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Mere Mortals - 1987 Immortalized

ARTIST: Mere Mortals
ALBUM: Immortalized
LABEL: Ice Productions
YEAR: 1987


LINEUP: David Paul Slife - lead vocals * Bob Francis Acquaviva - lead guitars, backing vocals * Vinny Cavo - keyboards, guitars, backing vocals * Billy Carmen - bass, backing vocals * Tony (Bartolotti) Stone - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Can't Stop * 02 Forever In Her Heart * 03 Morning Light * 04 Breaken Up * 05 Don't Hold Back * 06 Liar * 07 Fade To Stare * 08 Seems So Foolish * 09 Where Did Our Love Go

Mere Mortals were an upstate New York outfit which had connections to other bands mentioned here at GDM. That was through lead guitarist and producer Bob Acquaviva, who has also played with Touris and Big Krush. Both slightly different in style however. Mere Mortals go back to the mid 80's, and released two albums for Ice Productions. Their debut came out in 1986, with a long-winded Latin title called 'Omnia In Numeris Sita Sunt', which literally means 'everything lies veiled in numbers'. Great if you are a Mathematics or Statistics whiz, bad luck for everyone else! To be honest, I haven't given that album a proper listen, but I did give this second LP 'Immortalized' more time on the Deth-Deck just recently.

The Songs
A few of these songs have been converted into static video clips on YouTube. I did manage to find a complete set on a European streaming site which has in high quality, believe it or not. So I have them stored away as WAV files. A decent sounding album with a couple of highlights. The ballad 'Forever In Her Heart' is very good, so too the the power rock of 'Morning Light', while AORsters will get their hands dirty with the genre-approaved 'Breaken Up' (yes, the song-title is correct, maybe its Latin?). 'Don't Hold Back' is also heartily approved, some good moments, so too 'Liar' with some brash keyboard parts. I didn't quite get into the opener 'Can't Stop', nor the closer 'Where Did Our Love Go'. I felt the band went off course with those two songs in particular, sounding unlike a hard rock band.

In Summary
Some good moments, not entirely consistent, but for melodic rockers and AOR fans, this is certainly worth checking. The download for this is in GDM Download Links (2) @ 320 kbps - for members only.

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#1 | melodiapositiva on March 13 2018 17:16:31
I like it,Not a masterpiece but it has good songs .Thanks George.

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