Fair Warning (2) ‎– Fair Warning

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Longing For Love 3:49
When Love Fails 3:41
The Call Of The Heart 4:13
Hang On 4:03
Take A Look At The Future 3:55
Out On The Run 3:53
Crazy 3:50
Long Gone 4:39
One Step Closer 3:59
The Eyes Of Rock 3:47
Take Me Up 4:25

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9031-77042-1 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(LP, Album) WEA 9031-77042-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
WMC5-518 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(CD, Album) WEA WMC5-518 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
9031-77043-2 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(CD, Album) WEA 9031-77043-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9031-77042-4 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(Cass, Album) WEA 9031-77042-4 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
9031-77043-4 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(Cass, Album) WEA 9031-77043-4 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
WPCR-12487 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning (CD, Album, RE, RM) WEA WPCR-12487 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
FR CD 294 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Frontiers Records FR CD 294 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
IROND CD 06-DD395 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(CD, Album, RE) Irond, Dark Division IROND CD 06-DD395 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
FR CD 294 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(CD, Album, RE) Frontiers Records FR CD 294 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
WPCR-14260 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) WEA WPCR-14260 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
MOCCD13694 Fair Warning (2) Fair Warning(CD, Album, RE) Music On CD MOCCD13694 Benelux 2019 Sell This Version

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southpawgrammar

southpawgrammar

May 14, 2021
referencing Fair Warning, LP, Album, 9031-77042-1
German hard rock band Fair Warning released their eponymous debut album in 1992. From euphonic riffs and soaring vocal performances, the album's long-forgotten contents are superbly executed, with every song hitting its mark and its hooks lingering favourably in the mind for at least a while after segueing into the next. Despite being the antithesis of what was emerging in the hard rock firmament, "Fair Warning" performed reasonably well in a commercial sense. Having appeared on the horizon just as grunge was impacting the mainstream rock charts, the band gained most of their following and brief success in territories many other AOR acts avoided due to the misconception that enthusiasm for such a niche genre was confined to the States, where rock music in all its multitudinous forms was appreciated to some degree. In actuality, Europe and Japan had a thriving community of hair metal fans who supported most bands within the rock domain. Well, at least until Nirvana started to dominate the airwaves on a much wider scale.

As was the case for their equally talented contemporaries, Fair Warning came up at the most inopportune time and failed to make a lasting impression, but what they produced is top-tier AOR material that should have been far bigger than it was. Its soaring power ballads - "Longing For Love," "Long Gone," "Hang On," and " One Step Closer" to name but a few - are as good as it gets for the genre, and with a pleasing mix of harder-rocking offerings to temper the more melodic tunes, you can easily listen to it all the way through without skipping a single track. So long as you do not expect to be hugely intellectually stimulated, there's a lot to be satisfied with herein.

Rating: 4/5