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Crossfade (Sweden) - White on Blue

Kaj Roth Format: Album
Year: 2004
Label: MTM Music
Genre: Westcoast
Producer: Lars Hallback/Richard Stenstrom
Artist discography


Crossfade from Sweden is not to be mixed with Crossfade from USA,this new Swedish constellation of a bunch of supermusicians plays pure westcoast in the Toto vein and it?s not the ordinary MTM release we?re used to see from that melodic rock label.
I want to clarify something right here and right now,if you?re a fan of westcoast you?d better get this album on April 5th because it?s so damn good I?m getting goosebumps all over my body and I also know that people who are into this kinda music always looks at what musicians are playing so here they are:Goran Edman,(he?s got soul,power and an amazing feel so who could be more suitable to sing on this than Edman?!)-Vocals,Per Lindvall-Drums,(one of Sweden?s finest drummer in all categories)Sven Lindvall-Bass(brother to Per and the touring bassist with AHA),Richard Stenstr?m-Keyboards(producer behind this wonderful album),Lars Hallb?ck-Guitars(the main man behind Crossfade such as composer and producer).
Ofcourse you need a brass section to make the sound complete and they are:Leif Lindvall - trumpet,Hans Dyvik - trumpet,Wojtek Goral - saxophone and
Urban Wiborg - trombone.
There are 3 things that is so important with westcoast releases and first it?s the production that?s gotta be first class big budget studio sounding and Crossfade has it!,secondly the performance has to be top notch with great vocals and a superb groove....and well,while listening to this 56 minute long record I?m 100% satisfied with what I?m getting-oh la la!
3rd and last thing is the level of the songwriting which should be just as good as if it were written by names like David Foster,Michael McDonald,Pages,
Michael Landau,Bill Champlin and so on......let me tell you,when hearing songs like "Did you really","A deeper shade of love","You" and "The day the music died"-I can only say CROSSFADE does it just as good!


Melodic Net Comments 

Yeay, this gonna be the West Coast record of the year!! /Bengt
2004-04-06 16:46:10