Lombard – Rocking The East [1991]

NaBlogCountry Poland          

Style AOR/Pop/Rock

Rating 83/100

Band Members Małgorzata Ostrowska – Lead vocals, Robert Kalicki – Keyboards,backing vocals, Piotr Zander – Guitar,bass, Henryk Baran – Bass,guitar,backing vocals, Artur Malik – Drums,backing vocals, Jerzy Styczyński – Guitar

Tracks 01. Rocking The East, 02. Moonshine Warrior, 03. There May Not Be Another Time, 04. Tears Behind The Wall, 05. Calm Down, 06. Chasing The Time, 07. Life At A Faster Speed, 08. Acid And Honey, 09. It Might Have Been…(Welcome Home)

Profile LOMBARD was a successful band in their home country (Poland) at the beginning of the eighties. The band has recorded several albums in both languages (polish and english) trying to conquer the western market, especially the Benelux countries, performing live in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, even the band played several concerts for the polish community in USA. But beyond that they are well known in east Europe, most occidental audiophiles never have heard of Lombard. Not my case, I’ve listened all their 80-90 albums, and this one is pretty interesting.

The sound is a typical american female fronted aorish rock and pop. “Moonshine Warrior” reminds me Saraya, with a nice melodic chorus and garnish keyboards. “There May Not Be Another Time” is like a second hand Robin Beck tune, nice and sweet. “Tears Behind The Wall” sounds like a Bar-Fly song performed by Gudrum Laos. “Chasing The Time” has a scandi-AOR vibe, similar in style to another good polish band Syndia.

This album is the english version of “Welcome Home (1990)” issued a year earlier with native lyrics. A very nice addition to any collection and female fronted rock rarities hunters, well played and correctly produced.  Contains some very good tracks (a couple of fillers too), likable and exotic. Released only in Poland, and extemely hard to find…

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