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Judith Owen en concert le lundi 7 novembre 2016 - Le Flow - PARIS


“Judith is a master class on how a show should be down”  JACKSON BROWN

“Sassy and interlligent ....Judith Owen is the female Randy Newman”  JAMIE CULLUM

“Blown away by her blazing musicianship”  LINDA RONSTADT  

Judith Owen revient enfin en concert à Paris le lundi 07 novembre présenter sur scène Somebody’s Child son dernier album. La Singer Songwriter galloise poursuit une collaboration fructueuse avec sa fabuleuse équipe de musiciens américain et anglais parmi lesquels les légendaires Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel et Leland Sklar son complice qui sera présent sur la scène du Flow le 7 novembre prochain.  


Collaboratrice de longue date de l’anglais Richard Thompson, Judith Owen revisite et prolonge l’esprit de la scène de Laurel Canyon de la Californie des seventies.

Sur scène comme pour ses enregistrements Judith Owen rend un hommage permanent à ses héros: James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell....  

A la fois intimiste et joyeux, introspectif et flamboyant les concerts de Judith Owen sont une occasion de découvrir une artiste unique que certain considère comme “Le secret le mieux gardé de la pop anglaise” (Le Figaro). Judith Owen ne manque jamais de surprendre son public en reprenant à sa façon jazz, soul, pop quelques grandes chansons.

“Magistral” pour L’Express, “Séduisant” pour Rock & Folk, “Magnifique” pour Rolling Stone.


Warner Music Japan releases for the first time on cd "The Boys Band"!


Early 80's, Greg Gordon (Lead vocal), Rusty Golden (Background vocals & Keyboards) and B. James Lowry (Background vocals & Guitars) have recorded together their debut album The Boys Band for Elektra/Asylum Records at CARIBOU RANCH in Nederland.The album yielded a Top 40 single and the first music video for MTV produced in Nashville in 1982 but because of lack of record label enthusiasm, the group disbanded in 1984.

The Boys Band is considered by "Westcoast music" fans as A CLASSIC! The album features many great musicians including Joe Chemay, Paul Leim, Bill Walker, John Hobbs, Steve Nathan to name a few and includes songs written by Ian Thomas "Runner", Greg Guidry "Think About It" and Tom Snow "Taking It All In Stride".

To celebrate the reissue of The Boys Band, I have contacted Rusty Golden who has actually a 5 songs new EP "Angels" to be released very soon. An opportunity to know more about The Boys Band period and his new music...

AL: How did you meet Greg Gordon and B. James Lowry and how the idea of founding a band together was born?

RG: I have known both Greg and B. James since i was in my teens. my father is in a group called The Oak Ridge Boys (just inducted into The Country Music Hall Of Fame) and both Greg and B. played with the group back in the 70’s. I have actually known Greg since about 1972 and met B. James in 1975.

AL: What was your music inspirations when you planed to record together?

RG: Greg wanted it to be like ‘The Eagles’. B. James was a huge Lindsay Buckingham fan and was into what he was doing with ‘Fleetwood Mac’. I was into whatever gave me goodebumps and maybe that’s why the album has about 3 distinct styles running through it. there’s the ‘country pop’ of “don’t stop me baby”, the funky groove pop of “think about it”, the rocking “love will find a heart” and the epic ballads like “the best is yet to come”. and there is the soulful gospel vocal styling of Greg Gordon who is one of the greatest lead singers ever recorded.

AL: « Think about It » is a song co-written by Greg Guidry. Can you talk about this collaboration?

RG: Greg Guidry had pitched us his demo of ‘think about it’ and he had his finger on the pulse of what was happening in pop music at the time. He had the whole Michael McDonald vibe down too. I remember that unlike some of the sparse demos we heard while listening for songs, ‘think about it’ was a fully realize recording. it sounded like a hit record already. We just copied the demo.

AL: Do you have a special memory or funny story remembering the recording of this record?

