While most of America is still shell shocked by Miley Cyrus’s tongue, people with actual taste have been busy rocking out to Orianthi’s blistering third album, Heaven in this Hell. Earlier this year, the singer/guitarist/Alice Cooper axewoman walked POPDOSE through her Dave Stewart-produced album while also revealing details about a legendary “lost session” with Prince. Read that interview here.
For those who have yet to be converted, Orianthi just sweetened the deal with a new Heaven in this Hell digital deluxe edition. Two new tracks and a remix top off an already perfect platter that’s deeply rooted in classic rock, blues and glam metal tradition. If your stereo system is strong enough to take it, Heaven packs one hell of a punch.
On the new single, ‘Sex E. Bizarre’, Orianthi gets an assist from none other than Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler who wisely uses his talents where they’re needed instead of retuning to the sinking ship called American Idol. This track was produced by frequent Aerosmith partner in crime, Marti Frederiksen.
New Track #2, ‘Better With You’, just might be the ticket to get Orinathi back onto pop radio where her ‘According To You‘ was a platinum smash. The slight country flavor to the track was no accident, it was produced and co-written by Bobby Huff (LeAnn Rimes) and Blair Daly (Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts).
Heaven, along with the new solo album by Cinderella’s Tom Keifer (read our new interview here), gives me hope that well-produced, well-written, bang-your-head, REAL freakin’ rock and roll still has it’s place in a pop culture universe that’s too Thicke, slick and heading in the wrong One Direction.
For a limited time, check out the new Heaven in this Hell (Deluxe Edition) bonus tracks here: