Grand Design - 2011 - Idolizer
01 Get On With The Action
02 Change Me up
04 You Love’s A Runaway
05 Stealin’ My Love
06 Let’s Rawk The Nite
07 Addiction For Love
08 Idolize Me
09 Rock Back To The 80s
10 You’re Gonna Dig On It
Grand Design was formed in 2006 by vocalist/producer Pelle Saether, Peter Ledin (guitars) & Richard Holmgren (drums).
In the following years, the guys worked hard on capturing that big 80’s sound and songs.
Grand Design’s 1st album “Time Elevation” was completed in early 2009, during the recordings Anders Modd (bass) & Dennis Vestman (git) completed the line-up.
The release gained massive success and was awarded ‘best album’ and ‘best song’ by BeRockRadio and received numerous top 10 positions for “best album 2009”.
Several concerts including the prestigious FireFest in Nottingham, U.K proved that Grand Design can deliver live.
Pelle Saether comments: ”Since we all love Def Leppard, it will always be an influence we use to spice up things.”
Now, two years later, it’s time for Grand Design’s second album #2 – “Idolizer”.
The recording process was handled similar to the first album, the line-up is intact and the sound and songs are in the same style.
Pelle says: “We knew we had found a formula to make an 80’s rock record work in the 21st century – so why change it?”
The record contains 10 songs and contains everything from fast pace rock tracks to slow love ballads.
All having a larger than life production, and on top, the famous Grand Design big choirs.
"Get on with the action" is already the highlight of the album...this song has written Def Leppard all over it.
"Change me up" is a more modern song not something you'd expect here.
"Oughtograugh" is an uptempo rocker full of excellent vocals and melodic guitars.
"You love's a runaway" is again a Def Leppard'isch sounding song ! Loving this one !!
"Stealin' my love" is a very eighties kinda song !!
"Let's rawk the night" and "Rock me back to the 80's" are songs that speak fro themselfe I think !!
The album ends with the excellent "You're gonna dig on it"
“Idolizer” is one album no melodic rock fan should be without.
Pelle Saether: Vocals & choirs
Anders Modd: Bass
Peter Ledin: Guitar & choirs
Dennis Vestman: Guitar & choirs
Richard Holmgren: Drums & choirs