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This one is a real treat.
"Long Overdue", the first recording by American multi-instrumentalist MICK POWELL was released privately in 1993, in extremely limited copies.
Much sought after by AOR / Melodic Rock rabid collectors, "Long Overdue" contains 12 tracks in the pure '80s style of the genre.
Although the 'cult status' of this kind of rarities not always go by hand with quality, Powell managed to craft a really good bunch of tunes here, well performed, arranged and produced for an indie.
Songs like the hooky opener "Save This Love" or the gloriously melodic "Fade Away" are strong AORsters in the Stan Meissner vein, then the catchy hookline of "Overnight Success" recalls the first Brett Walker.
The keyboard driven "Masquerade" seems extracted from any eighties Stan Bush disc, "Everything She Wants" has a typical Loverboy Canadian AOR imprint all over, while the dreamy "Someday I'll Be Over You" is adorned with nice orchestrated synths.
There's a couple of flaws in the weak ballad "Hourglass", but we have another two solid compositions on the catchy uptempo "I Can't Keep Holding On To Love" with all that '80s magic, same with the radio-friendly "Let The Light Shine Down No Me" (it is correct, no typo here).
"Long Overdue" is an obscure, unknown yet good indie US Melodic Rock / AOR private recording packed with lovable '80s styled melodic songs.
01 - Save This Love
02 - Overnight Success
03 - Let The Light Shine Down No Me
04 - Hourglass
05 - Masquerade
06 - Can't Change That
07 - Fade Away
08 - Everything She Wants
09 - Someday I'll Be Over You
10 - I Will Always Be There For You
11 - I Can't Keep Holding On To Love
12 - Long Overdue
Ken Sutherland: Lead & Backing Vocals
Bob Catalano: Bass
Mick Powell: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums
MICK POWELL Long Overdue