Dan Reed – Liftoff: A Review

Dan Reed – Liftoff: A Review

11th January 2021 0 By Owen Edmonds

Now I’m old enough to remember a minor UK hit by the Dan Reed Network back in 1990 called ‘Rainbow Child’ taken from the album ‘Slam’. It’s a soft rock ballad that is still in my music collection, although to be honest I don’t seek it out very often unless I’m being very nostalgic.

Anyway, enough with how old I am. Dan Reed is back with ‘Liftoff‘ a new album of original songs, a collection of soft rock tunes that explore some of the issues of the modern world.

Now being honest, Dan Reed isn’t the type of artist that I would normally choose to listen too. I’ve never been that big of a fan of soft rock and right now with all the madness in the world I would choose to listen to something more aggressive. However, I enjoyed my time listening to the album, I found I could have it on in the background whilst I was doing something else. I was aware it was playing but it didn’t dominate what I was doing at the time.

Is this a good thing?

For some people it is. Recently I’ve found it tough to concentrate on one thing and see it through to the end so having an album that I can put on and know it’s decent without distracting me is a good thing.

There is one thing that I’d like to change and that is to have a bit of difference in Dan’s singing. Every song is the same, nice and sweet vocals just very same-y.


A nice soft rock album that allowed me to concentrate on other things. Not a world changer, but decent enough to give it a listen.

Score 6/10

Track Listing

  1. Liftoff
  2. Spaceship Built For Two
  3. Landslide
  4. Back to Earth
  5. Hang Back
  6. Docking Sequence
  7. Shed My Skin
  8. Butterfly
  9. Deeper Than Our Fear
  10. Man of War
  11. Heavens in Flames
    Label – Zero One Entertainment
    Release – 4 December 2020

    For all things Dan Reed, click HERE and to purchase the album, click HERE

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