Tracklisting: The Stranger ; Barricade ; Give In This Time ; Love Became The Law ; The Heat ; Silent Rain ; Timeless ; Black Hearted Woman ; Thunder In Heaven ; Valentine .
Press from Frontiers Records 14-July-00: The fifth Ten studio album, entitled "Babylon" is a concept album based on the futuristic story of a solitary - very talented - computer programmer Lex Bader.
He meets a beautiful young woman Jen Jarrett, the new personal secretary to Max Devlin, president of the company he is employed in: Cryotech Industries. She is a very competent and intelligent young woman with strong moral values and - in some ways - very old fashioned. The two of them finally fall in love with each other, but their story has a twisted turn when they decided that they would attend the Cryotech Christmas party. For that occasion, for the first time, they would be together before the curious eyes of their work associates. Rev and Don Devlin - the two honorary directors of Cryotech, `sleaze-bucket' sons of Max Devlin - couldn't believe that Jen was with Lex. They scathed towards the couple and mocked their `supposed' relationship. The following day Lex knew from the radio that Jen had been found dead in her apartment building. Therefore Lex - after mourning his loss - planned his revenge...
The artwork for the album was again supplied by renowned Spanish artist Luis Royo, whose work "Memory in White" was used for the "Spellbound" cover, which was voted ALBUM COVER OF THE YEAR in BURRN! magazine in Japan, POWERPLAY magazine in the UK and FLASH magazine in Italy.
"Babylon" has been produced by Gary Hughes and mixed by Audu Obaje and will be the first to feature new keyboard player, the legendary Don Airey of Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Gary Moore fame. Ten's immediately previous album, "Spellbound", was the bands most successful so far. With plans for a European tour and the bands first Japanese tour for 3 years, "Babylon" looks set to eclipse all previous efforts by the British act.