RG: One of the great thrills of recording The Boys Band album was the location of the recording studio. I had read all about Caribou Ranch. It was where my musical hero Elton John had recorded his album ‘Caribou’. It’s where so many great music superstars would go and live and record. it was one of the first great “destination studios”…where you went and lived while you worked on the complex. It was set high in the mountains of colorado in a place called Nederland. Built by the group Chicago’s producer James Guercio. Anyway, that was a thrill in itself just going to such a lavish setting to record. At the time the 4 guys who would fill out the rhythm section were all based in los angeles. Within 5 years they would be living in Nashville and would all become some of the most recorded musicians in Nashville. They are John Hobbs (piano), Paul Leim (drums) Joe Chemay (bass) and Billy Joe Walker Jr. (guitars).

AL: Can you, in a few words introduce your new album « Angels »?

RG: After The Boys Band disbanded in 1984 (we had begun production on a 2nd album for Asylum when the label had major executive changes and like so many artists, we were lost in the corporate shuffle. We asked to be released from the label. I went on to record 2 albums with my brother Chris under the name ‘The Goldens’. we recorded one album (never released) for cbs/epic and one called ‘Rush For Gold’ for capitol/sbk in 1990. All this time I am a songwriting machine for 3 major publishers (Warner, Emi and Polygram). Fast forward to 2015 I release my first solo album called ‘sober’ which is an album of recovery themed songs as i went through a period of drug addiction and felt the need to offer some hope with my music. As of today (October 20, 2016) I am 3 weeks away from releasing a new 5 song ep titled ‘angels’. The first track is called ‘Lookin’ Up’ and features backgroud vocals from my father William Lee, my brother Chris and the lead singer from The Boys Band, Greg Gordon. talk about coming back to where it all began!!!! My 2 albums are available on itunes and other digital formats.

You can order Rusty Golden's "SOBER" & "Angels" directly at


Thanks to Rusty Golden


Gardner & Fuller "Original Demos" featuring Warren Wiebe


The official preview for the Gardner & Fuller 'Original Demos' album, featuring the unforgettable voice of Warren Wiebe, is now available for all our friends and fans.

Make sure to pre-order and secure your copy!

Back in the late 80’s, singer Cecily Gardner and keyboardist Scott Fuller joined forces in the Bay area to start writing songs together.

Heavily influenced by the Adult Contemporary music scene of the period, they crafted a stunning collection of songs which have remained unknown until now.   We are very happy and proud to present to you a new CD in our Songwriter Series: Gardner & Fuller 'Original Demos', featuring the unforgettable voice of Warren Wiebe.  

The official release date is November 15, 2016, but pre-order is now officially open at:

Released in a limited edition of only 1000 copies.

Seven "Shattered"


Given that the debut album was songs mainly gathered from the past, I wasn’t sure we’d even get a second Seven album. But here it is and it’s great!

Vocalist Mick Devine as one of those ‘born for AOR’ voices and the music – even though delivered by a slightly different lineup, this is almost as good as the brilliant debut.  

This time around only vocalist Mick remains, but the team of Andy Loos (bass), Fredrik Bergh(keys) and Lars Chriss (production, guitars, drums) who helped reconstruct the debut are present again, so the sound remains intact. Up tempo Foreigner/Heartland/Signal style AOR and melodic rock is what we have here.  

Light Of 1000 Eyes may be a good opener, but A Better Life is pure brilliance; while a moodier Fighthas Mark Free written all over it. Other highlights include the high impact keyboard drenched Shattered; the anthemic High Hopes and the intense Last Illusion. But that said, there’s no fillers here and folks are going to like different tracks more than others depending on mood.

It just needs to be stated that this is a very fine album indeed and a worthy sequel to the debut, if not quite as catchy, but still a great sound and a very well-produced example of classic AOR with a contemporary production.

Review by Andrew at

Mecca "3"


MelodicRock Records is proud and excited to announce a partnership with MECCA to release their monumental new album Mecca 3.

