It might come as a big
surprise to most that vocalist Michele Luppi (Vision Divine) has his
strong roots in melodic rock and A.O.R., but this is the style that
gave him the desire to become a musician, and with this album he
pays tribute to that exact style.
Los Angeles is his
personal tribute to the A.O.R. greats that shaped his singing and
song writing abilities, he went to VIT Los Angeles where Robin
Randell was one of his musical teachers. The album also features
Fabrizio Grossi (Starbreaker), Tommy Denander (Radioactive, Talk of
the Town), Frankie De Grasso and a special appearance by one of the
dinosaurs in this genre; Gregg Giuffria (Ex-House of Lords) on
Songs have been supplied by
the likes of Richard Marx, Jeff Paris and Dennis Matkovsky among
others, and most of them have the quality to go down as genre gems.
All of the songs are catchy and melodic as hell, some might even
call them cheesy, but I don't care because this album rocks.
I am not the biggest A.O.R.
fan, but must admit that this is one of the best A.O.R. album I've
heard this millennium, and I am sure this album will make quite a
stir among genre fans. I like it, and if you are into this kind of
music, then I am sure you'll agree with me.