RADAR - LOST IN THE ATLANTIC

 

 

  

Escape Music pleased to announce the release date for RADAR - Lost In The Atlantic. The CD will be limited edition to 1000 copies only! All will be numbered 1-1000 and will include a post card hand signed by the band! First time On CD!!!

 

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Release Date: 19 February 2021
Catalogue number: ESM350
Bar Code: 50381003508

Track Listing:
1. A Trick Of The Light   4:29
2. Goodbye Mr. President  4:34       
3. Laena 3:14        
4. Going Overboard  4:06        
5. Love Wars  3:47
6. The Calling Time  2:49
7. Lost In The City 3:56  
8. Someone’s Crying 6:00  
9. Look But Don't Touch  4:48  
10. Olympic Runner  4:25
11 My radio wan’t tune to you  3:36 (Demo)  
12 I contact You 3:38  (Demo)
13 Nightmare Casualty  5:05  (Demo)
14 I walk The Wire  4:05 (Demo)

Radar Is:
Rod Jordan – Vocals & Bass.
David West - Keyboards & Drum Programming (Go West / Robert Hart / Wild Blue / Tony Hadley) / ABC)
Gary Stevenson - Guitars (Go West / Robert Hart / Wild Blue / Tony Hadley) / ABC, Snakecharmer)
Mel Collins - Saxophone
Joy Martin – Backing Vocals (A La Carte)
Peter Cox – Backing Vocals - Olympic Runner (Go West)

Recorded by Gary Stevenson & Rod Jordan.
Produced and Mixed by Gary Stevenson
All songs by Jordan, Stevenson, West.
Additional recording ~ Andy Macpherson & John Gallen.
Mastered by Jonathan (Rock Steady) Morbin.

RADAR BIO

Radar was formed in 1981 when David West, Rod Jordan & Gary Stevenson met at the ABC Music Store in Surrey England, where David & Gary were working as guitar & keyboard demonstrators. They set up an 8 track-recording studio ‘Secret Studios’ in West London where they composed their first recordings. In 1983 Radar was signed to Warner Bros Publishing UK and their journey began.

During this time guitar player Gary Stevenson also produced ‘outside’ bands at Secret studios, one of them being an unknown duo called ‘Go West’. Gary also used David West on this project and after a few demos the Manager of the band ‘John Glover’ was impressed enough with the work that he commissioned Gary to produce 2 tracks ‘We Close Our Eyes’ & ‘Call Me’ at Chipping Norton Studios in Oxfordshire. These songs & productions caused a stir in the music business at the time and Go West had many record deal offers from major record companies. The band wanted to stay with Gary as producer so signed with Chrysalis Records who were happy to do this, and the rest is history. Go West went on to become the ‘Best Newcomers’ at the 1985 Brit Awards.

Radar began recording their album at the famous ‘Trident Studios’ on Wardour Street, London early 1985. In late December 1985 Radar left these shores to reside in the Isle Of Man at ‘The Old Schoolhouse’ in Port Erin, which they converted into a residential recording studio and continued to finish the album. In fact most of the initial London recordings were scrapped and the album was re-started from scratch.

Gary continued producing while using David West as his right hand man while Rod Jordan worked on writing for the album and made a few guest appearances on some of Gary’s productions. The band was happy to hold back the release of the Radar album and use the success of Gary’s production works with various bands to promote an upcoming release. In retrospect this had a negative effect on Radar, the momentum was lost and the Radar album was never released.

 

 


 

 


BITE THE BULLET - BLACK & WHITE

 

 

  

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for for the brand new album from Bite The Bullet
 titled Black & White. The CD will be limited edition to 1000 copies only! All will be numbered 1-1000 plus one bonus track with the first pressing only!

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Release Date: 22 January 2021
Catalogue number: ESM349
Bar Code: 50381003492

Track Listing:

1 Rocks To Stones 3:49
2 Black & White 3:26
3 Falling 4:35
4 I’ll Go
5 Starlight 3:47
6 You Never Knew 4:04
7 The Lonely Road  4:38
8 Dark Energy   4;50
9 More Than This  3:00
10 Bring It On  4:31
11 Under The Veil 5:00
12 Unconditional or Last Chance Radio (Bonus)  4:06

Line up
Mick Benton – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Graham Cowling – Drums
Produced by Mick Benton.

Members over the years include:
Malcolm Jones: guitar / Phil Longden: keyboards / Dave Foster: bass
Graham Foy: guitar / John Haynes: bass

Bite The Bullet were originally formed in 1986 by singer songwriter Mick Benton and drummer Graham Cowling. They met in 1984 when they both joined West London rock band “Mother’s Ruin”. Thanks to the legendary Greg Lake, Benton managed to secure a solo deal with Atlantic Records and he asked Cowling to play drums. Its good to see that their collaboration is still strong to this very day.

In 1986 “Bite the Bullet” were formed and the music played was in the style of Foreigner, Toto and Mr. Mister, an album was released in 1989 to some quiet success. The music was warmly received and the band earned themselves some radio airplay. However, britpop was coming into the forefront and a cancelled support slot with the mighty ELO saw the band disheartened and whilst they never really disbanded there was a long period of inactivity.

Benton and Cowling always remained friends and they still played in pubs and clubs over the years which brings is up to 2019 when their debut was reissued on CD. It ignited a flame in the two men and brought the original recording back to the forefront again and old fans reappraised the album whilst new fans joined in.

Mick and Graham decided to get writing new material for a second “Bite the Bullet” album and the result is outstanding, coming across like Mr Mister meets Asia. The new songs are a natural continuation of the original BTB sound and have a great feel to them, opener “Rock to Stones” is a killer. A great start to 2021!.

