Jani Lane – Catch A Falling Star [Album Review]


Jani Lane – Catch A Falling Star
2016, Cleopatra Records/Deadline Music

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1. I Want You to Want Me
2. Panama
3. Photograph
4. The Ocean
5. Doctor Doctor
6. Electric Eye
7. Free For All
8. No Surprise
9. Lay Your Hands On Me

Catch A Falling Star is a collection of cover songs that the late Jani Lane had sung on for various Cleopatra/Deadline compilations over the years. It’s not a collection of unreleased songs or B-songs or anything like that. In fact, this set was previously released as Photograph back in 2007, except this time a cover of “Electric Eye” by Judas Priest has been added.

Cleopatra Records has made its name bring all kinds of ’80s rockers together to cover songs by other ’80s rockers. Jani Lane was one of the Cleopatra’s go-to guys for these types of projects. Generally, the talent that Cleopatra could assemble to perform on one song was pretty impressive. Unfortunately, I’ve always felt the quality wasn’t ever really up to par.

Still, I like Jani’s voice and I love all of the bands covered here (Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, etc.), so it’s nice to hear Lane’s take on these classics.

Nothing essential though, obviously.

Highlights: “Panama”, “Doctor Doctor”, “Electric Eye”

Posted on February 27, 2016, in Jani Lane, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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