SALTY DOG – Lost Treasure (Album Review)

SALTY DOG – Lost Treasure (Album Review)

Sometimes albums and/or songs just stay with you. For almost 30 years even. That’s the case with a song called “Come Along” from a band called Salty Dog. Ever since I first heard the track, probably on the radio back in those days, it appealed to me. Once acquiring the Every Dog Has Its Day album on cassette, it was hard to switch it out of the car’s tape deck. A one and done kinda…

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SIGNAL RED – Under The Radar (February 23, 2018)

SIGNAL RED – Under The Radar (February 23, 2018)

Escape Music is thrilled to announce the release of a brand new from a brand new band, Signal Red. Under The Radar will be available from February 23, 2018. Signal Red hails from the UK and features two very respected musicians namely guitarist Steve Grocott (Ten) and vocalist Lee Small (Phenomena / Shy / Lionheart). The collaboration first came together in February, 2013 when Steve was at a loose end. He had been in a band previously called Sevendayz which had recently folded and he…

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LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – In Disguise (Album Review)

LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – In Disguise (Album Review)

Sweden’s finest, Last Autumn’s Dream, have a firm foothold in the Scandinavian AOR/melodic rock scene, having released a healthy 13 studio albums. They have a penchant for the odd cover, such as a reworking of Wizzard’s “See My Baby Jive” from the album A Touch Of Heaven or “Take It On The Run” by REO Speedwagon which can be found on the Paintings record. In light of this, it should be no surprise that the band…

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STEFANIE – Stefanie (February 24, 2017)

STEFANIE – Stefanie (February 24, 2017)

Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for Stefanie coming on the 24th February 2017. . Stefanie track listing:  1. “All I Know” 2. “Master of Disguise” 3. “Stranger” 4. “Everything You Need” 5. “Word Man” 6. “Hello Love” 7. “One Life” 8. “In My Shoes” 9. “The Second Time Around” 10. “The Song I Was Meant To Write” 11. “We Will Fight”  . Stefanie Johnson was born and raised in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley,…

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LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – In Disguise (January 20, 2017)

LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – In Disguise (January 20, 2017)

Last Autumn’s Dream are quickly becoming a legend in Swedish rock music, having released some thirteen studio albums as well as a live album and a compilation. . They have the uncanny knack of producing highly infectious melodic rock music. On many of their studio albums, Last Autumn’s Dream have included a favorite ‘classic’ and made a great job of it too, so they have recorded a whole album full of classics and given them…

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ERIKA – Deaf, Dumb & Blonde (Album Review)

ERIKA – Deaf, Dumb & Blonde (Album Review)

If you decide to buy this album just because Ms. Norberg is Yngwie Malmsteen’s ex-wife and you are expecting something similar – Don’t. The composition of this band sounds nothing like what you may expect given its background. The band is huge, consisting of mostly Swedish musicians. There are 7 guitar players and 6 backing vocalists. Yngwie Malmsteen’s ex-wife, Erika is the lead singer. The remainder of the line –up is as follows: Redas Jefisovas…

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SEVEN – Shattered (Sept 23, 2016)

SEVEN – Shattered (Sept 23, 2016)

SEVEN originate from the AOR scene in the late eighties where Polydor Records having been fairly successful in the U.K with the likes of Magnum and Little Angels, set their sights on SEVEN, a relatively unknown act that had started life as a successful South African group, reformed to hit the big time in the UK. SEVEN Shattered is a collection of wonderfully catchy songs that rely on clean and memorable melodies that allow Devine’s distinctive…

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Epic – Like a Phoenix (Album Review)

Epic – Like a Phoenix (Album Review)

Escape Music’s newest acquisition, Epic, delivers a wonderfully old school album with Like A Phoenix. Shrouded in mystery, with little known about this talented quartet, I was amazed at the power and energy they deliver. Formed in 2011, this is their first album with Escape Music. This talented quartet with Canadian, American and Lebanese roots took me completely by surprise. Like A Phoenix is a great first release from Epic. Like A Phoenix‘s opening track, “Love…

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Ian Parry’s Rock Emporium (Album Review)

Ian Parry’s Rock Emporium (Album Review)

When you’ve got a “Society of Friends” like Ian Parry has, all you need is songs. The perk of being a singer/leader of an act is the freedom to hand pick your supporting cast. Ozzy Osborne and David Coverdale wrote the book on how to surround yourself with the crème de la crème of talent to really allow a singer to shine and their make their artistic visions larger than life. The flip side of…

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