Monday, August 2, 2010

REO Speedwagon - Find Your Own Way Home (2007)

REO Speedwagon is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois, United States. Formed in 1967, the band grew in popularity during the 1970s and peaked in the early 1980s. Some of their more well-known songs are "Ridin' the Storm Out" and "Roll with the Changes", as well as 1980s power ballads "Keep On Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling". Their 1980 album Hi Infidelity is the group's most commercially successful album, selling over ten million copies and charting four Top 40 hits in the US. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than forty million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits. REO Speedwagon's popularity has declined over the years but the band still tours regularly, and remains popular on the fair and casino circuits and teams up with other acts to play larger venues.

REO Speedwagon took its name from the REO Speed Wagon, a flatbed truck and fire engine, manufactured by the REO Motor Car Company. ("R.E.O." are initials of the company's founder, Ransom Eli Olds, who also founded Oldsmobile, once a division of General Motors.) REO Speedwagon was formed by students attending the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, in the fall of 1967 to play cover songs in campus bars.

Starting out with their equipment being hauled to dates in a friend's used Chevy REO Oldsmobile station wagon, REO played bars all over the Midwest. They named the band after his truck. The band's debut album, REO Speedwagon, was released on Epic Records in 1971. The most popular track on this record was "157 Riverside Avenue". The title refers to the Westport, Connecticut, address where the band stayed while recording in Leka's studio in nearby Bridgeport, and remains an in-concert favorite.

Although the rest of the band's line-up remained stable, REO Speedwagon switched lead vocalists three times for their first three albums. Luttrell left the band in early 1972, eventually becoming the vocalist for Starcastle. He was replaced by Kevin Cronin. And the rest is history.

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REO Speedwagon - Find Your Own Way Home (2007)

The 15th studio album by REO Speedwagon. It was released in 2007, eleven years after the band's previous studio album, Building the Bridge. The album found the band returning to its trademark hard rock sound after the soft ballads of Bridge. Though the album did not chart, it did produce the minor hit "I Needed to Fall", which peaked at #25 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. "Smilin' in the End" was released at the same time as "I Needed to Fall" to classic rock stations, but did not chart. The third single from the album--the title track--reached #23 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.

Also released in a limited edition package including "XM Artist Confidential", a live DVD recorded at the XM Performance Theatre in Washington, D.C., and the live CD "High Infidelity Then Again...Live", also recorded at the XM Performance Theatre in Washington, D.C. The CD also includes enhanced video content.


Tracks: (Download, extract with Winrar)
01 - Smilin' In The End
02 - Find Your Own Way Home
03 - I Needed To Fall
04 - Dangerous Combination
05 - Lost On The Road Of Love
06 - Another Lifetime
07 - Run Away Baby
08 - Everything You Feel
09 - Born To Love You
10 - Let My Love Find You

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