Friday, July 27, 2007

NOVAK - Forever Endeavour (2005)

Great album from the 'new wave' of Scandi-AOR scene.
Andreas Novak comes from the progg territory, he was part of the 'MIND'S EYE' project with his friend, the monster musician Daniel Flores.
After 2 discs with M.E., Daniel encouraged Andreas to record a solo album.
The result is this varied, well played collection of songs, in the modern AOR vein, with melodic-rock feel.
'Nowhere To Run' is a killer opener, the ballad 'Another Woman' and 'Forever Endeavour' are good examples of how good this recording is.
Classic sound, big production, very well played.
Tommy Denander guest in a couple tracks.
If you like it, BUY IT.

1. Nowhere To Run 4:44
2. How Does It Feel 4:15
3. Save Me 3:19
4. Forever Endeavour 4:44
5. Another Woman 4:26
6. By Your Side 3:26
7. Extreme Fakeover 4:31
8. Follow Your Heart 3:57
9. Carry On 4:40
10. Don't You Remind Me 3:31
11. Back To The Free World 3:51
12. Gates Of Defeat 5:00

Andreas Novak Vocals, Guitars
Daniel Flores Drums, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Tommy Denander Guitar
Benny Janson Guitar
Kristian Niemann Guitar
Daniel Palmqvist Guitar
Johan Niemann Bass
Andreas Olson Bass
Martina Edoff Vocals on Track 5

NOVAK - Forever Endeavour