Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – The summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra , Blossom Music Center played host to a night of magic for both old and young and young at heart . One thing that bridges gaps is music and this night was filled of it , I saw families with 90 year old’s all the way down to seven year old’s and smiles abound on everyone .
The evening started when conductor Martin Herman took the podium and like a sorcerer unleashed the magic of the musicians. After a brief teaser the Beatles tribute known at Classical Mystery Tour ascended to the stage and were were all bound back in time .
Some of my favorite songs played were ” Penny Lane” and ” Here Comes The Sun ” My mother RIP only saw one concert her entire life and it was the Beatles back in 1963 and I know she too was smiling looking over Blossom this night .
The band did a fine job of capturing the look and feel of the band thru out their career , be it SGT Peppers era or the Ed Sullivan era . They brought something for everyone .
The Cleveland Orchestra has to commended for the talent and skills of their musicians as one of the finest we have ever seen and it was a unique experience putting rock and classical on the same stage and I works. I think Beethoven was the original rock star ..
The orchestra has a pretty full schedule and we encourage you to check out the official website at https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/ I and the near capacity crowd give this show 4 stars .. We will be back !
KING KOBRA RELEASES DELUXE EDITION OF THEIR FIRST EVER LIVE ALBUM “SWEDEN ROCK LIVE” THROUGH DEKO ENTERTAINMENT. NOW YOU CAN GET THE SHOW IN ITS ENTIRETY FULLY REMASTERED FOR DIGITAL, INCLUDING “IRON EAGLE (NEVER SAY DIE)”
King Kobra was founded by drummer Carmine Appice, the band consisted of four relatively unknown musicians: vocalist Mark Free, guitarist David Michael-Philips, guitarist Mick Sweda, and bassist Johnny Rod. After two albums on Capitol Records, Ready to Strike (1985), Thrill of a Lifetime (1986), and the independent release King Kobra III in 1988 they disbanded until returning in 2010 with Paul Shortino (Rough Cut) taking over vocal duties.
Recorded in 2016 at the Sweden Rock Festival this album features original members Appice, Johnny Rod, David Michael Phillips (David Henzerling) and vocalist Paul Shortino Filling in for Mick Sweda was Jordan Ziff (Ratt) on lead guitar. This new “deluxe edition” digital release has been fully re-mastered and now captures the bands entire electrifying set including the new bonus tracks “Monsters and Heroes”, Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)” and “Runnin Wild”
Carmine Appice had this to say about the new re-mastered and expanded release, “Playing Sweden Rock Festival with King Kobra was a great experience. The band was excellent that night. Jordon our new member was extraordinary that night. Audience reaction was magic. Paul Shortino killed it. It’s great to hear the show in its entirety, it was a great night of KK rock!!“
Also coming up from this new partnership will be the “deluxe edition” of the 2010 self-titled King Kobra release due out digitally on August 13th. This will include two bonus tracks, the original studio version of “Monster and Heroes” and the Japanese only bonus track “Red Flags”.
“Sweden Rock Live – Deluxe Edition” Tracklist:
Ready To Strike (Live) Tear Down The Walls (Live) Knock ’em Dead (Live) Shadow Rider (Live) Live Forever (Live) Ballad of Johnny Rod (Live) Wild Child (Live) Hunger (Live) Highway Star (Live) Heaven and Hell (Live) Monsters and Heroes (Live) BONUS Iron Eagle (Never Say Die) (Live) BONUS Drum Solo (Live) Raise Your Hands (Live) Turn up the Good Time (Live) Runnin Wild (Live) BONUS
“King Kobra – Deluxe Edition” Tracklist:
Rock This House Turn Up the Good (Times) Live Forever Tear Down the Walls This Is How We Roll Midnight Woman We Got a Fever Top of the World You Make It Easy Cryin’ Turns to Rain Screamin’ for More Fade Away Red Flags (BONUS) Monsters and Heroes (BONUS)