With Lionville, Stefano Lionetti and company successfully recreate Eighties AOR melodic rock in expert and entertaining fashion. The past is present, and if AOR is your thing, don’t miss this fine work.
“pochi istanti dell’opener “Here By My Side” e vengo travolto dalla bellezza delle melodie, di un brano aor, che non ha nulla da invidiare ai migliori gruppi scandinavi e americani (Toto, Foreigner, Richard Marx e Work Of Heart)”
Over recent years the collaboration album have seen many a great partnership evolve and in this digital age we have seen many great albums take shape as artists from all over the world can now work together like never before. Another partnership hot off the press is that of composer Stefano Lionetti and Alessandro Del Vecchio, who along with Lars Säfsund (vocals), Anna Portalupi (bass), Pierpaolo “Zorro11″ Monti (drums) and guest artists and songwriters, have been put together under the moniker Lionville.
The Album is pure bred Melodic and AOR in one tight package, with some quite outstanding moments like the stunning “Dreamhunter”, the excellent “The Chosen Ones”, which sees Säfsund duetting with Arabella Vitanc. The cover of John Farnhams “Thunder in your Heart”, which is just stunning as Säfsund makes this version is own. Even the Richard Marx penned “The World without your Love” will bring a lump to your throat. This one will go down great with the diehard AOR fans and will even cross over to the Melodic Rockers with ease. For those looking for a great summertime album then you won’t go wrong with this one. (Barry McMinn – 80/100)