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The Final Countdown REISSUE

THE METAL MASTERS SERIES
Another casualty to my aversion to keyboards, this band was a disappointment to me. They had a good singer and a great guitarist and in songs like Carrie or obviously the Final Countdown, the keyboards work, but in songs like Rock the Night, Cherokee or Heart of Stone, I couldn't help but feel that the keyboards were just in the way. Selling over six and a half million copies though, you simply can't ignore the effects that this sort of success has on the genre. Like others in this series, the three live tracks add little to the value of the album, but the digital remastering makes this the version to pick up if you didn't already own a copy. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. The Final Countdown
  2. Rock the Night
  3. Carrie
  4. Danger on the Track
  5. Ninja
  6. Cherokee
  7. Time Has Come
  8. Heart of Stone
  9. On the Loose
  10. Love Chaser
  11. * The Final Countdown (Live)
  12. * Danger on the Track (Live)
  13. * Carrie (Live)

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Joey Tempest
GUITAR: John Norum
BASS: John Leven
DRUMS: Ian Haugland
KEYBOARDS: Mic Michaeli

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Portrait - Epic - Legacy
PRODUCED BY: Jeff Magid
RELEASE YEAR: 2001
“Drinkin' my way from place to place, getting in everybody's face, havin' a coke without the smiles, counting the broken up floor tiles...”