ZAR (John Lawton) - Live Your Life Forever [reissue] (2013)
Awesome singer John Lawton shined with renowned acts Uriah Heep & Lucifer's Friend, and as solo artist as well.
But there's something like a forgotten gem on his curriculum vitae: his recording with Germans melodic rockers ZAR, the criminally ignored 1990's "Live You Life Forever".
Now, this diamond (in conjunction with all ZAR albums) is being reissued by the specialized label 7Hard in all its glory.
"Live Your Life Forever" was the second collaboration between John Lawton and German guitarist Tommy Clauss - the duo released a hard rock album ('Stargazer' ) some years earlier under the 'Rebel' moniker, a short-lived project.
But ZAR's "Live You Life Forever" is the real deal: pure '80s MHR / AOR in the vein of Grand Prix, spiced with a bit of Bonfire and the good Scorpions.
Incredibly sharp guitars, tons of pompous keyboards and the soaring (superb job) of John Lawton's vocals makes this recording a truly polished diamond through its 9 complete - no fillers - tracks.
Take for example the killer opener "Heart Of The Night" that would've been a huge hit with a proper management and record label back-up. The song stomps on at the pounding beat of Kumpf's heavy drums, while guitar and keyboards play on top. Lawton's voice is crystal clear, soulful and all-round impressive. "Heart Of The Night" has all the elements of a big 80/90's melodic hard rock hit, especially the chorus is something that just begs for singing along.
Or bounce your body with the monster title track "Live Your Life Forever" which begins in a haunting fashion and evolves into another strong melo-rock tune. Clauss lays down terrific guitar lines that in this case made the early albums of Finnish legends Tarot spring to my mind.
The classic German AOR/MR shines in the marching "Gone For Tomorrow" complete with swirling keyboards, while the stellar vocals of Lawton makes the ballad "The Look Of Your Eyes" a must.
"Live Your Life Forever" is an album that really deserved a world wide recognition around the time of it's release. But never it's too late.
This reissue sounds million bucks with a remastering honoring the aura of the original recording, and giving more brilliance to all instruments and Lawton's gifted pipes.
Believe me, ZAR's "Live Your Life Forever" is an essential piece in your Melodic Hard Rock / AOR collection. Now it's time to treasure this pot of gold.
A Must Have.
01 - Heart Of The Night
02 - Line Of Fire
03 - Live Your Life Forever
04 - Lost Son Of The King
05 - Cry Of The Nile
06 - Gone For Tomorrow
07 - The Look Of Your Eyes
08 - She's A Lihttp://depositfiles.org/files/3920crq14ar
09 - Fire And Ice
John Lawton - Vocals
Tommy Clauss - Guitars
Bernd Grunen - Bass
Jerry Schaffer - Keyboards
Peter Kumpf - Drums Disponible sólo a los usuarios