'Danger Zone', Player's sophomore effort slipped into the 1978 stream of consciousness as easy as a Leon Spinks left hook! There was a point of difference though. The debut was quite a west coast, summery and happy sort of album. 'Danger Zone' however, goes in deep, the rockier and some would say near 'progressive' elements of the band came home to roost on this one.
One of AOR's quintessential acts, Player's debut seems to have flown under the radar over the duration of time, the album overshadowed by 'Baby Come Back's number one success that masked an accomplished effort.
Player is a group that gets it's fair share of praise here at Glory-Daze and rightfully so-with top notch AOR platters that still sound as vibrant and fresh as they did when released in the late 70's, early 80's. 'Room With A View' was a combination of soft, romantic melodies of the debut and heavier rock tunes from their previous release 'Danger Zone'.
This album was originally known as 'Electric Shadow' and released in 1995 outside of the US, where this type of music was nothing short of extinct. That said, this is hardly an aggressive AOR album, more of a light pop affair made for light rock radio stations.