Monday, new week and it's time to introduce this years last "Record Of The Week".
The Swedish band EUROPE have been around since the early 80’s, all started with a rock music championship called "Rock-SM" and then came "The Final Countdown", a tune that stil plays over and over.
Now with the eleventh studio album the bold "Walk the Earth" they gets the great award of "Record Of The Week".
"Walk The Earth" sets to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts not just of the years gone by but of current times too, the best album since their 2003 return!
The album was recorded in Royal form at the historic Abbey Road Studios in London. Grammy Award winning Producer Dave Cobb (Chris Cornell, RIVAL SONS) was behind the guys to bring the magic to the album. The artwork is made by Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes.
"Walk the earth" is full of seldom seen guitar variation by mastermind John Norum. From submerged loops in the superb "Kingdom United" to delicious distances in groovy "Haze" and "Wolves", the absolutely blown away solos in "GTO" and "The Siege". Joey Tempest voice sounds amazing, just take the half paced "Pictures" where he sings with such a tender and soulfully voice so that your body will shiver. The stunning title track with the slowly building keys intro signed Mic Michaeli until the heavy riffs and the thick bass from John Levén takes it place, a melody that kills with a catchy chorus and Joeys vocals is magic. "Election Day" takes a more classical rock approach, great harmony's from Mic's fingers and brisk work from drummer Ian Haugland. The rumbling "Whenever You’re Ready" is a uptempo swinger that will release your feet from both shoes and socks, you will see your self dancing barefoot in the snow screaming "Whenever You’re Ready, join me". The album closes with "Turn to Dust", one of the big highlights on the album where they bring in the most dramatic and lyrical depth piece, where all contribute with a superb performance, like the wonderful keyboard sweeps, sensitive drumming, a distinct bass line, smooth and cleaver riffs and vocals that peaks!
Sum: An excellent release from classical Swede giants.
Today's tune "Walk The Earth" is the title track from "Record Of The Week", enjoy!
DECEMBER 5, 2017 IDUNTEATERN, UMEA
DECEMBER 6, 2017 ANNEXET, STOCKHOLM
DECEMBER 7, 2017 LISEBERGSHALLEN, GOTHENBURG
FEBRUARY 22, 2018 VINA DEL MAR, CHILE, QUENTA VERGARA
MAY 16, 2018 PERTH, CONCERT HALL
MAY 18, 2018 ADELAIDE, THEBARTON THEATRE
MAY 19, 2018 MELBOURNE, PALAIS THEATRE
MAY 22, 2018 SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE
MAY 23, 2018 BRISBANE, THE TIVOLI
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 MANCHESTER, ACADEMY
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 GLASGOW, BARROWLAND BALLROOM
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 NEWCASTLE, O2 ACADEMY
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 BIRMINGHAM
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 CARDIFF, ST. DAVID'S HALL
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 PORTSMOUTH, PYRAMID CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 LONDON, ROYAL ALBERT HALL
NOVEMBER 24, 2018 BRIGHTON, DOME
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