FM – Tough It Out Live

FM – Tough It Out live

Label: Frontiers Music

Release date: April 9th, 2021


FM put out a pure milestone in melodic rock in 1989 whose anniversary was celebrated on their 2019 tour and put out as a live document now. The full “Tough It Out“ album performance with classics like “Don’t Stop“ or “Burning My Heart Down“ is enriched by some other classics as well as some cherry-picked tracks like “Hollow“ or “Breathe Fire“ that are rarely performed live making this double-decker with its great and balanced sound a really good choice both for FM maniacs and newbies. Frontman Steve Overland (OVERLAND, THE LADDER) still sets the pace vocally in the given genre. Me personally, I actually can’t stand the SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES cover “I Heard It Through The Grapevine“ anymore – and never could actually – but obviously there can’t be a FM-gig without it but pearls like “Digging Up The Dirt“, “Dangerous“ or “Wildside“ and a band performing at their absolute best foremost make this beautiful live document nothing but a must-have. As long a bands like FM are out there, melodic hard rock is very much alive and kicking…


Martin Stark



1. Intro

2. Tough It Out

3. Don’t Stop

4. Bad Luck

5. Someday (You’ll Come Running)

6. Everytime I Think Of You

7. Burning My Heart Down

8. The Dream That Died

9. Obsession

10. Can You Hear Me Calling?

11. Does It Feel Like Love

12. Feels So Good


1. Digging Up The Dirt

2. Tough Love

3. Hollow

4. Dangerous

5. Hard Day In Hell

6. Wildside

7. Breathe Fire

8. Only The Strong Survive

9. Blood And Gasoline

10. I Ain’t The One

11. I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Author: Martin Stark

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