Great rock album! The first song, "Only Love", is perfect as
track number one, it's simply friendly to any listener, and at the same time it's hard and rocks.
The next tracks become less friendly and even a little rough, but at the end comes the very
"I Live For You" is one of the best songs I've ever heard, a
variable cadence and an incredible guitar performance are its highlights, also, the lyrics on the
entire album are impressive but the words in this song takes you right there, right in the
composers' mind, the choruses are very simple but they produce a tremendous emotional jump, by
the way, the background vocals on this album are definitely my all-time favorites, they have
tone, feeling and power, perfect to me. "Game Of Love" is rough, kind of
unfinished, just like Foreigner's "Crash And Burn", but with the same
high quality production featured on the rest of the "Garbo Talks" album. Both
rockers, "I Live For You" and "Game Of Love" are hard,
sharp and fast pieces of music, but heavy perhaps, not for anyone.
About the project, lead vocalist Jon Gorman is really good, powerful
voice, he is versatile and an awesome performer. Al Greenwood's keyboards aren't so
significant in the album as the lead vocals and guitars are, but of course, his writting and
production were his focus here, however keyboards are simply wonderful when they appear. All
songs are notoriously guitar oriented, and the first album that comes to my mind when I hear this
one is "Unusual Heat", kind of similar in style, but "Garbo
Talks" is a little bit softer, a little bit faster, and very low in sweetness. I like it! I
love it! Although I know the average Foreigner fan will find almost every song very hard
to asimilate I recommend this album to hard rockers and those who like all kinds of music.