Europe Axeman has Play Yard Blues
Mascot Records is pleased to announce the July 5th UK release date of ‘Play Yard Blues’ – the long-awaited new studio album from Europe guitarist John Norum.
Following Europe’s critically acclaimed '09 album Last Look At Eden, ‘Play Yard Blues’ is Norum’s seventh solo release, featuring seven original tracks and three inspired covers, including Thin Lizzy’s “It’s Only Money”, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush’s “Ditch Queen” and Mountain’s “Travellin’ in the Dark”.
The new album sees Norum take his guitar playing in a new direction. While his trademark sound and distinctive style remains, ‘Play Yard Blues’ embodies a bluesy rock vibe and a more soulful approach.
Recorded in Stockholm, ‘Play Yard Blues’ was mixed and produced by John Norum; the album features his long-standing Europe bandmate Mic Michaeli (keyboards).