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Moritz About time too

Format:
CD
Style:
Hard Rock
Release:
25.08.2017
Art-Nr.:
CD18911
Label:
Cargo
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Tracklist

01
About Time Too (intro)
02
One More Beautiful Day
03
To The Moon And Back
04
Chance Of A Lifetime
05
Dreamland
06
Forever Is
07
Take It On The Chin
08
Run; Love Long Gone
09
Own Little World
10
You Don't Know What Love Is
11
There's Something About (intro)
12
Unwanted Man

Description

Moritz was formed in early 1986 in London. The simple aim was crafting quality AOR rock. A fantastic set of songs was quickly worked up. By late '86 they were playing the first of two now legendary Marquee shows in London's West End. The line-up comprising of Mike Nolan and Greg Hart on guitars, Ian Edwards on bass, Andy Stewart on Keyboards, John Metcalfe on drums was augmented by vocalist Steve Annetts who departed from the ranks in early 1987. The band was joined by vocalist Peter Scallan (ex-Laurence Archer's Secrets), who had originally auditioned for Moritz before Steve Annetts but opted to join LA Secrets. A second sold out Marquee show quickly followed in July 1987. The band also recorded the now highly collectable 12" vinyl Shadows of a Dream EP. A video was shot for the lead song Can't Stop Loving You in autumn '87. Unfortunately, the band did not secure a major record deal and after a few line-up changes the band reluctantly folded in 1988. Peter joined Samson and recorded the album Refugee. Hart, Edwards and Stewart formed the AOR outfit If Only. Ironically, If Only and Samson played together at the London Astoria in the summer of 1989. Fast forward to 2007, and a chance conversation with Rob Evans from Powerplay magazine and Greg Hart led to the release of City Streets on CD. This included he EP songs and some unreleased demos. By pure coincidence Peter got back in touch with Greg. They started tentatively writing some material with a view to doing a possible album. That album turned into Undivided. Released in 2010, it received incredible reviews, and even prompted Rob Evans to call it "the greatest UK AOR album of the last 20 years". Moritz were back and in spectacular fashion. With the critical success of Undivided it was decided to do a follow-up album. This was another self-produced opus but the band raise the stakes spending more time on the song-writing, production and mixing. The result was the album SOS which also received great reviews.The band also decided to get out and gig for the first time in 25 years culminating in an appearance at the inaugural HRH AOR in 2013 in Rotherham. The band proved to be the surprise package of the weekend and the live reviews backed this up. During the writing for the follow-up to SOS it became apparent that Greg wanted to take the '70s influence evident on SOS to the next level. On that basis, he left to form the band Cats in Space and has had great success with the debut album. Moritz decided to continue and replaced Greg with long-time associate Kenny Evans on guitar and vocals. The band have been writing and recording material for a new album. The result is a new album called About Time Too, which should be released in the summer of 2017. Moritz will also be playing a number of gigs and have recruited new keyboard player Chris Teeder. The live line-up is completed by top session drummer Russ Wilson for these dates which includes an appearance at Cambridge Rock Festival and Rockingham 2017.