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4.8 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Kev6 ,

Classic AOR at its best!

It's hard to wonder at times why Survivor was never held in a high of a regard as bands like Journey and Foreigner. A quick listen to this album might surprise you. While the band clearly headed in a more radio friendly direction with Jamison, this album is solid from top to bottom. Hits 'I Can't Hold Back' and 'High on You' (although one of the bands weaker songs). "The Serach is Over' is a classic, while 'Broken Promises' might be the best song on this album, with Frankie Sullivan's hard driving rifts. First Night, Everlasting and I see You in Everyone are all ear pleasing as well. This album is recomened for anyone with a heartbeat in 1985.

ou5150 ,

epitome of melodic rock

There is nothing quite like Vital Signs, really. Journey is a great band; Styx, Foreigner and Toto sold tons more records but there is this "singularity" that we call "vital signs." The piano blends with power chords, wailing solos, a zepplinesque-drum beat and the unmistakable tenor of singer jamison and "vital signs" lift you up. From the first crystal clear arpeggios of "i cant hold back" to the last notes of "i see you in everyone" it is all good. I am a Van Halen fan, and I can't say the same thing for any of their albums. The stars aligned in 1984 and Chicago piano-man Jim Peterik gave the rock world a masterpiece. A pure 40+ minute pounding, melodic delight. Also check out the band's "Premonition" for an album-length "Eye of the Tiger" experience.

frydog ,

Super 80's Album

One of the best Power Ballad Albums ever. If you like REO Speedwagon, hold onto your seat. Many magical memories and times spent listening to Vital Signs. Best when played while in the back seat of your car with members of the opposite sex.

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