Saturday, September 22, 2012

Don Felder - Road to forever

Don Felder - Road to forever (2012) Rocket Science Records
Produced by Don Felder / Robin DiMaggio
Tracks : 1.Fall from the grace of love 2.Girls in black 3.Wash away 4.I believe in you 5.You don´t have me 6.Money 7.Someday 8.Heal me 9.Over you 10.Road to forever 11.Life´s lullaby 12.Give my life
4 out of 5

The former lead guitarist of The Eagles, Don Felder release his first solo album in 30 years on Oct 9th. If you were disappointed over the 1983 album "Airborne", I will assure you that "Road to forever" is a great California rock album where Don Felder is delivering the goods like a westcoast hero. Don turned 65 on Sept 21st and he has truly aged like a good wine, I couldn´t be more happy with his new album where you will find special guests such as Tommy Shaw (Styx), Randy Jackson (Journey), David Paich (Toto), Steve Lukather (Toto) and Crosby Stills and Nash. The production is classy and you will find nothing but quality in the album´s 12 tracks, the opening track "Fall from the grace of love" is classic Eagles for example. The Southern rock-like "You don´t have me" is available as free download at his website and if you dig that song you will be very pleased to hear the upbeat "Money". My favorite is the smooth westcoast AOR gem of "Wash away", pure magic. Another highlight is the superb ballad "Heal me", Don truly hit the right spot with this emotional song. Don Felder also wrote the best seller autobiography "Heaven and hell : My life in The Eagles" (2008), why not purchase this album and listen to it while you read his book?

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