Escape Music has released the 13th AOR album, a music journey that guitarist and songwriter Frédéric Slama started many years ago and has over the years been an important person in keeping the west coast and AOR music alive. The new album is featuring “who´s who” of the studio cats and featuring some new music faces also.


Track listing:
On the edge of Glory / Pride of Strangers / Closer to Zero /Once off Guard / Lost Souls Don’t Cry / Exiled in Sadness / Age of Desire / Circle of Danger / The Crystal Heart

Musicians :

Frédéric Slama : Guitars & Keyboards
Tommy Denander : All Instruments
Bill Champlin : Lead & Backing Vocals
Paul Sabu : Lead & Backing Vocals
Jeff Paris : Lead & Backing Vocals
Sherwood Ball : Lead & Backing Vocals
David Forbes : Lead & Backing Vocals
Philip Bardowell : Lead & Backing Vocals Bob Harris : Lead & Backing Vocals
Rick Riso: Lead & Backing Vocals
Tamara Champlin : Lead & Backing Vocals
Pete Newdeck : Backing Vocals
Colin Rodgers : Guitars & Bass
Pat Thern : Drums


Frederic Slama has continued to inspire us through the years with his « LA » themed releases. Ranging from soft rock to west coast to harder, edgier tunes Frederic has always brought quality music to the table. Now in 2014 Frédéric Slama’ s AOR project is back with lucky number 13, with an impressive new album called « L.A Connection », featuring a fantastic list of guests such as Tommy Denander (Radioactive, Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Paul Sabu (Sabu, Only Child, Kidd Glove), Jeff Paris, Sherwood Ball (Jay Graydon), David Forbes (Boulevard), Rick Riso, Philip Bardowell (Places Of Power, Unruly Child), Bob Harris (Axe), Tamara Champlin & many others.

For this 13th album, AOR is flirting with heavier territories with songs reminiscent of Foreigner, Giant, Journey & Toto. The first class production by Frédéric Slama & Tommy Denander will leave you breathless and the legendary singers of «L.A Connection » will surely take Melodic Rock to new heights ! So it’s time for the “L.A Connection” !

This is AOR’s best outing to date and worthy of  your attention, like a great red wine AOR just improves as each year passes.

Listen to sound samples at the Escape Music website.

By Published On: juli 20, 2014Categories: Artist News, In Focus, New Releases

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