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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!

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