Shelter - First Stop - CD
Fully remastered. One of the greatest and most requested AOR albums of the 80s. 12-page full colour book-let – 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork, new photos and new interviews.
Signed to the Polydor label, this classy East Coast outfit were signed via a production deal with the owner of the famous Hit Factory record-ing studio in Manhattan. It was, for a short moment in time, a dream come true. The band had and impres-sive style, like a knock out combination of Foreigner and Survivor. Issued in 1982, ‘First Stop’ showcased a sound that was fast becoming the biggest thing on US radio, and Shelter appeared to be act that could step up to the plate and easily knock it out of the park. Sadly, that was not to be.
The album was released with virtually no marketing or publicity, crash landing with the muted fizzle of a damp firework. Unbeknownst to them, however, import copies made their way to Europe, generating a growing seed of appreciation. Eventually, the band split up, but their music lives on; tracks such as ‘On The Line’, ‘Tricks’ and ‘Who Do You Love’ resonate with pure spit and polish. And listen out for ex-Steeplechase frontman Joe Lamonte’s hugely impressive vocals.