Album Title
Artist IconHaddaway
Artist Icon The Drive
heart off icon (0 users)
Last IconTransparent icon Next icon

Transparent Block
Cover NOT yet available in
Join Patreon for 4K upload/download access


Your Rating (Click a star below)

Star off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off icon















4:06
4:30
4:41
3:50
4:24
4:17
4:13
5:53
4:25
3:55
4:17
4:41

Data Complete
percentage bar 60%

Total Rating

Star Icon (0 users)

Back Cover
Transparent Block

CD Art
Transparent Icon

3D Case
Transparent Icon

3D Thumb
Transparent Icon

3D Flat
Transparent Icon

3D Face
Transparent Icon

Spine Cover
Transparent Icon

First Released

Calendar Icon 1995

Genre

Genre Icon Dance

Mood

Mood Icon Fun

Style

Style Icon Electronic

Theme

Theme Icon Party

Tempo

Speed Icon Medium

Release Format

Release Format Icon Album

Record Label Release

Speed Icon Coconut

World Sales Figure

Sales Icon 0 copies

Album Description Search Icon
Click yellow EDIT Button add one in English or another language
wiki icon

Album Review
Haddaway's second album, The Drive (never released in the U.S.), continues with more of the same big, glossy dance numbers that made his first album so appealing, but ranks slightly lower than its predecessor because the territory covered is a little too similar. Virtually all the songs are high energy Euro-disco propelled by strong, sincere vocals and immaculate production. Standouts include the pretty ballad "Lover Be Thy Name," the moody, atmospheric dance epic "Desert Prayer" (both co-written by Haddaway and the prolific Desmond Child), and the fantastic, urgent, anthemic "Catch a Fire," which definitely deserved some form of exposure in the U.S. Another highlight is his lovely remake of the Cat Stevens classic "The First Cut Is the Deepest." The rest of the tracks, however, including the album's opener and first single "Fly Away," tend to blend together into one big glittering mass of Euro-dance, but, if that's one's forte, then this album is perfect. It does tend to lean a little too much on the Euro-disco formula, even more so than his previous album, which probably explains why The Drive was never released in the U.S., a country which has never been overly receptive to dance music artists. Therefore, and sadly, a talented, multifaceted artist like Haddaway, with a quality sophomore album under his belt, winds up in the American record books as a one-hit wonder.
wiki icon

User Comments

No comments yet...

Status
Locked icon unlocked

Rank:

External Links
MusicBrainz Large icontransparent block Amazon Large icontransparent block Metacritic Large Icon