Produced by: Melodica
Released: OUT NOW / Website
Closest Relative: Bone Machine, D2
There was quite a fall out from the release of Melodica's debut album Long Way From Home. Some of the comments were reasonable, but some was a little uncalled for. Despite the criticisms the songs really were good pure AOR.|
In fact, some of the catchiest of the year. That's why this follow up limited edition release is so pleasing.
There should be no talk of Ted Poley's vocals on this release aside from how good he sounds and as for Gerhard, he ditches the electric for an acoustic guitar with ease.
The album runs through 12 tracks - the best from their debut, one old Bone Machine track (Missing You) and a couple of sneak previews from the next album due up early next year.
New life is given to the tracks from their debut album - Long Way From Home, Broken Promises, It's Not Enough, Best Friend & Playing With Fire.
So if you didn't get the debut, don't miss on this release before it sells out.
On Missing You, Ted sounds in great form, the vocals are raw and passionate and Gerhard brings a new feel to the old standard.|
New tracks Lovemetal, Summer Nights, Anisha & Believe In Your Heart showcase what is sure to be another great AOR release next year.
Acoustic albums are either hit or miss and for me, this is a definite hit. The atmosphere of the studio performance has been captured perfectly and for me sounds like the guys had a real buzz going during these sessions.
Maybe this would be a better place to start than the band's debut?
|PRODUCTION: 80%||SONGS: 90%||VIBE: 86%||ATTITUDE: 85%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Unplugged fans, fans of Ted Poley and the Melodica debut.|
DISCOGRAPHY:Long Way From Home . Acoustica