In 1984 Dakota released the album that many holds as their best one and I can only agree with them. "Runaway" is an AOR album that should have got more attention when it was released back in the 80s. It was released in the same time as their label mates in Night Ranger, The Fixx and Glen Frey and not to mention 2 other acts that released a single called "Runaway". I think this album deserves a better destiny.
So now 20 years later I have the digitally remastered version of the album in my hand with 2 bonus tracks and what more can I say than that you don?t get much better AOR albums than this that is filled with pure 80s AOR in such high quality. If you?re into acts like Survivor, Franke & The Knockouts, Le Roux, Preview, Aviator, Allies and Toto you just gotta have this in your collection.
This classic record is filled with pure winners from the start to the end and many of the songs are classic AOR tracks with a fantastic sound. It was mixed by Humberto Gatica and you will recognize some of the players that were involved in this album such as Paul Jackson JR, Steve Porcaro, Richie Zito, Neil Steubenhaus and Bill Champlin to name few.