DA VINCI – Da Vinci [MTM Classix remaster +1]
Alongside the Fate albums requested here and the recent DA VINCI exclusive feature of their last CD in its Japanese edition, also their early ’80s records were in demand.
Here’s “Da Vinci”, the remastered self-titled debut from these mighty Norwegians.
Mixing the sound of Treat and Europe at the time (1987), “Da Vinci” is a wonderous slab of Scandi AOR of the highest order.
From the infectious ‘Lookin’ For Love’ to the keyboard heaven of ‘Tarquinia’, this album has it all.
The ballad ‘Young Desperado’ is fueled by impassioned vocals and is topped off by some excellent harmony vocals and delicate piano work.
The punch of ‘Dreamin” is simply fabulous, and ‘She’s A He’ catchiness and hooks never stops.
Both ’80s Da Vinci albums are awesome and prime examples of top Scandi AOR / Melodic Rock.
The melodies are incredible, the harmonies fantastic, and the overall sound and style – including the swirling lead guitar work akin Kee Marcello – is quite similar to Europe ‘Out of This World’.
“Da Vinci” is a must have in your collection. Period.
01 – Lookin’ For Love
02 – Dreamin’
03 – Tarquinia
04 – Corina
05 – Look At Me Now (Intro)
06 – Look At Me Now
07 – Forever In My Heart
08 – She’s A He
09 – Young Desperado
10 – Light My Fire (Live Studio Version)
11 – Ain’t No Goodbyes
Lars Aass – lead vocals
Gunnar Westlie – guitar, vocals
Jarle Maloy – drums
Bjorn Boge – bass, vocals
Dag Selboskar – keyboards, vocals
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