Soleil Moon - 2012 - On the way to everything
01 - History Repeats Its Pages
02 - Love The Way You Love
03 - On The Way To Everything
04 - Blackbird
05 - Goodnight Irene
06 - Freedom
07 - Burn
08 - Down
09 - Colorado
10 - Move On
11 - Here I Am
12 - Ohio (bonus track)
13 - Calling On The World (bonus track)
14 - I'd Die For You [Incl. Orchestral Introduction] (bonus track)
The first album of SOLEIL MOON, '99s 'World's Apart' was one of the best AOR / West Coast CD's of the nineties, and still ranks in my Top 50 list of the best of all time.
Soleil Moon isn’t so much known even between fans of the genre (which it is a crime), nor their members, but all of them are top shelf music business professional producers, writers and first-call session musicians – playing the music they love in order to discover what truly matters to them.
The man who makes it all come to life is Larry King, current singer in the Michael Thompson Band...
King is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, player, producer and bandleader who has been a full-time musician of one stripe or another since he was 12 years old.
This album isn't as new as people think it is....it was released before in 2010 I think by MFO entertainment group and now rereleased by Frontiers with the addition of three bonus tracks !!
Opener “History Repeats Its Pages” is a pulsing, powerful history lesson lamenting how rarely the human race learns from its mistakes.
Lush, soaring ballad “Love the Way You Love” deals with the joys and complexities of romantic relationships.
The emotional “On the Way To Everything,” whose blend catchy rhythms and propulsive pop melody frames a father’s hopes for a newborn child just beginning to play the game of life.
Things turn darker on “Goodnight Irene” that is about the death of a child, surrounded by a beautiful piano and great atmosphere.
The Americana narrative of “Freedom” goes on to reflect on the horrors of child abuse, and the lengths to which a battered boy must go to escape.
The churning instrumental rocker “Burn” appears, exploding with a confusion and anger that are natural reactions to the previous track’s tragic tale.
After some infectious odes to aging and wanderlust with “Down”, the transcendent “Move On” returns us to the album’s 'life’s a journey' theme.
“Here I Am” closes things out with a statement of joyful acceptance, the kind that can only come at the end of a soul’s long, eventful travels.
The album also feature as bonus 3 tracks taken from the band's debut 'Worlds Apart' which never had an official release outside North America, including the most sought-after original version of “I’d Die For You”, a killer tune later covered by Michael Kiske’s Place Vendome second CD Streets Of Fire.
Soleil Moon's "On The Way To Everything" offers high quality music, superb musicianship and intelligent lyrics, something that is not easy to find nowadays.
Highly recomended !!
Larry King - Lead & Backing Vocals
John Blasucci - Keyboards, Synths, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Michael Thompson - Guitars
Gerey Johnson - Guitars
Chris Siebold - Guitars
Craig Bauer - Guitars
Richard Patterson - Bass
Leland Sklar - Bass
Dave Hiltebrand - Bass
Steven Rodby - Bass
Khari Parker - Drums
Tom Hipskind - Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums