FORTUNE

II

new album

CD / digital

out 26.04.19 

[Frontiers]

pre-order link

first single

SHELTER OF THE NIGHT

out now

The cult melodic rock/AOR heroes Fortune are back with a new studio album.
The seeds of Fortune were planted by brothers Richard and Mick Fortune, who came from a
family of professional musicians. Richard started playing guitar in his teens and went on to play
and tour with the likes of Buddy Miles, Booker T & The MG’s and Spirit, while Mick started out as
an accordion, keyboard and trombone player before switching to drums. The brothers formed
Fortune in the late 70’s and released a self-titled album for Warner Brothers in 1978, but by the
early 80’s they had revamped their group via the acquisition of keyboardist Roger Scott Craig
(previously been a member of Scouse combo Liverpool Express), vocalist Larry ‘L.A.’ Greene
(of Top Gun soundtrack fame), and bassist Bob Birch (who had played with Elton John).
Fortune released a second self-titled album in 1985 (not to be confused with their debut!) to a
warm reception, especially in Japan and Europe. It is still highly regarded by fans of the genre
as being a crucial AOR/melodic rock release of the time and for many is actually considered the
best AOR album ever. While this is open to debate, the reality is that the record is a lost gem
that has aged like fine wine.
Camel/MCA Records (who had also launched Night Ranger and Giuffria to stardom) was the label
home for the 1985 album, but unexpectedly declared bankruptcy not long after the Fortune release
and refused to give up the masters of the album, rendering a reissue impossible until recently.
The band subsequently remained silent for years until the Fortune brothers started the band up
again as a trio in 2006, while a proper band reunion finally took place at the Rockingham Festival
in Nottingham in 2016. It went so well that they returned the following year, with these shows
leading to discussions with Frontiers about a new album. That album is ‘II’, and it promises to be
one of the AOR highlights of 2019.
Fortune will perform live at the sixth annual Frontiers Rock Festival on April 28th in Milan, Italy.
For more information, visit frontiersrockfestival.com
II
TRACKLISTING
1. Don’t Say You Love Me
2. Shelter Of The Night
3. Freedom Road
4. A Little Drop Of Poison (For Amy W.)
5. What A Fool I’ve Been
6. Overload
7. Heart Of Stone
8. The Night
9. New Orleans
10. All The Right Moves
FORTUNE
Mick Fortune – drums
Richard Fortune – guitar
Larry Greene – vocals
Ricky Rat – bass
Mark Nilan – keyboards

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Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino as a distribution company, Frontiers has 

developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music

across a broad spectrum, the company has worked with genre heavyweights such as DEF LEPPARD, 

WHITESNAKE, JOURNEY, YES, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, RICK SPRINGFIELD, STRYPER,

WINGER, MR. BIG, NIGHT RANGER and more. Aside from providing a home for classic artists,

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A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock ’n’ roll. With millions of records

sold and multiple Top 10 album chart entries around the world, the label has also expanded with offices

in the USA (Nashville) and UK (London). With a deep commitment to and passion for music and the

artists who create it and with massive global distribution, sales and marketing channels,

Frontiers is the home for both established and emerging rock acts.

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