High & Mighty 2009
After their highly acclaimed debut album ´Voices of Rock MMVII´ Germany based producers Chris Lausmann (Bonfire, Jaded Heart) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker) did it again.
The award winning team of Lausmann & Voss ( ´SAE alumni´ award for the best procuction 2007) decided to move on and write new gems in the vein of traditional Melodic Rock. On this album, you won't find any compromises, - no-one will jump onto a trendy train here.
The astonishing line-up of international top score singers as Dan Reed, Robin Beck, James Christian, Gary Barden, to name a few, built the starring on album number one and gave the songs all written by Lausmann/Voss their trade.
The new effort is called ´High & Mighty´ and combines catchy melodies
with a raunchy driven sound at the finest.The cast of singers features this time supreme artists like:
Rob Rock (Driver, ARP, Impellitteri)
Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple, ex-Rainbow)
David Reece (ex-Accept/Bangalore Choir)
Bert Heerink (ex-Vandenberg)
Torben Schmidt (Ex-Skagarack)
Paul Sabu (Only Child)
Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath)
Paul Shortino (ex-Quiet Riot/Rough Cutt)
Tony Mills (TNT, Shy)
There will be rockers, rollers, uptempos and ballads. Absolutely the right blend to cruise on the highway and turn up the car-hifi to max.
The new album was recorded during the last year in Chris’ and Michael’s studios
and being mastered by Munich´s sound wizzard ´Christoph Stickel´ at MSM-mastering studios.
The limited first edition digi-pack will include the bonus track “Maniac” sung by Michael Voss.
Tracklist: 01. Tony Martin - Into the Light, 02. Bert Heerink - Shame On You, 03. Joe Lynn Turner – Tonight, 04. Paul Shortino - Rock Me, 05. Rob Rock - Remember Me, 06. Mitch Malloy - Lay You Down To Rest, 07. Tony Mills - In The Heart Of The Young, 08. David Reece - Dirty Games, 09. Paul Sabu - Down The Drain, 10. Torben Schmidt - Only 4 Ever, 11. Michael Voss – Maniac * (* = bonus track, ltd. first edition, not on promo)
VOICES OF ROCK is the collaboration of two of Germany’s finest producers of the Melodic Rock world of today: Chris Lausmann (BONFIRE, JADED HEART) and Michael Voss (MAD MAX, CASANOVA). The duo not only is responsible for all compositions and the production on this release but also has compiled an astonishing line-up of vocalists for this release. Furthermore, VOICES OF ROCK includes performances by high profiled artists such as Angel Schleifer (BONFIRE) and Tommy Denander (RADIOACTIVE) ond guitars and Bertram Engel (Udo Lindenberg, Peter Maffay) on drums.
On this album, you won’t find any compromises, - no-one will jump onto a trendy train here. Instead, fans of high class bands such as HOUSE OF LORDS, AXEL RUDI PELL or RAINBOW exactly get what they expect from exceptional singers such as James Christian, Johnny Gioeli and Jean Beauvoir: melodic, classic rock!
An honest and straight album, indeed!
Featured vocalists - one song each:
James Christian (HOUSE OF LORDS)
Jean Beauvoir (PLASMATICS/CROWN OF THORNS)
Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/STREET TALK)
Gary Barden (MSG)
Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM)
Terry Brock (STRANGEWAYS/SLAMER)
Dan Reed (DAN REED NETWORK)
Steve Overland (FM/SHADOWMAN)
Johnny Gioeli (HARDLINE /AXEL RUDI PELL)
High & Mighty (2009)
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