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(Frontiers)

Night Ranger’s legendary set at HRH AOR will go down in festival folklore. A hit-fuelled journey through four decades of polished rock served up the perfect fusion of showmanship and sheer class.

However, the canny Californians don’t rest on their laurels. They don’t relax. Night Ranger Don’t Let Up. Ever.

There’s more than a hint of the short-lived Shawn Mullins side project The Thorns on the lazy, hazy We Can Work It Out while (Won’t Be Your) Fool Again – featuring Eric Levy’s honky tonk piano – could teach rising stars Blackberry Smoke a thing or two. In fact it’s when Night Ranger occasionally divert from the norm that they truly excel.

But if straight ahead rock and roll is your thing then Jack Blades and co. don’t disappoint: lead single Somehow Someway allows Brad Gillis and Keri Kelly to let rip from the off and the 80s throwback Running Out Of Time races towards a frantic finish.

*Read the full review in Volume I of HRH Mag – out NOW!