The music has stood the test of time and in ‘Heartline’ you have a true rock anthem that should be gracing any rock compilation worth its salt. The crashing guitar riff, harmony vocals and keys make for a song you can listen to again and again. But there are plenty of other delights including ‘Spy’, which has a slight T Rex feel mainly in the vocals. The catchy ‘No News Is Good News’ would I am sure have proved a worthy single if given the chance as would ‘Showdown’ which featured Phil Lynott on bass.
Of the five bonus songs three are from the ‘Tommy Vance’ show with ‘Spy’ dropping the acoustic sound of the album version for a more keyboard led approach. It actually sounds better than the album version! There is also a heavy remix of ‘Heartline’, which again is worthy having if you’re a fan.
One of the great 80′s melodic rock albums from a UK artist who could more than hold his own against the deluge of US melodic hard rock bands around at the same time. An essential album to have in your collection. ****1/2
Jason Ritchie, www.getreadytorock.com (September 2010)
…an excellent 80′s radio Rock album…If you’re into slick FM rock, AOR and Melodic Hard Rock then ‘Dangerous Music’ could be a hidden gem…
www.foob.be (September 2010)
Most numbers are a mix of solid rock, ’80s melodious pop rock…it sounds real great, too.
www.music-news.com (October 2010)
Dangerous Music was the launching pad for what was to come…
www.seaoftranquility.org (October 2010)
…a very slick commercial album…plenty of Robin’s tasty guitar work…but it also presents many songs that, in a perfect world, would have been major hits…This reissue will hopefully make more people aware of this talented fellow’s early recorded work. Top pick.
www.babysue.com (November 2010)
…this might well introduce some newcomers to Robin George’s oeuvre…Dangerous Music showcases Robin’s versatile guitar and songwriting skills and makes a refreshing change from the well trodden cliches of 80′s rock standards.
www.tnt-audio.com (November 2010)
Angel Air are best known for their impressive reissue catalog and high on the list of 2010 reissues is Dangerous Music…
www.mwe3.com (November 2010)
Although the album is very much a product of its time, the standard of song writing and musicianship means that George’s smart guitar work and the wonderful keyboard interplay elevates the eighties vibe of the songs into something that still sounds fresh and relevant today
Fireworks (December 2010)
This sought after 1985 album by Robin George finally gets a reissue … It’s very 80′s squeaky clean pop-rock…
Classic Rock Society (December 2010)
The fact that over the course of his career Robin has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, like Robert Plant, Phil Lynott, Glenn Hughes and Carl Palmer, to name just a few, I think speaks for itself as to amount of talent this guy possesses as a musician.
www.seaoftranquility.org (January 2011)
The production has typical ’80s drum bangs and stylish keyboards, and George more than hints towards being radio-friendly – in fact, he does everything that can be expected to appeal to the masses by offering catchy songs over which he drools with his falsetto. In addition, the songs are colored with a slightly oriental touch for the sake of being exotic.
The result is a bit dated and forced, and yet it features some wonderful lead guitar playing and the musicianship is quite good.