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If you're a fan of the band it's pretty much a no brainer.

Never a band accused of doing anything by halves, FM have decided to bridge the gap between albums by chucking out this eleven track EP. Yes, you read that right, this is perhaps the most inappropriate use of the term "EP" ever, clocking in at fifty-seven minutes, but at least no one is ever going to complain about getting value for money.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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For that money you don't, however, get eleven new tracks. As they have done in the past, FM have bulked up the release with six live tracks, each one being high quality in terms of clarity and performance. It's nice to get versions of 'Tough Love', 'Story Of My Life' and 'Crosstown Train' from the recent 'Rockville' album, with the bonus of old classics 'Closer To Heaven', 'All Or Nothing' and 'Breathe Fire'. So that's the live stuff, but what about the newies? Well, in reality there's three new songs plus a remix and an intro (the 'Futurama' of the title). Lead track 'Cold Hearted' is a cool, crunchy Rocker that shares a flavour with 'Tough Love', whilst 'Preying On My Mind' is a very nice ballad that tries hard but doesn't ever send any shivers down your spine. Pick of the bunch for me is 'Bad That's Good In You', a mid paced melodic track that scores full marks for its catchy, upbeat chorus. Stuck on the end of the disc is an extended version of 'Cold...' that adds a few minutes of run time but will probably remain un-played for the most part, even if it does take you back to the good old days of pointless twelve inch re-mixes.

So 'Futurama' is a mixed blessing, but the good outweighs the not quite so good by so much it's an unfair fight. If you're a fan of the band it's pretty much a no brainer, really, and for £7.99 you get plenty of melodic bang for your buck. Anyone who doesn't agree can bite my shiny metal ass.

Alan Holloway

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