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Goran Edman

Wed
05
Oct

CRY OF DAWN - Cry Of Dawn (Review)

information persons: 
content: 
85%
Produced By: 
Daniel Flores
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
AOR
Score: 
85
Label: 
Frontiers
Artist: 
 
Cry Of Dawn is the feature vehicle for Swedish vocalist great Goran Edman, this time partnering with one of Frontiers Records’ in-house producers, Daniel Flores (Find Me, Murder Of My Sweet). Daniel has had a busy year, with First Signal and Palace already under his belt and Toby Hitchcock still to come.
 
I’ve never found a Goran Edman album I don’t like and this is no different. He is one of those vocalists that just delivers time after time and it hardly needs stating that he sounds a million dollars here again. Flores again enlists Michael Palace to supply guitars, so it’s not surprising to find the musical bed of this project very similar to those others just mentioned.
 
Cry Of Dawn’s musical mission is not too far removed from that of Street Talk which he also fronts.
It’s not very often I’ll say this – but this time around there are too many keyboards. The absolute saturation of swirling keys on every track is just too much. There’s not enough room for the songs to breathe in my opinion.
 
Of course Edman does a killer job and most of the songs are pretty catchy. There’s plenty to like about the opener Chance and the slightly heavier Tell It To My Heart has a great bridge then chorus hook.
Light A Light and Can’t Go On are both very Street Talk in their sound and again feature killer choruses.
Hands Around My Heart is a beautiful ballad, but slightly overdone with the keyboards again.
 
I can’t stand the chorus in the second track Listen To Me, which is a shame, that ultra high vocal just grates on me. It’s probably the only weaker track here, there are others that don’t stand out as much as others, but nothing forgettable.

I love the vocals, I really love a few of the songs and the consistency of the album is a credit to the songwriters. I’m not so much a fan of the production style. As stated, I think the keyboards are way overdone and there’s not enough individual character in the album to make it stand out as a new band to rival those that came before them.
If you have the last First Signal and Find Me releases, you know exactly how this is going to sound. It’s good, but not quite as good as expected.

 

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Fri
22
Jul

CRY OF DAWN Featuring Goran Edman Due September 23

Artist: 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present CRY OF DAWN, a new melodic rock/AOR project featuring Goran Edman on all lead vocals. The self-titled debut album will be released on September 23rd.

Over the years, Goran Edman's unique vocal style has been showcased in numerous genres including neoclassic metal, progressive rock, and AOR, just to name a few. His vocal stylings can be found on records by John Norum, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brazen Abbot, and Glory, among others.
CRY OF DAWN is Goran Edman's latest musical adventure: a straight ahead AOR / melodic rock album which highlights his amazing vocal abilities on superb songs written especially for him by the likes of Michael Palace (Palace, First Signal, Kryptonite), Steve Newman, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Soren Kronkvist, Daniel Palmqvist and Robert Sall among others.

'It's been a privilege to work with all  these  good songwriters within the genre of classic  AOR,' tells Goran. 'The conformity of the production has a good red line with a straight forward melodic flow as you would expect. Its been a true pleasure performing it. The recording of the album took place in Daniel Flores' studio for the instrumental part while I did the vocals in my own studio. Personally I am grateful to be a part of this project and look forward to the fans listening to the album'.

The result is a true feast for the ears of all lovers of this music. Picture hints of the likes of Night Ranger, Journey, Bad English and Starship and you'll get a sense of what is in store for you! Hear for yourself with an album sampler:
 

 
Tracklisting:
  1. Chance
  2. Listen To Me
  3. When Right Is Wrong
  4. Tell It To My Heart
  5. Light A Light
  6. Can't Go On
  7. Building Towers
  8. Hands Around My Heart
  9. Life After Love
  10. Yearn
  11. Tell Me
CRY OF DAWN
Goran Edman - Lead and backing vocals
Michael Palace - Guitars and bass
Soren Kronqvist - Keyboards
Daniel Flores - Drums and keyboards

Produced by Daniel Flores
 
 
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Wed
21
Oct

STREET TALK Reissues OUT NOW

Artist: 
 
SHIPPING NOW - LAST CALL FOR COMBO PRICE DEAL!
 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.
 
Limited to just 500 units each, MRR has reissued the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).
 
