UK AOR band, Moritz, have released a music video for the song ‘To The Moon And Back‘, the track is taken from their long-awaited follow-up ‘About Time Too‘, which was released on 25 August, 2017 via Shadows of a Dream/Cargo Records.
The album was recorded over the last four years at a number of studios. It was produced by Moritz and mixed and mastered by Moritz bass/keyboard player Ian Edwards. It is now 30 years since the band’s first release, the now highly collectable 12″ vinyl ‘Shadows of a Dream‘ EP. To celebrate this Moritz have resurrected the Shadows of a Dream label for the new album.
Moritz was formed in 1986, the band reformed in 2009 and released the critically aclaimed LP ‘Undivided‘ in 2010. 2013 saw the successful release of SOS which received rave reviews selling nearly the entire pressing. It also saw the band returning to gigging for the first time in 25 years. This culminated in a successful appearance at HRH AOR in Rotherham.
AOR/classic melodic rock from the UK – blending the best of both British and US melodic rock delivering a ‘transatlantic’ sound!
Peter Scallan – Lead/backing vocals (Chris Glen and the Outfit, Samson, If Only)
Mike Nolan – Electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
Kenny Evans – Electric and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, vocals
Ian Edwards – Bass, synthesizers, Hammond organ, vocals (If Only)
Russ Wilson – Drums
Review: Moritz – About Time Too
Shadows Of A Dream (August 2017)
Reviewer: Dan Mann
I’m sure there were several possibilities when it came to the album title, but somehow this one seems rather fitting! Four years after the release of ‘S.O.S.‘ comes ‘About Time Too‘, the new album from British AOR band Moritz.
Well they say patience is a virtue, but having already heard some of the new material both as sound files and also live when the band patiently played both Fibrofest’s for yours truly, I was hankering to hear the whole kit and kaboodle!
Next came the problem of writing an unbiased and subjective review of the album…..but hey, not being someone to balk at a challenge here goes.
If your a fan of the band and familiar with their previous releases then ‘About Time Too‘ is not really going to spring any surprises for you. For those of you unfamiliar, what you get is an album that follows in the rich tradition of British AOR. Great song writing, great melodies, and an overall superior musicianship, all the components that fans of the genre look for.
Some of the tracks feel almost like old friends as I’ve played them quite a few times over the last year. ‘Moon And Back‘ & ‘Chance Of A Lifetime‘ are to me classic Moritz tracks.
From the keyboard soaked intro of ‘Love Long Gone‘, the R&B meets rock ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is‘ and the near seven minute closing track ‘There’s Something About / Unwanted Man‘, this is everything you want in an AOR release.
So the question that this raises, if you like AOR and haven’t ordered it, why the hell not?
British AOR legends Moritz have just released an album teaser video for their new album ‘About Time Too‘.
The band played some of the new material to a warm reception at last month’s Fibrofest. They will be playing The Cambridge Rock Festival on Thursday 3rd August.
All photos by kind permission of Rockrpix Live Music Images©
Tickets can be ordered Here, only £10.00 for six bands with all proceeds going to Fibromyalgia Action UK
Tickets can be ordered Here
Fibrofest is back, and once again all proceeds are going to Fibromyalgia Action UK
We’re delighted that for this the second Fibrofest, we have sponsorship from Blackstar Amplification and our friends at AOR Blvd Records, plus we make a welcome return to one of our favorite venues, Leo’s Red Lion.
Tickets can be bought Here
If you cannot make it, then donations to FMA UK can be made Here
We raised over £1300 in 2016 and would love to double it to help support a small but worthy charity which supports people with fibromyalgia.
The full line-up for Fibrofest 2017 has now been revealed and it’s one which lends itself to being a rather special night. Having raised £1500 for Fibromyalgia Action UK through this year’s inaugural Fibrofest, we look forward to raising the bar even higher next year!
Well folks the first Fibrofest was an absolute blast! With great performances from Mark Jackson of Medicine Hat, Moritz, who did a special acoustic set, and the full on rock n’ roll of headliners RavenEye!
Photos from the event can be viewed here
You can still donate here, with all monies going to Fibromyalgia Action UK, a charity that helps and supports people with fibromyalgia. A huge thank you to everyone whose donated and helped make it such a great event.
And so onto next year: