SHERIFF Sheriff - 2012 UK import remaster CD, classic 1982 debut AOR album
Format: CD Condition: New Year of Release: 2012 Cat. No.: CANDY122 Label: Rock Candy
Initially issued in 1982, Sheriffs debut album failed to ignite the publics consciousness. Sure, it was a fine record with all the accoutrements expected of such work but the bands appeal was severely dented by inadequate promotion and a crowded market place. Amazingly, in 1989 a DJ started spinning the power Ballad When Im With You, a song that quickly gained traction at virtually every radio station resulting in a US #1 hit single. This was a unique and totally overwhelming event and one that made everyone reassess the Sheriff album in an entirely new light.
Pompous and grandiose, Sheriffs style is perfectly in alignment with all the great AOR bands of the early 80s, offering up huge hooks, ripping guitar work and killer keyboard arrangements. The icing on the cake, however, is Freddy Curcis amazing vocals, a man blessed with a range that evokes the greatest work of Freddy Mercury and Steve Perry. Hear it all costs.
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, seven bonus tracks, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, band involvement and additional photos spread out over a 16 page full colour booklet.
1. YOU REMIND ME 2. CALIFORNIA 3. MAKIN MY WAY 4. WHEN IM WITH YOU 5. KEPT ME COMING 6. MAMAS BABY 7. CRAZY WITHOUT YOU 8. ELISA 9. LIVING FOR A DREAM 10. GIVE ME ROCK N ROLL
11. MAMAS BABY 12. KEPT ME COMING 13. LIVING FOR A DREAM 14. CALIFORNIA 15. YOU REMIND ME 16. WHEN IM WITH YOU 17. GIVE ME ROCK N ROLL