Ultra Rare, Hard To Find
O.S.I: Free PROMO CD in mint condition.
this PROMO CD was Limited Printed in small amount in April. 2006
PROMO Mark printed on CD ( different from regular CD artwork)
members: KEVIN MOORE (ex-Dream Theater, Chroma Key), JIM MATHEOS (Fates Warning), MIKE PORTNOY (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs)
Collectible Item for Fates Warning and Kevin Moore, Dream Theater Fans. rare MUST HAVE CD.
prog/prog-metal ‘supergroup’ consisting of members and former members of FATES WARNING, CHROMA KEY, DREAM THEATER, GORDIAN KNOT, and TRANSATLANTIC.
OSI – Free
Label: Inside Out Music – IOMCD 245
Format: CD, Album, Promo
Style: Prog Rock, Experimental
1 Sure You Will 3:46
2 Free 3:22
3 Go 4:16
4 All Gone Now 5:15
5 Home Was Good 5:03
6 Bigger Wave 4:32
7 Kicking 3:53
8 Better 4:06
9 Simple Life 4:00
10 Once 6:38
11 Our Town 3:20
Distributed By – SPV GmbH – SPV 80000996 PRCD
Label Code: LC 01414
Rights Society: GEMA
Matrix / Runout: sonopress (logotype) 51823913/48862 21
Other (Mastering SID Code): IFPI LP 73
Other (Mould SID Code): IFPI 0780
5.0 out of 5 stars Kevin and Jim in Fine Form!,
Based upon their first album, I felt this follow up album is right on par with their sonic excellence! If you read the reviews posted on O.S.I. Free US release, you will see that I am not alone in this critique. I have to agree, however, that this release tends to be more oriented towards Kevin Moore’s work. I guess you could sum it up as sounding like a supercharged Chroma Key, but I hate to attach a label to something in this way. Instead, I will say that O.S.I. are in fine form in this latest offering.
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love Kevin Moore’s work with other side project Chroma Key,and Mike Portnoy….need I say more???
5.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As Their 1st, But Still Better Than Most!!, July 8, 2009
By Throbbin’ Hood “”Carlin’s Ghost”” (Limbo) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Free (Spec) (Audio CD)
I played OSI’s first album almost to death, and it’s still a great album! I then heard about another album coming out, though Portnoy wouldn’t have the same influence he had on the first one. It’s a bit different from their first, not nearly the same. But then again had it been I may have been disappointed. Bands (and I assume prog bands more than anyone else) should evolve over time. And this being a side project for most of the members you should expect a 2nd album to be different from the first. This one certainly is.
It sounds more electronic than their first one, and that’s not a bad aspect at all. You can still hear Portnoy playing on various tracks, and his contribution is more than welcome. Otherwise the album would probably be completely different. There seems to be more vocals on this album as well, so fans of Moore’s style of “”singing”” will be quite pleased.
Overall a great album. Not as powerful as their first, but still exceeding many of the bands that are out today. I’m anxious to hear what their 3rd album has and look forward to getting my hands on it soon.
5.0 out of 5 stars More of the same – not really
This album has its similarities to the previous OSI release (it’s the same two guys, same band), but has some very interesting divergences from the first. I bought the double cd American version, and found that the second cd is well worth the extra $$. The first cd of Free sticks closer to Office of Strategic Influence, with the exception of Our Town. The second cd content may be a little too experimental for some people, but listen to it on headphones, and the full effect of some of the songs becomes evident. Remain Calm is a real trip.
I don’t know how much effort these guys are putting into these OSI projects, but it’s working.
OSI Office of Strategic Influence 2003 official promotional PROMO poster. Free for orders of £35+. Progressive rock/ metal. Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, Jim Matheos
O.S.I: Office of Strategic Influence CD Inside Out Music PROMO. Prog / progressive metal supergroup. Check samples
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