Artist: Revolution Road
Title Of Album: Revolution Road
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Avenue Of Allies
Genre: Rock, Melodic Rock, AOR
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 48:18 Min
Total Size: 118 Mb
01. Wings of Hope
02. Shooting Star
03. Revolution Road
04. Hold On
05. Ain't Gonna Give My Heart Away
06. Love's Got a Hold On Me
07. Losing You
08. Take Your Love to Town
09. Pretending Hearts
Stefan Berggren: Lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar on "Shooting Star", "Pretending Hearts" and "Balloon"
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards, Hammond and backing vocals
Francesco Marras: Lead and rhythm guitars
Carmine Martone: Lead and rhythm guitars
Paul Logue: Bass (Eden's Curse)
Francesco Jovino: Drums (U.D.O., Sapphire Eyes, Hardline, Skill In Veins)
Alex Beyrodt: Guitar solo on "Ain't Gonna Give My Heart Away" (Sinner, Primal Fear)
Thomas Jakobsson: Additional rhythm guitars on "Pretending Hearts" (Snakes In Paradise)
Marcus Jidell: Lead guitar solo and additional rhythm guitars on "Love's Got A Hold On Me" (Royal Hunt, Dougie White, Alfonzetti)
Stefan Jonsson: Lead guitar solo & additional rhythm guitars on "Shooting Star", lead guitar and rhythm guitar solo on "Pretending Hearts" (Snakes In Paradise)
One of the names that came up during the conversation of the two Classic Rock fans was Stefan Berggren. The distinctive sound of the voice of the former lead singer of Snakes In Paradise and Company Of Snakes was missed by both of them and surely quite a few more followers of the Swedish vocalist and the bands he sang in.
Shortly after the exchange of some ideas for the new project Alessandro contacted Stefan, who immediately expressed interest in a cooperation. During the fall and winter of 2011 / 2012 an album began to take shape with Stefan submitting some of his own compositions to the pool of 20 songs for the record, that also included song contributions from Alessandro and his writing partners Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse), Carmine Martone and Francesco Marras.
The final song selection, made by executive producer Gregor Klee, sets great store in delivering a track list of the highest order for all lovers of Classic Hard Rock with a touch of Melodic Rock and AOR.
With Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever, Hardline, Lionville, Fergie Frederiksen) in the producer’s seat all of the songwriters also took part in the recording sessions performing as a band on each tune of the record. Carmine Martone and Francesco Marras delivered some smokin’ hot guitar work with amazing solos, Paul Logue provided the bass tracks and Francesco Jovino (U.D.O., Sapphire Eyes, Hardline, Skill In Veins) layed down the solid drum groove. Alessandro, who was of course also responsible for the keyboards and some mean Hammond B3 playing, also invited Voodoo Circle main man Alex Beyrodt (Sinner, Primal Fear) to bring the marvelous “Ain’t Gonna Give My Heart Away”, a particular highlight of the album, to another level. As guests on guitar Stefan brought in his former Snakes In Paradise colleagues, Stefan Jonsson and Thomas Jakobsson as well as Marcus Jidell (Royal Hunt, Dougie White, Alfonzetti).
The recording debut of REVOLUTION ROAD with its magnificent production of a terrific variety of songs and the more than solid musical performances by seasoned players is the very welcome return of Stefan Berggren, a high class Rock shouter, who is finally back with an album that will convince any Rock fan.