TURKISH DELIGHT - VOLUME 1

 

 

 

Escape Music are pleased to announce the release date for the long awaited Turkish Delight studio album titled “Volume 1" with 500 limited edition double Vinyl “Side A+B Snowy White colour and side C+D Skull Gold colour” all will be numbered 1-500!

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: 21st October 2022
Catalogue Number: ESM370
Bar Code 5031281003706
Vinyl Catalogue Number: ESMV1009
Barcode: 5 031281010094

The Musicians are:

Ronnie Platt: Lead vocals   (Kansas)
Billy Greer: Lead vocals (Kansas/Seventh Keys/Streets)
Jeff Scott Soto: Lead and backing vocals  (Talisman/Yngwie Malmsteen/Trans Siberian Orchestra)
Robin McAuley: Lead and backing vocals  (Michael Schenker Group/Grand Prix/solo artist)
Chris Ousey: Lead vocals and Backing vocals  (Heartland/Ousey-Mann/Virginia Wolf))
Jerome Mazza: vocals (Pinnacle Point/Steve Walsh)
James Christian: Lead and backing vocals (House Of Lords)
Terry Brock: Lead vocals (Strangeways/Kansas)
Lee Small: Lead and backing vocals (Phenomena/Lioneheart/Shy)
Mick Devine: Lead and Backing vocals  (Devine Intervention/7/solo artist)
Ronnie Romero: Lead and backing vocals (Rainbow/Michael Schenker Group)
Tony Harnell: Lead vocals and backing vocals (TNT/Westworld/Starbreaker/Morning Wood)
Steve Overland: Lead and backing vocals (Lonerider/FM/solo artist)
Robin Beck: Backing vocals (solo artist)
Matt Sinner: Bass  (Primal Fear/Sinner)
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars (Whitesnake/ Trans Siberian Orchestra/13)
Mike Slamer: Guitars  (City Boy/Streets/Seventh Key/Steelhouse Lane)
Jeff Pilson: Bass (Foreigner)
Gary Pihl: Guitars  (Sammy Hagar/Boston)
Steve Morris: Guitars and Keyboards (Heartland/Lonerider)
Gene Black: Lead Guitars (Tina Turner/Rod Stewart/Device)
Billy Sheehan: Bass (Mr Big/The Flood/Talas)
Tracy Ferrie: Bass  (Stryper/Boston)
Ricky Phillips: Bass  (Baby’s/Styx/Bad English)
Rocky Newton: Bass  (Michael Schenker Group/Lionheart)
Josh Devine: Drums (One Direction/Levara/Devine Intervention)
Takeaki Itoh: Bass (Pinnacle Point)
Jim Kirkpatrick: Slide guitar  (FM/The Flood/Bernie Marsden Band)
Chris Childs: Bass  (Thunder/Lonerider)
Steve Mann: Keyboards (Michael Schenker Group/Lionheart/Ousey/Mann)
Vince DiCola: Keyboards (Rocky4/Staying Alive/Transformers/Storming Heaven)
Mark Mangold: Keyboards (Touch/American Tears/Drive She Said)
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards  (Revolution Saints/Edge Of Forever/Hardline)
Stevie D: Lead guitar
Marco Mendoza: Bass (Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy/Journey)
Jimmy Nicholas: B3 (Faith Hill/Kenny Loggins/Van Zant/Jim Peterik/Juice Newton)
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards (Radioactive/Steve Walsh/Robert Hart))
Brain J Anthony: Bass (Steve Walsh/Lonerider/Robert Heart/ Robbie LeBlanc)
Brian Tichy: Drums (Whitesnake/Dead Daisies/ Foreigner)
Mark Stanway: Keyboards (Magnum/Grand Slam)
Robin Beck: Backing vocals (solo artist)
Nikolo Kotzev: Lead guitars (Brazen Abbot/Robin Gibb)
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars (Unleashed/Heartwind)
Mikael Rosengren: Keyboards  (Heartwind)
Steve Newman: Guitars/keys/backing vocals (Newman/Compass)
Eric Ragno: Keyboards (Baby’s/Joe LynnTurner)
Fredrik Bergh: Keyboards (Talk Of Town/Bloodbound)
Michael Lange: Drums

 

