Play Yard BluesPLAY YARD BLUES – album Mascot Records / Victor JVC Ent. – May 17, 2010

1. LET IT SHINE (4:55) – (Norum, Torberg)
2. RED LIGHT GREEN HIGH (4:12) – (Norum, Torberg)
3. IT’S ONLY MONEY (2:54) – (Lynott)
4. GOT MY EYES ON YOU (3:14) – (Norum, Keeling)
5. WHEN DARKNESS FALLS (4:01) – (Norum, Torberg, Stappe)
6. OVER AND DONE (3:51) – (Norum, Stappe)
7. DITCH QUEEN (5:41) – (Marino)
8. TRAVEL IN THE DARK (4:11) – (Pappalardi, Collins)
9. BORN AGAIN (4:13) – (Norum, Sundin)
10. PLAY YARD BLUES (4:08) – instrumental – (Norum)

John NORUM: vocals and guitars
Tomas TORBERG: bass
Thomas BROMAN: drums
Peer STAPPE: percussions
Special guests:
Leif SUNDIN: vocals on “Born Again” and “Got My Eyes on You”
Mic MICHAELI: keyboards
Recorded at Playyard Studios, Sweden
Engineered by: Peer STAPPE
Produced by: John NORUM
Mixed at Polar Studios in Stockholm by: Peer STAPPE and John NORUM
Mastered by: Bjorn ENGELMAN at Cutting RoomPhotography by: Paul BERGEN
Graphic design by: Misha VAN TOL

This album is dedicated to Michelle Meldrum Norum

January 6, 2011
ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE has released 4 CDs with the Best of 2010. CDs are available only in digital format, and they are downloadable for free for a limited time. PLAY YARD BLUES taken from “Play Yard Blues” is on Disc 2:
http://hotfile.com/dl/94579428/2f4c694/2011_-_Rock__Roll_Magazine_-_2010_-_4_CD-SET_Disc_2.rar.html Enjoy!

December 24, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed at #10 in Tazz Stander’s ÜBER RÖCK’S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2010
http://www.uberrock.co.uk/features/87-december-features/1770-ueber-roecks-albums-of-the-year-2010.html

December 23, 2010
A track taken from PLAY YARD BLUES will be played during Jon Seymour’s BEST OF 2010 SHOW for Blast Radio (UK), next January 1, 2011! The show will start at 11 am and it will end at 2 pm (GMT). Listen to it here: http://www.blastradio.co.uk/

December 17, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed at #14 in the Sunshine Radio FM (UK) special TOP 40 ROCK ALBUMS OF 2010.
The show will start Sunday January 2, 2011 at 7 pm and it will end at 10 pm (GMT). Listen to it here http://sunshineradio.moonfruit.com/
Updating: you can now listen to it here: https://johnnorum.se/media/radiotv/solo/

December 16, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is STILL running for the BLUESFORUM.COM CD AWARD 2010!!!
Bluesforum.com is a blues community on the web and its main goal is promoting the blues. To vote for the album, you have to submit your registration to the forum here: http://www.bluesforum.com/blues/index.php?action=register and then to the last 15 CDs that are running for the Bluesforum.com CD of the year 2010 Award here: http://www.bluesforum.com/blues/index.php?topic=1005.0
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed at #1. Voting closes January 15, 2011. Every member gets to vote once! You have to be logged in to be able to vote! The CD that has gathered the most votes on JANUARY 15, 2011 wins the Bluesforum.com CD Award 2010! Let’s vote for PLAY YARD BLUES!
Updating: Sorry to inform you that Play Yard Blues didn’t win the BluesForum Award 2010. It has reached the 2nd place. Many thanks to those who voted, we hope for better luck next time.

December 13, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed among the 10 BEST ALBUMS OF 2010, at #8 and rated 5/5 on ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE (Argentina). Voters were music journalists and reviewers. The other winners:
#1 = ACCEPT (Blood of the Nations), #2 = GAMMA RAY (To the Metal), #3 = AVANTASIA (The Wicked Symphony), #4 = STAR ONE (Victims of the Modern Age), #5 = TANK (War Machine), #6 = BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, #7 = HELLOWEEN (7 Sinners), #9 = SLASH, #10 = SOULSPELL (The Labyrinth of Truths). ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE is now a web magazine, you can find the special edition with the BEST ALBUMS OF 2010 on the magazine’s page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rockrollmag from December 27 to December 31, 2010.

November 19, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is running for the BLUESFORUM.COM CD AWARD 2010.
Bluesforum.com is a blues community on the web and its main goal is promoting the blues.
To vote for the album, you have to submit your registration to the forum here: http://www.bluesforum.com/blues/index.php?action=register and then to the CD award list here: http://www.bluesforum.com/blues/index.php?topic=190.0
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed at #78. Voting closes 17 December 2010.
Each member can choose (by ticking the boxes) 12 CDs. On December 17 the 10 CDs from the list which got the most votes will be placed in a new list, with which the second round will be held. The CD with the most votes on JANUARY 15, 2011 will win the Bluesforum.com CD Award 2010. Let’s vote for PLAY YARD BLUES!

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