While the 1990 self-titled debut release by the band Eyes is certainly a good album, the main reason to check it out is the presence of journeyman vocalist Jeff Scott Soto. Soto, who has made his mark working with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Rudi Pell, his own band Talisman, and (briefly) as lead singer of AOR icons Journey, joined Eyes as a replacement for James Christian, who left to front House of Lords. The self-titled Eyes album was very much a product of its time, straddling the line between hard rock and AOR. It's the kind of feel-good party rock from a time when bands like Firehouse, Bon Jovi, Bad English, and Damn Yankees were dominating the airwaves.
"The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar": The gold-digger Jessica Valdemar and her lover Dr. Robert Hoffman plot a scheme to take the money of her old and terminal husband Ernest Valdemar.
Sapphire Eyes is the new AOR band of songwriter and keyboard player Niclas Olsson, well known for his female fronted Melodic Rock band Alyson Avenue and lead singer Thomas Bursell. Back in 2004 the two Swedish musicians already worked together in the Melodic Hard Rock band Second Heat. For several years already Niclas had the idea for an AOR band with a male vocalist, it originally started when Alyson Avenue parted ways with vocalist Anette Olzon in 2006. But due to other projects, including the work on Alyson Avenue’s comeback album “Changes” with their new vocalist Arabella Vitanc, released in the spring of 2011 through Avenue Of Allies, the work on the male fronted AOR album was put on hold…
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"The Facts About Mr. Valdeman." A woman's husband is on his deathbed, and a psychiatrist with whom she's having an affair hypnotizes him so they can get him to sign all his money over to his wife before he dies. The husband dies when he is still in a trance and becomes stuck between the two worlds, and seeks revenge and release. "The Black Cat." A forensic photographer resents his girlfriend bringing a stray cat home. He dispatches the little furball, only to find out he can't rid himself of it that easily.