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From Escape-music.com:

 

"Release date: 21st February 2014
Cat no: ESM262


Steve Overland - Lead & Background Vocals
Christian Wolff - Lead guitars, Rhythm guitars, Acoustic guitars, Keyboards
Mike Slamer - Additional Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Larry Antonino - Bass
Jay Schellen - Drums

 

Guests:
Billy Greer (Kansas / Seventh Key ) - Background Vocals
Billy Trudel - Background Vocals
Fredrik Bergh, Additional Keys on "Liberate My Heart" and "Down Comes The Night"

 

Produced and arranged by Mike Slamer
co- produced by: Christian Wolff at CW MusicStudios Sweden
Mixed and mastered by Mike Slamer at Shattered Studios ,Valencia CA
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music ltd.

 

Steve Overland is back!! a legend in his own lifetime. Is there anyone out there who is not familiar with his name? He has a history that goes way back into the late seventies, his first major recording was with the band “Wildlife” in 1980. After the demise of “Wildlife” Steve went on to form the cult British melodic rock band “FM”, a band that released many great albums throughout the eighties and nineties and more recently in 2013. Their popularity has always been at the forefront of British Hard Rock.

 

Steve originally teamed up with Escape Music to provide lead vocals for the Boston Tribute album (ESM 081), singing 'Amanda', one of the album highlights. Steve also teamed up with Steve Morris of “Heartland” fame to record the much acclaimed “Shadowman” albums “Land of the Living” (ESM 099) “Different Angles” (ESM127) “Ghost in the Mirror” (ESM179) Watching Over you (ESM224).

 

Steve has also fronted two releases by “The Ladder”, which is a dream come true for all fans of FM as the band is an extension of the great FM themselves. “Future Miracles” (ESM109) was welcome by fans old and new and it was hailed by many as the best album of 2004. More recently “Sacred” (ESM149) is an album that hones the identity of “The Ladder”.

 

Steve’s first solo album “Break Away” (ESM170) had fans divided as it was so much different from his work with FM, but many grew to love it as it was something different from the norm. Steve gave us a more classic approach to melodic rock with “Diamond Dealer” (ESM198), with great songs that have feeling and depth. It’s now time for one of the finest starts to 2014 you could possible want to wish for, the album “Epic” which is the brand new release from this famous vocalist. With Mike Slamer and Billy Greer of Kansas involved in the proceedings then we are in for a big big album. “Radio Radio” is one of the most radio-friendly tracks you could ever wish to hear and so easy on the ears. Rockers abound with “If Looks Could Kill”, “Rags to Riches” and the awesome “Down comes the night”. It’s the quality of the songs and musicianship on this album that makes it so special and credit to Christian Wolff (Rob Moratti) who has also made this album so remarkable with his great guitar playing and song writing.

 

This is a perfect album from Steve, if you have a penchant for perfect harmonies, big guitars and soaring keyboards topped off with a top-notch production then look no further than this. A Classic – already !"

 

 

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Tracklist:

 

1-Radio Radio

2- If Looks Could kill

3- Stranded

4- Rags To Riches

5- Liberate My Heart

6-Down Comes The Night
7- If Your Heart's Not In It

8- Rock Me

9- So This Is Love

10- Wild

11- The End Of The Road

12- Time For Letting Go

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Sweet I am looking forward to this release!!!

 

I'm a long time fan of FM but I'm probably even more of a fan of the Shadowman records (especially the first and third releases)... The Ladder records are pretty good as well but I still haven't heard any of the Overland discs yet so I will be getting this disc for sure (the Billy Greer guest spot is an extra bonus - LOVE the Seventh Key records too!!!)

 

Anyhow this guy could sing just about ANY kind of music and I would listen to it... His voice is Sofa King good!!!

 

PS - My first post, but I've been lurking for awhile... so Hello to all :)

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I think this might be the best thing hes sung on since Tough It Out.

 

Haha, that was my exact same thought yesterday as I listened to it. I can see it might be one of those discs that fades a little in time, but for now, he really seems to have delivered something better than anything since that brilliant 'Tough it out' disc. Some really strong material on this disc, none stronger than the killer closer, 'Time for letting go.'

 

Slamer's presence does not hurt this one bit either. ;)

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I think this might be the best thing hes sung on since Tough It Out.

 

Haha, that was my exact same thought yesterday as I listened to it. I can see it might be one of those discs that fades a little in time, but for now, he really seems to have delivered something better than anything since that brilliant 'Tough it out' disc. Some really strong material on this disc, none stronger than the killer closer, 'Time for letting go.'

 

Slamer's presence does not hurt this one bit either. ;)

 

 

Slamer's presence is exactly what Overland needed imo.

 

His vocals are still silky smooth, but its those rich riffs and solos which make the difference to some of these songs.....also as heavy as Overland has sounded in places.

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Wouldn't it be better to bump an FM thread? Unless you think he's going to pull out a few Overland numbers for an FM gig? Creep. ;)

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