If Only - 2011 - No Bed Of Roses
1. Loaded Gun
2. Tumblin' Dice
3. If Love Could Last Forever
4. I'm No Angel
5. No Bed Of Roses
6. Easy Lay
7. Rock And A Hard Place
8. Red Hot Heaven
9. Ghost of You
10. Forever My Love
11. Long Way From Home
12. Man Against The World
13. All Over
14. Stand Like A Stone
15. Don't Let Go
17. Tight Jeans (live)
2011, Sounding like a cross between Doro Pesch and Cassandra from the film Wayne's World, UK vocalist Tina Egan gives If Only a powerful edge.
Her voice is utterly characterful and suits this thumping hard rock perfectly.
"Loaded Gun", "Tumblin' Dice", "If Love Could Last Forever" and the title track are the standout moments, but the remainder of the album shouldn't be underestimated.
This is one of the finest female fronted albums!
The quality is there from start to finish and the whole thing is a riot.
It's a shame If Only didn't produce anything else, but in 1992 the music world was changing and many great acts got swallowed up and spat out by record companies chasing a quick buck with grunge.
Tina Egan: Lead vocals (tracks 1 – 12, 17)
Ian Edwards: Bass, keyboards
Greg Hart: Guitars, acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, mandolin, keyboards
Nobby Styles: Guitars
Judit Armstrong: Keyboards
Andy Elphick: Drums, percussion
Jackie Bodimead: Lead vocals (tracks 13 – 16)
Geoff Downes: Piano, Hammond, keyboards
Mike Moran: all keyboards & string arrangements on “Man Against The World”
Last Updated (Sunday, 26 June 2011 16:01)