Sunday 21 December 2014

Tonic - This Way (1980)

The one and only album from this German band.

This a very hard to find album which is selling for a hideous amount of money on various auction sites. The reason may be that the album was released on the Peak label. A label who released some interesting albums. 

Tonic was a five piece band with a saxophone, guitar, keyboards, bass, vocals and drums lineup. Their music is a blend of soaring symphonic prog rock and fusion. The English vocals adds a lot of rock qualities too. Both the saxophone and the guitars are in the forefront in the sound. The sound is very good.

Who should I compare this band and album to ? Eloy springs to mind. But Tonic had their own sound and music. They were pretty unique.  

Some of the songs on this forty odd minutes long album are pretty dull. Then we got a couple of very good songs too. The overall quality is very good and I really like this album who in my view defend the price it is now selling for on the internet. Check it out. 

3.5 points

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