AOR - 2012 - LA Temptation
01 - No Margin For Error (Philip Bardowell)
02 - Above Suspicion (Goran Edman)
03 - From L.A. To Paris (Chris Ousey)
04 - A Heartbeat Away (James Christian)
05 - Silent Victory (Paul Shortino)
06 - No One's Gonna Hurt Me Anymore (Rick Riso)
07 - Second Chance At Love (Goran Edman)
08 - Out On The Streets (Paul Sabu)
09 - Hold Back The Dawn (Jerry Hludzik)
10 - The Price To Pay (Hank Erix & Goran Edman)
11 - Outside Heaven (Paul Sabu)
12 - When Darkness Falls (Joey Summer)
Frédéric Slama’ s AOR project is back with a new album called « L.A Temptation », featuring an impressive list of guests.
For this 11th album, the sound is heavier than before and the first class production will make you shiver.
"L.A. Temptation" is the more Euro Melodic Rock recording of this project until now.
The AOR style is still here, but the main sound approach leans more into MR and modern production.
So if you're a bit bored or complaining that this project always sounds the same, you will be surprised by this new CD.
Production is much better than in previous efforts, specially the drums.
My personal favorite is the very strongly sung "From LA To Paris" of Chris Ousey (Heartland) !
A great track with a great melody, catchy chorus and Tommy's brilliant guitar picking.
James Christian (House Of Lords) shines in the beautiful "A Heartbeat Away"
I am also very fond of the contribution of Rick Riso (No Ones Gonna Hurt Me Anymore) which sounds bit like Glenn Hughes in his best days.
Other favorites are (believe it or not) the only real ballad here; "Second Chance at Love" where Edman sings a sweet melody with soaring guitars in the background, and the uptempo "Silent Victory".
Extremely polished and warmly produced, "L. A. Temptation" is another fine installment from these experienced and classy musicians.
Fans of Toto, Survivor or Journey won’t be disappointed with great melodies and fantastic musicianship.
Without a doubt of this year’s finest AOR releases!
Frédéric Slama : Guitars & Keyboards
Tommy Denander : All Instruments
Paul Sabu : Lead Vocals & All Instruments
Jerry Hludzik : Lead Vocals
James Christian : Lead Vocals
Göran Edman : Lead Vocals
Chris Ousey : Lead Vocals
Philip Bardowell : Lead Vocals
Paul Shortino : Lead Vocals
Hank Erix : Lead Vocals
Rick Riso : Lead Vocals
Joey Summer : Lead Vocals
Michael Landau : Guitars
Bruce Gaitsch : Guitars
Christian Tolle : Guitars
David Mark Pearce : Guitars
Stefano Lionetti : Guitars
Mario Percudani : Guitars
Linkan Andersson : Guitars
David Diggs : Keyboards
Alessandro Del Vecchio : Keyboards
Morris Adriaens : Keyboards
Anna Portalupi : Bass
Urban Danielsson :Bass
Martin Karlsson : Bass
Mike Baird : Drums
Pierpaolo Monti : Drums
John Barbour : Backing Vocals