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Track 1 - Staring Down The Gun
Track 2 - Eyes Open Wide
Track 3 - She Blows Me Away
Track 4 - Willing To Fly
Track 5 - Love Resurrection
Track 6 - Too Good To Be True
Track 7 - Whatever Gets You Through The Night
Track 8 - One Love
Track 9 - Live To Fight Another Day
Track 10 - The Run Away
Track 11 - You Make Me Smile
Track 12 - Conquer All

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As It Comes


The Band: Chris Ousey - Vocals
Steve Morris - Guitars & Keyboards
Steve Gibson - Drums
Tim Hewitt - Bass
Steve Millington - Keyboards

The History:
Chris Ousey's career goes from strength to strength. His first main achievement was with Polygram recording artists "Monroe" with guitarist Gary Sharpe, but Chris never made it to the album as he was snatched in the pre-production stages by John Bonham's son, Jason, for his new band of the moment, Virginia Wolf. The band notched up 250,000 album sales between two records in the form of their self titled debut (produced by Queen's Roger Taylor) and "Push" (produced by Keith Olsen). The band also managed to tour with "The Firm" in the USA.
Heartland was actually formed by Chris with Gary Sharpe and their self titled debut on A & M Records in the early nineties was produced by James "Jimbo" Barton. Barton eventually teamed up with Heartland bassist Phil Brown and the pair went on to produce Trixter, Steve Perry and Queensryche. Heartland originally toured with Mr. Big in support of their debut album. Chris and Gary later got together and put out "Wide Open" in 1994, an album that has recently been reissued by Escape Music with bonus tracks. Later that year, Escape Music's Khalil Turk introduced Chris to guitarist Steve Morris. Steve is a guitar virtuoso and as experienced as Chris in his own field having recorded two albums with Epic recording artist's "Export" (Living in fear of the Private Eye and Export) as well as touring with their own independent album supporting Slade. Through Export he got to work with Tony Bongiovi and Lance Quinn as well as writing with Bob Halligan Jnr. and Michael Bolton. Finally, Steve became guitarist for Ex-Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan and recorded three albums in addition to co-writing all the material, before he hooked up with Chris Ousey.
The album Heartland III, which was essentially the first release on the then newly formed Escape Music label, has done extremely well since its release in November, 1995 and five years later is still very much a popular album. This third outing was considered more commercial than the previous two albums, but nevertheless kept the rock fan's respect as well as gaining a wider audience.
In early 1997 the brand new album "Bridge of Fools" was unleashed, with a return to rock roots and more of a 'band' feel. Along with Chris on lead vocals and Steve on guitars, Say keyboards player Chris Lloyd and original Heartland drummer Steve Gibson joined the line-up, together with bassist Tim Duncan. At this point in time, Escape Music was working on many other projects, one of these being Vancouver based band "Pokerface" (Life's A Gamble ESM 008). This particular outfit is fronted by Darcy Deutsch (Prism) and features guitarist/song writer/producer Kenny "Kaos" Loney. Kenny was to become very much a part of Heartland when Steve was tied up recording "Dream Catcher" with Ian Gillan. Hence, the collaboration between Chris and Kenny, culminating in the release of a melodic masterpiece called "The Distance" in November, 1997 which coincided with a tour in Germany supporting Brazen Abbot and Jeff Paris. At the time of the tour Steve had completed his work with Ian Gillan and so was able to play alongside Kenny in the set. Soon after, the production started for "Miracles by Design", the fifth Heartland album. The album was released in May, 98 and recorded in Parr Street Studio's (Belonging to Genesis's management) using Ken Nelson as sound engineer. As keyboards player Chris Lloyd (Say) had recently been injured in a car crash, Steve Morris had to finish the keyboards before the tapes went to Vancouver for completion. Kenny made his contribution to the album and "Distance" cohorts John Counsel and Dave Hopia added keys and bass respectively. Loverboy/Blackstone man Paul Dean in his own Vancouver studios carried out the mixing.
Chris and Steve have both expanded their already sound experience by working with many Escape Music artists in recent years, examples being Change of Heart, Message, Radio Silence and Newman. Their production and input is clearly evident.

The new album:
Since the release of "Miracles", Heartland have released a sixth (acoustic) album "When Angels Call" featuring songs old and new and the Heartland wagon train is rolling ahead into a new millennium. The Ousey/Morris core backed with original drummer Steve Gibson, bass player Tim Hewitt (Boulevard) and keyboards aficionado Steve Millington (10cc) now make up the Heartland line-up.
"As it Comes" is the title of the new Heartland album, a major leap forward by the band in the way that it combines all of their best elements and brings them out in a truly explosive manner. The seventh album is something special, something different, something exciting.. and no one is going to be disappointed. More importantly, this album rocks! As soon as the opening chords of "Staring Down The Gun" (Co-written with Message's Dean Fasano) break out of the speakers you will feel those hairs stand up on the back of your neck. There is a guitar hook that will mesmerise you, keyboards to die for, marvellous bass precision and drum fills. and Chris sounds better than ever. His voice is like a good red wine; it gets better with age. As the album unfolds, it just blinds you with its beauty. Rocks songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Willing to Fly" and the anthemic "Conquer All" are all masterpieces of melody. Yet on the other side of the coin, you have the ballads that Chris can sing so well, such as "She blows me away", "Whatever gets you through the night" and the Mr. Big-like "You make me smile". They are all such strong songs, check out the Whitesnake vibe in "Love Resurrection" and the nice bluesy feel to "Live to fight another day". This is a winning album, with production from Steve Morris himself, mixing by Ray Roper (Stonebolt) and mastering by the ever-present Craig Wadell. The album will also contain a guitar version of Too Good To Be True
The winning formula of "As it Comes" will put Heartland firmly in the number one slot, where they rightfully belong.