Alyson Avenue - 2011 - Changes
2. Will I Make Love
4. Amazing Days
5. Don´t Know If Love Is Alive
7. Into The Fire
8. I Will Be Waiting
9. I´ll Cry For You
11. Always Keep On Loving You
Changes is the highly anticipated comeback of the female fronted Swedish Melodic Rockers Alyson Avenue. It’s their third album and it marks the recording debut of powerhouse vocalist Arabella Vitanc, who joined the band in 2009, following the departure of their former lead singer Anette Olzon in 2007 to front Nightwish.
The band co-produced all songs of the album together with one of Sweden’s best Rock producers, Chris Laney (Crazy Lixx, H.E.A.T., Brian Robertson), who also mixed the record and sang background vocals. With Chris in the producer’s chair, Changes turns out to be Alyson Avenue‘s most powerful album to date with a crunchier Melodic Rock sound, that gives more space to the guitars.
Half a dozen guests followed the band’s invitation to be part of Changes and add their special touch. The band welcomed Nightwish’s Anette Olzon in the studio to sing background vocals.
Another long time friend of the band, Michael Bormann (Ex-Jaded Heart, Charade, BISS) sings the duet “Will I Make Love” with Arabella.
Arabella's voice very much reminds me of former Anette Olzon but a bit more powerful!
This third release by the band is more rock oriented than AOR but that's not a bad case!
Excellent songs with rocking female vocals, driven by solid guitars and supported by excellent keyboards!!
Arabella Vitanc : Vocals, background vocals
Thomas Löyskä : Bass, guitar
Fredrik Eriksson : Drums
Tony Rohtla : Guitars
Niclas Olsson : Keyboards, background vocals
Michael Bormann : Vocals and background vocals on ”Will I Make Love”
Anette Olzon : Background vocals on ”Liar”, ”Into The Fire”, ”Always Keep On
Loving You”, ”Fallen”
Rob Marcello : Guitar solo on ”Changes”
Fredrik Bergh : Keyboards on ”Don´t Know If Love Is Alive”
Chris Laney : Background vocals on ”Amazing Days”
Mike Andersson : Background vocals on ”Liar”, ”Somewhere”, ”Changes”,
”Don´t Know If Love Is Alive”, ”Into The Fire”, ”Fallen”, ”I´ll Cry For You”,
”Always Keep On Loving You”
Tommy Stråhle : Background vocals on ”I´ll Cry For You"
Last Updated (Sunday, 26 June 2011 16:01)