1. (00:04:59) Night Ranger - Tell Your Vision
2. (00:03:57) Night Ranger - Drama Queen
3. (00:03:52) Night Ranger - You're Gonna Hear From Me
4. (00:03:43) Night Ranger - Whatever Happened
5. (00:05:33) Night Ranger - There Is Life
6. (00:04:19) Night Ranger - Rockstar
7. (00:04:48) Night Ranger - Hole In The Sun
8. (00:04:12) Night Ranger - Fool In Me
9. (00:04:15) Night Ranger - White Knuckle Ride
10. (00:04:54) Night Ranger - Revelation 4AM
11. (00:04:19) Night Ranger - Wrap It Up
12. (00:04:48) Night Ranger - Being
13. (00:04:54) Night Ranger - Don't Tell Me You Love Me (Acoustic Version)
14. (00:05:08) Night Ranger - Sister Christian (Acoustic Version)
Playing Time.........: 01:03:39
Total Size...........: 445.97 MB
NFO generated on.....: 9/9/2008 2:43:43 PM
Hole in the Sun is the latest album by Night Ranger, released internationally
on April 23, 2007 with Frontiers Records. The album was released in the U.S.
on July 1, 2008
Night Ranger has always seemed to be a band that never got to that highest
level of popularity, despite having such hair metal classics as “Don’t Tell Me
You Love Me” and “Sister Christian”. “Hole In The Sun” showcases the band’s
ability to create good hard rock. This is first evidenced during the
introductory track to “Hole In The Sun”, “Tell Your Vision”. The grit and grind
that is present in the track works well as a counterpoint for the vocals, which
tie the older hair metal genre closely to the grunge of a Soundgarden.
“Drama Queen” follows up “Tell Your Vision”, and it is a track that takes quite
a few seconds to get started.
After the act begins to hurtle forward to the chorus, listeners can then
realize that Night Ranger has another hit on their hand. “Drama Queen” has a
little more of an AC/DC influence to it, but the overall sound of the track still
conforms quite well to the previous works of Night Ranger. The entirety of
“Hole In The Sun” is strong, but I wonder if the act could not have cut out
one or two tracks from the (including the bonus tracks) fourteen song album.
Regardless, all one needs to do is to listen to a track like “You’re Gonna Hear
From Me” to understand that after twenty years (or abouts) being a band,
Night Ranger can still craft a rock song that is heavy, is catchy, and will be on
the lips and in the minds of anyone that has had the luck to hear the track.
For those individuals that wish tko hear how the current version of Night
Ranger varies in style and substance from the Night Ranger that did “(You
Can Still) Rock In America”, the band has included to bonus acoustic tracks of
their biggest hits – “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “Sister Christian”.
“Whatever” is an interesting track in that it shows Night Ranger attempting to
go into an alternative type of rock, tying bands like Weezer and Franz
Ferdinand to Boston and Styx. The end result is a curiosity, for sure, but it
seems like the track’s execution is a little bit on the weak side. Still, Night
Ranger has come back strongly with their “Hole In The Sun”, and I would
recommend “Hole In The Sun” to anyone that liked hard rock generally and
Night Ranger specifically.