Obsession is the last album of what is commonly called the Schenker years in the UFO discography. Michael Schenker enjoyed a relatively short, but intense career for his first stint with UFO. Starting with Phenomenon in 1974 and ending it – from a standpoint of studio album releases – with Obsession in 1978. He for sure put his stamp on UFO and all that stuff they were able to produce in this relatively short time frame. He actually returned to the fold in 1993 for a short time – many years later.
And you know what? They did it again. Obsession is again different from Lights Out. I would say more varied. Also a bit less focus on Paul Raymond‘s keyboard interludes that became famous in tracks like Love to Love in the aforementioned album. I am still having shivers down my spine listening to that one. Mind you, he is still there on keyboard and at stellar levels. [...]