AmadeuS MelodiC RocK ShoW – 2019 Best Melodic Rock Releases

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2019 is heading to an end and AMADEUS MELODIC ROCK SHOW brings here below the BEST RELEASES presented on this site (and not only).
The albums are listed in random order because (from my point of view) MUSIC is not
a competition, it’s or it must be fun.

2019 – TOP 20 Releases
(Lino “AmadeuS” R. choices):

Work Of Art – Exhibits
Pretty Maids – Undress Your Madness
DeVicious – Reflections
Outlasted – Waiting for Daybreak
Roulette – Now!
91 Suite – Starting All Over (EP)
Crashdïet – Rust
Fighter V – Fighter
X Romance – Voices From The Past
Crazy Lixx – Forever Wild
Phil Lanzon – 48 Seconds
Stranded – New Dawn
Gathering Of Kings – First Mission
Hideaway – Hideaway
Alchemy – Dyadic
Wake The Nations – Heartrock
Rain Or Shine – The Darkest Part Of Me
Darkwater – Human
Temple Balls – Untamed
Strangers – Brand New Start

 

In the meantime from December 6th, 1673 people VOTED their choices on

AMRShow – 2019 Nominations for BEST MELODIC ROCK (and not only) RELEASES!

thanking everyone who stopped by and spent a minute to vote and share the poll with friends this is the final score:

AMRShow – 2019 TOP RELEASES (People choices)

1 Mike Della Bella Project – One 14.7% / 246
2 Jimi Anderson Group – I Belong 12.7% / 212
3 Hideaway – Hideaway 8.4% / 140
4 Danger Zone – Don’t Count On Heroes 4.1% / 69
5 Nitrate – Open Wide 3.0% / 51
6 Peter H Nilsson – Little American Dream 3.0% / 50
7 Cats In Space – Daytrip To Narnia 2.6% / 44
8 DeVicious – Reflections 2.6% / 43
9 X Romance – Voices From The Past 2.6% / 43
10 Work Of Art – Exhibits 2.5% / 41
11 Crazy Lixx – Forever Wild 2.4% / 40
11 Fighter V – Fighter 2.4% / 40
12 Find Me – Angels In Blue 2.2% / 36
13 Gathering Of Kings – First Mission 1.9% / 31
14 Pretty Maids – Undress Your Madness 1.8% / 30
15 Roulette – Now! 1.7% / 28
16 Age Of Reflection – A New Dawn 1.6% / 26
17 Rob Moratti – Renaissance 1.4% / 23
18 The Defiants – Zokusho 1.4% / 23
19 First Signal – Line Of Fire 1.2% / 20
20 FM – The Italian Job (Live) 1.1% / 19

PHIL LANZON (URIAH HEEP) – NEW Album In August…….

URIAH HEEP keyboard man PHIL LANZON (GRAND PRIX, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) has announced the release of his brand new solo album ‘48 Seconds‘, on August 2nd, 2019 via Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UKLANZON joined URIAH HEEP by replacing JOHN SINCLAIR.

The album is available from Musicglue.com/phil-lanzon and phillanzon.com also distributed on Cargo Records UK from 2nd August. Available on CD, double gatefold coloured vinyl and all digital outlets soon to be published.

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Track list:

1. Azura’s Theme (Instrumental)
2. In The Rain
3. Forty Line
4. Rock N Roll Children
5. Blue Mountain
6. Look At The Time
7. Road To London
8. You Can Make A Living
9. Face To Face
10. 48 Seconds

All songs written by Phil Lanzon. Produced and mixed by Simon Hanhart. Arranged by Richard Cottle. Co-produced by Phil Lanzon. Cover painting and all artwork by Michael Cheval.

Line Up:

Phil Lanzon – Keys and lead vocals (Uriah Heep, Grand Prix, John Lawton, Sweet)
John Mitchell – Lead vocals  (Arena, Frost, Kino, It Bites)
Andy Makin – Lead vocals
Richard Cottle – Additional keys, Saxes (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr)
Neal Wilkinson – Drums
Adam Goldsmith – Guitar
Mick O’Donohue – Giutar
Miriam Grey – Lead vocals, background vocals
Phoebe Street, Andy Caine, Andy Playfoot – Background vocals
Tom Walsh – Trumpets
Clare Mcinerney – Saxes
Neil Sidwell – Trombones
Chris Haigh – Violin solo
Richard Harwood – Cello solo
Levine Andrade – Viola solo
London Telefilmonic Orchestra – Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

PHIL LANZON – NEW SOLO ALBUM….

