Good Selection but Poor Mastering
This is one of the more hard-hitting Survivor albums but it still has some ballads. I wasn’t impressed with the mastering here, it sounds a bit flat and condensed. I will probably buy the 2011 Rock Candy remastered reissue of this album. My favorite songs on this album are: "She’s a Star", "Desperate Dreams", "Didn’t Know it Was Love" and "Can’t Give it Up”.
Messed up files
Hey "She's a Star" and "Tell Me I'm the One" are corrupted. The first will play up to like 40 seconds and stop and the other one will not play at all. Please help. Thanks.
Contains my favorite Survivor song
By Sunday Silence99
Years ago, back in the 90s, I had their greatest hits CD and their vhs music video collection. However, the greatest hits CD did not have two of the songs that were on the music video collection, Man Against the World and Didn't Know it Was Love. So, I ended up buying the When Seconds Count and Too Hot to Sleep albums on CD. Which introduced me to my two favorite Survivor songs, 1) Burning Bridges and 2) In Good Faith. Burning Bridges is a moody and broody rock song with poetic lyrics.
Truly a Classic!
By Rick Vitale
Love the guitar solos in all of these songs! Frankie Sullivan really stands out in this album! Didn't Know It Was Love is my favorite survivor song with I see You In Everyone!
Too Hot to HANDLE!!
By Grand Illusionist
This album kind of sticks out like a sore thumb in the Survivor catalog, but that's a good thing right? Yes!! Some great song writing and great songs came out of this record, with songs like Desparate Dreams, Too Hot to Sleep, and Didn't Know it was Love. My favorite off this record is Across the Miles, a song that should have gotten more airplay when the record was released. It's sad that this album would be the last one until 2006's Reach. It was a nice send off and it is one for the ages.
Last Meaningful Release
The Survivor of 'Eye of the Tiger' had long since passed by the time Too Hot To Sleep was released. Jimi Jameson and Frank Sullivan along with Jim Peterik are all that's left for this, their last mainstream album. Sales were steadily diminishing with each subsequent album and this one followed that pattern. It wasn't all Survivor's fault as their albums remained well-crafted and polished but sales of MOR rock was falling off with the maturing of the 70's and 80's generations giving way to hip-hop and rap.
The stronger cuts on this release include Desparate Dreams and Didn't Know It Was Love. The album followed a fairly common formula for Survivor in that it included their up-beat hopeful hit right in cut 1 and then we get alternating harder cuts and ballads.
I'm glad to see their work make it to iTunes as they chronicle a good band from the 80's that was mixed with guitars and keyboards and strong vocals and harmonies. While they were never the band of the decade, they were certainly worth the listen.