Who set the alarm clock for these almost forgotten heroes? One by one is waking up and making new music, first with Martin Page and now David Roberts who has done his first album since All dressed up in 1982 which is a westcoast AOR classic. This rare vinyl was re-released on cd in 2006 by Japanese label Vivid Sound that now releases the brand new album "Better late than never" which is a suitable title. David continues to deliver mighty fine westcoast rock but this time more towards AOR/pop and it would´ve been too good to be true if this new album would´ve been just as good as his classic 80´s album but it´s not, however it´s close. Now don´t stop reading here because David hasn´t forgotten how to sing and the music is still a major injection of 80´s westcoast/AOR, there are some really good songs here like the catchy title track and the westcoast pearl "This is how I say goodbye".
It´s also quite nice to hear his version of "Before I go" that was originally released on Starship´s 1985 hit album "Knee deep in the hoopla", I love his version just as much Starship´s which is more rocking. "Stay with me tonight" is a great ballad in the Chicago/ToTo vein, I can´t help but being a bit sentimental when listening to David Roberts again! It´s been 26 years for god´s sake.
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How do I get in touch with david Roberts could anyone let me know, and just how do I get this copy of his new album?