Label: Chrysalis - CHR 1221 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock •
He had gotten his professional start in the South African band Rabbit and Face to Face was his second solo release after that band. The album, released inis very nearly a true solo release, with Rabin only joined by drummers and a backing vocalist. The music presented here shows an artist who has not yet reached his maturity in terms of songwriting. That said, there are some inspired moments that show flashes of what was to be.
Other points of interest include "You," a somewhat Beatles-influenced ballad. The Wanderer - Trevor Rabin - Face To Face , while that cut presents a different sound than the bulk of the album, it is rather generic and a bit heavy-handed at times.
The track that follows it, though, is a true standout. This song, entitled, "Now," has an outstanding vocal arrangement and strong dramatic texture that really sets it apart. By the last Julien Clerc - Une Vie De Rien tracks on the disc, Rabin seems to have hit his stride.
The first of those is "Candy's Bar," a Head East-oriented tune that has an exceptional arrangement. The album closer is "Always the Last One. Even those tracks cannot really save the disc from mediocrity, though.
It is a CD that will really be of interest only to the hardcore fans of Rabin and Yes completists. The rest of the public will find that the album, while showing some signs of what was to come, really falls short in originality and creativity.
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