One of the last missing pieces in my UFO collection. I always thought because it was so hard to find perhaps the band were embarrassed about it ot it was simply not that good. How wrong was I!
This is a superb album and easily a highlight in the band’s career. This is a great 2CD package from Cherry Red Records as it also comes with the the live album from the tour.
UFO’s 13th studio album, 1992’s ‘High Stakes & Dangerous Men’, was their first record in ten years to feature bassist and founder member Pete Way.
Fronted by Phil Mogg, the only band member to feature in every line-up of UFO’s 50 plus year career, the line-up was completed by guitarist Laurence Archer (Grand Slam/Wild Horses/Lautrec) and drummer Clive Edwards (Uli Jon Roth/Wild Horses/Bernie Marsden). Although this was the sole UFO album that the guitarist and drummer would appear on, Archer and Edwards had the right musical chops and rock pedigree for UFO.
Among the 12 original songs, the Metal Forces’ review trumpeted: “The forceful ‘Primed For One’ continues the class, while ‘She’s The One’, first single ‘One Of Those Nights’ and ‘Don’t Want To Lose You’ all show they’ve not lost the knack of penning a classy yet commercial rock song”.
As Pete Way proudly announced at the time: “With UFO, whether we were good or bad, it was the attitude that was right and that is the most important thing… We had to wait to get the right guitarist and now everything is right again. This is certainly no revival band in it for the money.”
Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine