Style: Melodic Rock
Release date: 10 June, 2011
Playing time: 48:16

Italy is not a big AOR/Melodic Rock nation for me, but they got this guy Stefano Lionetti, who is the brain behind this entertaining project and he has gathered a great bunch of musicans on the selftitled Lionville album. Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art, Enbound) on vocals is excellent in this genre and with the other intresting guest musicans on the CD, they contributes with something special on every song. Tommy Denander plays on The Chosen Ones and with his wonderfull guitar he makes my rightfoot start to bounce and suddenly my airguitar gets a life. Sven Larsson, Arabella Vitanc and Bruce Gaitsch highlights the tracks they're on a little extra. Lionville's members besides Mr Lionetti and Mr Säfsund, is Alessandro Del Vecchio on keyboards and backing vocals and Pierpaulo Monti behind the drums.

Over all this is a solid album for the lovers of thight and well played AOR/Westcoast/Melodic Rock. The inspirations from Toto, Giant, Richard Marx and Survivor puts Lionville in the softer rock folder, and the songs are very well mixed and the productions has nothing to complain about. This is a medium cooked album that leaves me with a lighter feeling, a belief of a sunny summer and a happy life. This is mabye not an album for tjose that want something hard and violent. Lionville makes nothing innovative, they just delivers a great retro 80s melodic rock album for all you fans of AOR.

Favourite tracks: The Chosen Ones, Here By My Side, Thunder In Your Heart, Dreamhunter.

01: Here By My Side
With You
Center Of My Universe
Thunder In Your Heart
World Without Your Love
Power Of My Dreams
No End In Sight
The Chosen Ones
Over And Over Again
11: Say Goodbye
Label: Avenue Of Allies
Promotion: Connecting Music
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 07 June, 2011