Dan Reed Network: Fight Another Day

Posted on 6 May 2016
By Chris High
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Twenty five years is a long time between albums. Since 1991 when Dan Reed Network released their third and until now most recent album, The Heat – from which came the hit single Lover – the clamour for new material from the band has been loud and long. So, with the release of Fight Another Day, has the expectation – and the wait – been worthwhile? The answer is an overall “Yes”, though with one or two reservations.

There is absolutely no doubting the quality of the musicianship, with Brion James’ cool guitar playing and synth arrangements providing a deliciously profound platform to Dan Pred and Melvin Brannon’s sumptuous rhythms. Rob Daiker’s keyboard skills are amongst the best around and on Ignition truly light up what is one of the strongest tracks on the album.

And then there are Dan Reed’s silky smooth vocals, which simply ooze contentment with that which he is producing. Eye of the Storm ripples with everything Reed has encountered on his intervening Network years – including a residency at a Tibetan Monastery and 4 years in Northern India – and the whole album’s subtle encapsulation of mysticism really comes to the fore here.

Yes there are one or two more than slightly schmaltzy moments. Save the World has nice sentiments, but comes over as being a little too twee and Champion is a song that could fit nicely on just about any pop album, anywhere. This said though, these grumbles are minor ones and overall Fight Another Day hails a more than welcome return for Dan Reed Network and the host of dates that are set to roll along soon.

Dan Reed Network
Fight Another Day
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Frontiers Records
ASIN: B01DV8DEBY
Released: 3 Jun, 2016
PR Rating: **** Many Happy Returns

DAN REED NETWORK – 2016 EUROPEAN CD RELEASE TOUR

HARD ROCK CAFE – OSLO, NORWAY
SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2016
DAN REED NETWORK CD Release Show
Tel: +47 40 00 62 60
Address: Karl Johansgate 45, 0162 Oslo
www.hardrockcafe.no

GRONALUND – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
MONDAY JUNE 6, 2016
Tel: 010-708 91 00
Email: mail@gronalund.com
Facebook: facebook.com/gronalund
Address: Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, 115 21 Stockholm
gronalund.com

LISEBERG – GOTEBORG, SWEDEN
TUESDAY JUNE 7, 2016
Tel: +46 31 40 01 00
Address: Address: Örgrytevägen 5, 402 22 Göteborg, Sweden
Liseberg.com

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
FRIDAY JUNE 10, 2016
MAIN STAGE
Tel: 0456-317 95
Email: info@swedenrock.com
Address: Nygatan 27, 294 34 Sölvesborg
Swedenrock.com

ROCK CAFE – ST. PAULI – HAMBURG, GERMANY
MONDAY JUNE 13, 2016
Tel: +49 179 1349633
Address: Silbersackstraße 27, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
www.rock-cafe-hamburg.de

100 CLUB – LONDON, ENGLAND
WEDNESDAY JUNE 15, 2016
UK CD RELEASE SHOW
Tel: +44 207 636 0933
Facebook: www.facebook.com/the100club
Address: 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL
www.the100club.co.uk


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