Vinyl

Side A
1. INTRO   1:49
Music arrangement: Vince DiCola

2. Live Again   4:46
Steve Newman)
Ronnie Platt: Lead vocals   
Chris Ousey: Backing vocals
Steve Newman: Guitars/keys/backing vocals
Steve Mann: Keyboards
Stevie D: Lead guitar
Rocky Newton: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

3. Crazy Days  3:27
(Dean London/Tommy Denander)
Jerome Mazza: vocals
Vince DiCola: Keyboards
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars
Takeaki Itoh: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

4. Bad Enough    4:45  
(Steve Newman)
Billy Greer: Lead vocals
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars
Matt Sinner: Bass
Steve Newman: Keyboards
Eric Ragno: Keyboards
Josh Devine: Drums

5. NEVER WILL FORGET   3:42  
(Steve Morris / Mick Devine)
Mick Devine: Lead and Backing vocals
Steve Morris: Guitars and keyboards
Jim Kirkpatrick: Slide guitar  
Chris Childs: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums  

Side B
1. Harder They Fall   3:54
(Steve Overland / Tommy Denander)
Jeff Scott Soto: Lead and backing vocals  
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars
Tommy Denander: Guitars  
Billy Sheehan: Bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards  
Josh Devine: Drums

2. Get Out Of Here    3:57
(Mick Devine / Steve Morris)
Terry Brock: Lead vocals
Mick Devine: Backing Vocals
Gary Pihl: Guitars  
Steve Morris: Keyboards
Tracy Ferrie: Bass  
Josh Devine: Drums

3. Believe   5:29
(Steve Overland / Fredrik Bergh)
Robin McAuley: Lead and backing vocals  
Mike Slamer: Guitars
Fredrik Bergh: Keyboards
Jeff Pilson: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

4. Hangman Blues    3:20
(Lee Smal /Tommy Denander)
Lee Small: Lead and backing
Joel Hoekstra: Lead Guitars
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Rocky Newton: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

Side C
1. State of Mind    4:40
(Mick Devine / Tommy Denander)
Jerome Mazza: Lead and backing vocals
Mick Devine: Backing vocals
Gene Black: Lead Guitars
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Ricky Phillips: Bass  
Mark Stanway: Keyboards
Josh Devine: Drums

2. Belly Of The Beast*  5:24
(Steve Morris/Chris Ousey)
Chris Ousey: Lead and backing vocals  
Steve Morris: Guitars
Mark Mangold: Keyboards
Chris Childs: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

3. Holy Water    5:13
(Mike Slamer /Lee Small
Ronnie Romero: Lead and backing vocals
Lee Small: Backing vocals
Mike Slamer: Guitars
Marco Mendoza: Bass
Jimmy Nicholas: B3 Hammond
Josh Devine: Drums

4. Sweet Serenity    3:34
(Mikael Rosengren/James Christian)
James Christian: Lead and backing vocals
Robin Beck: Backing vocals
Nikolo Kotzev: Lead guitars
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Mikael Rosengren: Keyboards
Takeaki Itoh: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

Side D
1. Take It Away    3:30
(Steve Overland/Tommy Denander/Michael Landau)
Tony Harnell: Lead vocals and backing vocals
Steve Overland: Backing vocals
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Marco Mendoza: Bas
Josh Devine: Drums

2. BAD TO GOOD    4:27
(Steve Overland/Tommy Denander)
Steve Overland: Lead and backing vocals
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Brain J Anthony: Bass
Brian Tichy: Drums

3. The Year 2000**    6:04   (Vinyl Only)
(Dariush/Chris Ousey/Mariam Mohammed)
Chris Ousey: Lead and backing vocals
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Brian Anthony: Bass
Michael Lange: Drums

4. FROZEN ROSE**   4:57  (Vinyl Only)
(Kouroush/Chris Ousey/Mariam Mohammed)
Chris Ousey: Lead and backing vocals
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards   
Brian Anthony: Bass
Michael Lange: Drums

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CD Version:

