ARTIST:

MR BIG

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

LEAN INTO IT

(1991)
LABEL:

ATLANTIC RECORDS

GENRE:

HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening
""Lean Into It" is the master album of Mr Big. It's one of the references that you absolutely must have listened to once in your life."
NUNO777 (28.11.2011)  
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One year after a first album that was noticed but not as successful as expected (except in Japan), Mr Big has the opportunity to tour in the United States with the legendary Rush. This experience will weld the band for good and gives him a desire for greatness. At the end of 1990, the band composes his second album, Lean Into It, which will be his best-selling album and his richest in terms of compositions.

It is astonishing to note that the decade which starts is the one of the happy misunderstandings. Indeed, it is at the end of 1990 - beginning of 1991 that Pornograffitti of Extreme and Lean Into It of Mr Big are released, the two most famous albums of these two formations. And in both cases, it is thanks to a ballad drowned in the middle of nuggets that the commercial success arrives. For Mr Big it is "To Be With You" that will be the trigger of the sales. But this title, very nice by the way, is nothing compared to the ten other compositions of the Americans, real Hard Rock anthems that have become classics played many times on tour by the band.

Lean Into It is 46 minutes of pure rock pleasure with peaks like "Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy", its riff coming out of Paul Gilbert's fingers and imagination, and its drill rotations which always make their effect live, the mid-tempo "Green-Tinted Sixties Mind" which emphasizes the very beautiful harmonies of the four musicians' voices, or "My Kinda Woman" whose main riff inevitably passed between the fingers of each guitarist apprentice.

Lean Into It has all the ingredients that make a great record: well-crafted melodies in every song, musicians who are full of mastery and who offer moments of virtuosity in the service of the compositions (Gilbert's solos are models of the genre), and a lot of diversity in the songs. Lean Into It moves away from the influences too perceptible on the first album (Van Halen in particular) to assert its own signature. Mr Big has composed an almost perfect album which does not suffer from any defect and whose production care is expressed in the incredible modernity of a sound which was recorded twenty years ago.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy - 03:54
02. Alive And Kickin' - 05:28
03. Green-Tinted Sixties Mind - 03:30
04. CDFF-Lucky This Time - 04:10
05. Voodoo Kiss - 04:07
06. Never Say Never - 03:48
07. Just Take My Heart - 04:21
08. My Kinda Woman - 04:09
09. A Little Too Loose - 05:21
10. Road To Ruin - 03:54
11. To Be With You - 03:27

LINEUP:
Billy Sheehan: Basse
Eric Martin: Chant
Pat Torpey: Batterie
Paul Gilbert: Guitares
   
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