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Pete Sandberg
July 2002
Released: 1998, Bluestone Music
Rating: 5.0/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

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Pete Sandberg is a very productive person and he has done a lot of records and projects, such as Silver Seraph with Rickard Andersson from Majestic. Pete also has a solo project called Opus Atlantica and he is going to release a new solo album after the summer.

The music on the album BACK IN BUSINESS can be described as soft melodic hard rock. Pete sings like a god. There are 13 songs on the album and each one is very good. A few songs that stand out a little bit more are the ballad “Stay a While,” and some faster songs like “When the Night Comes,” “Little Lover,” “Big Bad Rap” and “A December Monday.” Pete had also done a cover of the song “Closer to Heaven” by FM, and I think Pete does it better than the original group did.

The musicians on the album are:

Patrik Alm--bass

Fredrik Bergengren--guitar

Carl Colt--drums

Tommy Falk--keyboard, organ

Pete has written almost all lyrics and all the music as well. The production is great--you can hear everyone--and the album also has a great set of backing vocals that back-up Pete's main vocals. This is one of my favourite records even though it’s a bit softer hard rock with some blues influences, and it also has a lot of ballads on it.

On this album Pete shows off that he is a great singer and a really good musician and lyric writer. He deserves all the success he can possibly get.

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