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et al.

by Adam Levin

Eclectic retrospective with various artists from the school of Randy Crawford, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Annette Peacock, the Police, Steely Dan, Sting and Frank Zappa
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Introduction
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2. My Old Girlfriend
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3:54 album only
3. If I Gave You My Heart
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6:23 album only
4. It Makes No Sense (Antiwar protest)
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3:47 album only
5. Let It Go
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4:07 album only
6. I Can't Talk to You
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4:05 album only
7. ver bal o sis (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
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5:29 album only
8. Echo Inside My Heart
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3:50 album only
9. So Alive (Anthem for NYC Marathon)
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4:28 album only
10. The Price That You Pay
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5:20 album only
11. Walls Start Falling
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6:15 album only
12. Once More (Without Feeling) (Satire on music industry)
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5:48 album only
13. Stand Up (Anthem for mentally ill & dispossessed)
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3:47 album only
14. Our Perfect Love
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3:41 album only
15. Gone
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16. Ride the White Horse (Lament of drug addiction)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Shades of jazz, rock, pop and funk with pulsing grooves, a myriad of singers & instrumentalists, and incidental spoken word 'montages'. Lyrics range from the state of the heart to the state of the world, with a sense of irony, poetry, spirituality, storytelling and humor.

"...a songwriter of exceptional talent and perception. I expect him to make a serious impact on the pop charts or on Broadway..." - Charles M. Young, Executive Editor, Musician Magazine

"...a uniquely gifted composer. His songs are powerful, perceptive, even provocative... a sensitive and intelligent performer. This is music everyone should hear." - Mike Stoller, Songwriter/Producer, Leiber & Stoller

"...articulate, clear-thinking... with something to say... the U2-school-of-conviction... songs with sincerity... excellent singers [with] great tonal quality and not a bum note among them." - The Music Paper

"Look out, Whitney Houston." - Toronto Star (on singer Wendy Boulding)

"Sophisticated"
- Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Librettists (on LET IT GO)

"Ambitious"
- Gary Katz, Producer for Steely Dan (on VER BAL O SIS)

"Awesome... really great, hooky melodies." - Amy Lennard, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

"Great stuff! Remarkable quality and consistency for mastering material from so many sessions and situations." - Jonathan Keezing, Guitarist/Songwriter, Passion Records

"STAND UP has such quiet power, I keep expecting it to be snatched up as a banner by all the world's dispossessed. This anthem for the mentally ill may be the most concise and convincing evidence of Adam's consummate gift as a songwriter. Listen to the way he sets up the simple grace of the song proper with the desperate, defiant harmonies in the intro and bridge. Simple, solid and wide open, WALLS START FALLING is as inspirational and supportive as a writer or singer could ever hope for. I think more singers we know have asked to do this song than any other." - Peter Stoller, Producer/Singer/Songwriter

"VER BAL O SIS is a terrific piece... I'm astounded at how tuneful it strikes my ear, even though it seems to be jumping modally all over the place - much like human speech does, I notice. The melody intervals are always unexpected, but they work and 'resolve' in ear-stretching ways. Obviously this is a well-trained sensibility at work." - KP

"Cool stuff. OUR PERFECT LOVE reminds me of 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number' and 'Katy Lied' (Steely Dan) at the same time." - Afterthem

"Smart pop" - TM

CREDITS:

Compilation produced, remixed and mostly arranged and performed by Adam Levin, and engineered and mastered by Jay Mark. Additional mastering by The SoundLab.

Thanks to Wendy Boulding, Peter Stoller, David Brooks, Danny Obadia and Allison Adler for additional arranging, producing and/or performing.

Songs written by Adam Levin, with collaborative material by Wendy Boulding, David Brooks and Peter Stoller.


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Terence J. Miles

Oustanding
Adam Levin is a musical treasure. In a world rife with tastelessness, his recordings feature style, class, passion, and extraordinary melodies. Especially noteworthy are the performances from his female vocalists. This is seriously essential music. Buy this and tell him we want MORE; ;-) Well done, friend!

Claudia Erickson

sensual music
This is a good CD! Touching songs. And sensual, romantic, passionate music. The voice has a sensual taunt!

Ada

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