Monday, June 20, 2016

EDIN / ADAHL - Big Talk (1989) [Swedish reissue]

EDIN / ADAHL - Big Talk (1989) [Swedish reissue]
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

Comprising a pair of brothers - Bertil & Lasse Edin / Frank & Simon Adahl - Swedish combo EDIN / ADAHL started as band in the late Seventies.
Their first self-titled album appeared in 1980 with Swedish lyrics and a poppy style plus some light progressive touches, but the band developed their sound to a West Coast feel in successive albums influenced by American bands from the genre.
Additionally, they started to record two album versions; in English and their native language.

EDIN / ADAHL was a band with a religious background, and with the raising popularity of CCM in America most of their albums - the English versions - were released in the USA.
The polished sound of the band plus the pristine record production - similar quality when compared to secular albums - gave EDIN / ADAHL a considerable success among American listeners.

Released in 1989, "Big Talk" is EDIN / ADAHL's more 'American' album, both in sound & songwriting style, and their strongest effort overall.
Here, the band feels focused, straight to a mainstream direction and with a pristine production to appeal US adult radio / charts.
Unfortunately, despite of being released in America by the biggest CCM label at the moment (Refuge), "Big Talk" suffered of poor distribution. Certainly, a pity, as most tracks own the potential to had become hits in the AC charts.

EDIN / ADAHL - Big Talk (1989) [Swedish reissue] back

Songs like the dynamic poppy opener 'Going Back', the catchy 'Wider Than The Ocean', the slightly hi-tech title track or the excellent ballad 'Lonely Without You' have a sound the easily could be compared with Mr. Mister or Chicago finest moments.
Very smooth vocals by Frank Adahl, stylish instrumentation and as said, top class production are the key of "Big Talk", a sure delight for fans of this genre.
This is a rip of the Swedish reissue from some years ago, not sure if remastered, but sounds fabulous.


01 - Going Back
02 - Missin' You
03 - Wider Than The Ocean
04 - Man Of The Street
05 - Big Talk
06 - Mystical Moments
07 - Write It On The Wall
08 - Utopia
09 - Lonely Without You

Frank Adahl - Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals
Simon Adahl - Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Bertil Edin - Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Lasse Edin - Keyboards, Vocals




EDIN / ADAHL - Big Talk (1989) [Swedish reissue]
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

LITTERER - Rock This City (1987)

LITTERER - Rock This City (1987) front
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

Formed by family members, LITTERER rocked the South Dakota area during the '80s recording this "Rock This City" LP in 1987. It was released on a small label, but the band was truly professional.
Not only they had a great image, wardrobe, stage design, etc, but also (apart from being solid musicians and composing good songs) the production on this album is above the standard for an indie band.

Often compared with the first Danger Danger - perhaps due to Tom Litterer's similar vocal timbre to Ted Poley - to me their brand of melodic hard rock is more edgy (twin guitar attack) and they throw in some lovely Pomp AOR flourishes all over.
Indeed opener 'Ghost Town Park' sounds a bit like Danger Danger, but next title track 'Rock This City' is harder showing Litterer's bite, with some classy pompy keyboards all over.
'Lost In Time' has some Dokken on it, 'No More Lies' is more melodic, then midtempo ballad 'Romancing The Night' has more substance than the typical songs in this vein.

'Rock On Through The Night' delivers more hard rockin' (reminds me a Stryper song), mid-paced 'Broken Hearts' has a very cool guitar interplay, 'High Roller' indeed rolls with a good rhythm, and closer 'City Lights', starting with popmpy keys, develops into another effective Dokken-esque rocker.

LITTERER - Rock This City (1987) back

Only released on vinyl, Litterer and this "Rock This City" are good examples of the extensive talent and huge amount of solid bands that flooded the US scene during the '80s.
Requested by a reader, I thought this was a fitting post to this blog as we needed some rocking stuff here. This is a 192Kbps vinyl-rip (not mine) but very well done, pretty clean.


01 - Ghost Town Park
02 - Rock This City
03 - Lost In Time
04 - No More Lies
05 - Romancing The Night
06 - Rock On Through The Night
07 - Broken Hearts
08 - High Roller
09 - City Lights

Steve Litterer - guitar, vocals
Dave Litterer - drums
Tom Litterer - bass, lead vocals
Carleen Litterer - keyboards, vocals
Brent Estlund - guitar, vocals




LITTERER - Rock This City (1987)
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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

HERLAND - One Small Step (1995) + bonus

HERLAND - One Small Step (1995) + bonus full
Requested by a reader

HERLAND, a five-piece band from the U.S. Northeast (not Canadian as some websites say) is made up of the three Herland brothers Frank, Scott & John, all with many years of experience in the music business including radio, television and commercial recordings. They have supported over the years many major acts such as White Lion, LA Guns, Gary Cherone from Extreme, etc.

In the mid-Nineties the bros. released independently their self-produced debut “One Small Step”. Their style has many influences, mostly American Melodic Rock, with a guitar driven sound and pretty good vocal arrangements / harmonies.
“One Small Step” is a really cool album, but I don't understand the ridiculous prices (over $ 100) of this CD at Ebay. Surely because it's a collectors piece and out of print.

HERLAND - One Small Step (1995) + bonus - back

I have featured here on the blog several years ago a promo copy distributed before the official release. Now, as requested, here's the full “One Small Step” album, plus 3 extra tracks recorded by the band later.
Very Rare.


