Morningstar - Venus - CD
Fully remastered, 12-page full colour booklet – 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork, photos and new Inter-view. ‘Venus’ was the band’s second album, issued in 1979, on the Columbia label and like their debut, it failed, spectacularly, to bother the charts despite the quality of their music. However, to a select few, the band’s penchant for playing in a style later labelled as pomp rock (think Trillion, Roadmaster, Starcastle) gave them an undeniable edge, creating the small but dedicated following; one that would grow in later years with the Internet helping to tap into a scene ripe for reappraisal.
Recorded in Louisiana, the album built on their debut but it has a slightly more mainstream approach, best exemplified by the epic, Foreign-er-esque vibe of ‘Never Meant To Be’, the poptastic vibe of ‘Rosie’ and the classical pomp rock of ‘Let Me Dream’, with its majes-tic finale. If it’s a rock power ballad you seek, look no further than ‘Angel’, one of the earliest examples of that style..