Corey Hart's first two albums each had a hit single on them. Young Man Running was released in 1989 and it was his fifth record overall and third since the success of "Never Surrender." For an album that had disappointing sales and subsequently got Corey Hart dropped from EMI, Young Man Running is a surprisingly pleasant listen. The 11 originals all have a distinct sound, and relative upbeat feel. Stylistically, Hart experiments with sounds of reggae, rock, throwing in a little Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band for good measure. Fans of Eddie and the Cruisers will like "In Your Soul." Fans of Hart's previous hits will also like "Truth Will Set You Free" and "Chase the Sun." Overall Young Man Running is a good used find, and, though not filled with undiscovered hits, is an enjoyable listen.
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AllMusic Review by JT Griffith