Europe came to fame with the album, and the song, ‘The Final Countdown’. I mean , come on, who doesn’t know that song as it has been played to death. Europe became lumped in to the “Hair Metal” title as they did all have big hair and they were MTV darlings for a few years. However, before the major record deal and all the screaming women, Europe was this hard rock, close to metal band that know one really knew about (at least here in the states). Their second album, and last released independently, was a gem called ‘Wings of Tomorrow’ which was released on February 24, 1984.
I was out doing some crate digging a couple years ago and I came across this album and thought what a beautiful cover and then I noticed that it said Europe. I never went back and explore their early catalog before ‘Countdown’, so I thought now was a good time and at $8 for the vinyl, why not. And I am glad I did as it is now one of my all time favorite Europe albums.
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