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Erja Lyytinen – Another World – cd & lp – TUOHI Records – Bluesland Productions

Erja Lyytinen is definitely one of the most shiny and iconic guitar-ladies in the modern blues scene and beyond musically. Additionally she is gifted also by a virtuoso, captive voice. She has been on her tour-journeys an outstanding jam-partner on stage for many artists. After her last output “Stolen Hearts” she was into the creativity by all these experiences to broaden her style-horizon by her next recording. She invited fellow, renowned musicians as her band-escort and on top the one and only Jennifer Batten and Sonny Landreth joined her for three tunes. So praise the 26th of April 2019 when “Another World” by Erja Lyytingen will see the daylight in Europe for your musical joyride!

Snake In The Grass” opens with a little Texas boogie-rock intro. By her first electrifying heavy solo she was in the mood for some “Electric Ladyland – escapades”. Her voice is absolutey more powerful than ever. By the second passage she integrated some spicy jazz-funk-rock as “Uncle Frank-obeisance”. Jennifer Batten was her congenial duet-six-string partner. What a sensational opener to kick your ass, haha! The title track “Another World” is a beautiful ballad by the first passage with spheric melodies. By the second passage she takes you on a trip-mélange to the world of prog- crossing heavy-rock. Lady Lyytinen’s canto reigns above the soundtrack by her grace and affection. The absolute magical culmination crown-song! By “Hard As Stone” she lets her axe do the talking by assistance of her wah-wah pedals. The second part spreads latino-music magic. This was definitely coming up in her mind after maestro Carlos Santana loved to have her as congenial guitar-partner on the Stars Stars TV series. “Wedding Day” next is manifesting why Erja is a brilliant slide-guitar derwish-queen. On top she duels with Sonny Landreth as lord of the slide. A hotter than hell heavy boogie-cracker to your pleasance and off course all demons. “Miracle” is to reveal as beautiful fusion ballad featuring even some world-music influences. “Break My Heart Gently” is the balladesque highlight. Enchanting warmhearted singing by Erja. She and mister Landreath perfom some slide-guitar extraordinaries! “Over The Rainbow” grand cd-conclusion.

Erja Lyytinen has created by “Another World” more than this title. This opus is an sbolute musical highlight extravaganza which reveals all its wizardry only by several listening-pleasures. This is an abolute tantalizing starry musical orbit-universe*****

Thank you Bluesland Productions and Bianca Dost for the download.

To watch the electrifying video for „Another World“ click on the photo


Erja Lyytinen: Vocals, guitar, violin


Tatu Back: Bass

Iiro Laitinen: Drums

Harri Taittonen: Keyboards

Abdissa Assefa: Percussion


Jennifer Batten: Guitar on “Snake In The Grass”

Sonny Landreth: Slide guitar on “Wedding Day” and “Break My Heart Gently”


Snake In The Grass

Cherry Overdrive

Another World

Hard As Stone

Wedding Day



Break My Heart Gently

c@Erja Lyytinen, Bluesland Productions and Tuohi Records


Erja Lyytinen – „Live In London“ – cd & dvd – Tuohi Records – Distribution: Rough Trade – THC-002

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Erja Lyytinen – Ruf Records 1188



Joyful Misery

Hold On Together

At Least We Still Fight

Forbidden Fruit

Death Letter

Change of Season


Press My Button

Things About Coming My Way

The Band:

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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