Lana Lane — Love Is An Illusion
(ThinkTank, 1995, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-03-01Remember an album called Passionworks by Heart? With that given as a basic reference for most of the songs on vocalist Lana Lane's album, there are some slight diversions, mostly in the instrumentation and arrangements. The sound is essentially commercial hard rock with moody and mysterious vocal presence. She has her Ann Wilson moves down cold, and for the most part I like what I hear, but I wouldn't call it progressive rock in a minute. The tunes are original — despite the derivative style, and very memorable — almost anything here could easily be a hit with the right video. But that's not what we talk about here in Exposé‚ so I'll leave the call on this one up to the reader's tastes in mainstream rock. If you like that 80s Heart/Pat Benatar type sound, then by all means, go for it.
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