domingo, 2 de octubre de 2011

Paragon - Demos 80's (Melodic Rock/AOR) USA,160@

PARAGON was a Southern California-based band that recorded and performed for many years throughout the 80's and early 90's including playing many of the prestigious clubs on the sunset strip and built a significant fan base. Originally a four piece with keyboardist Ric Hancock taking the lead vocal duties , they added a Journey-esque frontman / vocalist and became a five-piece later on. There are only 4 songs here that were released on vinyl (that self titled EP from 1985 has been a collectors item for many years now). Everything else is previously unreleased in any format and is basically an anthology of everything Paragon ever recorded! The early material is killer progressive pomp rock / AOR with tons of great keyboard / guitar interplay and the later material is more straight ahead awesome melodic rock / AOR which still employs their signature guitar / keys sound, the anthemic hooks and big vocal harmonies. The incredible song "Danger Calls" is worth the price of admission alone!! Paragon rocks!! (Retro)

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