1. Intro  1:49
2. Live Again  4:46
3. Crazy Days  3:27
4. Bad Enough  4:45
5. Never Will Forget  3:42
6. Harder They Fall  3:54
7. Get Out Of Here  3:57
8. Believe  5:29
9. Hangman Blues  3:20
10. State Of Mind  4:40
11. Belly Of The Beast  5:24
12. Holy Water  5:13
13. Sweet Serenity  3:34
14. Take It Away  3:30
15. Bad To Good  4:27

 

Produced by Khalil Turk for Turkish Delight Productions
Mixed and Mastered by Stephen DeAcutis at Sound Spa Studio, New Jersey, USA
*Mixed by Andy Zukerman
*Mastered by Fredrik Folkare
**Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony  (Vinyl Only)
Artwork Design by Hugh Syme (Rush/Bad English/Elton John)

Turkish Delights

‘Turkish Delights Volume One’ celebrates the absolute joy that Escape Music co-owner Khalil Turk has for the kind of music he loves so much and has spent the last thirty and then some years championing. Indeed, his enthusiasm for a new band or a new song today is no different from when I first met him in the mid ‘80’s. I lost count of the number of phone calls he made to me when I was working for ‘Kerrang!’ magazine, where he would excitedly tell me ‘Dave, you just have to listen to this! It’s brilliant! You’ll love it!’ before playing me something over the phone – new and often obscure - he had picked up on his international record buying trips. Nine and a half times out of ten he’d be right!!

Khalil’s quality control has been such that the record label he co-founded with fellow melodic rock enthusiast Barrie Kirtley in 1995 remains reliably and solidly in place all these years later. Escape continues to deliver monthly doses of quality hard rock, melodic rock and AOR to a very devoted following.  

Khalil had first entered the music business in the early ‘90’s, effectively as a talent scout for the German owned Long Island label. However, after the company folded, Turk felt  that, rather than look at opportunities with other labels, he had the enthusiasm and now had rather more knowledge of the inner workings of the music business to put something together himself alongside the equally enthusiastic and astute Kirtley. We’ve seen hundreds of solid album releases from a huge variety of acts (including AXE, Steve Walsh (Kansas), John Elefante (Kansas), Lonerider, Shadowman, Alliance, Pinnacle Point, Mass, Heartland, Grand Illusion, Overland, Last Autumn’s Dream, Punky Meadows, ColdSpell, Chris Ousey, Ozone and Touch, to name just a few) as well as reissues (from Aviator, Sugarcreek, Jon Butcher Axis, Franke And The Knockouts, FM, Tantrum and Surrender, Zon, Hanover Fist etc) ever since.

So here we are, over twenty five years since that first Escape Music album appeared hot off the presses (Heartland’s ‘III’ album in November 1995, if you’re asking) and this collection of songs, personally chosen by Khalil, reiterates that pure joy he still possesses for the music he is utterly immersed by.

With material from the pens of Steve Overland (FM), Chris Ousey (Heartland), Steve Morris (Export/Ian Gillan/Heartland), Mick Devine (Seven), Steve Newman (Newman/Compass) and Tommy Denander (Radioactive) there’s also a list of musicians culled from Khalil’s contact book that, quite frankly, is VERY impressive. Just a few names appearing on ‘Turkish Delights’ to throw at you include Ronnie Platt (Kansas), Billy Greer (Streets/Kansas), Billy Sheehan (Talas/David Lee Roth/Mr Big), Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar/Boston/Alliance), Gene Black (Device), Jeff Pilson (Dokken), Jeff Scott Soto, Chris Childs (Thunder), Mike Slamer (City Boy/ Streets/Seventh Keys/Steelhouse Lane) Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake/Joel Hoekstra’s 13), Mark Mangold (American Tears/Touch/ Drive, She Said), Mark Stanway (Magnum), Mat Sinner (Sinner), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake/Journey), Ricky Phillips (The Babys/Bad English/Styx), Robin Beck, Robin Mc Auley (Grand Prix/MSG), James Christian (House Of Lords) Steve Overland (FM), Jerome Mazza (Pinnacle Point/solo), Terry Brock (Strangeways) and Vince DiCola (‘Transformers’/Thread/Storming Heaven). This is a cast of thousands. Well, it at least appears that way!

It’s a very interesting package and, as Khalil would surely say, you’ll love it!

