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BOULEVARD Back With New Studio Album 'Boulevard IV - Luminescence'

 
 
MelodicRock Records is proud to announce the second release for September 22 – the AOR masterpiece that is the first BOULEVARD album in 27 years - ‘Boulevard IV - Luminescence’.
 
It took just one listen to this supremely recorded album for MRR to realise that the guys had to be signed immediately.
 
For those fans of the band’s first two MCA released records – ‘Boulevard IV - Luminescence’ is so worth the wait.
 
From the breezy AOR perfection of Out Of The Blue, to the more intense and layered first single Life Is A Beautiful Thing and one of the best ballads you’ll hear in What I’d Give, to the moody essence that is I Can’t Let You Go that features an outstanding lead vocal and accompanying saxophone; ‘Luminescence’ is a very diverse album, gelled by the performance of a lifetime and the best possible production and mix studios likeAbbey Road can offer.
 
MRR and Boulevard are proud to preview the lead track off the new album 'Boulevard IV - Luminescence' -'Life Is A Wonderful Thing'
 
 
 
Boulevard is a Canadian band that got their start in Germany with the release of their first single “Rainy Day in London” in 1984 which went to #45 on the Billboard charts in Europe.
 
Members are: David Forbes (vocals), Mark Holden (saxophone), Andrew Johns (keyboards, vocals), Dave Corman (Guitar, vocals) Randall Stoll (drums), Cory Curtis (bass). Known for their solid rhythms, layered melodies and vocal textures the band enjoyed success overseas prior to landing back in Canada.
 
In 1987 the band signed a deal with MCA/Universal, which would see their first internationally released albumBLVD producing the hit singles ”Never Give Up” and “Far From Over” establishing them as a fixture of the Canadian Music scene in the 80’s. Their self-titled debut album was recorded at Ocean Sound and Little Mountain Sound in Vancouver by producer Pierre 'Baz' Bazinet and was mixed by notable rock producers Bob Rock and Mike Fraser and Umberto Gatica.
 
Following two very successful tours with Glass Tiger and Boston, in 1988 Boulevard were awarded the coveted Peoples Choice Award by Music Express Magazine as “Best New Group”.
Following the success of their first Album the band released Into The Street – in 1990, Produced by John Punter which produced the singles “Crazy Life” and “Lead Me On”.
 
In 2014 the band were invited to perform at Firefest in Nottingham England, and played their first show in over 25 years, in front of many diehard fans. Many consider this to be one of the best shows ever at Firefest.
 
2015 the band released “Boulevard - Live from Gastown” a DVD which features all five of the bands Canadian top 40 singles, as well as some classic tracks from the bands repertoire. The DVD was filmed live on February 27th 2015 at Vancouver’s legendary Warehouse studio.
 
Boulevard is back, bigger and better than ever with a brand new album titled ‘Boulevard IV’, The bands first studio album in 27 years.
 
The band stays true to their passion charged rhythms, textured melodic landscapes, and powerful lyrics in this this Beautifully crafted body of work that will take the listener down the Boulevard of what is possible.
 
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Credits:
Produced by Mark Holden, Dave Corman, and Eric Mosher
 
David Forbes: Vocals
Mark Holden: Tenor & Alto Sax
Andrew Johns: Keyboards & Vocals
Randall Stoll: Drums & Percussion
Dave Corman: Guitars
Cory Curtis: Bass
 
Recorded at:
Abbey Road Studio, London U.K.: Engineered by Chris Bolster, assisted by John Barrett.
Warehouse Studio, Vancouver B.C: Engineered by Eric Mosher, Zak Blackstone & assisted by Matt Harvey and Ryan Enockson.
Westsonic Music, Vancouver B.C.: Engineered by Dave Corman
 
Guest artists:
Keith Bennett: Harmonica
Keith Scott: Guitar on Slippin Away
Al Vermue: Guitar on Slippin Away
 
Artwork: Brent Lunney
 
‘Boulevard IV – Luminescence’ will be released worldwide September 22. Pre-orders available shortly.
 
 
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If it's half as good as 'Into The Street' we'll be talking. The new track is very nice as well

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Not quite as enthused as you guys, but second song sounds pretty cool. Chorus in the last one is nice too... despite the rest of it.

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4th listening in a row! I'm loving it! Classy, fragile, hidden and clever melodies, layers and layers of vocals. I even love "Out Of The Blue" (normally it's too lite for my tastes) because it managed to incorporate my favorite moments of Toto in a similar way of W.O.A. Clever breaks and vocal arrangements, almost a capella built-up verses etc.

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4th listening in a row! I'm loving it! Classy, fragile, hidden and clever melodies, layers and layers of vocals. I even love "Out Of The Blue" (normally it's too lite for my tastes) because it managed to incorporate my favorite moments of Toto in a similar way of W.O.A. Clever breaks and vocal arrangements, almost a capella built-up verses etc.

 

Backed. Very good and classy disc - this is exactly what I imagined from the band when they announced their comeback.

 

I just hope we get to see them again in UK because they are stunning live.

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4th listening in a row! I'm loving it! Classy, fragile, hidden and clever melodies, layers and layers of vocals. I even love "Out Of The Blue" (normally it's too lite for my tastes) because it managed to incorporate my favorite moments of Toto in a similar way of W.O.A. Clever breaks and vocal arrangements, almost a capella built-up verses etc.

Backed. Very good and classy disc - this is exactly what I imagined from the band when they announced their comeback.

 

I just hope we get to see them again in UK because they are stunning live.

I just wish they would play their home town, because I've never seen them.

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3 hours ago, Stefan said:

First video from this album.

 

 

I don't know if I would have used that as the thumbnail, though.

Also, dammit Stef! You're not fancy. Nobody's fooled. Quit using that font. 

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