Persistent soft-rockers hit the bullseye a second time.

Confusion reigned in 1988 when Romeo's Daughter release an immaculate debut album produced by the celebrated Robert John ‟Mutt„ Lange in cahoots with John ‟St Elmo's Fire„ Parr. Were the UK-based female-fronted band rock, pop, or a hi-tech AOR wet dream?

Although the public never really embraced Romeo's Daughter as the band deserved, singer Leigh Matt, guitarist Craig Joiner and drummer Andy Wells didn't give up and Slipstream is the first album in eight years and fifth overall. It's also the best thing they've done since that eye- and ear-catching introductory statement of 35 years ago.

My favourite moments from Slipstream rotate steadily, each of its first four selections, including Over You, Inseparable, and the soft-rock master class How Does It Feel, claiming top spot on any given day, although with a sparking mix from Jeff Knowler (of FM fame) there are gems galore right down the playlist.

This album is gorgeous.

Review by Dave Ling
Classic Rock

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