The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive ALL NEW artwork and each album designed by Carl-Andre at BLEKKMARK Design StudioS.
 
      
 
 
FULL TRACK LISTING AND SEQUENCE:
 
 
TRANSITION
01. Someday (I'll Get Over You)
02. Need Someone
03. If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
04. Let Me Be The One
05. Always Stand By You
06. Ye Gods And Little Fishes
07. Everything I Do Is Just For You
08. Energizer Bunny
09. Don't Give Up On This Love
10. When You Lose The One You Love
 
Bonus Tracks:
11. I'll Always Remember (Japanese bonus track)
12. Always Stand By You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
13. Someday (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
14. Anytime, Anywhere (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
15. I Will Be There (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
16. Don't Give Up On This Love (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
17. Let Me Be The One (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
 
RESTORATION
01. Give Me A Reason
02. Hare And Hounds
03. Language Of Love
04. Tables Turning
05. Dancer In The Rain
06. A Place In The Sun
07. My Heart Beats For You
08. Forever By Your Side
09. In The Arms Of Love
10. Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
Bonus Tracks:
11. After The Tears (Japanese bonus track)
12. Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Demo Kimmo Blom vocals)
13. Forever By Your Side (Demo Kimmo Blom vocals)
14. Till The End Of Time (Original ‘Dancer In The Rain’; Peter Broman Vocals)
15. Language Of Love (Rough Mix)
16. Dancer In The Rain (Rough Mix)
17. Tables Turning (Rough Mix)
18. A Place In The Sun (Instrumental)
19. Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Instrumental)
 
V
01. Responsible
02. Don't Believe
03. If I Could
04. At The End Of The Day
05. Family Business
06. Just A Little Appetizer
07. Something's Gotta Give
08. Groundhog Day
09. Sniper
10. Oh Maddy
11. Brother Sun And Sister Moon
 
Bonus Tracks:
12. Astray (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
13. Made For Paradise (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
14. Family Business (Instrumental)
15. Responsible (Instrumental)
16. If I Could (Instrumental)
17. Oh Maddy (Instrumental)
 
 

SPECIAL DEAL ON OFFER FOR ALL THREE TITLES

Each title is $15 + $5 shipping worldwide. Buy ALL 3 and shipping is FREE. 
 
 
OUT NOW! ($45 + FREE Shipping) -
 
 
 
Order 'Transition' -
 
 
Order 'Restoration' - 
 
 
Order 'V' - 
 
 
STREET TALK is the brainchild of Swedish keyboardist/songwriter FREDRIK BERGH. Their debut came in 1997 with the album ‘Collaboration’.
The album featured, amongst others, guest vocalist Göran Edman who would continue to work with Fredrik throughout the Street Talk history.
 
In 2000, the album ‘Transition’ was released featuring Goran again on a set of smooth Westcoast/AOR tunes.
 
In 2002 STREET TALK signed to the now defunct MTM Music label for the excellent album 'Restoration'. The opus featured vocals from Goran once again and also two popular tracks from American AOR vocalist HUGO.
 
In 2006 the band released their fourth all-original studio album – the distinctly more powerful, pure AOR masterpiece ‘V’. Featuring Goran Edman on all vocals, the album was the defining moment of Street Talk’s history.
 
Since the release of ‘V’ in 2006, STREET TALK has been on hiatus, but Fredrik has been as busy as ever as a founding member of melodic metal band Bloodbound as well as writing and working with such artists as Revolution Saints, Steve Augeri, Steve Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Rob Moratti, Harry Hess, Bob Halligan jr, Phenomena, Seven and Anette Olzon
 
 

 

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Release Year: 
2015
 
Sat
12
Sep

STREET TALK Reissues - Artwork & Track Listings Revealed

Artist: 
 
SHIPPING STARTS NEXT WEEK (14/9) - LAST CALL FOR FIRST CHANCE DELIVERY!
 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.
 
On August 30 and limited to just 500 units each, MRR will reissue the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).
 
