Issa - 2012 - Can't stop
01 - Can't Stop
02 - Power Over Me
03 - Wherever You Run
04 - Just A Wish
05 - If You Ever Fall
06 - Do You Ever Think Of Me
07 - Dream On
08 - Stranded
09 - Heat Of The Night
10 - I Won't Surrender
11 - State Of Love
12 - These Eyes
One of the best female voices coming out lately from Scandivia is without a doubt Norwegian singer ISSA.
Her third album entitled "Can't Stop" is a very special album for Issa, since it includes some blistering versions of carefully selected AOR gems that the singer treats her own way.
These tracks have been originally included on albums by Mark Free,Aviator,21 Guns,Atlantic,Boulevard,Tower City and other AOR luminaries.
Issa has created her own style and approach by mixing her peculiar, unique melodic sensibility and commercial sheen with a rocking attitude.
These reworkings show how Issa is at ease when working on classic AOR musical material.
The track list is exceptional, all faithful arranged to the originals with a moderm production technique courtesy of Alessandro Del Vecchio.
We have great versions of Tower City's "Surrender", Mark Free's "State Of Love" and 21 Gun's classics "Just A Wish" and "These Eyes".
One of my favorite AOR tunes ever, "Can't Stop" (Aviator), is also including here in a moving Melodic Rock version.
A surprisingly inclussion is the killer "Power Over Me" (Atlantic), in a cover full of keyboards....
Issa's versions of these amazing tracks ooze class and update to the modern day some truly immortal melodies with some masterful arrangements provided by producer Alessandro Del Vecchio, who also play keyboards accompanied by a solvent band.
Easily Recommended !
Issa (Isabell Oversveen) - Lead Vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards, Arrangements
Mario Percudani - Guitars
Anna Portaluppi - Bass
Alessandro Mori - Drums