As exciting as it can be to hear a long awaited new album from a longtime favorite band, especially one that lives up to expectations, it can sometimes be even more exciting to hear a debut from a band previously never even knew existed, and be blown away by it. That is what happened to me in late 2010, when I first heard Tears of White Roses by Sebastien.
If this is your first introduction to the band, then it’s a pretty good start. Having proved decades ago that they were a force to be reckoned with it’s no wonder they continue to forge ahead besting each previous release. Perhaps someday the powers that be will see fit to relinquish the rights to these fantastic songs to the rightful owners and the early albums will get a proper release. Until then just love their current output and enjoy treasures like Touch of Sin 2.
The audience are screaming for an encore and Mikko walks on stage and starts to sing the beautiful ballad Wanderlust.