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Who's producing? Both albums were excellent but much different guitar tones and mixes. Think I'd prefer this so sound closer to the first one, especially because we've had so many Flores-produced albums recently.

Regardless, I'll listen to anything Harry sings at least twice.

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4 hours ago, Eric3 said:

Who's producing? Both albums were excellent but much different guitar tones and mixes. Think I'd prefer this so sound closer to the first one, especially because we've had so many Flores-produced albums recently.

Regardless, I'll listen to anything Harry sings at least twice.

Yeah, need to get Dennis Ward back on this. 

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On 2/28/2019 at 4:04 AM, Scorp2121 said:

First single coming Friday

?? is this right? 

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I like it,but I certainly hope there are many better tunes on the cd...but its nice tune  :)

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1 hour ago, lettard said:

I like it,but I certainly hope there are many better tunes on the cd...but its nice tune  :)

Agree.  Harry states in the press release that he chose 3 songs to be included on this release, they were written back in the day(89/90ish I think)that he has always wanted to record. Those 3 I am really interested in hearing, because that's what made the debut awesome to me.

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From Frontiers:

BREAKING NEWS: First Signal ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "LINE OF FIRE" | THIRD STUDIO ALBUM FROM Harry Hess & Daniel Flores
OUT MAY 17, 2019 ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

FIRST SINGLE, "TONIGHT WE ARE THE ONLY" OUT TODAY

After two critical and fan acclaimed albums, First Signal are returning with a new studio album, "Line Of Fire". First single, "Tonight We Are The Only" has been released today with an accompanying video. 

First Signal is the musical union between Harem Scarem band vocalist Harry Hess and Swedish drummer/producer Daniel Flores. Of their third collaboration together, Hess says, "once again it was a pure pleasure to be working on these songs. Daniel made it easy on me...just concentrating on being the singer is a luxury that I enjoyed immensely." Flores adds, "as a huge fan of Harem Scarem, I'm still asking people to pinch me to see if I'm still awake. Harry and his band made some of the most classic AOR and rock records ever, so I feel a responsibility to give the fans as close as possible to the quality that Harry continuously delivers with either his own solo work and Harem Scarem. Something the audience has certainly come to expect by now. I think the fans will love this one."

Of the song songs on the record, Hess tells "there were three songs that I recommended to be included on the record. The first was “Born To Be A Rebel," which was a co-write that I did with Stan Meissner way back in 1989 and the other two were Stan Meissner songs “Walk Through The Fire” and “Never Look Back”. I have always loved these two songs and thought they were perfect for this project. Between Serafino (Perugino, President of Frontiers), Daniel, and myself we chose the rest of the songs from many great writers, whose songwriting fit perfectly in the First Signal vision." Flores says, "once again Harry and I worked closely with Serafino to find the perfect songs. It took about four months to find these gems. The writers are from all over the world and they all gave us their best songs. Harry's legacy had everyone, let's say, working at their best."

Flores concludes, "there is more depth and structure now. The feel was right on the last record, but we hadn't found our groove yet. On this one Harry sings, in my opinion, like he has never done before. The audience will be surprised and delighted with his range and charisma here. The overall sound is heavier, but at the same time more melodic and more organic. I'm for sure really proud of the outcome."

First Signal was first brought to life in 2010 when Frontiers President Serafino Perugino presented Harem Scarem singer Harry Hess with some melodic rock songs he thought would be a perfect fit for Harry to put his inimitable vocals on. The tunes specifically harkened back to the magic of the Harem Scarem sound, who at the time were on a hiatus. The project's self-titled debut was greeted with excellent reviews and enthusiasm from the melodic rock crowd, planting the seed for this to be more than a one-off.

Harem Scarem started up again after the release of the First Signal debut, but Harry was still wanting to go back and sing some excellent melodic rock songs that he had from various songwriters under the First Signal banner. The idea of a second First Signal album started to become realized and with the help of Swedish producer Daniel Flores (FIND ME, THE MURDER OF MY SWEET, etc.), the second record, "One Step Over The Line" started to take shape. Once again, the album was greeted with enthusiastic responses and acclaim from the fans and press alike upon release. So, it was a no-brainer to decide to release a new record and once again Daniel Flores teamed up with Michael Palace (guitars) and Johan Niemann (bass) and provided the basic tracks which Harry Hess and Darren Smith (background vocals) completed in their studio in Canada.

First Signal's third album “Line Of Fire” is once again a total delight for AOR and melodic rock fans and a contender for AOR album of the year! And be sure to follow First Signal on the newly launched Facebook page HERE:https://www.facebook.com/firstsignalband/

PRODUCED BY : Daniel Flores

BAND MEMBERS: 
Harry Hess - lead vocals
Daniel Flores - drums and keyboards
Michael Palace - guitars
Johan Niemann - bass guitar
Darren Smith - background vocals

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The lead single is solid, not spectacular. Harry sounds fantastic. 

 

The fact he is re-recording “Born To Be A Rebel” is pretty sweet. 

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That first single is pretty decent.  Nothing spectacular but gives me hope for the rest of the album.  Sounds like another song and can't put my finger on which one...

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13 hours ago, The Rocker said:

Agree.  Harry states in the press release that he chose 3 songs to be included on this release, they were written back in the day(89/90ish I think)that he has always wanted to record. Those 3 I am really interested in hearing, because that's what made the debut awesome to me.

you must have heard Born to be a Rebel ? that's a top 10 HS song and was covered by White Widdow 

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Nice pair of wings on the cover. ; )

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Not sure why the lukewarm reception to the first song - I love it. 

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Love the song. The production is getting boring to me, but again, if Harry is singing I can look past that. Amazing performance from him as always.

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4 hours ago, Eric3 said:

Love the song. The production is getting boring to me, but again, if Harry is singing I can look past that. Amazing performance from him as always.

I assume Hess is not producing as it sounds ok ;)

 

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