RUF RECORDS – #1188
Hold On Together
At Least We Still Fight
Change of Season
Press My Button
Things About Coming My Way
Erja Lyytinen: lead- / acoustic- /electric – / slide-guit.; vocals; keys
Davide Floreno: acoustic- / electric-guit; backup-voc.
Roger Innis: bass
Miri Mietinnen: drums; percussion, backup-vocals
Hari Taittonen: keys, Hammond, piano
Erja Lyytinen is continuing her musical journey on her new cd Forbidden Fruit into a new world and dimension. She has left behind the pure blues with mainly slide guitar-play and presents songs containing elements of soul, jazz-blues to even pop. She seemed to be be very laid-back during the recordings and in a personal estate of well-being. By her songwriting and specially her chant she has progressed excellently further-on. ‘Joyful Misery’, the first song starts by a kind of calypso-sound-intro. Unexpected, but beautiful. By her sweet vocals and the guitar solos she tries to abduct you on a dream-island to enjoy the ocean and just relax. The second song glances by the jazzy guitar-solos of Erja, a little bit of Dire Straits-touch in the intro and the funky bass-play of Roger Innis. ‘Forbidden Fruit’ the title song illustrates the new melody-strength of Lady Lyytinen, unbelievable soulful voce. Hari Taittonen intensifies this by his Hammond-organ play. ‘Death Letter’ will enthuse her fans of the very beginning as she lets her axe howl by gliding the bottlekneck over the strings. ‘Change Of Season’ is definitely the highlight-song. Enchanting vocals and specially the sweet slide-guitar-solos. By ‘Jealousy’ EL is even kind of rockin’. ‘Press My Button’ spreads pure joy, a song ideal for any 2nd Line and Parade. ‘Things About Coming My Way’ is the song in honor to the pride and joy of the US South. Dreamish suffrage and terrific slide six-string solos. Marvelous! Erja could have put some more songs on her new cd, as the playing time is only 42,55 minutes, but this is the only tiny scarcity.
Put ‘Forbidden Fruit’ into your player, drink an excellent wine while listening to it and by this new masterwork of Erja Lyytinen you will poise into your dreamworld.
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Mark Elliott guitars, lead-vocals
Hanns Haurein drums, background-vocals
Beat Schaub bass, background-vocals
EARFORCE # 41694261
Producer: V.O. Pulver
01 – Ride
02 – Givin’ It Up
03 – All I Need
04 – Run, Run, Run
05 – Black Rain
06 – This Time Your Turn
07 – Call Me A Doctor
08 – Stone Cold
09 – Broken Machine
10 – Cry
11 – Only The Good Die Young
12 – New Day
In the 70’ies “Stone Cold” would have been a hallelujah million-selling hardrock-cd for THE FORCE, but we are in 2012 and sadly the music-world is different nowadays… Nevertheless they will not achieve this dream it has become a masterwork with modern, dynamic sound. It has been produced again by V.O. Pulver at Little Creek Studios.
‘Ride’ – There could have been no more ideal opener. You will be totally awake in the morning by listening to this song on your way to your work, on the highway as truck-driver or on a pleasure-ride with your Harley-bike. Hell of a drums, bass and murderous vocals. Next, a loud blast to your ears by ‘Givin’ It Up’. Sweet Pain, haha. What a bass-groove by Beat. Listen to the devilish slide-solos by the guitar-slinger Mark by ‘All I Need’. ‘Run, Run, Run’ is ideal for all joggers, you will establish a new world-record by playin’ it. On top Hanns proves that he is a manimal on drums. The highlight of the whole creation is ‘Black Rain’. It starts slow by a classic guitar-solo on acoustic, respectively electric 6-strings and awesome cool suffrage of Mark before it accelerates by speed. Miraculous* Lovers of rockin’ & hookin’ riffs and melodies you will love and enjoy ‘This Time Your Turn’. Big stadium-rock-atmosphere. The Force are definitely music-healers, so if Mr. Elliott is singing ‘Call me A Doctor’ he is absolutely right. Shivering from Dusk Till Dawn atmosphere by ‘Stone Cold’. The title song will definitely keep away all bloodsucking vampires. If you have a collapse car or bike wherever this shit happens, you will keep cool and relaxed by enjoying ‘Broken Machine’. ‘Cry’ - a fantastic song full of energy and inspiration for all wolves. ‘Only The Good Die Young’ a song for all nasty boys and girls. It spreads good-time party-ambience and the words – Enjoy you life and don’t waste it by being a couch-potato. Mark, Hanns and Beat would like to inspire you by this song full of harmonies that every day is a ‘New Day’ of your life. So enjoy it and see everything positive, if yesterday has not been too good for you. The guitar-solos again from over-yonder.
A ardour-jewel for “Stone Cold” winter nights by THE FORCE – Play It Loud!
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