Thorsten Koehne,recorded all lead guitars and solos on 11 of the 12 tracks for the new Joe Lynn Turner solo album "SUNSTORM - House Of Dreams".
Thorsten says: " Joe Lynn Turner has been one of my heroes ever since his legendary days with Deep Purple/Rainbow and later on as singer with Yngwie Malmsteen. "Live In Leningrad" to this date is still one of my favourite records and never in my wildest dreams would I have tought that one time I..d be recording with JLT! It..s a pleasure to contribute to songs by such amazing writers like Desmond Child (Kiss, Bon Jovi), Jim Peterik, Russ Ballard and Paul Sabu and it..s an incredible honour for me to play for a true rock legend and one of the greatest singers on this planet, Joe Lynn Turner!"
SUNSTORM - House Of Dreams
The album will be out in Europe on April 17th, 2009 and in the U.S.A. and Japan on May 19th, 2009.
SUNSTORM "House of Dreams" press release
March 12, 2009
EX-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE VOCALIST JOE LYNN TURNER AND FRONTIERS ANNOUNCES NEW SUNSTORM PROJECT CD
(New York, NY USA) Frontiers Records and Joe Lynn Turner are is proud to announce the release of the second SUNSTORM album, House of Dreams. This AOR masterpiece, featuring former Rainbow, Malmsteen and Deep Purple vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, will be out in Europe on April 17, 2009.
The first SUNSTORM album saw the light of day in 2006 when Turner accepted
Frontiers President Serafino Perugino's concept to blow the dust off from
some potential AOR hit songs that Joe wrote for the aborted follow up to his
1985 solo debut Rescue You. It turned out to be one of the most successful,
straight-ahead Melodic Rock releases of 2006. Jim Peterik (ex Survivor,
Pride of Lions) supplied additional tracks and the album was rounded off
with some other AOR classics picked by Joe and Serafino.
The brilliant production, courtesy of PINK CREAM 69's studio wizard Dennis
Ward, was hailed as one of the highlights and key factors to the album's
success. When the second release was being planned, it was a natural choice
to ask Ward to be a part of the project again. This time, he played bass and
sung background vocals. He also enlisted Uwe Reitenauer and Thorsten Koehne
on guitars, Chris Schmidt on drums and Gunter Werno on keyboards.
Once again, Turner dug deep into the archives and found some classy Melodic
Rock gems to resurrect. One of the highlights that might sound familiar to
fans is I Found Love, a song that Turner often used to open up his concerts
on the Rescue You tour. There's also Forever Now and Save a Place in Your
Heart, where another AOR cult-hero Paul Sabu appears among the writing
Serafino also asked Joe to finally release "his" version of the amazing
ballad Walk On, that Turner co-wrote with Desmond Child (KISS; BON JOVI etc)
for the Jimmy Barnes album Freight Train Heart in 1987. Additionally, Jim
Peterik was called in to offer his talents to SUNSTORM once again. The
results include Tears on the Pages--- a tune co-written by Jon Lind and Russ
Ballard. Peterik also contributed, Say You Will and Gutters of Gold.
Brothers Tom and James Martin (HOUSE OF LORDS, KHYMERA) wrote the remaining
tracks and were able to capture the spirit and quality of songs expected on
the SUNSTORM project.
Turner, who recently returned from a tour of Russia with Over The Rainbow,
was excited to come home and find out that House of Dreams was coming out in
April. He says, "Once again, Serafino and the staff at Frontiers have proved
that they know how to cater to Melodic Rock fans. I am glad that they
believed in the Sunstorm concept enough to get behind the release of a
second album. There are plenty of people all over the world that love this
genre of music and I still enjoy making it. It's also invigorating and
rewarding to be able to sing some of these songs that I co-wrote or
performed in the 80s that never had a chance to be released properly. Jim
Peterik came through again with incredible tracks---well structured with
compelling lyrics and melody changes. The Martin brothers also brought in
some songs that will probably translate great, live, and that the fans will
SUNSTORM's House of Dreams is a real "must have" for all JLT lovers and a
stunning release for all Melodic Rock fans.