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Landing Soon

by Life On Mars

Power pop/rock with a female lead singer that will pleasantly scorch your ears. Virtuoso musicianship blending guitars,keyboards, cellos and orchestrations bringing a multitude of textures to this musical tapestry. Intelligent lyrics and catchy hooks.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Anyway
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2. Mirror Mirror
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3. Why
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4. Nothing In The End
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5. In Over My Head
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6. Heart of Rain
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7. Toll of the Bell
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8. Things Were Fine
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9. Nancy Dear
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10. I Still Love You
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11. What Can I Do
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Linda Marso started her formal classical training young enough that she had to climb up the piano bench for her first classical performance because her feet could not reach the floor.

After studying jazz piano, synthesizer programming and composition at Dick Groves in Los Angeles, piano and composition at The Juilliard School in New York and sound design at New England Conservatory in Boston, she feels blessed to have been mentored by a series of some of world's best pianists including Edwin Swanston (Louis Armstrong, Harlem All Star Blues Band) and John "King" Cleary.

Besides founding LIFE ON MARS' in 1989, she also played keyboards for legendary guitarist Larry Mitchell, worked and performed with "Toys" in Germany and prior, a solo performance on RAI, Italian television.

She wrote and produced "Landing Soon", the most recent Life On Mars release in addition to engineering many of the sessions at Mars Bars Music, her studio.

Tracey Blue, who replaced the original lead vocalist in 1991 started singing before she could talk and never stopped. The range of expression and passion generated by her vocal chords are a ten-course meal for your ears.

It is almost unheard of for a vocalist with her power and range to attain her results without professional training, which makes her talent even more extraordinary.

Blue co-wrote the lyrics of "Mirror Mirror" and "Why" included in the last release and are one of the arteries of LIFE ON MARS.

Tracey and Linda knew that filling Larry Mitchell's shoes when he relocated to New Mexico was a daunting search but fortunately, were joined by long-time friend, Ray DeTone.

His melodic and emotional style and many of LIFE ON MARS' live performances highlight his phenomenal guitar talents. Ray has been featured in Guitar Magazine, has licensed his music in Japan and to MTV. He is sponsored by VHT Amps, DR Strings, MIT cables, D'Andrea picks and Bag End speakers.

If LIFE ON MARS has never been an average rock band, part of the reason is the addition of cellist, Dave Eggar. Eggar began his career as a Leonard Bernstein scholar at Harvard University making his professional debut performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Eggar was a founding member of Flux and has performed with The Who, Sinead O'Connor, Ornette Coleman and studied with Yo-Yo Ma.

JP Patterson, the backbone of the beats, is known best as the drummer of Dictators and Wild Kingdom and lives up to his nickname "Thunderbolt". He also has over 100 film and television credits.

Bassist Yanko Valdes was born in Mendoza, Argentina, raised in Santiago de Chile and began to play the guitar at the age of seven. He moved to Brooklyn at twelve and convinced his mother to buy him an electric bass.

Yanko has performed and recorded with Chilean compser Hugo Moraga both in N.Y. and Chile as well as double bass with Kiyoto Fujiwara (MG4, Horace Silver, Thomas Chapin).

As a solo artist, he has composed and produced two albums, Zekondz (2001) and Ideas de Camara (2003)

Life On Mars is currently recording their next CD titled "Phoenix" to be released in 2008.


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Darryl Floyd


Great lyrics. Great melodies. Why haven't I heard more of this group? Congratulations to your website for finding them.

Olivier Morin

Coming from Mars a wonderful musical spaceship landed on Earth
Life On Mars have delivered a superb melodic rock album providing a great alternative to contemporary corporate rock. The quality is so consistent that picking standout cuts is almost impossible. The album flows beautifully from track to track with each song being delivered with sheer intensity. Nothing here has been left to chance and you can feel the emotion poured into each note. There is a lot of music going on here and a lot of different musical parts to get to know from haunting ballads to intelligent rockers. It grows on you as you get to know them with each play revealing another wrinkle. Full marks go to keyboardist and songwriting wizard Linda Marso as well as stellar singer Tracey Blue for creating such a great chemistry and providing us with an utterly brilliant collection of songs. An essential purchase.

Careful the Clown

Great listening in the car or in your spaceship!
The songs flow...powerful and emotional...what singing and songs should be...really well produced...I like the plaintive Why...the rawness of Mirror Mirror...and the upbeat, sad song I still love You...it is amazing how I never heard of them before...I want more!

Sheila Best

Emotionally riveting, the lyrics hit home. A must have.
Life on Mars is one of the most emotionally riveting Cd's Ive heard in a long time. The vocals and instrumentals are done with such passion. The lyrics hit home. I would recommend this to all age groups. I listen to it again and again.

Phenom Records Int'l Inc.

Think you've heard it all? Well, you haven't...
A listening experience...stellar production, unparalleled vocals...truly, an exemplary band. Rock on!

Liberti L.

Pretty CD!
Great CD! Very 80's!

Kimberlye Gold - Grapevine Culture/SF Herald/freelance journalis

Stellar vocals and musicianship marry dramatically riveting material
They just don't make 'em like this anymore. Barbra Streisand, Linda Eder and Celine Dion get a run for their money, honey. Master-of-her-domain Linda Marso's orchestral, high drama approach to rock and pop is the perfect backdrop to Tracey Blue's stunning, earth-shattering vocals. The songs are screaming for a rock musical treatment. Get thee to the theatAH - stat! Broadway awaits!

ps - I was the original vocalist for this band - and I approve this review!

C.M . Izzo


Wow..Where have these 2 ladies been hiding..Not only do they look great they play great as well...Intelligent lyrics,fabulous muscianship,and all out good ole rock.From ballads to power chords this is one excellent band.The CD hasn't left my player since i bought it

Sheko

Just a great CD!
Fantastic melodies and atmosphere surroundings, great vocals

Bill Treadway

Wonderful music. Finally something original to listen to.
I was extremely pleased after listening to these fine musician's lyrics and arrangements. There is a lot of talent here. Strong lyrics and catchy hooks make this album a wonderful experience for the listener. Kudos to you CD Baby for finding some fresh talent.
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