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STEALIN' HOME

Babe Ruth

 

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2.49 | 26 ratings

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3 stars "Stealinī Home" is the 4th full-length studio album by UK hard rock act Babe Ruth. The album was released through Capitol Records in 1975. Main composer and guitarist Alan Shacklock left the band after the third self-titled album and I was really worried how "Stealinī Home" would sound without his contributions.

As it turns out "Stealinī Home" isnīt stylistically that far away from itīs predecessor. "Stealinī Home" is basically a rock/hard rock album and the music style isnīt completely unlike the music style of Wishbone Ash (without the twin guitar attack). A kind of softer hard rock style. The vocals by Jenny Haan sound like a female Geedy Lee (Rush). She is a very skilled singer with a great rock mama attitude. The only element on this album that links the music to the semi-progressive rock of the early releases is the inclusion of keyboards/synths on some tracks which gives the music a slight progressive touch, best examplified on the opening track "Itīll Happen In Time". I can appreciate most of the album but I especially enjoy the tracks that emphasize the harder rock side of the bandīs sound. When they slow things down my fascination drops. A track like "Can You Fell It" with itīs reggae rhythms is where I say stop.

The sound production is enjoyable, warm and pleasant. Overall "Stealinī Home" is a decent release by Babe Ruth even though I would listen to any of the first three studio albums before this one. There are simply parts/tracks on the album that are sub par to the rest of the material and therefore a 2.5 - 3 star (55%) rating is warranted.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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