Erja Lyytinen – ” Stolen Hearts ” – Album Review 04/03/2014 2 Erja Lyytinen is back with her 10th Studio album “Stolen Hearts”, it’s a fantastic blend of slide guitar wizardry and guitar virtuosity, fused with fine song writing and highly addictive melodies superbly showcasing her years of experience. In a journey of styles you get her take on the blues, funk, jazz, folk and more. The self titled album opener ‘Stolen Hearts’ is a tasty little blues number with Erja throwing licks around for fun, taking you on a bluesy trip through her take on a ravenous man eater. ‘Rocking Chair’ breaks in with its funky intro and sublime slide work, while ‘Love Laboratory’ slows the pace down briefly before its sexy little chorus takes over. ‘24 Angels’ touches on Erja’s thoughts on mortality in a highly charged blues number where she rocks out in an almost violent solo, aggressively grappling with her instrument. Another addictive melody lays the foundation to ‘Black Ocean’, a song where guitar is Queen, with its sumptuous solo Erja illustrates her guitar virtuosity beyond the slide in a slick and calculated solo; with each lick, bend and run you feel every pull of the string in this massive solo. ‘Slowly Burning’ is your basic heart wrenching blues number full of soul and passion, ‘Lovers Novels’ with its Stevie Wonder like funky melody lifts the tempo and pace in a swift little number that sticks in the head. The album wraps up perfectly with ‘Broken Eyes’ A fine album bursting with highly addictive melodies, with something for everyone, Erja takes you on a journey through her eyes, heart and soul in a collection of guitar infused tracks, slick trickery and masterful control. Stolen Hearts is released April 7th 2017, whilst Erja embarks on her 5 date UK Tour on April 9th beginning in Ilminster on April 11th at the 100 Club and April 12th at Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion, then April 13th at Durham Gala Theatre, and wrapping up at Hard Rock Hell – Blues Festival April 15th. ERJA LYYTINEN APRIL 2017 UK TOUR DATES Square & Compass, Ilminster Sunday 9 April 2017 Box Office – 01823 480 467 Windmill Hill, Ilminster TA19 9NX www.squareandcompasspub.com The 100 Club Record Release Party Tuesday 11 April 2017 Venue Tel: 020 7636 0933 Book Online – WeGotTickets.com 100 Oxford Street, London, W1d 1LL www.the100club.co.uk Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion Wednesday 12 April Book Online from SeeTickets.com and Ents24 Venue Tel: 01903 366 017 Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX www.worthingpier.co.uk Durham Gala Theatre, Durham Co-headline with Chantel McGregor Thursday 13 April 2017 Book Online: Durham Gala Theatre Box Office: 03000 266 600 Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA www.galadurham.co.uk Hard Rock Hell – Blues Festival Sheffield Academy Saturday 15 April 2017 Box Office: 0203 287 4994 37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN www.hrhblues.com Track Listing 1) Stolen Hearts 2) Rocking Chair 3) Love Laboratory 4) 24 Angels 5) Black Ocean 6) Slowly Burning 7) Lover’s Novels 8) Silver Stones 9) Awakening 10) City Of Angels 11) Broken Eyes Erja Lyytinen – ” Stolen Hearts ” – Album ReviewOne 10Two9Three10Four8.9Five9Six 72014-03-049Overall ScoreShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.