Lionville - 2011 - Lionville
1. Here By My Side
2. With You
3. Centre Of My Universe
4. Thunder In Your Heart
5. The World Without Your Love
6. Power Of My Dreams
7. No End In Sight
8. The Chosen Ones
9. Over And Over Again
11. Say Goodbye
Lionville is a brand new high profile project dedicated to pure AOR with a touch of Westcoast and Melodic Rock.
The well-crafted tunes and the detailed arrangements are drawing inspiration from acts like Toto, Richard Marx, Giant, Bad English, Survivor and Boulevard.
The project was initiated by Stefano Lionetti, a songwriter, singer and guitarist based in Genova, Italy and his brother Alessandro.
After years of playing the local club circuit of Genova and the beautiful Ligurian coast, Stefano started Lionville with the encouragement and help of Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Shining Line) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever, Eden's Curse, Glenn Hughes), who produced the record and also plays keyboards and sings backing vocals.
The recordings started in the fall of 2010 and were completed in the early spring of 2011 with a cast of top flight musicians and song writers participating in the sessions. Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art, Enbound) is handling the lead vocals.
Stefano Lionetti also takes over the lead vocals on three songs, including two duets with Lars, while he also introduces himself throughout the album as a gifted musician on lead and rhythm guitar.
The original compositions range from rockin’ AOR tunes like the opener “Here By My Side”, “Power Of My Dreams”, “Dreamhunter” and the forceful “The Chosen Ones”, a duet between Lars and Swedish female compatriot Arabella Vitanc, the new lady fronting Scandinavian Melodic Rockers Alyson Avenue.
An exclusive track for the album comes from Bruce Gaitsch, who co-wrote the power ballad “World Without Your Love” with Richard Marx and Amy Sky (Robin Beck, Marc Jordan).
The second outside contribution is the stormy “Thunder In Your Heart”, a track originally performed by John Farnham for the soundtrack of the 80s bike movie “RAD” and previously not available on Compact Disc or in digital format.
Lionville is the winning combination of very strong songwrting, stellar musical performances crowned by impressive lead vocals!
Lionville is the Italian answer to Sweden's Houston! Yes, it's that good!
This is a must buy for all fans of pure AOR music!
Stefano Lionetti: Lead & backing Vocals, guitars
Lars Säfsund: Lead & backing vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards & backing vocals
Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti: Drums & percussion
Mario Percudani: Guitars
Andrea Maddalone: Guitars
Anna Portalupi: Bass
Amos Monti: Bass
Very Special Guests:
Arabella Vitanc: Lead & backing vocals on track 8
Erik Mårtensson: Backing vocals on track 4
Bruce Gaitsch: Guitars on tracks 1,3,5,9,11
Tommy Denander: Guitars on track 8
Sven Larsson: Guitars on tracks 7,9
Last Updated (Sunday, 26 June 2011 16:02)