Lori Schneider | Legend: "A Knight's Opera"

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Legend: "A Knight's Opera"

by Lori Schneider

An innovative conceptual rock opera blending progressive, pop and classical influences with enchanting female vocals and melodic rock instrumentals.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Overture
2:12 $0.99
2. The Sun
2:13 $0.99
3. The Separation
1:08 $0.99
4. First Rite
1:27 $0.99
5. He's The One
0:43 $0.99
6. The Unveiling
2:17 $0.99
7. Dark Knight
2:09 $0.99
8. The Journey
2:19 $0.99
9. Legend
2:03 $0.99
10. Before the Queen
3:01 $0.99
11. Silent Day
1:27 $0.99
12. Dark Lord
1:23 $0.99
13. Second Rite
2:11 $0.99
14. Dark Knight (reprise)
0:52 $0.99
15. Where is He?
2:38 $0.99
16. The Confrontation
0:51 $0.99
17. We Will Remain
1:11 $0.99
18. The End is Near
3:15 $0.99
19. We Will Remain (reprise)
0:35 $0.99
20. Save Burgundy (prelude)
1:19 $0.99
21. Save Burgundy
3:56 $0.99
22. Treseblu
7:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
Sparky! Records is proud to present Lori Schneider's solo release "Legend: A Knight's Opera". Three (3) years in the making, this CD is a conceptual rock opera blending her many influences of progressive rock, classical, folk, medieval, and pop music. Featuring Joe Cesare on bass guitar, Anthony Zammit on electric guitar and Toro Gianchino on drums, this production embodies the constant struggle between good and evil. With medieval overtones, it portrays the life of a 1400's noble French warrior name Treseblu battling against the forces of Cordahan, dark lord and ruler of Spain. Inspired by a dream, Lori Schneider has brought these characters to life within this soulful and magical composition.

Lori Schneider discovered her love of music at the age of 8 years old and began developing her vocal style in an array of rock, jazz, blues and big bands. She brought her talents to the stage by the age of 12 and performed in many prestigious nightclubs within the NYC and tri-state area. As the founding member of Crystal Rose, a pop/folk female duo, she developed her strong songwriting abilities as well as instrumental proficiency on guitar, flute and piano. Crystal Rose performed for 10 years, released two albums, and was a finalist in the Lilith Fair competition. During her tenure with Crystal Rose, Lori Schneider began incorporating her classical training on piano and brought her pop/folk influences into the realm of composing with a strong progressive edge. Her lyrics are deep and emotional, the music is rich and complex, yet it retains the pureness of her roots. Her vocal style blends the depth of Tori Amos, the power of Amy Lee, and the enchanting, ethereal qualities of Enya.

When not writing and performing, Lori teaches music full time and holds degrees in business administration and psychology, graduating with valedictorian honors. She enjoys working with children and keeping the magic of music alive!



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I am left confused by this music. It is a mix of classic rock, opera, goth, ...and more I'm sure. It's not quite Emilie Autumn and far from the more mainstream Amy Lee of Evanescence. I had just started listening to her voice when it dissapeared and the classic guitar took over. Not quite feelin it, but there's potential here.

ken lawrence

back to a magical time in history and back to musical magic
Progressive rock has almost disappeared from airwaves. only a hand ful of tracks by yes ELP and a few other remain on what was once an inivative sceen. that is what will make this a hard thing to get out there. the best this blind fan can do to describe this is just say hey listen to it! there's nothing i can compare it too not even annie hazlem or as the notes say in the cd baby description amy lee. that doesn't do lori justice. so just listen to it! you'll be better able to make your own empressions. after all, isn't that what rock n' roll really is?


Ambitious...not to be missed!
I had the opportunity to see the premier performance of this piece, and was blown away! Listening to the CD afterwards, it surpassed my expectations by a long shot. This is a return to an era when musicians were ambitious, not afraid to take chances, and were skillful masters of their chosen instruments; not to be missed!