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MANDOO "Sweet Bitter Love"

We have the pleasure to announce you the imminent release of the first album of MANDOO entitled "Sweet Bitter Love". This first album is a tasty blend of Soul, Funk, Jazz & Pop music and offers original compositions especially influenced by californian stuff from the late 70's to early 80's.
 To be discovered!

If you like the music that such artists as Randy Goodrum, Bill LaBounty, Robby Duppree made in the past, you will find the pleasure of the old "westcoast" melodies with a refreshing sound "Made In France".

From now on ITUNES, listen to the album and find it in pre-order!

Digital release 31 October 2012 on ITUNES, AMAZON and FNAC.COM

Marc Beeson "Merciful Love"


Marc Beeson wrote songs for Martina McBride, Chicago, Pat Green, Reba McEntire, Restless Heart, LeAnn Rimes, Diamond Rio, Peter Cetera, Jodee Messina, Trace Adkins and many others.

Back in 90's, Marc joined Kurt Howell (Southern Pacific) and Sonny Lemaire (Exile) to release a record for Curb under the name "Burnin' Daylight" (I highly recommend if you like country bands such as Restless Heart, Exile, SKB, Mc Bride & The Ride….).

As a solo artist, Marc recently released "Merciful Love". Listen to these tunes carefully and enjoy!

Marc Beeson: Merciful Love

Jimi Jamison "Never Too Late"


JIMI JAMISON, one of Melodic Rock’s most legendary voices – returns with his new solo album "Never Too Late"

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of JIMI JAMISON’s new solo album “Never Too Late” on November 2nd in Europe and November the 6th in North America. Often referred to as one of the American top Rock vocalists, Jimi Jamison has been the singer with Target, Cobra and finally Survivor – who rejoined in late 2011 - for more than a decade, apart from being an accomplished solo artist on his own.

Jimi performed back up vocals on recordings by ZZ Top, Joe Walsh and numerous other recording artists. Billy Gibbons refers to Jimi as the fourth member of ZZ Top and Casey Kasem, on his nationally syndicated radio show American Top 40, referred to Jimi Jamison as “The Voice”. Among Jamison’s best known performances are "Burning Heart", from the Rocky IV movie which hit #2 on the Billboard Charts, "High On You" (#8), and "The Search Is Over" (#4).

His solo career started in 1991 with the release of “When Love Comes Down” followed in 1999 by “Empires”, the album which included the theme, "I'm Always Here" for Baywatch. In 2008 Jamison teamed up with the other former Survivor bandmate, Jim Peterik who wrote and produced for him the acclaimed album “Crossroads Moment”. On the heels of this superb release, Jimi toured Europe a few times and culminated with an appearance at the popular Firefest in the UK in 2011.

In the meanwhile Jamison started to work together with Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Mårtensson (W.E.T., Eclipse etc), who had met “virtually” while working on the successful Kimball Jamison duet album to which Mårtensson had contributed with some songwriting. They started laying down the foundations for a new solo album backed immediately by the enthusiasm of Frontiers Records President, Serafino Perugino.
The release took a good part of 2011 and 2012 to be completed, but the final results shine! This is truly a monumental Melodic Rock album, where a stunning contemporary Melodic Rock songwriting meets Jamison’s stunning vocal abilities and a massive production. This album rocks really hard at times; that’s probably the heaviest Jamison has ever been involved with since the times of Cobra. Still the melodies are going to haunt you and stay in your mind for a long time.

“The songs on this cd are truly some of the strongest of my career” says Jamison. “It’s a great pleasure to have songs with such power and ballads with such truth and feeling. It makes it easy to realize the emotion in each vocal. This is my favorite cd to date and "The Air I Breathe" is the most magic song for me. A track like this only comes along once in a while. Erik really hit the mark here. Brilliant writing.”
Get ready for a monster of an album and a true Melodic Rock masterpiece !

