Midnight Blue - 2012 Re-Release - Take the Money And Run
2. Makin' Love
4. Call Me
5. Till the Morning
6. Little Heartbreaker
7. Hold On Till the Heartbreak's Over
8. Until Tomorrow
9. Hands of a Lover
10. One Way to Heaven
11. Take the Money and Run
12. After Midnight
14. Hurts When We Do it
15. Only Girl
Midnight Blue were a British Melodic Rock Band of the late 80’s and early 90’s, fronted by former Rainbow singer Doogie White and Heavy Pettin guitarist Alex Dickson. The band at the time was completed by keyboard player Jem Davis, ex Blackwych bass player Niall Canning and ex Tobruk drummer Eddie Fincher.
Their one and only album ‘Take The Money And Run’ saw a Japanese release in 1994 on Zero Records.
This stellar Melodic Rock record is regarded as one of the finest releases of this genre by an UK artist from the 90’s and will please every fan of bands such as FM, Heartland or Tobruk.
Highlights on ‘Take The Money And Run’ include the opener ‘I Surrender’, a fast Rock tune with a catchy chorus, the keyboard driven songs ‘Call Me’ and ‘Hands Of A Lover’, the funky, groovy title track and the ballads ‘Remember’ and ‘One Way To Heaven’.
Yesterrock now re-release this gem with a new cover artwork, a remastered sound and two previously unreleased bonus tracks called ‘Hurts When We Do It’ and ‘Only Girl’.
"Take the Money And Run" is melodic rock at it's best full of great guitar hooks, flashy keyboard driven numbers and wonderful sing-a-long chorus moments.
Doogie White may still sound great to these ears now in 2012 but with Midnight Blue he was at the top of his game.
He offers a commanding presence on numbers like the rocking opener "I Surrender" and the excellent "Till The Morning".
The backing band gels together so well through cuts like "Call Me" "Little Heartbreak" and "Hands Of A Lover".
Even the ballads "Remember" and "One Way To Heaven" sound great and offer moments of melodic rock bliss.
While the original 13 track album was great with the re-release Yesterrock has tacked on two unreleased bonus tracks called "Hurts When We Do It" and "Only Girl'.
Both tracks are easy on the ears making this re-release a must-own for melodic rock fans.
With it's new cover artwork and improved sound this is really one to have for all fans of the genre !!
Doogie White : vocals
Alex Dickson : guitar, vocals
Jem Davis : keyboards
Eddie Fincher : drums
Niall Canning : bass, vocals