If you happen to be one of those music fans who’s afraid of old 80’s sounding productions, but still like AOR – this one’s for you! LRW is short for LEON ROBERT WINTERINGHAM and this UK guy from York is hereby releasing his first album under the monicker THE LRW PROJECT.
It is incorrect to call this pure AOR, but the general feeling of this album still makes me choose this category. Yes, even the production is less AOR:ish in some songs, as I hinted about in the first sentence. For example there are grains of a folk touch in for example “Hard to find”.
Most songs, though, could be described as something between DARYL BRAITHWAITE and later BRYAN ADAMS but with a more modern production. Definitely more pop than the Adams albums of lately. Still the rock vibe is there and there are moments when I hear similarities with UK fellows DARE (not their folky style though).
AOR:sters will probably also like that sax player MARK HOLDEN of BOULEVARD is guesting on “Voices of reason”! This is a fresh album knocking on the door to a 4 in grading.