Glorified High School re-imagines 1987’s iconic ‘Whitesnake’ album, track-by-track
New covers album takes popular '80s rock songs to new places sonically and emotionally
Source: Lion Eagle Productions |
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Eagle Productions, LLC today announced that – after covering such diverse artists as Rush, Bruce Hornsby and Motley Crue – Glorified High School (GHS) recently realized its greatest ambition by recording a track-for-track reimagining of the 1987 “Whitesnake” album. This new album of cover songs takes popular ‘80s rock songs to new places sonically and emotionally.
GHS has also covered Rush, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Marley, Don Henley, Cinderella, Rockwell, Queensryche, Queen, Motley Crue, Neil Young, Loverboy, Jude Cole, The Cardigans, Matchbox Twenty, The Ronettes, The Troggs, Britney Spears, No Doubt, The Four Seasons, Foreigner, Marvin Gaye, Richard Marx, Collective Soul and Van Halen.
One year after the original “Whitesnake” album’s 30th anniversary, these new renditions are as far from sound-alikes as possible and take each song in a completely new direction, uncovering new layers of depth and emotion (not to mention featuring female vocalists).
According to Glorified High School’s founder Doug Astrop, “When Glorified High School covers a song, our goal is to make the new version sound completely different from the original, taking it to a new place musically. We often change the tempo, modify the kay signature or scale and/or reverse the gender of the vocalist to ensure the new recording is unquestionably distinct.”
On “Whitesnake,” Glorified High School transforms “Crying in the Rain” into a yearning ache for more, “Bad Boys” becomes a celebration of the free spirit, “Still of the Night” slows to a moody crawl, “Here I Go Again” examines a longing for lost love and purpose, “Give Me All Your Love” takes on a melancholy timbre, “Is This Love” is recast as a dark manifesto, “Children of the Night” slides into a jazzy and bouncy celebration of the joys of music, “Straight for the Heart” morphs into a soaring and sparse love song, and “Don’t Turn Away” airs a mournful plea to an indifferent lover.
No one can match the grizzled rasp and towering vocal range of David Coverdale, one of rock’s greatest singers, but Glorified High School has illuminated the power of these great songs by taking them to new realms and thereby paying them the ultimate tribute.
Glorified High School is the brainchild of musician, composer and producer, Doug Astrop. After many years of recording original instrumental compositions, as well as some unique remakes of songs from the world of film and television, Doug created Glorified High School to expand into vocal recordings. Working with a revolving group of vocalists and the occasional guest musician, Doug has recorded numerous original songs, alongside some truly unique covers. Doug and Glorified High School are very active in creating and licensing music for films, television programs and commercials.
Twitter: @GlorifiedHS #whitesnake #DougAstrop
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Lion Eagle Productions is an independent record label based in Atlanta, Ga. and specializing in the adult contemporary, pop, rock, ambient, new age and soundtrack genres. Lion Eagle Music Publishing (BMI) is its affiliated music publishing company. Lion Eagle was founded by former music licensing executives, with a special focus on creating music that could be used effectively in films and television programs.
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