Dave Reynolds

August 2022

 

 

 


 

 


STREETLIGHT CIRCUS - SUPER FINE SUGAR

 

 

 

Escape Music has great pleasure to announce the release of the third
Streetlight Circus album titled “Super Fine Sugar"

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Release Date: 23 September 2022
Catalogue Number: ESM369
Bar Code: 5 031281003690

Tracklist:
1. Super Fine Sugar  2:48
2. Drive It Like I Stole It (featuring Berton Averre of The Knack)  4:25
3. Cherry Cola (featuring Jon Auer of The Posies)  3:50
4. Ex Machina (featuring Jesper and Jacob Binzer of D-A-D)  3:40
5. Pay My Rent  4:25
6. Dirty Earth (featuring Tony Harnell)  4:16
7. Take Me To The River  2:47
8. This Means War  4:36
9. Trouble (featuring Brian Forsythe of Kix)  5:00
10. Clown Parade (featuring Jon Auer of The Posies)  3:36
11. Zero At The Bone    4:46
12. Rattle The Cage  4:42

Band members:
David Shaw - lead vocals, bass
George Giannoulis - lead guitar, vocals
Alex Rude - guitar, vocals
Erik Fehrenbach - drums, vocals

Produced by Streetlight Circus
Recorded at Snake Mountain Studios - Monroe, New York
Mixed and Mastered by Bob St. John for PDQ Productions

Bio:

Born in New York City, raised on rock ‘n’ roll, Streetlight Circus has become a fist-raising juggernaut.  With two independently-released full-length albums and one EP, consistent touring in the United States and overseas, invites to major American rock festivals, and bills shared with countless venerated artists, Streetlight Circus has become a name synonymous with the new wave of hard rock. The band's new album, Super Fine Sugar, represents a huge leap forward for the hard-hitting quartet.

Streetlight Circus showcases the urgent songwriting and soaring vocals of David Shaw, the fiery and passionate guitar work of George Giannoulis, the thunderous drumming of Erik Fehrenbach, and the smooth rhythm guitar work of Alex Rude.

What’s more, Streetlight Circus has captured the attention of industry stalwarts who have eagerly participated in the creation of the new album. The songs were mixed and mastered by Grammy-winning producer and engineer Bob St. John. Guest appearances are made by Berton Averre (The Knack), Tony Harnell (TNT), Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), Brian Forsythe (Kix), and Jesper and Jacob Binzer (D-A-D).

Streetlight Circus has been invited to rock thousands at festivals such as Rock Fest (Wisconsin), Rocklahoma (Oklahoma), Rock N’ Derby (New York), Wolf Fest (Colorado), and the M3 Rock Festival (Maryland) among many others. The band has managed to comfortably fit on bills featuring bands as heavy as Avatar, Anthrax, and Megadeth and as accessible as The Doobie Brothers, Buckcherry, and Night Ranger. In 2018, Streetlight Circus embarked on a successful headlining tour of the United Kingdom taking them from Wales to Scotland and many British points in between.

Supercharged and ready to roll with Super Fine Sugar, Streetlight Circus is prepared to rock stages around the globe. Don’t miss your chance to rock under the band’s big top. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.

 

 


 

 


STEELOVER - STAINLESS

 

 

 

Escape Music is thrilled to announce the release date of the long overdue second Steelover  album title “Stainless"
The first 500 copies will be hand signed by the band!

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Release Date: 19th August 2022
Catalogue No: ESM368
Bar Code: 5 031281003683

Track list:
1. Dealer  3:47
2. Give It Up  3:53
3. Get Out  5:07
4. Remember  4:43
5. Hold Tight  3:53
6. Lady of Rock  4:15
7. Want Your Love  4:08
8. Don't Know Why  4:27
9. Never Before  4:48
10. Need the Heat  3:58
11. Struck Down  5:09
12. Forever  4:09

SteeLover is:
Vince Cardillo: Vocals
Pat Freson: Guitars & backing vocals
Calin Uram: Guitars
Nick Gardi: Bass & backing vocals
Nikko Konikiewicz: Drums
Produced by Steelover
Mixed by Fredrik Folkare

STEELOVER is a Belgian Melodic Rock band. The band was formed in the early 80's by three friends living in Liege, Belgium, the guitarists Pat Freson & Mel Presti and the bassist Nick Gardi. In search of a drummer, they threw their sights on Rudy Lenners (Scorpions) upon his return from Germany, having left the famous German band Scorpions.

