Robin Beck is truly one of the most gifted vocalists under the broad umbrella of Rock music and it was great pleasure that Frontiers welcomes her back on the label with the new album, “Love Is Coming”! The album sees her partnering with Clif Magness (Steve Perry, Avril Lavigne) and James Christian, who produced and mixed the album with Maor Appelbaum handling the mastering. Hit after hit after hit after hit is the best description of the tracklisting. An album encompassing melodic rock to gritty soul inspired rock is what you can expect from this gem. As Robin says, “it had to be better than anything I’ve ever done in the last 20 years and I believe I have accomplished that.”
Robin Beck’s resume is a dizzying array of music accomplishments that would leave any lifetime musician supremely impressed. While working on everything from a Broadway musical (“Got to Go Disco”) to her premiere album (1979’s “Sweet Talk,” with Kenny Lehman of “Dance, Dance, Dance”), she has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians in the world. Some of you born in the early ‘80s or earlier may remember her track “First Time” from Coca-Cola commercials that aired in 1988. Around that time, Beck fielded contributions for her next album, “Trouble or Nothin’,” from such well known names as Steve Lukather (Toto), Paul Stanley (KISS), Diane Warren, Desmond Child, and her long-standing writing partner, Jeff Kent. “Human Instinct,” released in 1992, again featured the cream of the crop of the session world (Jeff Porcaro, Kim Bullard, Tim Pierce, Michael Landau, Lee Ritenour, Michael Thompson, etc.) and a line-up of blue-chip songwriters (Mark Spiro, Jeff Kent, Journey’s Jonathan Cain, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Sue Shifrin, Glen Burtnik, etc.). Two years later, “Can’t Get Off” included songs co-written by everyone from Clif Magness (Avril Lavigne, Steve Perry) and Steve Kipner to Michael Bolton and Marc Jordan. That same year, Beck was asked by Universal Records to rerecord her megahit, “First Time,” with the famed Sunblock remixers. Once again, the song took off, hitting the Top 10 on the UK’s Billboard charts and selling more than 3 million units.
In 2009, Beck kicked off her new label, Her Majesty’s Music Room, with a 20th anniversary Silver Edition rerelease of “Trouble or Nothin'” – completely rerecorded. In 2011, Beck put out “The Great Escape,” which included “That All Depends On What You Do Tonight,” her duet with Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Deep Purple, and “Till the End of Time,” her duet with husband James Christian of House Of Lords. She then spent 2012 playing arenas all over Europe, starting with 21 glorious performances of “Rock Meets Classic,” alongside Deep Purple’s Ian Gillian, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Survivor’s Jimi Jamison, and Manfred Mann’s Chris Thompson. After an almost 20-year hiatus from performing live, she had been bitten again by the bug and decided to do her own tour of Europe to follow up her acclaimed set at Nottingham’s Firefest which was followed by the release of her last album “Underneath,” which again saw an outstanding set of writers and performers to appear. And now, in 2017, Beck reunites with Clif Magness and James Christian to craft her latest opus, “Love Is Coming”.
On The Bright Side
In These Eyes
Love Is Coming
Me Just Being Me
On To Something
Crave The Touch
If You Only Knew
Here I Am
Girl Like Me
All instruments played by Clif Magness except:
Tommy Denander guitar solo on “Love Is Coming” and rhythm guitars on “On The Brightside”; John Huldt guitar solo on “Crave The Touch”; James Christian intro keys, percussion on “Crave The Touch”