 

 


 

 


LIAR - SET THE WORLD ON FIRE

 

 

  

Escape Music pleased to announce the release date for this all time classic album Liar - Set The world On Fire. The CD will be limited edition to 1000 copies only! All will be numbered 1-1000 and will include post card hand signed by the band! First time On CD, Fully remastered from the original quarter inch tape.

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Release Date:2nd December 2020
Catalogue No: ESM348
Barcode: Bar Code: 50381003485

Track Listing:
1- Set The World On Fire 3:54
2- Town Of Evil People 5:51
3- I’m Calling 4:31
4- Midnight Promises 4:56
5- Five Knuckle Shuffle 3:02
6- High Life 3:30
7- Frustration  4:57
8- Who Cares  7:28

Line up
Clive Brooks (RIP) - Drums
Dave Burton – Lead Vocals / Guitars
Dave Taylor – Bass / Vocals
Paul Travis (RIP) – Guitars / Vocals
Steve Mann – Guitars / Keyboards

Produced by John Alcock
Mastered by Steve Mann

LIAR originally formed in 1975 and recorded their first album "Straight From The Hip" for Decca Records. The band toured extensively in the UK and throughout Europe before recording the critically acclaimed follow up album "Set The World On Fire" in 1977, one of the first colour picture-disc records in the UK.

Liar were very much a British rock band, with foundations based on the likes of Bad Company, Queen and Led Zeppelin. The band was warmly received in Europe at the time but not so well in the UK where punk was at its height.. They toured with Slade and gained some success but the band was best suited to the American market and so they were whisked off to LA to write new material ready for a third album. For inspiration, they were ensconced in a house at the top of the Hollywood Hills (next door to Mick Fleetwood) on Sunset Plaza Drive, from which the name of the third release was taken. Sunset Plaza Drive eventually saw the light of day this year on Escape Music (ESM341), 42 years after it was recorded!

It was “Set the World on Fire” that really stood out as the band’s finest moment and it was chock full of memorable songs that have stood the test of time admirably. This reissue sounds magnificent and the songs have benefited from the latest technology. Each CD is numbered and has a hand signed card from the then four remaining members of the band (all are signed, not copies). Sadly, Paul Travis died very soon after his signing session.

Set the World on Fire is a fabulous reminder of late 70’s British Rock at its finest and is a “must have” release for anyone who loved that era. A Classic of its time.

 

 


 

 

OVERLAND - SCANDALOUS
New Vinyl Version Available

Due to high demand we have had to re-press a new limited edition of 200 copies only
in "Ash Grey” colour 180gr vinyl. All will be individually numbered 1-200
and will also include an exclusive hand signed postcard from Steve Overland himself.

Vinyl £16.99 + Shipping
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Overland  “Scandalous” LP with the 300 limited edition Vinyl “Dracula” colour Now Sold out!!

  


Release Date: Now Available
Vinyl ESMV1006
Bar Code: 5 031281 01006 3

Steve Overland - Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals
Tommy Denander - All Guitars / Keyboards (Alice Cooper / Robert Hart)
Brian Tichy - Drums (Billy Idol / Foreigner / Ozzy Osborne / Dead Daisies / Whitesnake)
Brian Anthony - Bass / Hammond / Percussions (Steve Walsh)

Produced by Steve Overland / Tommy Denander / Khalil Turk
Executive producer Khalil Turk
Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony
All vocals recorded at Tremolo Recording Studio, UK
All songs written by Tommy Denander and Steve Overland

 

 


 

 


HEARTWIND -
STRANGERS

 

 

 

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for Heartwind second album title “Stranger”,
this is truly a magnificent album!
 

 

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Release date: 20 November 2020
Catalogue No: ESM347
Bar Code 5 031281003478

The Band:
Nina Soderquist – Lead Vocals
Stefan Nykvist – Lead Vocals
Peter “Trumpeter” Svensson – Drums
Mikael Rosengren – Keyboards
Goran Engvall – Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals & additional Keyboards.

Track listing:
1- Strangers in the night  3:41
2- Line of Fire  3:32
3- Amanda  3:47
4- Angels Cry Again  4:11
5- One Love  3:54
6- I’m Alive    3:39
7- Trial  4:24
8- One of us is Crying  3:42
9- Catcher in the Rye   3:16
10- Searching is over Now  4:45

Heartwind is the love child of progressive keyboard player Mikael Rosengren and guitar player Goran Engvall. The two friends came together in 2017 to write a true melodic rock album, inspired by all their heroes from the 70’s and 80’s, but with a fresh and updated sound. Fast guitars, heavy drums and great songs were their target, aiming for the likes of Whitesnake, Def Leppard and Van Halen.

Their 2018 debut “Higher and Higher” was such a breath of fresh air it gave the band strong recognition in a very competitive genre. The songs they had written were so powerful and full of melody that it left fans wanting more.

So here we have the follow up recording “Strangers” which sees the band escalate to new heights and features 10 tracks of superb melodic rock with outstanding vocal performances from Nina Soderquist and Stefan Nykvist. Songs filled with hooks, interesting arrangements and melodies to die for.

The song writing of Mikael and Goran is a match made in heaven and with a line up filled with high quality band members and superb guest performances from the likes of Mike Lavér (Dynazty), Eirikur Hauksson (Artch), Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse/WET) and Mats Leven (Malmsteen) “Strangers” can’t go wrong!

The album is produced, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Folkare (Eclipse / Unleashed), a guarantee itself for high quality and no compromises attitude, when it comes to groove, feel and power.

“Strangers” is one of those releases that have you hooked after just one play. Swedish melodic rock as it should be!