SURVIVOR `Eye Of The Tiger' SonyBMG (2005)
This album marked Survivor's sales peak, driven by the US and UK number one hit single `Eye of the Tiger' (although for me 1984's `Vital Signs' was their best album overall). The line-up here features original vocalist Dave Bickler, who left the band after this album plus the core of guitarist Frankie Sullivan and Jim Petrik. As for the songs well bar `I'm Not That Man Anymore' everyone is a melodic rock gem from `Silver Girl' (featuring some awesome soloing from Frankie Sulllivan) to the ballad `Ever Since The World Began' – why not put this on the endless soft rock compilations for a change? `Feels Like Love' rocks like a good `un whilst the title track maybe overplayed but it is still a great song.
This re-release is re-mastered but sadly no bonus tracks. If you've not got this album in your collection just one question – why not?