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Night Ranger
"7 Wishes"

© MCA Records

Year of Release: 1985

track listing
  • Seven Wishes
  • Faces
  • Four In The Morning
  • I Need A Woman
  • Sentimental Street
  • This Boy Needs To Rock
  • I Will Follow You
  • Interstate Love Affair
  • Night Machine
  • Goodbye

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    "7 Wishes"

    Night Ranger is one of those many bands that never received the recognition they derserved. Another band in that same vein is Survivor. Both bands do NOT have ALL of their original albums on CD. It's real hard to find any original albums by Night Ranger, (except if you're into Greatest Hits compilations). Anyway, NR's 1985 release, 7 Wishes ROCKS!

    Last year when their Midnight Madness was chosen as one of my album picks of the week, (yes, i've been doing this for quite a long time!) they had just been recognized with their ballad Sister Christian. Even though that album was pretty good, I liked 7 Wishes a little bit better.

    NR's musical style is mostly hard-rock, and they prove that here with rockers like the title track and This Boy Needs To Rock. The other songs rock as well, featuring the 80s-rock style. The last song Goodbye is a great ballad, despite the title, and how hard it is to say goodbye to someone. After listening to this album, you feel pretty damn good!

    NR member Jack Blades teamed up with Styx's Tommy Shaw and rock legend Ted Nugent to form Damn Yankees years later, so if you're familiar with the Yanks, you'll like Night Ranger. Overall, this album has comparisons to Survivor, Def Leppard, the 80's Kiss, to name a few. If you like to rock, Night Ranger is highly recommended to satisfy that need.

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