Saturday, July 1, 2023

REVIEW : STEEL BARS - A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL BOLTON (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 7 July 2023)

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present a new compilation of covers paying tribute to singer Michael Bolton. The album entiled "Steel Bars - A Tribute To Michael Bolton" and it's gonna be released on July 7, 2023.

The idea for "Steel Bars - A Tribute To Michael Bolton" came about when Serafino Perugino, President & Head of A&R for Frontiers Music Srl, had the idea to pull together a mix of newer vocalists of the frontiers roster along with some established singers of the label and have them pay tribute to an era of Bolton's career that he is particularly fond of.

And so, new names like Girish Pradhan (Girish And The Chronicles), Dave Mikulskis (a rising talent who is working with Jim Peterik), Sochan Kikon (About Us), Ana Nikolic (The Big Deal), Nevena Brankovic (The Big Deal), Santiago Ramonda (Stormwarning), Stefan Nykvist (Sarayasign), and James Robledo (Sinner's Blood) appear alongside Steve Overland (FM), Gui Oliver (Landfall), Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me), and Ronnie Romero (Michael Schenker, Rainbow).

The collection of the songs couldn't be better, in my humble opinion! Songs such as "Everybody’s Crazy", "Fools Game", "How Can We Be Lovers', 'Steel Bars', "Gina' and "Desperate Heart' are all classic in the book of every serious melodic rock/AOR fan out there. But also songs like "Call My Name", "Can’t Turn It Off"and "Don’t Tell Me It’s Over' are tracks that stood through the test of time! The versions here are all well-treated and superbly performed by all those artists that I assume they all grew up with Bolton's tunes. So, the final result is just awesome and it's a must add to your collection if you love Michael Bolton's songs. One of the best cover record that I had listened since years!

🏆  10 / 10 

“Steel Bars - A Tribute To Michael Bolton” tracklisting:
Everybody’s Crazy (Girish Pradhan)
Fools Game (Steve Overland)
How Can We Be Lovers (Dave Mikulskis)
Steel Bars (Sochan Kikon)
Wait On Love (Ana Nikolic & Nevena Brankovic)
Can’t Turn It Off (Gui Oliver)
Save Our Love (Santiago Ramonda)
Gina (Robbie Lablanc)
Call My Name (Stefan Nykvist)
Don’t Tell Me It’s Over (Ronnie Romero)
Desperate Heart (James Robledo)

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