The Chicago based AOR band 7th Heaven is a bit like the town Reno, they´re the biggest little band in the world with sold out records and national tours every year without a major label deal or airplays on radio. The 18 track album U.S.A - U.K is the first one with Keith Semple who replaced Andrew Blake in 2006, 6 songs from their 2003 album Silver has been re-recorded with Semple for U.S.A - U.K but we also get 12 new songs from this extremely underrated AOR band. There was a documentary made about the Canadian metal band Anvil that became a blockbuster movie in the theatres this year, that told the story about a band that has struggled over 25 years without getting big. 7th Heaven is Anvil of AOR, bandleader Richard Hofherr writes songs that could´ve been recorded by Def Leppard except that Leppard is huge and 7th Heaven is not. Songs like Better this way, Still be here and Electronic Karma should be Top 100 hits if there was any justice in this world.
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