URIAH HEEP keyboard man PHIL LANZON (GRAND PRIX, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) announced the release of his brand new solo album ‘If You Think I’m Crazy‘, on February 23, 2018 via Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK.

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The album was produced and mixed by Simon Hanhart (ASIA, 21 GUNS, MARILLION, KILLER DWARFS, WAYSTED). Co-production by Richard Cottle (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr, etc.). Recorded at Masterchord at Woodside Park, Kore Studio in Acton, The BunkerThe Denham Garage in Lower Denham and Outhouse Studios in Reading. Cover painting and all artwork by Michael Cheval (www.chevalfineart.com)

Track listing:

1. Mind Over Matter
2. Kelly Gang
3. I Knew I Was Dreaming
4. I Saw Two Englands
5. Step Overture (instrumental)
6. Lover’s Highway
7. Donna & Joe
8. Carolin
9. The Bells
10. Forest

Musicians:

Phil Lanzon – Hammond B3, Piano, Rhodes, Wurly, Geoshred, Lead Vocals (Uriah Heep, Grand Prix, John Lawton, Sweet)
Richard Cottle – Arranger, Orchestrator, 2nd Keys (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr)
Craig Blundell – Drums (Steven Wilson, Frost, Pendragon)
Laurence Cottle – Bass (Van Morrison, Alan Parsons Project, Black Sabbath)
John Mitchell – Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals (Arena, Frost, Kino, It Bites)
James Graydon – Acoustic Guitar (Frankie Miller)
Sarah Joy – Pedal Steel, Banjo
Joe Atkins – Piccolo Trumpet

Lead Vocals on I Knew I Was Dreaming and Mind Over Matter by John Mitchell
Lead Vocals on Lover’s HighwayKelly GangDonna & JoeThe Bells by Andy Makin
Lead Vocals on I Saw Two Englands and Forest by Phil Lanzon
Lead Vocals on Carolin by Andy Caine

 

In December 1987 “LIVE IN MOSCOW” was recorded and released in 1988. For the first time with Heep Lanzon shows he’s an important songwriter (and singer) with his song MR. MAJESTIC. The 1989 release of RAGING SILENCE is the first Uriah Heep studio album for Lanzon. From this album “Bad bad man” is composed by Lanzon. In 1991 the heavily criticized DIFFERENT WORLD was released. In 1994 a techno/dance version of Gypsy goes around. On this maxi-CD four different versions of the song are recorded: ‘LUCKY HEATHER MIX’, DJ CLUB MIX’,’WEDGE MIX’, and RADIO MIX’. In 1995 the long awaited SEA OF LIGHT is released. At 8 of the 12 songs Lanzon did his job on the composition part. His own song ‘Mistress of all time‘ belongs to the strongest pieces of the album. The main opinion is this album is the best of Uriah Heep ever since the Byronline up. Lanzon succeeded in bringing back the roaring Hammond organ sound. September 1998 SONIC ORIGAMI, the latest album of Uriah Heep is released on the (UK) EAGLE RECORDS label. Lanzon is heavily involved in the composition work. Like on Sea of Light he worked a lot with Mick Box as a songwriter duo. His song writing potential is best shown in BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, he was also heavily involved in the arrangements, and in the epos “GOLDEN PALACE” a deep going bombast symphonic rock song. HEEP recorded the acclaimed ACCOUSTICALLY DRIVEN in 2001. LANZONscored the arrangements for the string quartet. This was followed by touring and festivals which included the release of various HEEP DVD’s. The long awaited release of WAKE THE SLEEPER, 2008, and consequently INTO THE WILD, 2011, saw LANZON‘S song writing establishing itself again. Some say that BETWEEN TWO WORLDSGOLDEN PALACE and TRAIL OF DIAMONDS were heading more towards the ‘prog’ side of HEEPLANZON thinks that the next album may enter those bright waters a little more deeply along with the straight ahead rock songs. Followed by ‘Outsider‘ in 2014, the greatest hits album ‘Totally Driven‘ in 2015 and the forthcoming album ‘Living The Dream‘, announced to be out in fall 2018,

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