"2004 MAC AWARD WINNING CD FOR RECORDING OF THE YEAR!"
"2004 BACK STAGE BISTRO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RECORDING!"
Award-winning vocalist MARIEANN MERINGOLO celebrates the release of her much anticipated second solo CD:
IMAGINE...IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE
Marieann Meringolo recipient of the Back Stage Bistro Award for "Outstanding Vocalist" and nominated for the prestigious GLAMA Award for "Debut Artist" for her first CD, Hold Me Close, ("one of the best CD's in 1997"-Marle Becker, WBAI Pacifica Radio) has produced another musical treasure. Her second solo CD, IMAGINE...IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE is a masterpiece of much loved popular songs and inspirational new works. Her signature blend of stunning vocals and intense passion reinvents enchanting classics and masters original songs as timeless works of art. This outstanding new CD from a stellar New York talent combines soulful sensitivity with beautiful arrangements and flawless delivery. Marieann Meringolo is a true find.
Marieann has had the honor of being a recipient of the King Features EVVY Award for "Best National Cabaret Act," and the New York Native Award for "Best Solo Performance," which demonstrates the kind of recognition this young diva has enjoyed in the past. With the release of this remarkable second solo CD, IMAGINE...IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE Marieann Meringolo has achieved a new level of vocal perfection and musical delight.
Time Out New York reported: "If k.d. lang's DNA were to get whipped together with Barbra Streisand's in a genetics lab specializing in divas, the result might well be Marieann Meringolo." New York Newsday critic, John Anderson has said: "The voice of Marieann Meringolo will woo you, win you and whisper in your ear." "Marieann Meringolo, one of the GREAT SINGERS on stage today! If there is any justice, one of the big record companiew will pick her up real quickly." Marle Becker, WBAI 99.5 FM
Here's a taste of what's in store for you with Marieann Meringolo's exciting new CD. Below are the liner notes from:
IMAGINE...IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE
Spirit...It's an elusive word. That invisible, intangible force that infuses the physical universe with underlying
power, with meaning, with emotion and deeper truth. You can't see it, you can't locate it in any particular place in time and space, you can't put your finger on it, but you sure know when it's there. From the first time I heard Marieann Meringolo sing, I knew that she had something special. Yes, her voice is thrilling and throaty and abundant and can soar from the highest highs to the deepest, warmest lows...Yes, she chooses great songs from a variety of genres and sings them all with terrific arrangements and an unerring sense of style...But there's something more - a deeper knowing and letting go to a larger reality that allows us to hear familiar lyrics as if for the first time, to find fresh and personal meaning in every song she sings, and most of all to experience, first hand, that ineffable, uncapturable, indescribable quality that adds such richness not only to our experience of music, but to our lives...Spirit.
-David Friedman, New York City, 2003
(composer, conductor, record producer)