Shy – Excess All Areas

Shy - Excess All Areas
Released 1987 (RCA), 2001 (Zoom Club)
Billboard Chart Position #193

Track List:
01. Emergency
02. Cant Fight The Nights
03. Young Heart
04. Just Love Me
05. Break Down The Walls
06. Under Fire
07. Devil Woman
08. Talk To Me
09. When The Love Is Over
10. Telephone
11. Run For Cover (**2001 reissue only**)
12. Only You (**2001 reissue only**)
13. Dont Wanna Lose Your Love (**2001 reissue only**)

Tony Mills – vocals
Steve Harris – guitar
Roy Stephen Davis – bass
Alan Kelly – drums
Paddy MaKenna – keyboards

Produced by Neil Kernon.

Shy‘s third release would prove to be their over-the-top commercial masterpiece. Songs like “Emergency”, “Under Fire” and “Break Down the Walls” (co-written by Don Dokken) rock, while “Just Love Me” and “When Love Is Over” slow things down. There is also a very good cover of Cliff Richard‘s “Devil Woman”.

  Musically the band played highly polished keyboard-laced AOR, similar in style to bands such as TNT. Neil Kernon did an exceptional production job (if you like your albums this clean), and surprisingly was able to break Shy into the Billboard 200. The 2001 Japanese version included three bonus tracks, which is more of the same catchy rock. For their next release the band changed their name to Shy England to break into the American market, but quickly faded into obscurity instead. However Excess All Areas deserves any recognition it receives, and gets two thumbs up!

Reviewed by Pam for Sleaze Roxx, September 2003.

Buy The CD:
Purchase at
Purchase at
Purchase at