Rudy proposed to contact Vince Cardillo, a singer who had already on the one hand experience and on the other hand already recorded an album in London, it will fit perfectly explained Rudy.

They all felt the magic during the first rehearsal. In no time, Steelover recorded their first album "Glove Me” which was released under the label Mausoleum.

To date, this album was sold for over more than 400.000 copies of which more than 76,000 in Poland.

They followed with a tour across different countries like The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium including Forest National opening for Bon Jovi and KISS.

Vince decided to leave the band. Replaced by Dani Klein, the second album was recorded but never released. Dani left the band after a short time with Mel Presti to start a new band under the name Vaya Con Dios.

The band came back in 2017 with a new E.P. (including single "Wild and Free" mixed by the legendary producer and and mixing engineer Tommy Hansen but without Vince and Nel.

In 2019, Rudy Lenners greeted the audience one last time before retiring from his musical career at the Golden Age festival with Vince as special guest. After the show Vince, Pat & Nick decided to continue the Steelover’s adventure and started to look for another drummer and another guitarist. After a few weeks of auditions,  Calin (guitars) and Nikko (drums) joined the Steelover family. The newcomers are bringing a modern and more powerful touch to both old and new songs.

Since October 2020 the band has been working hard on the new album which is scheduled on Escape Music on 19th August 2022…...We will rock you !!!

 

 

 


 

 


COMPASS - THEORY OF TIDES

 

 

 

The first 300 copies will be hand signed by the band!

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Release Date 22nd July 2022
Catalogue No: ESM367
Bar Code: 5 031281003676

The band is:
Ben Green - Vocals
Steve Newman - Guitar, Keyboards
Dave Bartlett - Bass
Toni Lakush - Drums

1. Mountains On The Moon  10:59
2. Searching For Answers     6:35
3. The Assayer                       8:08
4. Once In A Lifetime            5:17
5. Laws Of Nature Dialogue I : Fly To The Sun   7:36
6. Laws Of Nature Dialogue II : God Only Knows  5:25
7. Laws Of Nature Dialogue III : This Pendulum Swings  6:48
8. Theory Of Tides  6:31

Recorded at Chrome Dome Studios, London, England between July 2020 and February 2022
Produced and Mixes by Steve Newman
Mastered by Dave Draper
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

THE CONCEPTION

The Compass story began back in December 2017 when singer songwriter Steve Newman decided to write a few songs that musically would step outside the barriers imposed by many years writing for his own band Newman. This was to be something very different, liberating, both musically and lyrically, from anything he had created before, with the freedom to move across genres and not be pigeon holed within any particular musical style.

THE BAND

Part of this removal from Steve’s previous work would involve looking for a singer to bring these ideas to life. After a few auditions and a few calls in the latter part of 2018 Steve started talking with singer Ben Green about the songs and through these conversations the nucleus of the band started to take shape. David Bartlett joined the band in early 2019 and was a very natural choice, Dave being a member of the Newman touring band for the passed 9 years. with the addition of Toni Lakush filling the drum position the Compass band was complete.

THE MUSIC

A very eclectic mix pulling in influences from Dream Theater, Rush, Saga, through It Bites, and Pink Floyd. the band set about recording their debut album "Our Time On Earth" which was subsequently released through Escape Music (ESM 342) in 2020 to great acclaim by the music press and fans of both the Melodic Rock and Metal genres. Gathering multiple 10's and 100% reviews, Steve's vision, and indeed the rest of the band's was successfully realised in creating a bridge between these two genres of music. One of the greatest compliments being that the songs could not be placed into one specific category. High on the momentum from the first album, and also restricted to only studio work due to the pandemic Steve set about constructing songs within a concept for the second album. Compass are very proud to introduce you to the "Theory Of Tides" a concept album based on the life, works, and inner turmoil of the famous astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei. It follows in the Compass tradition of creating mindscapes both musically and lyrically taking the listener through a journey that encompasses Galileo's life. "Theory Of Tides" shows that Compass are a developing band and becoming even more in tune with each other as writers and performers. The musical arrangements and production also reflect this natural evolution.

 

 

 


 

 

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