Digitally remastered edition of this 1981 album. The music business is littered with sob stories. Those that shoulda, coulda, woulda made it if matters hadn't conspired against them. It's a familiar tale of woe alright and one that we've heard a million times before yet the strangest thing is some of the world's greatest recordings have been cruelly thrown to the curb by a simple twist of fate. Step forward Fortress, an act that really ought to have made a much bigger splash than they did. Based in Los Angeles, the band attracted the ears of Freddie Piro a producer who had already made a big splash recording the progressive rock band Ambrosia. Piro's Fortress demos attracted the attention of Atlantic Records who promptly signed them, resulting in Hands in the Till, one of the most impressive heavy and melodic rock albums of the early 80s, attracting eager comparisons to the likes of Journey, Roadmaster, Foreigner and Boston. Sadly, like many other stunning examples, changes in the hierarchy at their label put paid to their dreams.