"I Will Survive" is the third studio release from Seventh Key. Seventh Key’s members are: Billy Greer (legendary rock band Kansas) Mike Slamer (City Boy, Streets, Steelhouse Lane and countless other projects) David Manion (Keys) and a guest appearance by David Ragsdale (Kansas violin). Also, featured are guest vocal performances by Billy Trudel (Elton John Band), Bobby Capps (38 Special), Terry Brock (Strange Ways and Giant) and Barry Johnson. "I Will Survive" marks the long awaited follow up to the albums and brings back Billy and Mike in top form. The songwriting and instrumental arrangements for this album, plus the caliber of the production and performances by all on board brings the fans another total masterpiece of Melodic Hard Rock/Progressive Rock.
"Soul of Mann" is a 1967 compilation album of instrumental recordings by Manfred Mann, released by HMV Records shortly after the company dropped the group from its roster.
Recorded live in Sweden on 24 July, 2014, this 2-disc set (video DVD and audio CD) captures the trio during their 25th Anniversary tour. The concert includes material from their "Mindset" collection plus some old favorites. Both discs contain the full, two-set performance. The DVD also features interview footage. (DVD is Swedish with English subtitles optional, format is NTSC playable worldwide, 16:9 aspect ratio, running time is just over 90 minutes).
The critics were united in acknowledging the eponymously titled debut album from Flying Colors among the most fascinating releases of 2012. Flying Colors is the talent-ridden supergroup consisting of guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, bass player Dave LaRue and the comparatively new talent, singer/songwriter Casey McPherson. The band challenged conventional wisdom about combining virtuoso music and melodic songwriting in their new album, "Second Nature".
Wall Of Silence are essentially the band The Works Part II. This is a much improved effort from their earlier life, no doubt helped by the production hand of Mike Slamer (of City Boy and Streets fame). Wall Of Silence have a hard edged sound so typical of many Canadian bands from the eighties. Bands such as Def Leppard, Coney Hatch and Haywire are reference points throughout, as the songs have an energetic quality about them, along with all the dramatics that would make it a great contender for melodic rock oriented radio.