Legendary singer of Toto, Angel and Le Roux, FERGIE FREDERIKSEN releases his new album "Any Given Moment" via Frontiers Records. One of the most ' respected ' voices in the melodic rock world, he returns to the scene to give us another strong and extremely melodic record.
The 2010 was a truly tragic moment in the artist's life as diagnosed by doctors that he had cancer of the liver but, also, at the same year he released the excellent "Happiness Is The Road". This time, Fergie collaborated with Italian producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and with the help of his songwriting, along with contributions from such musicians as Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx) and Robert Sall (Work of Art, W.E.T.) on guitars among others, he put his mark on another true Melodic Rock gem of an album!
Some special surprises are also, included such as the duet with Issa on “Not Alone” and a brand new version of Toto’s classic song “Angel Don’t Cry” originally included on the “Isolation” album.
As I said above, the disk is characterized by beautiful melodies, Fergie's emotional vocal performances, very good and well-crafted songs and an old-fashioned 80's vibe all over the album. Highlights of the album are the amazing up-tempo AOR anthem of "Times Will Change", the stunning ballad "I'll Be The One", "How Many Roads", "Let Go" and my personal favorite "When The Battle Is Over" which resembles of Survivor's earlier works.
A really very interesting AOR stuff that should not go unnoticed by any fan of classic melodic rock/ AOR sound!!!! Highly recommended!!!!
Heavy Paradise's Rating : 8.5/10
Track List :
1. Last Battle Of My War
2. Let Go
3. Price For Loving You
4. I’ll Be The One
5. Times Will Change
6. How Many Roads
7. Candles In The Dark
8. Any Given Moment
9. Not Alone
10. When The Battle Is Over
11. Angel Don’t Cry
Line Up :
Fergie Frederiksen – lead vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio – keyboards, background vocals
Nik Mazzucconi – bass, fretless bass
Herman Furin – drums
Robert Sall, Bruce Gaitsch, Walter Caliaro, Peter Friestedt, Alessio Berlaffa, Sven Larsson, David Coyle - Lead and rhythm guitars
Roberto Tiranti – background vocals
Ft. Issa Oversveen – duet vocals on “Not Alone”
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio