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Rob Moratti - Tribute To Journey (Limited Edition)


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From Escape Music:

Limited Edition of 1000 copies only, all numbered!!

THIS IS MY WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU!!

 

Like many of us I grew up listening to Journey and I was always fascinated and amazed by their melodic songs especially with the gifted tone, range and delivery by the Steve Perry.

 

Journey's had a positive effect in my youth and more so in my music. Their music has encouraged me way back when I was just teenager and there music still moves me today as they remain to be such a great influence. They still inspires my creative imagination.

 

I made the entire CD especially because I really had fun recording it. I promised myself that if I enjoyed making this record with the music I love the most then I would release it and share it with my fans. I respect them too much to want take it lightly in the studio but I knew it had to be done right.

 

I've been fortunate enough and I'm grateful to have had a wide career in music.. After all these wonderful Rockin' years I still have the ability to sing the songs that inspired me the most. This is my way of saying thank you to the band Journey that made the music that continues to touch the hearts of so many of us and very special thank you to Mr. Steve Perry for giving me the best memories with each and every melody.
At the end of the day, this is an enjoyable listen for everyone. For the many that always wanted to hear me sing some classic Journey. Well here it is.

Enjoy and Keep Rockin'!

Rob Moratti 2015


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Release Date: 20th March 2015
Catalogue Number: ESM274


Track Listing:
1. SEPARATE WAYS 5.24
2. ONLY THE YOUNG 4.00
3. DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ 4.01
4. FAITHFULLY 4.26
5. ASK THE LONELY 3.53
6. WHO’S CRYIN’ NOW 4.43
7. LOVIN’ TOUCHIN’ SQUEEZIN’ 3.53
8. STONE IN LOVE 3.58
9. ANYWAY YOU WANT IT 3.27
10. WHY CAN’T THIS NIGHT GO ON FOREVER 3.24
11. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF 3.56
12. MOTHER FATHER 5.31



Musicians are:
Rob Moratti - Vocals And Background Vocals Midi Sampling
Torben Enevoldsen - Guitars, Keyboards, Bass,Midi Sampling And Background Vocals
Graham Fillier - Guitars, Midi Sampling And Background Vocals
Piero Greco - Bass And Background Vocals
Stu Reid - Drums And Background Vocals

 

Produced By Rob Moratti

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I will probably give it a listen, but I agree that his original work is usually pretty good and I'd prefer to hear more of that. His last solo album was quite well received, yes?

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Am giving the full album a listen now, and... it's not as bad as one might have expected. One always wonders what the result will be whenever someone does a tribute album. Rob's vocal characteristics are... "unique" (for lack of a better word) and not exactly a match for Perry, but his vocal range makes it work. He pulls off all of the Perry high parts without sounding strained in the process (IMO that's usually the weakest point whenever anyone tries to sing Journey).

 

I'm listening to digital promo files, so I hesitate to make qualitative assessments regarding production/mix, but in places it sounds muddy and thin, whereas in others it sounds fine.

 

Certainly nothing innovative (tribute albums rarely are, by definition) but I'm not hearing anything that makes me wince.

 

Song selection is decent, although I might have added "Lights" to the mix.

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  • 1 month later...

I had high hopes for this one, but Rob's vocals start to irritate me after about the third track. Pick any one song, listen and leave... no problem. But it's tough getting through the entire album.

 

Unlike our friend above, however, I could listen to Perry sing these same tracks every day for the rest of my life and never grow tired of them. Pretty much THE soundtrack to my youth.

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