Special Limited Deluxe Collector s Edition / Two bonus tracks / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / 16 page full colour booklet 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and full involvement from the artist STRANGEWAYS DEBUT album signalled the start of a intense love affair between the band and fans of melodic rock but it was the appearance of Native Sons that took that spark of romance and turned it into an explosive cauldron of red-hot passion. As one of the defining albums of the burgeoning 80s AOR scene Native Sons is recognised as a classic of the genre, a record that should have turned this relatively unassuming band into household names.Formed in Scotland, the band s fortunes had been impeded by a crucial line up change just after the release of their debut album with frontman Tony Liddle exiting. His replacement was Atlanta, Georgia based vocalist Tony Brock, a man who had been carving out a solid career in the US as an in-demand backing vocalist, including work with Kansas. It was Brock who supplied the ingredient that would take them to a level of sophistication that previously they had only hinted at.A voice like an angel, Brock s inate ability to squeeze out the maximum melodic goodness from every track, coupled with his and Ian Stewart s remarkable song writing ability produced a record that connoisseurs of the genre believe easily rivals the best work of Journey, Foreigner and Survivor. Originally issued in 1988, Native Sons is a stunning collection of songs and performances that has dated not one jot. It is arguably one of the top five AOR albums of all time.