Dan reed network
Fight Another Day Frontiers Records
It’s been a cool 25 years since the last studio album release from the Dan Reed Network, the last being The Heat back in 1991. Two years later the band gradually drifted apart, although there was never an official split; then on New Year’s Eve 2012 all the original members played a reunion show and decided they would work together again. Fight Another Day is the result and it’s a truly classic sounding album from the band, seamlessly melting rock, soul and funk across all 13 songs. Divided is a heavy statement and kicks off this set delightfully but the material is excellent throughout and, although by no means a guitar-heavy album, the lead work from Brion James is meaningful and exceptionally well constructed. Good contrasts between the songs and no padding here whatsoever. Our favourite tracks include the funky Infected, the poignant Save The World and Champion with its relentless slow beat and soaring guitar and vocals. Arguably, the Network’s best album to date!