that's backed by both a Pink Pantheresque smooth groove in the form of 'Reachin' Out' and then the first prog rock outing, 'Highway To Oblivion.'

The upbeat ballad 'Star Crossed' is next and that's backed by the aforementioned 1930's Berlin cabaret song, 'Cafe Elektric.' The jangly guitars of 'Underground' make this one of my own personal favorites and that's backed seamlessly by the prog darkness of 'Munich Song.'

The mid-tempo psych trip of 'Obsession' is then backed by the Renaissance-flavored 'Tortuga Tonight,' with the album coming to a close with the sweet guitar work of 'Sleeping With You.'

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