The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive ALL NEW artwork and each album designed by Carl-Andre at BLEKKMARK Design Studios and revealed now:
 
      
 
 
FULL TRACK LISTING AND SEQUENCE:
 
 
TRANSITION
01. Someday (I'll Get Over You)
02. Need Someone
03. If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
04. Let Me Be The One
05. Always Stand By You
06. Ye Gods And Little Fishes
07. Everything I Do Is Just For You
08. Energizer Bunny
09. Don't Give Up On This Love
10. When You Lose The One You Love
 
Bonus Tracks:
11. I'll Always Remember (Japanese bonus track)
12. Always Stand By You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
13. Someday (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
14. Anytime, Anywhere (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
15. I Will Be There (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
16. Don't Give Up On This Love (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
17. Let Me Be The One (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
 
RESTORATION
01. Give Me A Reason
02. Hare And Hounds
03. Language Of Love
04. Tables Turning
05. Dancer In The Rain
06. A Place In The Sun
07. My Heart Beats For You
08. Forever By Your Side
09. In The Arms Of Love
10. Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
Bonus Tracks:
11. After The Tears (Japanese bonus track)
12. Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Demo Kimmo Blom vocals)
13. Forever By Your Side (Demo Kimmo Blom vocals)
14. Till The End Of Time (Original ‘Dancer In The Rain’; Peter Broman Vocals)
15. Language Of Love (Rough Mix)
16. Dancer In The Rain (Rough Mix)
17. Tables Turning (Rough Mix)
18. A Place In The Sun (Instrumental)
19. Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Instrumental)
 
V
01. Responsible
02. Don't Believe
03. If I Could
04. At The End Of The Day
05. Family Business
06. Just A Little Appetizer
07. Something's Gotta Give
08. Groundhog Day
09. Sniper
10. Oh Maddy
11. Brother Sun And Sister Moon
 
Bonus Tracks:
12. Astray (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
13. Made For Paradise (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
14. Family Business (Instrumental)
15. Responsible (Instrumental)
16. If I Could (Instrumental)
17. Oh Maddy (Instrumental)
 
 

PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN NOW, WITH A SPECIAL DEAL ON OFFER FOR ALL THREE TITLES.

Each title is $15 + $5 shipping worldwide. Buy ALL 3 and shipping is FREE. 
 
 
Pre-Order All 3 (Out August 30)($45 + FREE Shipping) -
 
 
 
Pre-Order 'Transition' -
 
 
Pre-Order 'Restoration' - 
 
 
Pre-Order 'V' - 
 
 
STREET TALK is the brainchild of Swedish keyboardist/songwriter FREDRIK BERGH. Their debut came in 1997 with the album ‘Collaboration’.
The album featured, amongst others, guest vocalist Göran Edman who would continue to work with Fredrik throughout the Street Talk history.
 
In 2000, the album ‘Transition’ was released featuring Goran again on a set of smooth Westcoast/AOR tunes.
 
In 2002 STREET TALK signed to the now defunct MTM Music label for the excellent album 'Restoration'. The opus featured vocals from Goran once again and also two popular tracks from American AOR vocalist HUGO.
 
In 2006 the band released their fourth all-original studio album – the distinctly more powerful, pure AOR masterpiece ‘V’. Featuring Goran Edman on all vocals, the album was the defining moment of Street Talk’s history.
 
Since the release of ‘V’ in 2006, STREET TALK has been on hiatus, but Fredrik has been as busy as ever as a founding member of melodic metal band Bloodbound as well as writing and working with such artists as Revolution Saints, Steve Augeri, Steve Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Rob Moratti, Harry Hess, Bob Halligan jr, Phenomena, Seven and Anette Olzon
 
Further details of the reissues will be available soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy one song from each of the albums:
 
From ‘V’ – Responsible
 
 
From ‘Restoration’ – Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
 
From ‘Transition’ – If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
 
 

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Wed
29
Jul

STREET TALK Reissues - Bonus Tracks Announced

Artist: 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.
 
On August 30 and limited to just 500 units each, MRR will reissue the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).
All three albums are long out of print, highly sought after and when listed, fetch tidy sums on Ebay.
 
The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive ALL NEW artwork and each album will feature several bonus tracks.
 
