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“Greatest Hits Live” by 707

Artist: 707
Title: “Greatest Hits Live”
Label: MVD Audio
Release Date: 6/5/2007
Genre: Melodic Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

Take a trip back in time with me and the guys in 707 as we revisit a solid selection of live concert performances that perfectly captures this talented group and also provides a look at how Rock history was progressing at the time. In the early 80’s they were a growing sensation but one that might have easily passed you by if you had limited exposure to when they were at their best. That is the good thing about albums like this one as they live on forever because of it and it provides a great document to what they were all about. The group on this recording featured Kevin Russell (guitar, vocals), Todd Howarth (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Phil Bryant (bass, vocals), and Jim McClarty (drums). Founding member Duke McFadden had chosen to move on by this time so he is not featured on the recording. Many will remember Todd the best as he went on to join Ace Frehley’s band and also do keyboards for Cheap Trick for many years. There’s only nine tunes to enjoy on the album but in one sense that’s all you need to have to understand just how “fan friendly” this stuff was. There are big choruses on every tune since ¾ of the lineup provided vocals and the guitars and bass crunch when necessary while the drums provide that solid backbone with just an added touch of flair tossed in to keep it interesting.
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