Super Eurobeat 105
1.The Spiders From Mars - Fly To Me To The Moon & Back
and Dave Rodgers
have combined together to perform under a
new title, that seems promising enough. The vocals are clearly one of the
strongest part of the track, but in addition to that the melody is awesome and
the sounds are above the standard eurobeat song. Excellent c-melody combined
with the chorus form a great highlight for the song, and the upbeat verses fit
the song really well as Karen
does the vocals in her familiar great style.
Rating : 10
2.King & Queen - Night Flight To Venus
One of the biggest titles from A-Beat C is yet again here, this time we're
taking a Night Flight To Venus
. The song is more aggressive than most of
the songs the title has released before which right away makes a huge difference
and also earns high respect for the writers. The verses and the chorus are
slightly lighter than the intro and the c-melody and they create nice contrasts
when they switch from upbeat speedy chorus to the hyper energetic c-melody.
handles the vocals as expected and they finish off the song making it
yet another hit for King & Queen
Rating : 10
3.Silver - One Night
The level of the album just keeps on flying sky high, when even Time presents
really upbeat and catchy eurobeat to us all. Silver
has had a few nice
songs in the past but this song pretty much tops them with the happy mood that
is rather irresistible. The chorus and the c-melody are the clear highlights for
the song and as the verses also work nicely the result can't be bad.
Rating : 9-
4.Lolita - Dreamin' Of You
A-Beat C throws yet another hit at us, and I sure hope that they don't run out
of great materials when they present us with such a strong opening for the album.
, the title nobody in the eurobeat world can avoid as she's got
such a long list of big hits under her belt and it seems to be forever growing.
Dreamin' Of You
is another upbeat song in the good old Lolita
style that we've learned to love, this song was also later covered by a Japanese
artists and released as the opening theme for the anime-series One Piece
Excellent, nothing new, but still works like a charm.
Rating : 9½
5.Sara - If You Stay
For some reason I thought we were dealing with Time here, and I am not sure why
that is as the song isn't like Time and the title should also be easily
connected to Delta. Well this time Delta though presents us with a song that
reminds more of regular pop music than eurobeat, the background beat isn't as
hyper as with most of the eurobeat song and we're also dealing with a rather
calm song, yet I somehow loved the song beyond the telling of it. The first time
I listened to this song I was surprised about how soothing and relaxing the song
was, the vocals sounded brilliant and the chorus in co-operation with the
c-melody sounded simply brilliant. Two thumbs up for Delta for making an U-turn
to something completely different.
Rating : 10
6.Macho Gang - 1 2 3 4 Gimme Some More
After heavy repeating of Lady Marmalade
I start to hear that song nowa
days in my head when I see the title Macho Gang
, the title has done so
many great songs that I was having high expectations for this song as well, and
they were justified. The song is upbeat and features a great soundworld which
offers a lot of hooks here and there, and the song really shows all of its cards
during the chorus and the c-melody that are just irresistible. Great work by
Time yet again.
Rating : 9+
7.Lou Grant - Don't Stop The Rock
The already passed away Lou Grant
did present us with a good amount of
great eurobeat and this song falls definitely into that category. The song is
similar to the male productions on A-Beat C with energetic guitar-based
backgrounds and lots of edge. The song builds up the charisma with basic
elements but when the foundation for the song works as nicely as here it's
sufficient enough. High marks for the great c-melody.
Rating : 9-
8.J. Storm - Music
And another energetic male performance in a row, this time by A-Beat C and by
the new comer J. Storm
who debuted on Super Eurobeat 101. The song is
heavy on the electric guitars and aggressive vocals that make a mixture that
works for some and others couldn't care less for the style. I'm somewhere in
between on this one, the song works really nicely but after listening to the
cd-through multiple times this song slowly got a bit boring and in the end it
wasn't as good as the first impression.
Rating : 8½
9.Norma Sheffield - I Will Remember
We already got a great performance by Delta how slow eurobeat songs can work
nicely, and now it's time for A-Beat C to show what they can do. Norma
is here again with her airy vocals and a song that could be any of
the previous songs she's done as well. The song itself is rather nice in a
way, the c-melody and the melody itself sound good but the problem is that with
the similiar sounds from all of the previous Norma
songs are in control
it's rather impossible to make any kind of difference to the previous songs and
also I still don't really care for her vocals, that just leave me feeling cold.
Rating : 7+
10.Sophie - All My Life
To my surprise we didn't get a really calm song from Sophie
the intro sounded like it. After a dreamy piano-intro the song builds up energy
with an energetic c-melody that right away makes a huge difference to the
previous song for example. The verses and the chorus are rather mid-tempoish and
don't really leave that big of a mark but the upbeat c-melody is clearly what
rises the value of this song and makes it fun to listen to more than once. Not a
bad performance and the song even lasted lots of replaying.
