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Sedona - 2010 Golden Valley



ARTIST: Sedona
ALBUM: Golden Valley
LABEL: Avenue Of Allies
SERIAL: 10-03-0011
YEAR: 2010
SPONSOR: Avenue Of Allies

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Patrick Liotard - vocals, guitars * Stephane Larribat - drums * Jack AnDouar - bass

TRACK LISTING: 01 Magic Dream * 02 Surfing State Of Mind * 03 Golden Valley * 04 California Ballad * 05 Sweet Wave Of Sunset * 06 Laguna (Instrumental) * 07 Rock Board * 08 Southern California Dream Space * 09 You Choose Fanatic * 10 The Story * 11 Tessalia * 12 Sedona (Instrumental)

RATING:

WEBLINKS: www.myspace.com/sedonaofficial


Background
Sedona are a French unit who have been in business since before 1995. The band have a brand new album 'Stand Up' out in 2010, but German reissue label have Avenue Of Allies pulled a coup and reissued their first CD from 1995 called 'Golden Valley'. A lush album, it borders West Coast and AOR with ease, with more of a cosy-up to the West Coast side of the sofa. Our past reviews have touched on French outfit Silence, featuring Bruno Levesque. Sedona have a similarity to those guys, but the L.A scene is where this lot feel safest. The guitar work is beautiful, fans of Graydon, Lukather and even Swedish six stringers Sven Larsson or Peter Friedstedt will feel right at home with this album. You can tell these guys have a love affair with all things California, as you can tell from all the songtitles.


The Songs
For starters, I loved the dreamy mid-western guitar lines of 'Magic Dream', even the subtle brilliance of 'Sweet Wave Of Sunset' will warm the cockles of your heart. For Toto fans, check out 'You Choose Fanatic', the Lukather like guitar licks are guaranteed to stun. It's hard not to miss the delicious harmonies of 'Golden Valley' and equally 'California Ballad', the combination of AOR and melodic steel guitar is a winner, no two ways about it. When Sedona decide to rock out, a track like 'Rock Board' goes to show this lot aren't just about smooth west coast, this one is a fun time rocker with big melodies. Even when they change to instrumentals, Sedona know how to mix it up with stunning musicianship. 'Laguna' could be Street Talk on steroids, or 'Sedona' is classic L.A session material, a la Larry Carlton.


In Summary
I enjoyed this CD a great deal, now I am going in search of their other (four) albums. Sedona, certainly well overdue, but not overlooked! The 9.5 rating is well worth it. Track this CD down at all costs!


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#1 | swazi on September 21 2010 18:05:15
Great CD! Need to look for their other CD's as well. Does anyone know what their titles are ?
 
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