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Avi Rosenfeld - Very Heepy, Very Purple VIII

Avi Rosenfeld - Very Heepy, Very Purple VIII

Label : Eigen beheer | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Wim R. : And here he is again, the Israeli guitarist and songwriter Avi Rosenfeld presenting his thirty-ninth album. This is number eight in the ‘Very Heepy, Very Purple’ series. The music is deeply rooted in classic rock during the, yes that is right, Uriah Heep and Deep Purple period. But do not underestimate the Rainbow influence in Rosenfeld his material. On nine songs you can hear a different singer. Every song has contributions from different musicians. The total of those involved on this album is round forty. Quality wise the performance of those involved varies strongly. The tenth song on this album is the, quite simple and weak, ‘Jon Snow’. The quality and performance of the songs is also capricious. Some of the songs are quite strong, like ‘Serenade To The Heroes’ (with a strong vocal performance by Nicholas Walsh) and ‘Ice Storm’. ‘Marco Polo’ and ‘Right To Live’ are downright bad. Especially the vocals on these two songs are far below par. I wrote a review for the last Very Heepy, Very Purple’, but there seems to be no progression with this new album. Maybe Rosenfeld should choose quality above quantity? Just take a year off to write some real strong songs and give a smaller group of musicians a chance to really master the material. If there is another album within a few months, I think that will just be the same old, same old.

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