Neal Schon "The Calling"

Best known as founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, NEAL SCHON has enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n’ roll’s top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time.  His story began more than 35 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area, when a 15-year-old Schon left home to join Santana as a teenage prodigy.  As a member of that Classic Rock band during their early ‘70s peak, Schon recorded on 1971’s No. 1 album, Santana III, which features Schon playing lead guitar for the hit song, “Everybody’s Everything,” and 1972’s Caravanserai, which reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

But bigger things were in store, and Schon moved on in 1973 to form JourneySchon has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums, was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.   As the only member to record on all of Journey’s albums, Schon continues to lead the band today in its latest incarnation.  With new lead singer Arnel Pineda in the fold, the group released 2008’s Revelation, which marked the band’s biggest first-week sales in more than a decade, debuting at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200and earning the band their 11th Platinum album certification to date.  2011’sEclipse soon followed, which became the band’s second straight Top 20 Billboard album with Pineda, hit the Top 40 internationally, and launched one of the band’s most successful tours ever, drawing nearly one million fans worldwide.

In addition to his five solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Schon has also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer and supergroup Bad English,as well as a variety of side projects.  In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schon also worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition "Neal Schon Signature Model Custom Les Paul” guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal Schon LTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.

Taking a detour from his main job, the multi-talented Schon just released his latest solo album, The Calling.  Produced by and featuring Schon on all guitars and bass, the 2012 album also marks a reunion with former Journey member and current in-demand drummer Steve Smith, who lends his virtuoso talents to all 12 tracks on “The Calling”.   Schon set up shop at Berkeley’s famed Fantasy Studios during a break from Journey’s busy touring schedule, and started recording completely from scratch to finish the entire album’s worth of tracks in just four days.  After overdubbing multiple guitar and bass parts, Schon recruited two keyboard masters to flesh out the music.  Igor Len, an accomplished classical, jazz and film composer who had previously collaborated with Schon, is featured on acoustic piano throughout “The Calling”; while GRAMMY Award-winning special guest Jan Hammer (Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miami Vice soundtrack) recorded Moog synthesizer solos on two tracks.  Recently, Schon teamed up with Dan Barnett (Journey: Live In Manila) to produce the video for the first single and title track from “The Calling”.

While celebrating the release of The Calling, Schon will be back on the road with JOURNEY this year, as the band’s 2012 tour begins on July 21 inSan Bernardino, Californiaat the San Manuel Amphitheatre.  Concerts are scheduled through December, with most dates featuring special guests Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo and Loverboy.

Night Ranger “24 Strings and a Drummer” CD/DVD


In 1982, Night Ranger released their debut album “Dawn Patrol”, containing such classic tracks as “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “Sing Me Away” and “Call My Name”. This record was the beginning of the band’s incredible success story. To date, Night Ranger has sold more than 16 Million records  worldwide, has earned and multiple gold and platinum certifications and two Top Ten singles, including the ubiquitous “Sister Christian.”  Their contributions are featured in multiple entertainment realms, including the hit Broadway musical and film “Rock of Ages” and the successful videogame series "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero". The band has also been recognized in such significant films and television shows as Boogie Nights and “American Dad”.

As a celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Night Ranger has planned a very special release: an album/DVD recorded live in an intimate all-acoustic setting, with a select number of fans at The Studio D Recording in Sausalito, CAin May 2012.

The result is compelling and exciting live renditions of the band’s classic hits with new, refreshing arrangements; tracks include “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, “Sister Christian”, “This Boy Needs To Rock” or “Four In The Morning.”  Available in CD/DVD package “24 Strings and a Drummer” is a superb release; a testament to Night Ranger’s stellar live show and the strength of their songwriting abilities.

Electric Light Orchestra "Mr. Blue Sky"


Mr. Blue Sky–The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra is a powerful new testament to Jeff Lynne’s enduring artistry and his singular desire to get things right once and for all.

Here Lynne has artfully revisited and re-recorded the greatest hits of Electric Light Orchestra, and actually improved on some of the most classic and beloved recordings ever.

The result is, in effect, a kind of showdown between Jeff Lynne today and his extremely illustrious past, and thanks to improved technology and recording artistry, wouldn’t you know Lynne somehow comes out on top again.

So too do all of us who get another fresh chance to hear these extraordinary songs sounding quite literally better than they ever have before.

