Release date: April 17th 2009
The first SUNSTORM album saw the light of day in 2006 when Turner
accepted Frontiers President Serafino Perugino's concept to blow the
dust off from some potential AOR hit songs that Joe wrote for the
aborted follow up to his 1985 solo debut "Rescue You." It turned out to
be one of the most successful, straight-ahead Melodic Rock releases of
2006. Jim Peterik (ex Survivor, Pride of Lions) supplied additional
tracks and the album was rounded off with some other AOR classics
picked by Joe and Serafino.
The stunning production, courtesy of PINK CREAM 69's studio wizard
Dennis Ward, was hailed as one of the highlights and key factors to the
album's success. When the second release was being planned, it was a
natural choice to ask Ward to be a part of the project again. This
time, he played bass and sung background vocals. He also enlisted Uwe
Reitenauer and Thorsten Koehne on guitars, Chris Schmidt on drums and
Gunter Werno on keyboards.
Once again, Turner dug deep into the archives and found some classy
Melodic Rock gems to resurrect. One of the highlights that might sound
familiar to fans is "I Found Love," a song that Turner often used to
open up his concerts on the "Rescue You" tour. There's also "Forever
Now" and "Save a Place in Your Heart," where another AOR cult-hero Paul
Sabu appears among the writing credits.
Serafino also asked Joe to finally release "his" version of the amazing
ballad "Walk On," that Turner co-wrote with Desmond Child (KISS; BON
JOVI etc) for the Jimmy Barnes album "Freight Train Heart" in 1987.
Additionally, Jim Peterik was called in to offer his talents to
SUNSTORM once again. The results include "Tears on the Pages"--- a tune
co-written by Jon Lind and Russ Ballard. Peterik also contributed, "Say
You Will" and "Gutters of Gold." Brothers Tom and James Martin (HOUSE
OF LORDS, KHYMERA) wrote the remaining tracks and were able to capture
the spirit and quality of songs expected on the SUNSTORM project.
Turner, who recently returned from a tour of Russia with Over The
Rainbow, was excited to come home and find out that “House of Dreams”
was coming out in April. He says, “Once again, Serafino and the staff
at Frontiers have proved that they know how to cater to Melodic Rock
fans. I am glad that they believed in the Sunstorm concept enough to
get behind the release of a second album. There are plenty of people
all over the world that love this genre of music and I still enjoy
making it. It's also invigorating and rewarding to be able to sing some
of these songs that I co-wrote or performed in the 80s that never had a
chance to be released properly. Jim Peterik came through again with
incredible tracks---well structured with compelling lyrics and melody
changes. The Martin brothers also brought in some songs that will
probably translate great, live, and that the fans will really enjoy.”
SUNSTORM's "House of Dreams" is a real “must have” for all JLT lovers and a stunning release for all Melodic Rock fans.
Joe Lynn Turner – vocals
Dennis Ward – bass, background vocals
Uwe Reitenauer, Thorsten Koehne – guitars
Chris Schmidt - drums
Gunter Werno - keyboards.
Genre: Melodic Rock
© 2009Frontiers Records