Earlier this year, Fr?d?ric Slama released the latest A.O.R album called "L.A Attraction", while "L.A Concession" is the first album from 2000 that was only released as a strictly limited private pressing on CD-R only and has appeared on eBay lately with high biddings. So now MTM Classix serie has given this album a proper release with 4 bonus tracks and a new full colour booklet with lyrics and also fully remastered. Mr. Slama has gathered a WestCoast/AOR all-star line up on this album with names like Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, Michael Landau, Tommy Denander, Michael Thompson, Richard Page and many more. This is an album that will be loved by the Westcoast fans for sure even if the production is not the strongest and I personally don?t think the songs hold the best quality all the way. It misses the real standout tracks that would give this album one more star.
Sure there are a couple of nice ones like the Asia sounding "Worlds Away" that has nice melodies and a good chorus. Another great track is "Leave Her To Heaven" which is a light AOR-rocker with a catchy chorus. "Caught Inside Your Heart" is another song that is worth mentioning, "Only In My Dreams" is a nice WestCoast ballad. The bonus tracks are "Can One Of Your Kiss Do All This", "Secrets In Her Heart", "The Spark Of My Soul" and "Never Gonna Let You Go" (new instrumental version). These songs goes in the same style as the whole album without making a standing out. Just OK songs nothing more. Well, if you own the other albums with A.O.R but misses this one then this is a sure buy.