This CD has been released a long time ago and is a great CD to be overlooked and also very underground, The CD was released on a very small recordlabel and very hard to get. The debut and only(???) cd of the American band FAIR EXCHANGE was released on 1991.
It contains 11 tracks,although 2 songs are instrumental fillers. Left are 9 tracks that are very much recommended to the fans of A.O.R./Radiorock in the style of PREVIEW,THE PROMISE,WORRALL... FAIR EXCHANGE is only a tiny bit harder than these bands,but generally speaking it is in the same style.
Opener “Will I ever be the same” has a fantastic chorus and is a pure AOR/Radiorocker a la THE PROMISE. We can hear a lot of great keys in the AOR-song “When love goes”. “Friend in need” is a great A.O.R.-ballad. “Searching for you” is a classic-sounding AOR/Radiorocker a la PREVIEW and is also the best song of the whole album. “Why can’t you believe” and “You’re always there” are 2 good AOR-songs. “You are the reason” is great uptempo AOR with great harmonyvocals. “Victim of circumstance” is the only weaker AOR-song and is sadly disturbed by a saxsolo.
“Don’t give up” is another
great AOR/Radiorocker that sounds like PREVIEW mixed with a 90’s band such
All I can say is that FAIR EXCHANGE is very much recommended to every fan of AOR/Radiorock(very polished). I don’t know what has happened to the band since the release of 'Fair exchange'.
You can get a copy of the
CD if you contact Robert Pancur from TARGET RECORDS at the following e-mail
address: Pancur@pfaffenwinkel.de ,
I think he can help you getting a copy on CD probably.
(Points: 9.0 out of 10)