PETER STRYKES (1st Avenue) Sings Robby Valentine (2020 Reissue)
Dutch vocalist PETER STRYKES already worked with Robby Valentine while the former was the lead vocalist for melodic rockers 1st AVENUE, where Robby was involved in songwriting. Years later, Strykes performed vocals on Robby’s album ‘Androgenius’, and a year after, both musicians decided to record this “Peter Strykes sings Robby Valentine” album, released in limited quantities.
We have here a bunch of terrific songs composed by Valentine where he sings in a duet with Strykes. While Strykes is the main lead vocalist, Valentine sings some parts of the songs and does almost the entire instrumentation. There’s drums by longtime collaborator Juan van Emmerloot, and a guitar solo by their friend Valensia Clarkson, but essentially this is Strykes / Valentine stuff.
If you love Robby Valentine’s music you can’t miss this wonderful piece of music, with Strykes providing his unique pipes to craft a very unique sound & style.
01 – Invincible
02 – Santa Zorra
03 – Where Did My Heart Go
04 – I Can’t Live Without You
05 – Heading for Avalon
06 – How Could I Touch the Sky
07 – One Heart
08 – Il Piano de Vento (Nocturne Op.9 No.2)
09 – Joyful (An Die Freude)
10 – Winding Road
Peter Strykes – Lead Vocals
Robby Valentine – All Instruments, Lead Vocals
The Pestrova Choir – Choir
Juan van Emmerloot – Drums
Valensia Clarkson – Guitar, Backing Vocals