Aldo Nova is back after 21 years since his last studio album, ‘Nova’s Dream’. And it has been way too long in my opinion. I discovered Aldo’s music back in the very early 80’s with his song and video for “Fantasy” and I have every album he has put out (I haven’t bought this one…yet!). When I heard he was releasing a new album I was so excited. I was thinking Steve Perry and Aldo Nova back after all this time, life is good.
Well, then I heard the album was a re-imagining of a handful of songs from his debut album, ‘Aldo Nova’, including “Fantasy”. There was going to be one new song, but I was a little worried about the ‘re-imagining’ part. It worked so well for Bon Jovi with that piece of shit album called ‘This Left Feels Right’. I was not a fan of that obviously.
Aldo redoing songs from such a classic album (classic to me) was like George Lucas redoing the original Star Wars Trilogy and adding all that unwanted and unnecessary crap into it that it was so stupid. And guess what, the redoing of all these songs is just that. He added so many electronic effects and extra guitar parts that I feel it took away from the heart of the songs.
This is the last Friday New Releases for the rest of this year. I don’t have anything for the next two weeks. If you haven’t released by this date, you will miss the Christmas rush so you might as well wait until January or be lost the hubbub. Not much out this week. The only one I am interested in is the live Linkin Park album and it is highlighted in Blue. Let me know if there is anything for you.
Linkin Park – One More Light Live – (Warner Bros): This was recorded off their most recent tour and just months prior to Chester Bennington’s death. This for me is a must have for any Linkin Park fan to get one of Chester’s final performances. I have heard the song “Crawling” from this show and it is outstanding. I am sure the rest will be as well.
For those that don’t know what the Music Challenge is I will tell you. Go out and pick up an album or stream an album based solely off one of three categories…1) Album Cover, 2) Band Name or 3) Album Name. Once you have listened to one, come tell me about it.
For my 5th one over the last year, I picked based on the band name and the album cover. The band name was Galactic Empire and the album cover was of space. The whole thing had a Star Wars vibe to it, so naturally I was drawn to it. What I didn’t know at the time was it was an album of John William’s Star Wars songs that were all done in a Heavy Metal format. Interesting enough.
The album ‘Galactic Empire’ was released on February 3rd on Rise Records.