Departure - 2012 - Hitch a ride
1 No Where To Go 5:14
2 You Don't Need To Do This Anymore 3:39
3 Waiting For Rain To Come 4:46
4 Soldier Of Fortune 3:51
5 LuvSick 3:10
6 Roses 4:52
7 Travel Through Time 4:14
8 Fly 4:15
9 This Is My Time 4:16
10 Without You 3:47
11 Outside Looking In 3:31
Departure is the brainchild of American Multi-instrumentalist Mike Walsh who has a vast experience in the music industry.
Over the years he has worked on numerous projects, such as Mark Thompson-Smith (Praying Mantis) and Dean Fasano's Message.
Mike has also worked with Bon Jovi over the years as well as having produced, scored, written and arranged several New Jersey Bands.
To ice the cake Mike has had the privilege of playing alongside such greats as Glen Burtnick and Aldo Nova.
In 1998 Mike gave us "Departure"...."Open Your Mind" came a year later.
At the end of 2001 the third Departure CD "Corporate Wheel" was released.
To follow these three masterpieces would prove to be very tough and it has taken a decade to unleash a fourth CD "Hitch a Ride" onto the eagerly awaiting melodic rock community.
But boy it is worth the wait...a release of epic proportions. Andi Kravljaca (Silent Call) has taken to the mike stand to deliver an outstanding vocal performance.
The calibre of his vocals coupled with fine musicianship brings us a powerful array of tunes that stand out as Departure's most powerful outing to date.
The opener ""No where to go" is an amazing song with an enormous pompous chorus. This song already sets the standard for the rest of the album.
"You don't need to do this anymore" again is a fine rocking piece of music
"Waiting for the rain to come" is a catchy tune that keeps hanging in your head.
“Soldier of Fortune” is a smashing hit featuring the amazing vocal range of Andi. Very nice bluesy guitars here !!
"Travel through time" is a evry good rocking tune with that typpical 80's feel all over it
The change in rhythm of the tune “Fly” is very nice.
The slower “Without You” is another masterpiece of melodic proportions, Andi here just blows you away with his amazing vocal reach.
"Outside looking in" closes the album...a classic Departure song with great hammond keys !!
This is a fine album full of great songs. There is an understated charm to the sound which may put a few people off, but they'll be missing a real treat.
Highly recomended !
Mike Walsh: Guitars, Keyboards
Duey Ribestello - Drums
Ryan Walsh - Bass
Andi Kravljaca - Lead Vocals