May 1 will see the release of "Second Time Around", the new album from Mike Tramp. And while the ex-WHITE LION and FREAK OF NATURE frontman is no rookie to releases in his own name, this time he does so with a special feeling.
"I've lost count of how many times I've been asked. That if I could do it all over again, what would I change? It's a tricky question and for an artist, sometimes an unfair one", he says. "Because when we looked back, hindsight is always 20/20 and we know it all, and familiar with the Monday morning quarterback scenario, where everyone knows where he should have thrown the ball or kicked it. What the hell did I know when I walked into the recording studio the first time in 1976 to record my first album? The answer is nothing, and I can honestly admit, it didn't really change 10 years or 20 years later on. With every album I recorded or every tour I finished I always came home with so much more knowledge than when I started it, and always wished I'd known it all at the beginning.
"I am proud of these songs," he continued. "They are like my other albums and 100% representation of who Mike Tramp is. If aliens came down to earth and happened to pick up 'Second Time Around' as the first Mike Tramp album they heard, I would be truly proud and confident that all of my DNA would be in this album."
"Second Time Around" will be released worldwide through Target Records containing ten songs (including the first single "The Road"). The words and music were written by Mike Tramp and the album was produced by Soren Andersen and Mike Tramp. Mixing done by Peter Mannson at Mir Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Mastering was handled by Henrik West at Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Recordings were done by Soren Andersen at Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, with additional recording done by Tramp.
All pre-orders will be personally signed by Mike Tramp. The album will be released in a limited 500 copies only red vinyl, black vinyl CD and digital. And special "Second Time Around" t-shirt in 100 copies only available at Targetshop.dk can be pre-ordered along with the album.
01. All Of My Life
02. The Road
04. Come On
05. Between Good And Bad
06. Lay Down Your Guns
08. No Tomorrow
09. Back To You
10. When She Cries
Mike Tramp: Vocal, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Oliver Steffensen: Main Guitar all songs
Claus Langeskov: Bass
Morten Hellborn: Drums
Soren Andersen: Additional Guitar
Jay Boe: Hammond B-3
Marcus Nand: 12 String Acoustic Guitar, 1st solo on "Back To You"
Emily Garriock Langeskov: Backing Vocals
Lars Rahbek Andresen: Piano on "Highway"
Photos: Jakob Muxoll