 
'TRANSITION' - 7 Bonus Tracks
 
I'll Always Remember (Japanese Bonus Track)
Don't Give Up On This Love (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Everything I Do Is Just For You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
If Anybody Breaks Your Heart (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Let Me Be The One (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Always Stand By You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Someday (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
 
'RESTORATION' - 9 bonus Tracks
 
After The Tears (Japanese Bonus Track)
Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Original Demo; Kimmo Blom Vocals)
Forever By Your Side (Original Demo; Kimmo Blom Vocals)
Language Of Love (Rough Mix)
Till The End Of Time (Original ‘Dancer In The Rain’; Peter Broman Vocals)
Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Instrumental)
Dancer In The Rain (Instrumental)
Tables Turning (Instrumental)
A Place In The Sun (Instrumental)
 
'V' - 6 Bonus Tracks
 
Astray (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
Made For Paradise (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
Responsible (Instrumental)
If I Could (Instrumental)
Family Business (Instrumental)
Oh Maddy (Instrumental)
 
 
Soundbytes of the bonus tracks and unveiling of the new artwork will be announced soon.

 

PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN NOW, WITH A SPECIAL DEAL ON OFFER FOR ALL THREE TITLES.

Each title is $15 + $5 shipping worldwide. Buy ALL 3 and shipping is FREE. 
 
 
Pre-Order All 3 (Out August 30)($45 + FREE Shipping) -
 
 
 
Pre-Order 'Transition' -
 
 
Pre-Order 'Restoration' - 
 
 
Pre-Order 'V' - 
 
 
STREET TALK is the brainchild of Swedish keyboardist/songwriter FREDRIK BERGH. Their debut came in 1997 with the album ‘Collaboration’.
The album featured, amongst others, guest vocalist Göran Edman who would continue to work with Fredrik throughout the Street Talk history.
 
In 2000, the album ‘Transition’ was released featuring Goran again on a set of smooth Westcoast/AOR tunes.
 
In 2002 STREET TALK signed to the now defunct MTM Music label for the excellent album 'Restoration'. The opus featured vocals from Goran once again and also two popular tracks from American AOR vocalist HUGO.
 
In 2006 the band released their fourth all-original studio album – the distinctly more powerful, pure AOR masterpiece ‘V’. Featuring Goran Edman on all vocals, the album was the defining moment of Street Talk’s history.
 
Since the release of ‘V’ in 2006, STREET TALK has been on hiatus, but Fredrik has been as busy as ever as a founding member of melodic metal band Bloodbound as well as writing and working with such artists as Revolution Saints, Steve Augeri, Steve Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Rob Moratti, Harry Hess, Bob Halligan jr, Phenomena, Seven and Anette Olzon
 
Further details of the reissues will be available soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy one song from each of the albums:
 
From ‘V’ – Responsible
 
 
From ‘Restoration’ – Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
 
From ‘Transition’ – If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
 
 

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Wed
15
Jul

STREET TALK To Reissue 3 AOR Classics on MelodicRock Records

Artist: 
 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.
 
On August 30 and limited to just 500 units each, MRR will reissue the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).
All three albums are long out of print, highly sought after and when listed, fetch tidy sums on Ebay.
 
The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive new artwork and each album will feature several bonus tracks, which will be revealed shortly, along with details of a pre-order deal for all three albums.
 
STREET TALK is the brainchild of Swedish keyboardist/songwriter FREDRIK BERGH. Their debut came in 1997 with the album ‘Collaboration’.
The album featured, amongst others, guest vocalist Göran Edman who would continue to work with Fredrik throughout the Street Talk history.
 
In 2000, the album ‘Transition’ was released featuring Goran again on a set of smooth Westcoast/AOR tunes.
 
In 2002 STREET TALK signed to the now defunct MTM Music label for the excellent album 'Restoration'. The opus featured vocals from Goran once again and also two popular tracks from American AOR vocalist HUGO.
 
In 2006 the band released their fourth all-original studio album – the distinctly more powerful, pure AOR masterpiece ‘V’. Featuring Goran Edman on all vocals, the album was the defining moment of Street Talk’s history.
 
Since the release of ‘V’ in 2006, STREET TALK has been on hiatus, but Fredrik has been as busy as ever as a founding member of melodic metal band Bloodbound as well as writing and working with such artists as Revolution Saints, Steve Augeri, Steve Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Rob Moratti, Harry Hess, Bob Halligan jr, Phenomena, Seven and Anette Olzon
 
Further details of the reissues will be available soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy one song from each of the albums:
 
From ‘V’ – Responsible
 
 
From ‘Restoration’ – Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
 
From ‘Transition’ – If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
 
 
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