'Abrazos' is a compilation CD project that will donate 100% of all profits generated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The CD was released July 26, 2005 and features the previously unreleased song 'Alone With You' by Nina Gordon plus great songs by Mandi Perkins, Spazboy, Ness, Godbody, Spectre, Marti Stevens, The Twin Six, Danny Manor, Reading Zero, The Groucho Marxists, St. Mic, The Racket, Paris, Dave Lindenbaum, Bridge, Devola and Gustavo Lovato.
The project started off as a simple idea to supplement a pledge to the Susan G. Komen foundation via the participation of the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in San Diego. The original idea called for a very humble, home-made CD that would have a handful of songs. Quickly, however, the quality and quantity of artists wanting to give a song for the project made it obvious that the proper way to present the compilation would be with professional mastering of the tracks and with world-class packaging. Deanna R. Wonsowicz let us use her beautiful wind-swept pink ribbon design for the cover. Michael Perez-Cisneros kindly volunteered his time and talents to povide the necessary additional mastering of the CD and Disc Makers have delivered a beautiful product that is of major label quality. 'Abrazos' ("hugs" in Spanish) was born.
The compilation starts off with an exclusive Nina Gordon song. It is an honor for us to be a vehicle for such a great song. 'Alone With You' was recorded and mixed by the legendary Bob Rock (producer for Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith plus many more) and it is a great way to start a compilation CD.
The CD has an eclectic mix - there is something for everyone. Mandi Perkins gave us her award winning song 'Broken Window Pane' which also is the title track in her latest EP.
Godbody's 'Forgiveness' will move you.
Want punk rock ? check out Spazboy or the Twin Six or the Groucho Marxists or Teaser.
Ness gave us an amazing song from their debut album called 'Adelaide'
There is alternative rock with Spectre, Paris, Bridge and Devola with their new single 'Truth'.
Marti Stevens donated 'Back Road to Heaven' which is a gorgeous country ballad that features her amazing voice - and it was recorded live ! No studio tricks there.
St. Mic gave us a cool hip hop song with live drums that drive the beat.
For the progressive rock crowd we got Reading Zero's 'To Hold an Angel'.
Danny Manor sent us a theme he composed for the movie 'Seven Miles Alone' and Dave Lindenbaum provided a very cool instrumental.
Closing the CD is a piano cover of Ozzy Osbournes' 'Crazy Train' that will make you rediscover (or discover ?) how cool (and sadly current) the lyrics are.
We know you will enjoy Abrazos.
Please visit www.cancerbenefit.org for more information
Thank You !