Don’t Touch the Light: Fireworks

Don’t Touch the Light: Fireworks

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3 thoughts on “Don’t Touch the Light: Fireworks

  1. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Great music, sloppy production, November 24, 2007
    By 
    Paula (California, USA) –

    This review is from: Don’t Touch the Light: Fireworks (Audio CD)
    If you’re already a Bonfire fan, this CD probably isn’t for you. I’ll leave it to others to review the actual music and just mention a couple things about the production. There are some major blunders.

    “American Nights” fades out, then the last split second is loud again. The next song on the CD is “Fantasy,” but “American Nights” bleeds over into the song. The end of “Ready 4 Reaction” also bleeds over into the beginning of “Never Mind,” but not as severly.

    “Sweet Obsession” ends abruptly, and doesn’t have the cool echo effect. (The song should end with the phrase “Set my heart free,” and the word “Free” should echo a few times.)

    “Rock Me Now” has had the first 48 seconds removed.

    This is great music that deserves better production. You may save a few dollars by buying the double CD, but, “You get what you pay for.”

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent 2-on-1 Reissue, May 9, 2007
    By 
    Justin G. (Northern Virginia) –
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    This review is from: Don’t Touch the Light: Fireworks (Audio CD)
    If you look at European AOR and melodic rock today, the different styles are quite noticeable, with British, Swiss, Swedish, and German being the major sounds. The German melodic rock sound pretty much comes back to Bonfire (and later Fair Warning). Bonfire’s brand of melodic rock merged the radio-friendly approach of Bon Jovi with the hard yet melodic style of their countrymen the Scorpions.

    This affordable 2-on-1 reissue features Bonfire’s first two albums in their entirety. Here’s what you get:

    Don’t Touch the Light – With just 8 songs (9 if you count the instrumental introductory track) at 37 minutes, this 1986 release is a relatively brief introduction to the band. Still, you get a pretty good idea of what Bonfire’s sound is all about, with plenty of hard rocking tracks like “Starin’ Eyes”, “Longing for You” and the title track, as well as the occasional ballad (“You Make Me Feel”).

    Fireworks – 20 years later, this 1987 release remains the best example of Bonfire’s sound. The album features a great assortment of hard rockers (Ready 4 Reaction, Never Mind) and catchy party anthems (American Nights and the cover of Surgin’s Sleeping All Alone), and as ballads go, Give It a Try isn’t half bad. Great guitar work, great vocals, great melodies…great album!

    Both Don’t Touch the Light and Fireworks are important albums in AOR/melodic rock, and are albums that most 80’s rock fans should check out. They don’t make `em like this anymore!

    If you’re new to Bonfire and are looking for a place to start, look no further! If you’re already a Bonfire fan and have had trouble tracking down one (or both) of these albums, this reissue is probably your best bet.

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  3. 5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Bonfire is awesome!, October 2, 2002
    By 
    Wayne M. Cranston (Sammamish, WA USA) –

    This review is from: Don’t Touch the Light: Fireworks (Audio CD)
    I got Fireworks on Vinyl while stationed in Germany in the Army back in ’87. I just picked up the CD yesterday and it sounds as good as ever. Nevermind is my personal favorites on this disc and I’ve listened to it so many times! These guys have a nice edge but remain melodic – a fine balance. There are many other excellent songs on here including Ready 4 Reaction. This disc is one of my all time favorites & these guys are one of the best European metal bands to never quite make it in the US.

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