ROB MORATTI’s Tribute to Journey [Limited Edition 1000 numbered copies] Out of Print
Canadian shouter ROB MORATTI is a well known name for all Melodic Hard Rock / AOR fans, having released fine solo stuff, fronting FINAL FRONTIER, or between 2008 – 2011, legends SAGA.
“Tribute To Journey” is his special studio release featuring Rob’s take on his favourite JOURNEY songs. ‘‘ROB MORATTI’s Tribute to Journey” is a Limited Edition of 1000 copies only, all numbered, and now out of print.
So what we have here is Rob’s tribute to possibly the biggest AOR band in history. Although whilst it is very good, the question is… does the world need more Journey covers / tributes?
Yes and No.
No because there’s have been tons of artists versioning these timeless classics, but Yes because Moratti wanted to do his own, and this album is clearly a labor of love for him.
Rob says; “Like many of us I grew up listening to Journey and I was always fascinated and amazed by their melodic songs especially with the gifted tone, range and delivery of Steve Perry.
Journey’s had a positive effect in my youth and more so in my career. Their music has encouraged me way back when I was just teenager and there music still moves me today as they remain to be such a great influence. They still inspires my creative imagination.
I made the entire CD especially because I really had fun recording it. I promised myself that if I enjoyed making this record with the music I love the most then I would release it and share it with my fans. I respect them too much to want take it lightly in the studio but I knew it had to be done right.”
And indeed Rob Moratti has done a terrific job here.
Among my favorite covers there’s “Ask The Lonely” filled with pianos, energetic bass, a great guitar solo and Rob’s way of singing enhancing the catchy refrain. Also “Anyway You Want It” is worked with big doses of energy, amazing rhythmic section and enviable catchiness.
All the guys involved – including talented Torben Enevoldsen – deliver stupendous musicianship and crisp performances.
But Moratti’s pipes are the star of the record. His take on “Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever” from ‘Raised On Radio’ is excellent, and a real highlight.
You have great songs, but you need talent to cover them right. Rob Moratti succeeds on “Tribute To Journey”, as you can feel his love for this stuff.
His singing comes from the heart, but of course, from his perfectly modulated throat.
Well arranged, performed and produced, “Tribute To Journey” is not just another tribute with various stars doing his contribution, it’s an homogeneous piece of work from a man in love with one of the greatest bands of all time.
01 – Separate Ways
02 – Only The Young
03 – Don’t Stop Believin’
04 – Faithfully
05 – Ask The Lonely
06 – Who’s Cryin’ Now
07 – Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’
08 – Stone In Love
09 – Anyway You Want It
10 – Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever
11 – Be Good To Yourself
12 – Mother Father
Rob Moratti – Vocals And Background Vocals Midi Sampling
Torben Enevoldsen – Guitars, Keyboards, Bass,Midi Sampling And Background Vocals
Graham Fillier – Guitars, Midi Sampling And Background Vocals
Piero Greco – Bass And Background Vocals
Stu Reid – Drums And Background Vocals