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Sunstorm: Sunstorm

It took going back to his commercial-rock roots plus a handful of impressive songwriters for vocalist Joe Lynn Turner to record his best album in years (solo or otherwise).

Back before Serafino Perugino and Mario de Riso were the honchos of Italy's Frontiers Records, they were avid tape traders. One of the tapes they exchanged back in those dark, pre-digital days featured the demos from what was supposed to be vocalist Joe Lynn Turner's second solo album. Fast-forward to today: Frontiers is now releasing that record, originally slated to be issued by Elektra, with songs massaged by renowned songwriter Jim Peterik (Survivor, Pride of Lions) plus other tracks written by Dann Huff (Giant) and Van Stephenson (Shooting Star). The result is a project called Sunstorm, featuring bassist/producer Dennis Ward and his Pink Cream 69 bandmate Uwe Reitenauer on guitars, as well as a session drummer and keyboardist. The album sounds like a lost gem from the late Eighties, albeit with modern, less synthetic production. The songs themselves are lyrically unremarkable with tales of love lost and gained, but nearly every chorus is a memorable one. (Ask me to recall a hook from, say, JLT, and I draw a blank.) Turner's 55-year-old voice sounds 20 years younger, and he injects his soul more fully into this project than any other in recent memory. Why this isn't being marketed as a Joe Lynn Turner album is beyond me. It would probably sell more copies and deservedly so.

Track Listing:
1) Keep Tonight
2) Fame and Fortune
3) Heart Over Mind
4) This Is My Heart
5) Strength Over Time
6) Another You
7) Fist Full of Heat
8) Love's Gone Wrong
9) Night Moves
10) Danger of Love
11) Making Up For Lost Time
12) Arms of Love

Added: September 18th 2006
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Frontiers Records
Hits: 2300
Language: english

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Sunstorm: Sunstorm
Posted by Carlos Canales Vega on 2007-05-14 11:26:26
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This cd is awesome.beautifully produced (crystal clear sound, great definition with punchy bottom end), this work of art should make you very happy.John Lynn Turner's best material ever!

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