01 - Find Your Way
02 - Why-O-Why
03 - Swept Away
04 - Would You Be Mine Tonight
05 - Totally Used
06 - Sleepin' Beauty
07 - Let Me Know
08 - Take Your Time
09 - Stand In Your Way (bonus)
10 - She Says Lonely (bonus)
11 - Bleed (bonus)

John Herland - Lead & Back up vocals
Frank Herland - Keyboards, Guitar, Back up vocals
Scott Herland - Guitars, Back up vocals
Mike Fazio - Bass
Arthur Mambuca - Drums, Percussion




HERLAND - One Small Step (1995) + bonus
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Sunday, June 05, 2016

APRIL WINE - Walking Through Fire [remastered 2009] (1985)

APRIL WINE - Walking Through Fire [remastered 2009] (1985)
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

Canadian rockers APRIL WINE never received the recognition they largely deserved. The band released a solid bunch of hard rockin' albums during the seventies. By 1984 April Wine technically already broken up, but they needed one more record to fulfill their record company contract.

So "Walking Through Fire" is essentially a bandleader / lead singer Myles Goodwyn solo album under the April Wine moniker. Still with guitarist Brian Greenway by his side and with three session musicians, the album was recorded in 1985 and released in the US, appearing in their native Canada the next year.
"Walking Through Fire" is a true exponent of the mid-Eighties commercial radio-friendly poppy AOR plenty of keyboards / synths, compressed drums and choruses larger than life.

We have wonderful AOR numbers as the superb "Wanted Dead Or Alive" (my absolute favorite) penned by talented Jeff Cannata, the magical "Hold On" and the Foreigner sounding "Love Has Remembered Me" (which was a minor hit single).
I always loved "Anejo". It does not features a guitar solo, buy a synth solo instead with a mysterious 'alien' feel. It's a great song, and pure '80s.
There's very good melodic rockers as well on the bouncy "Wait Any More", the urgent "Open Soul Surgery" written by Jim Vallance and sonically akin Loverboy, and the broken "All It Will Ever Be".

APRIL WINE - Walking Through Fire [remastered 2009] (1985) back cover

If you are a fan of real '80s AOR, "Walking Through Fire" is a must have in your collection.
This is remastered 2009 version (which sounds wonderful) released in Canada by Unidisc Music, also featured in the British BGO label The April Wine Collection 4 CD box set of the same year.


01 - Rock Myself To Sleep
02 - Wanted Dead Or Alive
03 - Beg For Your Life
04 - Love Has Remembered Me
05 - Anejo
06 - Open Soul Surgery
07 - You Don't Have To Act That Way
08 - Hold On
09 - All It Will Ever Be
10 - Wait Any More

Myles Goodwyn – vocals, guitars
Brian Greenway – guitars, vocals
Jean Pellerin – bass
Daniel Barbe – keyboards
Marty Simon – drums




APRIL WINE Walking Through Fire remastered
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

REQUEST & FILL CORNER 18

REQUEST and FILL CORNER 18

From now, all request & fills goes in this post Comments.
If you need an album or a single track, request it here, if you have it, be kind with other readers, upload the file and post the link here as well.
Access to this page will be placed at the right column ------>
(the "CLICK HERE" neon sign)
It will be opened in a new window.

Check this section regularly.
You'll find many albums uploaded by readers, not present on the main blog ...

Help each other people!


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Saturday, May 28, 2016

LARRY LEE - Marooned [Japanese Blu-spec CD2 - remastered] (1982)

LARRY LEE - Marooned [Japanese Blu-spec CD2 - remastered] (1982) front
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

Founder member of Ozark Mountain Daredevils whom ejoyed some success during the Seventies, singer / songwriter LARRY LEE started his solo career at the beginning of the '80s when Ozark Mountain Daredevils disbanded.
Signed by Columbia / CBS, Larry Lee recorded his debut "Marooned" in 1982 featuring the whos' who from the now legendary LA Session scene.
Take note; Toto's David Hungate on bass, Ike Stubblefield, David Sanborn, great drummer Mike Baird and no other than the likes of Bill Champlin, Tom Kelly, Richard Page and Rosemary Butler (among others) contributing harmony vocals.

As you could imagine, "Marooned" is a breezy slice of classic US West Coast AOR with that lovely sound from the first half of the '80s.
The sweet 'Waiting To Let Go', the AOR waves of 'Don't Talk', the FM radio ready title track, the highly melodic 'Number One Girl' and of course the elegant ballad 'The Best Is Yet To Come' are all impregnated with exquisite instrumentation and the smooth vocals of Lee.

LARRY LEE - Marooned

Produced with a pristine atmosphere by skilled John Ryan (Styx, Greg Guidry), "Marooned" is a wonderful album with a sound that defined an era.
The European / American edition featured a different cover artwork with a picture of Larry Lee at front, then the Asian release is much more fun and properly reflects the music inside.
This Japanese remastering on Blu-spec CD2 (Blu-ray technology) is a must.


01 - Waiting To Let Go
02 - Don't Talk
03 - Marooned
04 - The Best Is Yet To Come
05 - Number One Girl
06 - Satisfaction Guaranteed (I Could Give You Love)
07 - Only Seventeen
08 - Hollywood
09 - Just Another Girlfriend
10 - Hang On

Larry Lee: lead vocals
John Goin: guitars
David Hungate: bass
Nicky Hopkins: keyboards
Gabriel Katona, Ike Stubblefield: synths
David Sanborn: saxophone
Lenny Castro: percussion
Mike Baird: drums
David Campbell: orchestrations
Bill Champlin, Tom Kelly, Rosemary Butler, Vanetta Field, Maxyn Lewis, Richard Page, Rick Danko: backing vocals




LARRY LEE - Marooned [Japanese Blu-spec CD2 - remastered]
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