Super Duper Radioactive - Taken (MTM Music) 2005

1. "C.O.W." (:49)
2. "Taken" (3:25)
3. "Stronger Than Yesterday" (3:47)
4. "Hit Her Where It Hurts" (4:03)
5. "Easy's Gettin' Harder" (4:25)
6. "This I Promise You" (4:16)
7. "Forgivness" (4:13)
8. "Shattered" (4:24)
9. "Premonition" (3:48)
10. "Carry On" (4:19)
11. "Love Is On Your Mind" (3:27)
12. "Sinner" (3:57)
13. "Never Gonna Let Her Go" (5:44)

Radioactive is a project headed up by guitarist Tommy Denander. Together with a list of about 50 other musicians, Tommy has created "Taken", a melodic rock album. The songs are a mixture of good, solid melodic rockers and some soft ballads. The music is full of radio-ready melodies, solid hooks, big choruses, layered vocals and a nice interplay between the keyboards and guitars. No, this is not raunchy or heavy by any means. This is more along the lines of what you might hear from House of Lords, Mastedon or even Journey. Favorite tracks are the James Christian/Robin Beck duet "Easy's Getting Harder" & the keyboard-led "Shattered" which features a blistering guitar solo from Yngwie Malmsteen. For a complete listing of who played what, see below:

Bobby Kimball Vocals On Track 2
Andreas Carlsson Vocals On Track 3
Gary Barden Vocals On Track 4
James Christian Vocals On Track 5
Robin Beck Vocals On Track 5
Mikael Erlandsson Vocals On Tracks 6, 10
Christian Ingebrigtsen Vocals On Track 7
Philip Bardowell Vocals On Track 8
Fergie Frederiksen Vocals On Track 9
Thomas Vikstrom Vocals On Tracks 9, 11
Kelly Keagy Vocals On Track 10
Johan Fahlberg Vocals On Track 12
Tommy Denander Guitars, Keyboards, Bass
Dean Parka Guitars On Track 3
Bruce Gaitsch Acoustic Guitars On Track 7
Yngwie Malmsteen Guitar Solo On Track 8
Bruce Kulick Guitar Solo On Track 9
Michael Thompson Guitars On Track 10
Frederic Slama Guitars On Track 10
Michael Landau Guitars On Tracks 10, 13
Steve Lukather Guitar Solo On Track 13
Peter Friestedt Guitars On Track 13
Al V. Dohn Bass On Tracks 5, 6, 11, 12
Abe Laboriel Bass On Track 10
Hussain Jiffry Bass On Track 13
Steve Porcaro Keyboards, Strings On Track 3
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards On Track 3
Tom Keane Keyboards On Track 10
David Diggs Keyboards On Track 13
Vinny Heter Drums On Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
Jeff Porcaro Drums On Track 3
John Robinson Drums On Track 10
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums On Track 13
Tom Saviano Sax On Track 13
Michael Voss Backing Vocals On Track 4
Steve George Backing Vocals On Track 10
Neal Schon Talk Box Intro On Track 10

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