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14-12-2017 13:25
The Vatican appears rocked alongside scandal and resignations fair as church leaders necessity trappings up to make good on frail Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican today appears rocked close to licenti

14-12-2017 13:11
The album is called Wake Up! It does include some light prog rock along with speeches' excerpts.

14-12-2017 13:02
Terry constancei know that is probably said often.. however reading this actually made me understand how much time i've wasted, worrying about things that had been so pointless. have a look [url=

14-12-2017 01:20
Chris, is there such an album? Maybe we should get Alun onto the case. He loves those oddball albums.

13-12-2017 23:49
Performance enhancing aspect....never did much for me.

13-12-2017 23:49
Like Froome, my 5k and 10k times are now in doubt, as it seems I took too many puffs of my inhaler before the races.In all seriousness it sounds pretty odd that an inhaler used by millions has such an

13-12-2017 23:43
Canít believe Pope Francis 2015 release, Wake Up, has not been reviewed yet here at GDM?

13-12-2017 17:40
Man, I really thought Froome was above any doubt, but this will always hang like a shadow now. Damn! Unlikely to win Sports Personality of the Year on the Beeb now too.

13-12-2017 17:38
Look what happened when the Pope signed to Infinity? Brought the company down and certainly ruined TKO's career. Brad Sinsel probably not a fan.

13-12-2017 11:37
Oh dear, Chris Froome in a doping scandal. This looks bad.

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Java - 2017 Change Of Heart

ALBUM: Change Of Heart
LABEL: Escape Music
YEAR: 2017


LINEUP: Rosella Santoro - lead vocals, keyboards * Martin Latham - guitar * Rob Deegan - bass * Darran Bridge - drums

TRACK LISTING:? 01 Forever And Ever * 02 Change Of Heart * 03 Helpless * 04 For Those Who Love You Still * 05 Hellraiser * 06 Can You Get Enough * 07 You And I * 08 You Really Do Know * 09 This Is The Time * 10 Mama's Boy


Escape Music have seen fit to release an album of material from a London based band who operated in the 80's. They were called Java, long before coffee beans and computer code became famous, but probably not as famous as the Indonesian island. During their run, they were mostly a four-piece female fronted melodic rock band, but they never landed the big record deal they were hoping for. In hindsight, I always wonder why record labels never signed some bands, who then broke up after all their hard work which amounted to nothing. Java were one of many bands to come away empty handed, despite the promise and the talent.

The Songs
Java recorded much of this material during 1987, and we are now hearing these songs thirty years later. The obvious comparisons are bands/artists like Romeo's Daughter, If Only and Lee Aaron. The musical elements are top notch, including lush keyboard parts and some stunning guitar work from Martin Latham. There are ten choice cuts here, and I enjoyed most of them, as there was a lot of variety and solid arrangements. From the rollickimg opener 'Forever And Ever' to the stirring closer 'Mama's Boy', there is much to investigate and enjoy. Highlights for me appear in the middle, with a rousing cover of The Sweet's 'Hellraiser' and the immense 'Can You Get Enough' being the picks of the bunch. Rosella Santoro has a vocal similar to Swedish goddess Tone Norum, while Latham's guitar work is top notch.

In Summary
With Java getting so close to that elusive deal, the band's downfall was bought about by the departure of Martin Latham, who was an integral part of the Java sound. Listening to this album all these years later it's plain to see there was some definite talent here. In a live context Java were pretty decent too. A great shame for its time that Java didn't get over the line, but kudos to Escape Music for getting behind this album release, after being locked away in a closet for thirty years.

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