Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sunstorm - Sunstorm 2006

Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Hard Rock
Original Release Date: 2006
Label: Frontiers Records

If you weren't paying close attention, you likely missed it. Sunstorm is not an established name, but yet is another project that features Joe Lynn Turner behind the mic. And if you believe you have never heard anything sung by JOLT then you are likely wrong, since he has appeared everywhere. Turner has been the vocalist for Mother's Army, Rainbow ("Stone Cold" and "Street of Dreams" went top 40), Deep Purple, Fandango, Yngwie Malmsteen ("Heaven Tonight" charted on the Billboard), Brazen Abbot, teaming with Glenn Hughes for Hughes/Turner and plenty more. Toss in a mighty heaping of tribute appearances and a handful of solo records. Get through all of that and you can congratulate yourself for barely scratching the surface of the Joe Lynn universe. There's alot more out there than just those mentioned. He has done metal, hard rock, pop, etc. and has a superb voice for all those niches. Yet AOR may be where he sounds the most at home.

Sunstorm was created in an attempt to finally get some of Joe Lynn's older material out on the market and take him back to his AoR days of glory. Alot of the songs on here are reworked, updated versions of tunes that were slated to appear on the follow up to "Rescue You". This second album was in the can but canned before it could make its way out to the public. The music was undeniably quality stuff so thanks to the encouragement and input from a record label, the dust was blown off and these puppies were polished up for their grand mainstream debut. These were mashed together with an assortment of other tunes. A few unreleased gems from Jim Peterik and a handful of AOR classics that you might have forgotten about as time moves on.....

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