LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – Ten Tangerine Tales [Japan release] (2013)
As usual, Swedes LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM release their new albums first in Asia, around Christmas time.
That’s the case again with the band’s tenth CD “Ten Tangerine Tales”, which will be available in Europe on January 25, 2013.
Singer and songwriter Mikael Erlandsson is a real workaholic. Recently he released an album with his new band ‘Lover Under Cover’ and was also involved in some other productions where he was doing guest vocals (for example Sapphire Eyes).
Hi has written the half of the songs this time with the help of outside songwriters, while the rest were penned by talented drummer Jamie Borger.
As on the previous album, “Ten Tangerine Tales” shows Last Autumn’s Dream definitely turned Melodic Rock.
There’s a couple of Melodic Hard tracks like the excellent “New York Rain” (one of the highlights) and “It’s Magic”, but the rest of the material is pure Scandi Melodic oriented.
Really solid tracks in “Pickin’ Up The Pieces”, “Lie To My Heart”, the soaring “My Final Love Song” and the AOR ballad “When I Found You” (love this one).
They are looking fo some new sonic explorations adding cellos in “Preludium – The Man I Used To Be”, but just for the embellishment of the arrangements, as this is a pure melodious track.
Last Autumn’s Dream never fails delivering quality Melodic Rock, and “Ten Tangerine Tales” is not the exception.
This band knows how to write pleasant melodies and execute them with class and top musicianship. Production is warm and brilliant, even better than the in precedent album.
If you can’t wait for the Euro release, I recommend you to pick the Korean version than the Japanese because is cheaper and also includes the exclusive Asian bonus track “Rebel Rouser”, a good The Sweet cover song.
“Ten Tangerine Tales” = Satisfaction Guaranteed.
01. Ten Tangerine Tales
02. Pickin’ Up The Pieces
03. 2nd Look
04. For You
05. Preludium – The Man I Used To Be
06. I Will See You Thru
07. When I Found You
08. Lie To My Heart
09. New York Rain
10. It’s Magic
11. Rebel Rouser (Japanese Bonus Track)
12. My Final Love Song
Mikael Erlandsson – lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Andy Malecek – lead guitar
Jamie Borger – drums, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Nalley Pahlsson – bass, backing vocals
Peter Pac Saderstrom – rhythm & additional guitars
Ulf Wahlberg – additional keyboards
Fred Lindberg – cello on 5, 8
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