The debut album by the heavy metal / prog band appeared on Vertigo Records. The English singer John Lawton, guitarist Peter Hesslein and bassist Dieter Horns on the front, all seasoned warriors of the European rock scene, licking the hard rock flames of Lucifer's Friend in the realm of Uriah Heep (where Laughton in 1977 lead singer was) and Led Zeppelin. Despite critics' jubilation Lawton had then also join the Les Humphries Singers (in order to pay the rent). One of the first Metal LPs ever.
Remastered 1974 album, released on the collectable Vertigo label in Europe. Fourth album by the legendary German rock band, fronted by British singer John Lawton. This album featured the band temper their usual hard rock style with a Santana-esque jazz-fusion edge, with help from a full brass section. Rated their most progressive album by fans. Five lengthy band-penned tracks, with standout opening pirate-themed ‘Spanish Galleon’ and the string-enhanced ballad ‘Sorrow’.
2nd album by German hard rock band. ZAR was formed in the late '80s and featured ex-LUCIFER'S FRIEND and URIAH HEEP singer John Lawton as their frontman on highly acclaimed "Live Your Life Forever" debut album. 1991's "Sorted Out" saw Lawton losing his place to newcomer Thommy Bloch, has a Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden vibe.
Asterix was a direct predecessor of Lucifer's Friend; released one (eponymous) album in 1970. Technically, this was the first Lucifer's Friend album, only under a different name. The heavy guitar riffs, solid rhythm section, occasional keyboards - all sounds like a high octane version of the debut of Uriah Heep with a touch of Deep Purple.
The outstanding debut record of german Heavy Rock Band ZAR with ex-URIAH HEEP/LUCIFER'S FRIEND singer John Lawton will be re-released as Japanese CD. Pure 80's MHR in the vein of Grand Prix, spiced with a bit of Bonfire, the good Scorpions. Incredibly sharp guitars, tons of pompous keyboards and the soaring of John Lawton's vocals makes this recording a truly polished diamond through its 9 complete - no fillers - tracks.
A colourful, multifarious and formidable listening experience, with hints of melodic hard rock and early prog, featuring Simon Philips (Toto) and the vintage vocals of John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep) and Joseph Williams (Toto). Strong melodies with acoustic patterns and impressive vocals with undiminished power – the best thing John Lawton has been involved with ever since Heep’s glory and his lately announced career peak with the same author’s ‘The Power of Mind’ album from 2012.
Classical Rock Saga Project. This album includes 10 tracks that use the work of a variety of well-known composers for source material, including Grieg, Prokofiev, Liszt, Verdi, Debussy… The album should appeal to listeners who like classical music, new age and also a strong rock beat.
John Lawton is a legendary vocalist, ex Uriah Heep and Lucifer's Friend, once again showing his great versatility. The Power of Mind is a concept album consisting of 14 amazing songs, with positive thinking being the theme. The soulful vocals by John Lawton & powerful instrumentals by Diana Express will leave you wanting to listen to it again and again…
Live Risen Sun is a live album by the English-American progressive rock band Asia Featuring John Payne. It is the first release to use the name Asia featuring John Payne, a spinoff featuring the longtime Asia frontman formed after Downes's return to the original lineup. This is the last live recording with the pair before their split in early 2006.
Recorded live at the Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany in 2007, this special concert featured the complete Blood On The Highway album plus a selection of Uriah Heep and Ken Hensley classics. Featuring Ken Hensley on Hammond, guitar and vocals and his Live Fire band, plus special guests Jorn Lande, John Lawton, Eve Gallagher and others.