Flesh & Blood [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Apparently disappointed with critical hatred of their previous work, Poison made a bid to be taken seriously after the massive success of Open Up and Say...Ahh! Even the title of Flesh & Blood indicates a desire for more substance and reality in their music, as do darker songs like "Valley of Lost Souls," "(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice," "Life Loves a Tragedy," and a more reflective power ballad, "Life Goes On." There's still the adolescent sleaze of the Top Five hit "Unskinny Bop," but for the most part, Poison shies away from party anthems in favor of Bret Michaels' toughness-in-the-face-of-tribulation philosophizing. Sometimes it works surprisingly well, aided by the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Apparently disappointed with critical hatred of their previous work, Poison made a bid to be taken seriously after the massive success of Open Up and Say...Ahh! Even the title of Flesh & Blood indicates a desire for more substance and reality in their music, as do darker songs like "Valley of Lost Souls," "(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice," "Life Loves a Tragedy," and a more reflective power ballad, "Life Goes On." There's still the adolescent sleaze of the Top Five hit "Unskinny Bop," but for the most part, Poison shies away from party anthems in favor of Bret Michaels' toughness-in-the-face-of-tribulation philosophizing. Sometimes it works surprisingly well, aided by the band's most consistent songwriting and a wider musical range that occasionally veers into swampy blues-rock. At other times, though, Michaels comes off as well intentioned but too self-consciously proud of his own ambition to recognize when he oversteps his bounds, as on parts of the hit ballad "Something to Believe In." Compared to their earlier output, Flesh & Blood is by no means a bad album (especially with the presence of one of their best songs, "Ride the Wind," an ode to motorcycles and their surrounding lifestyle). It's just not what Poison does best. [The 2006 Capitol reissue contains two bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2006
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094634571425
  • Catalog Number: 45714
  • Sales rank: 35,833

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Poison Primary Artist
John Webster Keyboards
Technical Credits
Poison Arranger, Composer, Concept, Direction
Bruce Fairbairn Producer
Mike Fraser Producer, Engineer
Evren Göknar Remastering
Ken Lomas Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Bret Michaels Arranger, Composer
Neil Watson Bass Technician
Bobby Dall Arranger, Composer
C.C. DeVille Arranger, Composer
Rikki Rockett Arranger, Composer
William Hames Cover Photo
Kevin Flaherty Reissue Producer
Gil "The Drill" Monte Tattoo Art
Charlie Hernández Stage Manager
Scott "I Did Bags For The Beatles" Ross Tour Manager, Road Manager
Michele "Michaels" Sychak Stage Manager
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