DOUG BRONS - PULL

 

 

  

Escape Music is pleased to announce the signing of the West-coast artist Doug Brons with his brand new album titled PULL

The first 500 copies will include a post card hand signed by Doug Brons,
a limited edition of 500 copies only!

 

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Release date: 13th August 2021
Catalogue No: ESM356
Bar Code: 5031281003560

Video: https://youtu.be/mDqE56ipsQg
Video: https://youtu.be/c1bsVq8r1NM

Doug Brons – Keyboards & Vocals
Tom Hemby – Drum Programming & Guitars
Mark Dowdy – Drum and Guitar Programming
Graham Dowdy - Guitar
Dan Needham – Drums
Pat Coil – B3, Keyboards

Mastered by Bill Compeau / All songs written by Doug Brons

Track List:
Father Show Us
For Love
Tell Me Everything
Look Up
Not The Only One
Again
Coming Home
Don’t Let Go
We Are The Patriots
Talk Too Much
Faith Hope Love

Doug Brons was born into a musical family in Santa Rosa CA in 1963. He first started learning the piano with the help of his grandfather and it was from there where he blossomed into a great singer / songwriter.

In High school Doug formed a band with his brother that drew influences from Toto, EWF, Chicago, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross and Roby Duke and then later in his teens opened for such acts as Steve Archer, The Call, John Fischer and Denny Correll.

Through the mid eighties into the nineties Doug Was caught up in family life but came back in 2016 and recorded “Soulscripted” which was produced by Tom Hemby in 2017 and features Amy Grant, Bill Champlin, Michael Omartian and John Schlitt. “Timepiece” was released in 2019 which features Bill Champlin, Pat Coil, Michael Whittaker and Tom Hemby.

This brings us to “Pull” where Doug draws on his original influences and we are presented with 11 beautifully written tracks that have a West Coast vibe mixed in with a great AOR feel. This is so easy to listen to, just sit back and enjoy the music..

 

 


 

 


LIFE BY NIGHT - LIFE BY NIGHT

 

 

  

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for one of the most sought after albums, fully remastered,
and first time on CD!

The first pressing will be a limited edition of 1000 copies only and will include two unreleased bonus tracks and features the original front cover!  All will be numbered 1-1000 , with extensive liner notes by rock guru Dave Reynolds.

 

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Release Date: 16 July 2021
Catalogue No: ESM3553
Bar Code: 5031281003560

Track List:
1- Phone to Phone (4:02)
2- I Believe in You (3:58)
3-  Angel (4:17)
4- Non Stop World (4:06)
5- No One Knows (3:49)
6- Automatic (4:34)
7- Trouble (3:32)
8- For no reason (4:20)
9- Situation (3:47)
10- Life by Night (4:36)
11- Fade to Blue (3:49) un-released bonus track
12 You and I (3:58) un-released bonus track

Band is:
Tom Croucier – Lead Vocals & Bass (Scorpions / Dokken / Vic Vergat Group)
Stuart Mathis – Guitars & Vocals
Bryan Hitt – Drums  (REO Speedwagon)
Jeff Naideau – Keyboards & Guitar
Kevin Anderson – Keyboards / Vocals

Produced By Richie Zito (Heart, Cher, Poison, Bad English, Tyketto, Cheap Trick, Ratt, Mr Big)
Mastered by Steve Mann (Lioneheart, MSG, Liar)

One of the long lost records of the ‘80’s, L.A. based Life By Night’s self-titled debut album is finally getting some way overdue recognition! Formed by lead vocalist and bassist Tom Croucier, the brother of Ratt bassist Juan Croucier, Life By Night had the songs and the look, but sadly not the traction, thanks to the usual story of music business politics to take things any further than they did.

Having played in a variety of different groups through years, Tom has been a part of Roger Romeo’s group “Romeo” as well as A&M record’s Bobby Dazzler and Santana.

In 1981 Tom Played on the excellent “Down to the Bone” album in 1981 by Vic Vergat. The band played all over Europe before they went to the States to open for Nazareth. Tom also played bass on the Scorpions “Blackout” album.

After returning to the States following the break-up of the Vic Vergat Group, Tom began writing songs and would eventually put together a new band project with drummer Bryan Hitt (REO Speedwagon), and it was then that a band called “Life by Night” was formed.

In the mid-eighties Life by Night recorded their debut album with Richie Zito behind the production desk. The songs were melodic AOR with poppy overtones and it was all set to be released when the label at the time just dropped them. It happened so quickly, and as a result this fine album from 1985 never saw the light of day.

Here it is though, fully remastered on CD for the very first time.

“I was blown away when I heard it,” says Tom. “I love the way it sounds. I’m really happy with it. The way ‘Angel’ sounds especially is just great. I always felt that should’ve been the first single when it was originally released back in 1985. It just had so much crossover potential.”

The CD is a limited numbered release of 1000 only.

