Beggars and Thieves have released a new video “Innocence” in support of their latest album, We Are The Brokenhearted. Check it out!
Want a killer free download from Beggars & Thieves? Visit the band’s Facebook page, join their mailing list, and get a free download of their song “Stone Alone”. This song is NOT on the new album, We Are The Brokenhearted. It is a great song that you will not want to miss.
I have to admit that Beggars & Thieves is a band that I forgot about several years ago. I had their 1990 debut on cassette, and never got around to replacing it. Thanks to Beggars & Thieves new CD, I am thankfully getting reacquainted with the band’s music.
I didn’t know what to expect with We Are the Brokenhearted, and I have to admit I have been enjoying this CD quite a bit. The music of Beggars & Thieves is guitar oriented melodic rock. The music is not over powered by keyboards. It isn’t too heavy, but it is definitely not on the mellow side either. The music is just rocking enough to be interesting, but smooth enough to appeal to pretty much everyone. ( I believe Beggars & Thieves could create their own genre of smooth rock.)
Singer Louie Merlino has a terrific voice which is bolstered by the excellent guitar licks of Ronnie Mancuso. The whole band is solid, and they have crafted some very fine tunes on this CD.
Some of the album highlights include the songs “Beautiful Losers”, “Seven Seconds”, “Stranded” and “Midnight Blue”. I love the saxophone that closes out the title track “We Are The Brokenhearted”. I just wish there was more of it. “We Are the Brokenhearted is a really cool tune to close the album out with”. Quite frankly, there really isn’t a bad song in the bunch.
We Are the Brokenhearted is easily one of the best melodic rock CD’s I have heard in 2011. If you have forgotten about this band the way I did, We Are the Brokenhearted has 10 outstanding reasons to get to know the band again. Don’t miss this!!!
For more information on Beggars & Thieves, check out the band’s Facebook page. You can purchase We Are The Brokenhearted here.
Rating: Out of 10
01.We Come Undone
02. Oil & Water
04. Never Gonna See You Again
05. Beautiful Losers
06. Seven Seconds
08. Wash Away
09. Midnight Blue
10. We are the Brokenhearted
Beggars & Thieves are:
Louie Merlino – Vocals
Ronnie Mancuso – Guitars
Erik Gloege – Drums
Blake Newman – Bass
If you are a fan of 80’s hard rock, you gotta check out this killer new video “We Come Undone” from Beggars and Thieves. This video features some cool cameos from Ron Keel, Jake E. Lee, Blas Elias and more! Enjoy!!
Beggars & Thieves new CD, We Are the Brokenhearted is available now! Get it here!
BEGGARS & THIEVES keep their comeback promise with
their new album “We Are the Brokenhearted”
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the anticipated new BEGGARS & THIEVES album entitled « We Are the Brokenhearted » on November 29th in North America and December 2nd in Europe.
Beggars & Thieves debuted on Atlantic Records in 1990 with their self-titled album, a record that was critically acclaimed with the first single appearing in the top 40 Billboard Magazine Album Rock Charts and being added to rotation on over 100 Parallel One AOR radio stations.
The change of musical climate, and the advent of grunge, halted the band’s rise to the stardom when their new label Epic Records decided not to release Beggars & Thieves second studio album “Look What You Create”, written and produced in collaboration with Jim Vallance (Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, The Scorpions, Heart, etc.).
In the late 90’s Beggars & Thieves finally independently released “Look What You Create” followed by “The Grey Album” in 1999, before going into hibernation until 2004 when the founding members – singer Louie Merlino and guitarist Ronnie Mancuso – started to play again in the Sin City All-Star’s with guitarist, Brent Muscat (Faster Pussycat) and drummer, Lez Warner (The Cult), opening shows for Tesla, Vince Neil, Ratt, Slaughter, and Skid Row. “That and the amazing internet support from the European Melodic Rock community pretty much set the stage for reforming Beggars” recalls Ronnie.
Indeed one of the highlights during the last five years was Beggars & Thieves participation at Firefest 2010 in Nottingham, UK. “I don’t think we realized that our music meant so much to so many people. The first time we played Firefest and everybody was singing the lyrics, it just blew Louie and me away” continues Mancuso. “Right from the start we had offers to do another album, but it wasn’t until I partnered up with producer/engineer Kevin Churko while he was producing Ozzy, that I knew by combining our studios and his engineering and mixing skills, we could make an album that competed on the level of anything being released at the time”.
The resulting new album « We Are The Brokenhearted » promises to firmly position the band on the map for all Hard Rock fans worldwide. In Merlino’s words: « We wanted to make a Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” or a U2 “Joshua Tree” and that is a huge commitment. I’m not saying we achieved it. But that was the level of passion and effort that was put into making “We Are The Brokenhearted” ». I think the new songs show our potential to be a truly classic band and we both feel strongly that this is the best work we have ever done. We just hope people get the chance and take the time to really listen and absorb this as an album: This is an album designed to be listened to as a whole entity, not in shuffle mode on an iPod ». « We Are The Brokenhearted » proves that great music is timeless. It’s as fresh as it is familiar. Merlino continues: “This isn’t just some guys trying to have a little fun reliving the past. We got a good ten years left, we aren’t messing around, we are deadly serious. We want to compete with the big boys” and with the quality of this album they just might get their chance!
We Are the Brokenhearted includes the following tracks:
The first single “We Come Undone” can be exclusively listened in full streaming on the Frontiers Records web radio. Tune in at www.frontiers.it/webradio