A Singer-Songwritters' Tribute To The Music Of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young

A 2-disc / 36-page booklet deluxe set. 27 artists, 27 songs. A tribute to the outstanding body of work produced by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. A benefit for the Equestrian Therapy Co-op* in Brandeis, California. *Equestrian Therapy is horseback riding for children and adults who can personally benefit from a natural encounter with horses. By combining horsemanship with concepts of physical and occupational therapy, Equestrian Therapy Co-Op programme promotes balance, coordination, focus and self-confidence in children and adults with special needs.

Like all of the musicians on this album, producers Peter Holmstedt, Ermanno Labianca, Francesco Lucarelli grew up deeply affected by the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Perhaps it was even deeper for them as Europeans, because America was only a place they dreamed of, a far-off romantic world that they tried to understand, and music, movies and books were the among the ways they discovered it. This album is their little effort to thank the four men who opened up that world to them, and made it sing in harmony for more than forty years. Heartfelt thanks go also to all of the artists and bands — most of them good friends of them — who are part of their larger musical world.

Music is love features: Nick Barker • Cindy Lee Berryhill • Bocephus King • Bonoff Covan Szcześniak & Waldman • Clarence Bucaro • Neal Casal • The Coal Porters • Judy Collins • Marcus Eaton • Andy Hill & Renée Safier • Jenai Huff • Sadie Jemmett • Ron LaSalle • Louis Ledford • Mary Lee's Corvette • Michael McDermott & Heather Horton • Ian McNabb • Sonny Mone • Elliott Murphy • Willie Nile • Liam Ó Maonlaí • Carrie Rodriguez • Eileen Rose & The Legendary Rich Gilbert • Jennifer Stills • Sugarcane Jane • Venice • Steve Wynn

Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at HEMIFRAN

FM "Only Foolin'" EP

FM announces the release of their seventh studio album "ONLY FOOLIN' EP" on 26th November 2012. "We've had a great reaction to our EPs over the last few years and we trust that everyone will be just as excited about this one" FM

"ONLY FOOLIN' EP" features around 51 minutes of 9 storming tracks, exclusive new studio tracks and live recordings.

Jon Lord "Concerto For Group And Orchestra”

EarMUSIC releases “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” on September 28th. 2012, the first studio recording of Jon Lord's groundbreaking meeting of rock and classical music.

“Over these last years since leaving Deep Purple, I’ve played it over 30 times with different orchestras and conductors all over the world, and, of course, in 2000 I did it well over 30 times with Purple on the Concerto tour, so I’ve been honing the piece live on stage, and I’ve had the opportunity to change things in the score that weren’t sounding quite right. It is therefore a marvellous and exciting prospect to have the definitive recording of the definitive version of the score.” (Jon Lord May 2012)

Jon Lord recorded the marvellous rhythm section - Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Madonna) & Brett Morgan (Jon Anderson, Sting) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (with whom Jon had recorded twice before) in June 2011 in Liverpool - conducted by Paul Mann. The production then moved to Abbey Road Studios in London to record Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson  (on vocals with Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska)  and Joe Bonamassa, Darin Vasilev and Steve Morse on guitars.

Happily, Jon got to hear and approve the final mixes a few weeks before he passed away.

The family and earMUSIC decided to proceed with the release of the album in September as scheduled, as this seemed the best way to celebrate and pay tribute to Jon and his beautiful music.

Thus this superb studio recording of “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” is exactly the way Jon wanted us to hear it and will now hopefully become Jon's legacy for generations to come.

JON LORD (*1941 -†2012)

 With his legendary organ blues-rock sound, Deep Purple’s founder Jon Lord has influenced decades of rock musicians. He is with no doubt the pioneer of fusing rock and classical/baroque forms and became one of the most important composers of the last few decades. 
Jon Lord co-wrote many of Deep Purple’s legendary songs including ‘Smoke On The Water’ and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career (Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, George Harrison).

Best known for his orchestral work “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” first performed and recorded at Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, conducted by the renowned Malcolm Arnold - a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple. 
Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002 but he continued to tour the Concerto around the world to sell outs and standing ovations.