Rating : 8+
11.Vicky Vale - Photograph
A nice intro with typical Delta-elements kicks off nicely and even though the
booklet says differently I keep on hearing Chateau of Love
in the chorus,
and even in it's simplicity the one word of French (imagined or not) sounds nice.
has lost a lot of her edge on this song as it's no where near
the level of let's say the classic song Superdance
. The song is alright
for a while but it just can't stand a lot of repeating, too bad as the song has
nice elements and the melody is alright.
Rating : 8
12.Kevin Johnson - I Love You
The magnificent Kevin Johnson
is back! He made his debut all the way back
on Super Eurobeat 82, and we didn't hear from him for a long time until he
re-appeared on Super Eurobeat 102, it's great to have him back as he offers us
with another strong song that is much more variable and special than the vast
majority of songs. A killer chorus with guitars in the background is the
foundation for this song, and when the c-melody kicks in you'll be swept away,
the little chime-sounds in the background add a nice spice to the song.
Rating : 10-
13.Vanessa - Hai Go!!!
With a song title like this I was ready for speed, why else would they
include three exclamation marks in the end? And that's almost what we got, I
didn't get a hyper song like I was expecting to, but still the song is faster
than most of Vanessa
's songs which is a great feature as the song also
works much better than many of the other tracks. The song sounds like something
you might expect from Cherry
and it's quite well from Time, as I at least
enjoyed this song trumendously. Great vocals, great chorus and a great c-melody
= good grade.
Rating : 9
14.Mega NRG Man - I Can Be Your Dee Jay
After the rather energetic performance by Vanessa
we get our good old
ie presenting us with the manly energy that became the embodiment of
Initial D at some point. This song is also rather perfect for any of the Initial
D-soundtracks as this song has the basic elements suitable for drifting (I guess,
as I haven't ever done it myself). A good song on your basic Mega NRG Man
standards, but don't expect something new.
Rating : 9-
15.Denise - Telephone! Telephone!
Delta gives a go on a rather variable song that starts with a heavy guitar-y
intro that could be from a Mega NRG Man
song, but after that the song
turns into a calmer, lighter kind that we've learned to hear from Time. The
c-melody sounds very 80's and brings a nostalgy-tear in my eye, and in the end
this song is a good mixture of different eurobeat-trends. The best part with the
song though is the great vocals by Clara Moroni
, her voice sounds really
excellent especially during the chorus with the simple repeating of the word
Rating : 9-
16.Robert Patton - Millennium
Time throws their 2nd big male name at us as Robert Patton
song for us that is way above the masses. The intro already kicks the song off
with excellent sounds and lots of variety, but once the song starts the song
really starts to work nicely. The verses are energetic and build up more energy
for the chorus that sums up the best elemements from Time: energy, variety,
catchiness and most of all a track that is distinctive. The song sounds great
for a while but it also has the problem that it isn't one of those songs you
could loop for hours and still enjoy it.
Rating : 9
17.Dr. Love Feat. D.Essex - Max Power
An interesting duet between two big men on Delta, and what do we get? Quite
shockingly a song where they sound more like girls... The vocals are really high
and at points the men really sound as if they turned into girls and it's kind of
an annoyance. The song itself is marvellous and the typical D.Essex
synthesizer backgrounds work really well and add a great tone to the song. The
chorus isn't exactly as catchy as I would've expected it to be, but the c-melody
and the verses work nicely leaving me rather satisfied.
Rating : 8+
18.Nanase Aikawa - Break Out! (Eurobeat Mix)
And to finish off the album we get the mandatory J-Euro dose, this
time by Nanase Aikawa
, who has done a few great J-Pop songs, Break
included. The song is really energetic and speedy, just like we want
our eurobeat to be. Her vocals sound great and even though I don't understand
Japanese a lot myself I did enjoy the vocals and the chorus is great to sing
along to as she doesn't use any other words than Break Out!
. A nice song
for the end, though she would've had better ones as well.
Rating : 8½
Final Words :
This time we get an album with an awesome beginning and an awesome ending.
The beginning of the album is really explosive as it offers many really
incredibly catchy and good eurobeat songs, and even though the level of the
album does down for a while after the beginning it still gets up in the end.
That concludes on a great album with lots of variety and many hit songs. The
three songs that got the perfect grade work really perfectly and will surely
appear on latter compilations. Hopefully we'll get more compilations that are as
high quality as this one as this'll be one of my favorites for sure.
Final Score : 9
Reviewed by Bore