Records like this don't come along very often. At least not in 2016 they don't. But this is one for the ages. Mecca will now find themselves sitting alongside genre classics from Toto, Mr. Mister, Survivor, Giant and Journey to name a few.

Recorded over the last 3 years in Nashville, this is a record that would have topped AOR charts back in the day. Make no mistake - this is a classic.

New Feature Interview:

Kenny Loggins "Footloose"


Have a rockin' time introducing children to Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins himself.

Time to cut loose! As a zookeeper named Jack joins the zoo animals in an all-night dance party, this new original story from Kenny is sure to get your feet moving. Little ones will love the cast of characters, including the rockin' chimp Louise ("Geez, Louise"), Mister DJ Elephant, the lemur Marie ("Oo Wee, Marie"), Milo the wombat, Luke the funkiest cat in the zoo, and so many more rocking, bopping, boogeying, tangoing, shaking, rattling and rolling animals!

To add to the fun, the book includes a CD with new recordings by Kenny Loggins. Everybody can sing along to the classic hit with new lyrics, as well as a three-song medley families will love.

Jim Peterik "The Songs"


Jim Peterik reinterprets some of his songs that he played, wrote or co-wrote for SUVIVOR, THE BEACH BOYS, 38 SPECIAL, THE IDES OF MARCH... in the acoustic format. "The songs" includes: Vehicle, Is This Love, Eye of the Tiger, Caught up in You, L.A. Goodbye, Hold on Loosely, That's Why God Made the Radio, High on You, I Can't Hold Back, Heavy Metal, The Search Is Over, Miracle at Ground Zero & The Same Muse.

Timothy B. Schmit "Leap Of Faith"


LEAP OF FAITH, the new 12-track solo album from Timothy B. Schmit, is out today. Listen to Leap of Faithby the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco in its entirety, on Rolling Stone Country and purchase the album via iTunes or Amazon. Exclusive Leap of Faith CD bundles are also available for pre-order in Timothy’s Official Online Store, including a T-Shirt and hat.

Illuminated by an array of fine musicians and singers, Leap of Faith plays like a multicolored corona around Schmit’s distinctive artistry. From the jaunty opening track “My Hat” to the soaring harmonies and heartfelt reflections of “This Waltz,” this is more than another album in a great artist’s catalog. Writing and recording between touring with the Eagles, the songs on Leap of Faith have a broad compass. “Slow Down” is a note to self on escaping life’s pressures coasting along on a reggae pulse sweetened by jazz giant Gary Burton’s vibraphone, while “What I Should Do” has a Muscle Shoals feel; steamy, funky, and sensual. On “Goodbye, My Love,” he takes us deep down into traditional country with Paul Franklin’s glistening steel guitar layered over the changes. And on “It’s Alright,” his most intimate song, Schmit needs only his own acoustic guitar to express profound love.



Award-winning singer Göran Edman is one of the premier vocal talents coming out of Scandinavia, with a carrier spanning over 30 years. His unique vocal style has been embraced by numerous genres including neoclassic metal, progressive rock and AOR just to name a few. His vocals can be found on records from John Norum, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brazen Abbot, Glory among others.

With his clean, powerful and soul-infused voice, he is a highly sought-after studio vocalist who has become well known for his performance skills and adaptability. With over 50 albums, extensive world touring, as well as writing and production credits, Göran Edman has etched his name as one of the music industry's most prolific and successful Scandanavian artists of our time.

CRY OF DAWN is Goran Edman’s latest child: a straight ahead AOR / Melodic Rock album which highlights his amazing abilities on some superb songs written for him by Michael Palace, Steve Newman, Alessandro Del Vecchio Sören Kronkvist, Daniel Palmqvist and Robert Säll. The result is a true feast for all lovers of this music with hints to the sounds of giants like Night Ranger, Journey, Bad English and Starship!