Robin Beck

Wed
19
Jul

ROBIN BECK ‘Love Is Coming’ Out October 13

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Friday, October 13, 2017
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First Single, “On The Bright Side ” available to hear here: https://youtu.be/jnAD1w5yY7c

 
Frontiers Music Srl, is pleased to announce the upcoming new album from Robin Beck, LOVE IS COMING! The album will be out on October 13.
 
Robin Beck is truly one of the most gifted vocalists under the broad umbrella of rock music and it was with great pleasure that Frontiers welcomed her back to the label for her new album, “Love Is Coming”! The album sees her partnering with Clif Magness (Steve Perry, Avril Lavigne, and many more) and James Christian (House of Lords), who produced and mixed the album, with Maor Appelbaum handling the mastering. Hit after hit after hit after hit is the best description of the tracklisting. An album encompassing melodic rock to gritty soul inspired rock is what you can expect from this gem. As Robin says, “it had to be better than anything I've ever done in the last 20 years and I believe I have accomplished that.”
 
Clif Magness says, "I've worked with some of the best and most inspirational female vocalists in the world and Robin Beck most definitely stands among them. Her talent combined with her tenacity and her effervescent personality all add up to an amazing human being."
 
Robin Beck says, "Songs like these don't come around often enough! I'm spellbound by the richness of the music and the lyrical force of every song. Sure to keep your heart pumping, unless you don't have one!!”
 
TRACKLISTING:
1. Island
2. On The Bright Side
3. In These Eyes
4. Love Is Coming
5. Me Just Being Me
6. On To Something
7. Lost
8. Crave The Touch
9. If You Only Knew
10. Here I Am
11. Girl Like Me
12. Warrior
 
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Tue
28
Mar

ROBIN BECK Signs To Frontiers For 2018 Release

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2018
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome back to the label the talents of Robin Beck for the release of a brand new album planned for release in early 2018.
 
Best known for her smash-hit song “First Time,” which was brought to the public's attention via its use in a Coca-Cola commercial, Beck has to date released nine original albums, plus a re-recording of her most successful release, “Trouble Or Nothing.”
 
Robin Beck previously released two fine albums for the Frontiers label, “Do You Miss Me” in 2005 and “Livin' on a Dream” in 2007. Her latest album, “Underneath” came out in 2013 and now it is finally time for her anticipated comeback!
 
“I'm happy to announce my new album is just around the corner,” says Robin. “The music is coming to life with 11 amazing songs written by some of the best writers on the planet including Clif Magness, Kelly Clarkson, Shelly Pieken, James Christian, Tommy Denander, Richard Hymas, Fiona Flanagan, and a very special song written by myself and Jeff Kent. Producers & players will include: James Christian, Clif Magness and Tommy Denander, with Clif Magness and Tommy Denander on guitars, Jeff Batter on keys, James Christian on bass and others soon to be announced.”
 
 
Mon
09
May

R.I.P JEFF KENT (House Of Lords, Robin Beck, James Christian)

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Today we mourn the passing of yet another member of the melodic rock community.
Singer, producer and songwriter JEFF KENT sadly passed away over the weekend. There are no details of his death, but what matters is that we have lost another very talented and well liked friend of MelodicRock.
 
Jeff began his career writing in the 70s, continued on in the 80s writing with Desmond Child for Kiss; Cyndi Lauper, Ellie Greenwich, Ellen Foley before moving on to writing with Robin Beck, Company Of Wolves, and finally for House Of Lords and James Christian/Robin Beck, for which he is best known in this part of the business.
 
His writing formed the basis for the two major House Of Lords albums ‘Come To My Kingdom’ and ‘World Upside Down’.
 
So 2016 claims another life. JEFF KENT, we thank you for your immense talents and great songs. May you rest in peace.
 
Fri
19
Jun

HOUSE OF LORDS - Indestructible (Review)

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88%
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BEST TRACKS
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Go To Hell
Pillar Of Salt
100 Mph
Call My Bluff
Die To Tell
We Will Always Be One
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House Of Lords / Mixed: Ty Sims
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2015
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Worldwide
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Melodic Hard Rock
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Frontiers
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2015
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House Of Lords are in quick time with another all new studio release to follow up last year’s Precious Metal. Now up to album number six since converting to the James Christian controlled lineup of Jimi Bell, B.J. Zampa and Chris McCarvill; House Of Lords are a force to be reckoned with.
They will have to be careful about how much material they are putting out and ensuring that the quality doesn’t drop. In the last 18 months we’ve had two studio albums and James Christian’s own solo album.
 
After the patchy Precious Metal (which I rated too highly at the time), the band deliver some monster melodic rock tunes on Indestructible. It still doesn’t match the brilliance of Come To My Kingdom and World Upside Down, but it does deliver a few new HOL classics, even if the sound of the band has changed somewhat.
What I am referring to is the heavy use of James’ lovely wife Robin Beck on harmony and lead “high vocals” throughout the album.
James’ voice has become a little rougher in recent years, but he is now abdicating the role of singing the higher notes to Robin. Her voice is very cleverly mixed in there, but it’s very obvious and at times it sounds too high compared to the sound of old.
Listen to any of the HOL albums up until Cartesian Dreams and you’ll hear only James on harmonies and high vocals. From Big Money onwards it has slowly changed the band’s sound. And while I love the sound and style of the band and still really enjoy their music – this album especially – it’s a different vocal style/mix being employed.
For this band I do prefer the all-male harmonies of earlier albums.
 
The hard driving Go To Hell is as heavy as it sounds and is made better by an infusion of keyboards (still not enough keyboards in the album generally). The chorus of this and the huge hard rock groove of the very likable Indestructible is dominated by that high pitch vocal from Robin. Same goes for Pillar Of Salt. It’s a good song first and foremost, but I can hardly hear James in the main chorus line.
100 Mph is much the same again, another very high chorus, but it’s a ripping hard rock song and very catchy.
The melodic rock of Call My Bluff features one of the catchiest vocal melody lines in recent HOL memory. A terrific song and hook.
Die To Tell has come classic elements of the HOL sound and it is a good place to point out what a kick ass team James has behind him.
Another Dawn has another strong chorus of course, but I’d have preferred to hear more of James in the chorus.
Ballads come in the form of the anthemic We Will Always Be One and…. Yes, that’s it! One big quality ballad while the rest of the album just rocks out – like the double-time fury of the last two tracks Ain't Suicidal and Stand And Deliver.

Yes, another highly rated quality album from House Of Lords, but more and more so, they are a different sounding band vocally. The songs though are good. Very good. Some of their best in a few albums.
Jimi Bell is a guitar legend and Chris and BJ are the rhythm section from (good) hell. Absolutely blinding performances on there from those guys.
Good production and a clean mix make for an easy listen at any volume, but loud is always preferable of course.
 
Score: 
88
 
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