 

 


 

 


MILLENIUM - HOURGLASS

 

 

  

First time on Vinyl!
Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the much loved and missed Millenium album titled “Hourglass” !  Limited edition of 300 copies only on Transparent Blue Vinyl, individually numbered 1-300

 

TRANSPARENT BLUE VINYL
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Release Date: 10 September 2021
Catalogue No: ESMV1007

Track List:
1 The Power to Love       4:29
2 Wheels are turning      4:10
3 Hourglass                   6:42
4 No more Miracles        3:49
5 Superstar                    3:10
6 Rocket Ride                3:23
7 I will Follow                 5:36
8 I Still Believe               5:09
9 Masquerade                4:13
10 Chasing Time            5:16

Millenium is:
J
ORN LANDE: Lead and Background Vocals
RALPH SANTOLLA: Lead Guitar  and Keyboards
SHANE FRENCH: Lead and Rhythm Guitar
MANFRED BINDER: Bass Guitar
OLIVER HANSON: Drums and Percussion

Additional Musicians: DON AIREY: Keyboards on Hourglass and Chasing Time, DAG STOKKE: Keyboards and Grand Piano on Masquerade, I Will Follow, No More Miracles, The Power of Love, HOWARD HELM: Keyboards on Wheels Are Turning and Rain, TRACY LABARBERA: Additional Vocals, Tambourine and Keyboards

Produced by RALPH SANTOLLA, JORN LANDE
All Songs Arranged by LANDE, SANTOLLA, HANSON, FRENCH AND BINDER

Mixed by TOM MORRIS, Engineered by TOM MORRIS, RALPH SANTOLLA, DAG STOKKE, RAY BROPHY, SHANE FRENCH, RONNI LE TEKRO, KJARTA HESTHAGEN

Back in 1997, Now & Then Records released a debut album consisting of a bunch of demos by a small Florida band named Millenium, lead by guitar virtuoso Ralph Santolla.  For the band’s first proper album ‘Angelfire’ they were put into the famous Morrisound studio and mixed by Tom Morris.  The album was a resounding success and garnered rave reviews world-wide. But for the follow-up, the band wanted to step things up a bit. Vocalist Todd Plant was really great, but Ralph wanted to add something a little bit more special into the mixture.

Enter one Jorn Lande, long before he was a well known name and well before he was recognised as one of Metal’s great vocalists.  The chemistry between Ralph and Jorn was immediate, and the magic was happening.  In 2000 ‘Hourglass’ was released, and to this day is still revered as one of the best Melodic Hard Rock albums ever recorded.  Of course, Jorne has since gone on from strength to strength, and Ralph sadly passed away a few years ago, but this album stands as a true testimony to both their brilliance.

There was never a follow up recorded, but several cover tracks were recorded for an EP a few years later. Not only were there exceptional covers of classics like Sweet’s ‘Love Is Like Oxygen’ and MSG’s ‘On And On’ but original keyboard player Don Airey leant his talents to an exceptional cover of Rainbow’s ‘I Surrender’ which is arguably better than the original – all included here on CD.

Millenium ‘Hourglass’ – a true Melodic Hard Rock classic!!

 

 


 

 


VINCE DICOLA - ONLY TIME WILL TELL

 

 

  

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for one of the most talented musician’s Vince DiCola, he is well-known for film scores such as “Staying Alive”, “Rocky IV” and “Transformers:The Movie”

The CD will be a limited edition of 1000 copies only! All will be numbered 1-1000 and will include a post card hand signed by Vince

 

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Release Date: 11 JUNE 2021
Catalogue No: ESM353
Bar Code: 5 031281 00353 9

Track list:
1- Bound & Gagged 3:49  (Lead Vocal: Rick Livingston x Thread / Agent)
2- Karla 4:42   (Lead Vocal: Vince DiCola)
3- Miracles 4:06   (Lead Vocal: Jason Scheff of Chicago)
4- Just Hanging On 4:13   (Lead Vocal: Ellis Hall x Tower Power)
5- She’s My Last Mistake 4:24   (Lead Vocal: Stan Bush)
6- You’re Not Alone Tonight 4:41  (Lead Vocal: Vince DiCola)
7- Stay/Exit Wound 5:27   (Lead Vocal: Bobby Kimball x TOTO)
8- Only Time Will Tell 4:32 (Lead Vocal: Steve Walsh x Kansas / Street)
9- Broken Glass 4:41 (Lead Vocal: Steve Walsh x Kansas / Street)
10- Living in a Daydream 4:11  (Lead Vocal: Mark Boals x Yngwie Malmsteen)
11- No Risk, No Glory 4:19  (Lead Vocal: Bob Reynolds)
12- I’m Not in Love for Nothing 6:29 (Lead Vocal: Vince DiCola)
13- Suffer the Children 8:34 (Lead Vocal: Steve Walsh x Kansas / Street)

Produced by Vince DiCola
Mastered by
Steve Mann
Executive Producer:
Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd
Extensive liner note by Rock Guru Dave Reynolds 

Vince DiCola is a musician / songwriter from Pennsylvania and relocated to LA in 1981 to advance his career. This proved to be a wise move (see a partial list of credits below). Vince grew up listening to bands such as Genesis, Yes and ELP so progressive rock was high on his list of influences.

In the early to mid-eighties Vince was involved in some well-known film scores such as “Staying Alive”, “Rocky IV” and “The Transformers:The Movie” and his song writing abilities shone through at a very early stage. Fans may also remember Vince’s collaboration in the 1990’s with Doane Perry (Jethro Tull) and Rick Livingstone (Agent) on the highly regarded “Storming Heaven” release.

Vince has been involved with some of the best musicians in the business over the years and the 13 songs listed here have been co-written and feature artists such as Bobby Kimball, Jason Scheff, Steve Walsh, Rick Livingstone, Roger Voudouris, Stan Bush, Mark Boals and Ellis Hall.

The songs are just fantastic and the progressive element is particularly highlighted in the epic “Suffer the Children” featuring Steve Walsh. Comparisons to Toto, Chicago, Kansas and many other melodic rock bands can be heard throughout.

“Only Time Will Tell” is indeed a great album. Any one of these songs could easily be part of a big movie soundtrack and each song has its own individuality. And of course this album features some outstanding vocalists and musicians.

A highlight of 2021!

 

 


 

 

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.

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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