Bonfire - Fireworks Still Alive
- Ready 4 Reaction
- Never Mind
- Sleeping All Alone
- Don´t Get Me Wrong
- Give It A Try
- American Nights
- Obsessive Intro
- Sweet Obsession
- Rock Me Now
- You Make Me Feel
- Sword And Stone
- Just Follow The Rainbow
- I´m On My Way
- Let IT Grow
Released in 1987, the studio album “Fireworks” in Germany so far has sold more than 250.000 copies and was rewarded with a Golden Record. The band with the permanent line-up consisting of Claus Lessmann (Vocals, Guitar), Hans Ziller (Guitar), Chris „Yps“ Limburg (Guitar), Uwe Köhler (Bass) and Dominik Hülshorst (Drums) has performed all tracks from the „Fireworks“ album with an up-to-date sound.
This new CD offers a couple of bonus tracks including the song “I’m On My Way” – a touching tribute on the late Steve Lee, singer of GOTTHARD, and live recordings of the hits „You Make Me Feel“, „Sword And Stone“, „Just Follow The Rainbow“ plus the previously only as digital single released edited version of “Let It Grow” from their current CD “Branded”.
When I saw this album my first thought was. “ This must be an album for fans only”. Even though I simply loved “ Fireworks “ when It came out, I wasn´t sure it would hold to be played in concert from start to finish. I really don´t know If it was played that way or if it´s been recorded separately and then put together in the albums track order. But it makes no difference because it works ! It just shows how easy you can forget. I remember songs like “ Ready 4 Reaction “, “ Sleeping All Alone “ and “ American Nights “. And Just forgot songs like “ Champion “, “ Sweet Obsession “, “ Give It A Try “ and “ Never Mind “ and so on. It holds to be played from start to finish as an album.
My guess is “ Fireworks “ reflects the sound of Bonfire in general, and it shows in the songs in the end comming from another albums. These songs sounds just like the others and don´t stand out in any way. This just shows what a masterpiece “ Fireworks “ was and is. And the last live track on the album, the tribute to Gotthards Steve Lee just sends shivers down the spine. An amazing cover and tribute!
As I listen to it I just got more and more keen on seeing Bonfire live. I was really surprised over this as I´m not a fan of live albums.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 January 2013 18:45)