On the other end of the spectrum, “Somebody” might be at home on something like a Richard Marx record. Long Way Home should appeal to all fans of Different Worlds, plus some fans of slightly harder rock as well” A notable guest appearance on the CD is none other than ex Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey, who provides a solid foundation for all of Long Way Home’s 11 tracks plus one bonus track “Love Of My Life,” specifically recorded for the Japanese release. “Having Pat play drums on this CD turned out to be a great decision” Nishida says.
“Lance Tamanaha, the drummer on the last CD wasn’t available for the recording so I made a call to Pat. He’s been a friend for years; so having him play on the CD was very natural. Also, being an accomplished songwriter himself, he knew instinctively what each song needed, and played his heart out on each one.” Long Way Home was produced by Nishida and Prentice and features the duos’ penchant for classic AOR elements and a polished production style that made Different Worlds, 2003’s “one of the best pure 80's melodic rock albums of 2003” according to Andrew McNiece of MelodicRock.com. “It’s certainly been a fun record to make.
Aside from the fact that Pat’s drumming just kills, this CD is definitely a huge step forward production-wise for us,” says Prentice. "We know that Outland fans are expecting another hook-filled, big chorus, huge guitar CD from us, and that’s exactly what Long Way Home is. "Our ultimate goal is to continue with Outland as long as our fans want us to," Nishida says. “Outland is just a vehicle for Jeff and I to write, record and play the type of music we both love.
With a little luck and with continued support from our fans, we’ll keep doing this for a long, long time.” Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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