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DON FELDER – Road To Forever

| 7 November 2012 | Reply

Label: Rocket Science Ventures

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Rating: 8/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

You never know what you are going to get when you review a disc from a former member of the Eagles.  I have always liked Don Henley and Timothy B Schmidt, but Glen Frey never struck a chord with me.  Now along comes Don Felder, who wrote arguable the most famous of all Eagles hits, “Hotel California,” with a solo effort, his first in 29 years.

The tracks here are what you would expect, without all the harmonies.  The songs don’t rock too hard and they don’t put you to sleep.  They are all either ballads or rockers with a moderate tempo.  Opener “Fall From Grace” is a cool country-rock tinged song that echos of Eagles from start to finish.  This is a track that demonstrates what an influence Don had on the Eagles music and vice versa.  “Girls In Black” keeps the pace moving quite well.  The tracks all seem to keep the vibe positive and flowing until you hit “I Believe In You.”  This track features mild slide guitar, which adds to it.  Don’s use of slide on the disc really shows off his ability on that particular instrument.

One of my favorites, “Money” kicks the energy back up.  This has the makings of a great arena track.  Another rocker that peaks my interest is “You Don’t Have Me.”  The darker track adds a facet to the disc that was missing so far.  In the middle there seems to be a lull with a couple slower tracks that lean a little too much on slide and country feel.  The disc also ends with slower tracks that don’t seem to fit the rest of the disc.  If you want some good mid-tempo rockers with a bit of a flash back, this is the disc for you.

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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