am pretty sure, that outside of Japan and his homeland the
Netherlands not many has ever heard of Robby Valentine even though
he has released 4 solo-albums prior this album.
Valentine does almost everything on this album: vocals, keyboards,
grand piano, guitars and bass, Juan van Emmerloot and Nop Ton have
played drums on a few tracks
- speaking of drums, I suspect him of
using a drum-machine on some, if not all of the songs. Johnan
Willems appears on vocal harmonies on a few tracks as well. He has
produced (and mixed?) the album as well, so he is in control.
like his vocal style, and think the album sounds pretty good, but
the music does nothing for me what so ever! Heavily inspired by
Queen this is bombastic pop rock, neither bad nor awful, but I am
a metal fan and the heavy riffs are few and far apart...
is pompous and symphonic with lots of melodies, some will call
them very cheesy, and if have worn your Queen collection out, then
I suggest you do check this album out, because Robby Valentine
offers an album, that pays a lot of tribute to them.
For a metal fan not much, for a Queen fan the whole lot.