Arabia – 1001 Nights [2001]

ARABIA_1001N

Country United Kingdom          

Style Hard Rock

Rating 85/100

Band Members Bobby Marks – Drums, Dennis St. James – Bass,Backing Vocals, John Blaze – Vocals, T.J. Jonlan – Guitar,Backing Vocals

Tracks 01. The Heart Is A Lonley Hunter (3:55), 02. Darkside Of Love (3:11), 03. Love Love Me Do (3;20), 04. 1001 Nights (4:59), 05. Till The Day I Die (4:40), 06. So Tired (3:50), 07. Runaway Renee (4:42), 08. I Wanna Be King (4;34), 09. Waiting (4:09), 10. Mariah (5:37), 11. Brother Louie (4:44)

Profile “1001 nights” is the debut album by British melodic hard rock band “Arabia” originally released in 2001. The band led by powerhouse vocalist John Blaze features lead guitarist T.J. Jonlan, drummer Bobby Marks and bassist D.S. James. “Arabia” delivered one of the greatest arena hard rock albums of the new millennium as if it was 1988.

A courageous move for its time, “1001” features big drumming, extensive guitar melodies and shredding plus outstanding vocal performances. There is an oriental melodic element on most songs which does not undermine the `80s style of the song-writing and performances. Clearly the focal point of “Arabia” is singer John Blaze who combines the best of Graham Bonnet, Steve Lee, Kip Winger and Paul Sabu while bringing aggression rarely heard in the genre.

Above all, it is the intensity in the performances that makes “Arabia” an authentic arena rock album, the musicians perform on “1001 nights” as if their lives depended on it and have succeeded in crafting a timeless melodic hard rock album that holds its own a decade past its release and, in fact, is more relevant today than it was a decade ago: “Till the day I die”, “1001 nights”, “Dark side of love” and “Mariah” are unsurpassable melodic hard rock pieces. For that matter it is hardly surprising that “Arabia” are actually releasing their second album this summer. Melodic hard rock rarely sounded more convincing than “Arabia- 1001 nights”.

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2 Responses to “Arabia – 1001 Nights [2001]”

  1. Michal says:

    Hi 🙂
    why the footer is written that the team comes from the USA, while in the text at the bottom it says that it comes British?

    grretings 🙂

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    • mrgeorgecraven says:

      British Band they are. Written by mistaken. Thanks for the help

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