The Adventures

The Sea Of Love

 

Stereo Review - Performance "Riveting" / Recording "Good"

LABEL Elektra CATALOGUE No. EKT 45C

RELEASE Mar 1988

DELETION 1990

Track Listing

1 Broken Land

2 Drowning In The Sea Of Love

3 One Step From Heaven

4 Sound Of Summer

5 You Don't Have To Cry Anymore

6 Trip To Bountiful (When The Rain Comes Down)

7 Hold Me Now

8 When Your Heart Was Young

9 Heaven Knows Which Way

The next to each song are my personal marks out of five for each song.
I have tried to be objective as possible and not give every song 5 marks but should give you an idea of which songs I prefer on each album although every song is still fantstic compared to other artists.

Album Details

record label Elektra Entertainment

orig. release n/a release date 03/18/88

producer Pete Smith

mono/stereo Stereo

studio/live Studio

running time 40:59

available No

 

Q Review

The Adventures Sea Of Love

The misadventures of guitarist/songwriter Pat Gribben and vocalist Terry Sharpe would have been enough to discourage many less hardy. They have been dropped by two major labels after hits and near misses with Belfast's Star Jets (CBS Records) and the first line up of Adventures (Chrysalis Records). Now with WEA Elektra Records they are making another play for the big time. And we're talking big. Everything about their second LP is epic-the resonating guitar chords, walls of synths, reverberating drums and massed choral harmonies. The latter is an The Adventures trademark, their five piece line-up featuring two backing singers constantly on hand to bolster Terry Sharpe's remarkably Jon Anderson-like voice. On Sea Of Love they've set sail for the rockier shores of America, replacing subtlety with the more strident requirements of contemporary anthemic pop-rock, entering (albeit from the opposite direction) the same territory as Def Leppard or Heart (without the guitar solos). Exciting, if a little less daring than might have been hoped.