Metropolis (FM album)

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Metropolis
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Studio album by FM
Released 29 March 2010
Recorded Metropolis Studios (London)
Sonic Wizardry Studios (London)
Vale Studios (Worcestershire)
Genre Rock, Pop Rock
Length 63:24
Label Riff City Records
Producer FM
FM chronology
Long Lost Friends
(2005)
Metropolis
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
MelodicRock.com 9.2/10 stars[1]
Get Ready To Rock! 5/5 stars[2]
RoomThirteen 12/13 stars[3]

Metropolis is the long-awaited sixth studio album released by British AOR/hard rock band FM, their first since 1995.[4] FM reformed in 2007 to headline Firefest IV, and following Andy Barnett's subsequent departure, FM recruited new guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick in time to once again headline Firefest in October 2009 and record the new album.[5] Metropolis was produced by the band and recorded at various studios including world-renowned Metropolis Studios in London (providing the band with the inspiration for the album title itself), where famous clients include Queen and more recently The Who and The Black Eyed Peas.

Metropolis was released 29 March 2010 by Riff City Records in the UK and on the AOR Heaven label in Europe,[6] with tracks from the album gaining airplay on many significant radio stations, including a coveted place on the BBC Radio 2 playlist.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wildside" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy, Kirkpatrick) - 4:57
  2. "Hollow" (Overland, Kirkpatrick) - 4:05
  3. "Unbreakable" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 5:23
  4. "Flamingo Road" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 5:04
  5. "Metropolis" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy, Kirkpatrick) - 1:35
  6. "Over You" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 4:36
  7. "Days Gone By" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 5:43
  8. "Bring Back Yesterday" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 5:37
  9. "I Ain't The One" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 4:51
  10. "Don't Need Nothin'" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 4:24
  11. "The Extra Mile" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy, Morris) - 4:42
  12. "Who'll Stop The Rain" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 5:24
  13. "Still The Fight Goes On" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 7:11
  14. "Kissed By An Angel" (Overland, Jupp, Goldsworthy) - 5:31 (Japan Bonus Track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Overland - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Merv Goldsworthy - bass, backing vocals
  • Pete Jupp - drums, backing vocals
  • Jem Davis - keyboards, backing vocals, harmonica
  • Jim Kirkpatrick - lead guitar, backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Produced by FM
  • Mixed by Jeff Knowler, Pete Jupp
  • Engineered by Matt Lawrence, James Ridley and Chris D'Adda
  • Recorded at Metropolis Studios (London), Sonic Wizadry Studios (London) and Vale Studios (Worcestershire)

References[edit]

  1. ^ MelodicRock.com review
  2. ^ Get Ready To Rock! review
  3. ^ RoomThirteen review
  4. ^ "Metropolis review". getreadytorock.com. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  5. ^ "FM Biography". fmofficial.com. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  6. ^ "Metropolis on AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  7. ^ "BBC Radio 2". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-25.