I have to be honest, the first I heard or knew of LANCO was the very regular appearance of Greatest Love story all over country radio. So when I was given the opportunity to review the album I really didn’t know what to expect and listened with a very open mind.
My first reaction was how do these guys manage to whittle their set list down for support slots? Their songs have an anthemic feel to them, as well as being infectiously catchy, by the second listen I was singing along.
The album follows a very tried and tested feel for me. We have the sentimental pop track in Pick you up. We have Singing at the stars that begins as a ballad and builds up into an awesome rock track. Troublemaker takes the spot as the catchy hot girl song. The theme of the album flows between the sentimental lost loves that we hear in So Long through to the ‘you only live once’ message of Hallelujah nights.
Although it is a sound and a theme we have heard before it is still a really enjoyable listen. Lanco have done a great job with this and, whether it was their intention or not, it actually feels like an album that’s been in my collection for years. If you want something to sing along to, like great guitar riffs, enjoy a Van Morrison-esque lead singer and can appreciate some banjo and harmonica thrown in then you cannot fail to enjoy this album.
Personally after enjoying this for the last 2 days I am really hoping to see these guys over here soon performing live. These are songs that are made to and should be performed to loud, sweaty, singing and dancing crowds.
My recommended listening……as a warm up while getting ready for a night out!
Track 1- Born to love you
Track 2- long live tonight
Track 3- Pick you up
Track 4- Greatest love story
Track 5- We do
Track 6- Troublemaker
Track 7- Singing at the stars
Track 8- Win you over
Track 9- So long (I do)
Track 10 –Middle of the night
Track 11- Hallelujah nights