Category: MORNINGSTAR

MORNINGSTAR – Venus [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

MORNINGSTAR is one of those Pomp AOR bands that acquired cult status over the years, and it was time for their two celebrated albums to be reissued / remastered. Specialists Rock Candy Records just did it, and “Venus” is the second Morningstar album.
As far as major label obscurities go, Kansas City five piece Morningstar must surely rank as one of the most underground of them all. Having issued two albums of period pomp rock, the band barely registered a blip on the radar, but in the UK and Europe some fans of this type of music started to take notice of their records, because a number of import shops were stocking them.
It was also helpful to their discovery that the album sleeves seemed to indicate that this was a band that followed in the footsteps of other late Seventies musical champions such as Styx, Kansas and REO Speedwagon.

MORNINGSTAR – Morningstar [Rock Candy remaster +2] (2018)

MORNINGSTAR is one of those Pomp AOR bands that acquired cult status over the years, and it was time for their two celebrated albums to be reissued / remastered. Specialists Rock Candy Records just did it, this self-titled debut “Morningstar” including 2 bonus tracks.
There was a time during the late ’70s when the American music business was releasing an incredible volume of classy rock bands; a seemingly never-ending succession of groups that drank from the same golden goblet as Boston, Styx and Journey. And that style wasn’t the only touchstone, as British progressive rock also played a major part in many a US band’s sound.
Morningstar were no exception to that rule.