AOR Heaven 2012
Centred around the talents of singer, guitarist and keyboard player Klaus Luley (ex-Craaft and Tokyo) this is some fine and classy melodic rock.
Opener “Can’t Live Without You” is a big number, and “Mountain Of Love” dips into mid 80s melodic power pop territory, but does have some outstanding guitar work, including a solo that wouldn’t be out of place in a much heavier song. “Slipping Away” is more uptempo, and it does have a slightly crunchier feel. There’s a modern take on the Tokyo hit “Tokyo” which is smooth, polished, rocking and cracking. The guitar and vocals are good here, the keys, drums and bass providing a good drive.
“Don’t Want To See Your Face” has a strong riff, a darker sound with an uplifting rhythm.
Very strong melodic rock, some good song writing, and a real throwback to the 80s, with nods to rock, AOR and occasionally MOR. Enjoy.
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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).
Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 STEVE HARLEY Uncovered (indie)
Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREEK Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)
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