Third solo album for hard rock vocalist who's fronted Badlands, Artension & Royal Hunt in addition to collaborating with Marc Ferrari, Cozy Powell & James Murphy. Guests include members of Halford, Savatage & Artension.
2006 solo album by this hard rock vocalist who fronted Badlands, Artension and, most recently, Royal Hunt. Features musical assistance from Chris Caffery and Jeff Plate from Savatage.
"Permanent Mark" is the second studio album by John West. This time John opted for a more melodic and song oriented approach and the resulting record is a mixture of the several Hard Rock influences - between Cozy Powell and Glenn Hughes. A musically intense and passionate work with a very satisfying production which makes the record very accessible and listenable thanks to the great performances by the musicians and artists involved.
John West was formerly the lead vocalist of the Danish metal band Royal Hunt. He has also released several solo albums and before the Royal Hunt fame he has achieved some fame as the singer of Artension. "Mind Journey" - first solo album from this vocalist. Very solid and consistent album.
John Tavener was the perfect choice as the composer to create the musical score for the film CHILDREN OF MEN. Much of the music used throughout the film (songs like 'Ruby Tuesday' etc) are well enough known that they don't require re-recording in this memoir of a deeply moving film. But it is the opportunity to listen without the visuals to the music Tavener created 'that brings an even deeper appreciation for his accomplishment. In addition to Tavener's own compositions this CD includes the Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau rendering of Mahler's 'Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgeh'n' from the 'Kindertotenlieder' (a more apt song cycle could not be imagined for this childless film) as well as Krzysztof Penderecki's 'Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima' as conducted by the composer and Handel's excerpt from 'Alexander's Feast' ('War, he sung, is toil and trouble').
In retrospect, it is not hard to find hints of a coming change in the final album Cat Stevens made before a near-death experience and a religious conversion.