Uli Jon Roth
Sky Of Avalon
"Sky Of Avalon" (Prologue To The Symphonic Legends) finds German hard rock guitarist Uli Jon Roth moving his musical style and intentions towards the classical style. The project saw it's first light in 1993 when Roth was the musical director for a TV-show called "Symphonic Rock For Europe" in which Uli, together with Brussels Symphony Orchestra, performed his first symphony "Europa Ex Favilla", amongst many other pieces. The music is for the most part, truly symphonic and cinematic, with Roth holding his electric guitar in reserve (when he does bring it out, the results are spectacular), and the album offers operatic moments ("Thunder Bay" with Leonora Gold as lead soprano), instrumental symphonic passages ("Sky Valley"), and soaring vocals (Tommy Heart and Michael Flexig sharing lead duties). The musical style is far from what it Roth is famous for, and and many of his fans will have a hard time coping with this new material. But those open minded listeners who take their time will hopefully find this new material uplifting and fulfilling.
|04:46||Bridge To Heaven||Vocal|
|02:12||Starships Of Dawn||Vocal|
|05:55||Winds Of War||Vocal|
|02:55||The Wings Of Avalon||Instrumental|
|02:14||Until The End Of Time||Vocal|
|01:10||Tod Und Zerstorung||Vocal|
|01:39||E Lucevan Le Stelle||Instrumental|
|Uli Jon Roth||Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Computer Work, Production, Artwork, Concept, Orchestral Direction, Engineering, Photography, Sky Productions Design|
|Tommy Heart||Lead Vocals on 1, 5, 8, Harmony Vocals on 4, 5, 9|
|Michael Flexig||Lead Vocals on 4, 9, 11, Harmony Vocals on 4, 11|
|Leonora Gold||Lead Soprano on 2, Harmony Vocals on 1, 9, Choir|
|Steve Bentley-Klein||Principal Violin|
|Roger Smith||Principal Cello|
|Helge Engelke||Drum Sound and Mixing Assistance on 1, 4, 11|
|John Oram||Technical Support and Assistance|
|Dave Cherry||Technical Support and Assistance|
|Chris Adam||Technical Support and Assistance|
|Nick Owen||Technical Support and Assistance|
|Chris Wright||Technical Support and Assistance|
|Mathias Dittner||Sky Productions Design|
|Jerry Fowler||Sky Productions Design|
|Recorded and mixed at Sky Studios, England.
Choir: Francesca, Beryll, Sharon, Lucianne, Berenice.
Additional technical support and assistance by Lionheart.