With 1980's Borderline, Ry Cooder followed the foray into R&B and soul of his previous effort, Bop Till You Drop, but this time out with a little shot of the Southwest thrown in. At the same time, he also continues the primarily electric sound of that record. As far as his selection of material goes, Borderline may sometimes lack the surprising, esoteric charm of his earlier recordings, but there are still some terrific finds, including the Tex-Mex-flavored "The Girls from Texas," which may be the album's finest moment. Other highlights include one of John Hiatt's best, the written-to-order "The Way We Make a Broken Heart," as well as Billy "The Kid" Emerson's "Crazy 'Bout an Automobile," which Cooder had been performing live for a number of years, and the soulful Maurice & Mac treasure "Why Don't You Try Me." And while it's moments like these that help make Cooder's records special, he also takes on some better-known '50s and '60s offerings with moderate success.
Following hot on the heels of the success of their debut album “Unbreakable”, Escape are back with a colossal follow up in the shape of Borderline. With their dynamic debut the band scored 9 out of 10 in England’s highly respected Classic Rock Magazine and where also hailed as the Jewel in the Crown of English AOR by Powerplay magazine. Belgiums Rock Report gave the band a glowing review for the debut album “Unbreakable” stating it was an essential release for any AOR fan. Songs already confirmed for inclusion on the all new album are Borderline, Escape, Marianne, Restless Heart and Angel Eyes.