Museum (Mike Tramp album)

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Museum
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 18, 2014
Recorded2013
GenreSoft rock, Melodic rock, Folk music
LabelTarget Records
Mike Tramp chronology
Cobblestone Street
(2013)
Museum
(2014)
Nomad
(2015)

Museum is the eighth solo album by former White Lion and Freak of Nature lead singer, Mike Tramp,[1] released August 18, 2014 on Target Records.

The album picks up exactly where his last album, 2013's "Cobblestone Street" left off, following his new-found, back-to-the-roots direction. Tramp recorded the new acoustic folk style soft rock album at Medley Studio, Copenhagen-Denmark with his good friend engineer/Co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Soren Andersen. The album has charted at Denmark's official top 40 hitlist albums' at number 3.[2] The first single "Trust in Yourself" features a music video directed by his son Dylan.[3]

The song "Freedom" was released as the second single of the album.

As part of his release Tramp gave no less than four release concerts at the newly opened Zeppelin Bar, Café and Venue in Copenhagen. The four concerts took place the 14th - 17th of August, where the place was packed with devoted fans. All the concerts were completely sold out. Tramp delivered outstanding performances with special themes and different set lists every night to a dedicated crowd. Directly after the release Tramp commenced a European tour.[4]

Reception[edit]

Museum has generally received positive reviews. CrypticRock give Museum 4 out of 5 stars: Museum is a classic soft rock, acoustic guitar album, it has timelessness as it could just as easily been written in any of the last five decades. The vocals are rich and warm, and it is easy to imagine sitting around a beach campfire listening to Tramp strumming his guitar while lamenting on the corporate nature of the music business and the daily trials and tribulations he encounters. Tramp made his name in a hair metal band, White Lion were certainly a corporate controlled machine in the 80’s but here he has broken free and he must feel very proud of where he has arrived at today.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Trust In Yourself"5:07
2."New World Coming"4:38
3."Down South"4:05
4."Better"4:23
5."Freedom"4:17
6."Commitment"4:12
7."And You Were Gone"4:06
8."Slave"3:52
9."Mother"4:01
10."Time For Me To Go"5:20

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Tramp solo discography". miketramp.dk. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  2. ^ "Mike Tramp "Museum" chart". Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  3. ^ "Mike Tramp launches new single". Sleazeroxx. 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-07. Retrieved 2014-09-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Mike Tramp Museum review". CrypticRock. 2014-09-16. Retrieved 2014-09-28.