MICHAEL VOSS – Remember Yesterday (2018)
German veteran rock producer and musician MICHAEL VOSS (Michael Schenker, Wolfpakk, Phantom 5, Mad Max, Casanova) working since decades ´In the Name of Rock´ has recorded a very special solo album titled ‘Remember Yesterday’, where he makes his own versions of songs that influenced him in his childhood.
According to Voss, these tunes shaped and made him the musician that he is now.
While is well mainly known for his works in the Hard Rock field, the core of the songs here are rock & pop tunes he heard on the radio when he was a kid.
All are arranged and performed with a ‘rock’ touch, and you can hear the influences and vibes that still can be found in Voss’ work nowadays.
Among of my favorites are Voss’ take on John Miles’ “Remember Yesterday”, a great song whichever the arrangement it receive, and the timeless ‘I’m Not In Love’, the 10CC classic, where Michael’s voice bring to mind his work with his early band Casanova.
Other highlight, a hidden track here, is the guitar driven arrangements of Stevie Winwood’s ‘While You See A Chance’, there’s a fun rocking version of ‘Stagger Lee’, and a very melodic ‘Days Gone Down’ (Gerry Rafferty original).
“Remember Yesterday” is a nice, pleasant classic rock collection of songs that shaped Michael Voss’ career, done in his own personal way, very well recorded and produced.
It’s a limited edition release, only available at his website.
01. Rock Me Baby (David Cassidy)
02. Days Gone Down (Gerry Rafferty)
03. God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)
04. What Now My Love (Agnetha Faltskog)
05. Remember Yesterday (John Miles)
06. Wild Wild Angels (Smokie)
07. I’m Not In Love (10cc)
08. Stagger Lee (P.J. Proby)
09. When You Walk In The Room (Paul Nicholas)
10. I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
11. If You Go Away (Terry Jacks)
12. While You See A Chance (Stevie Winwood) [hidden track]
Michael Voss – all vocals and instruments
Holggy Begg, Axel Urban – guest Keyboards
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