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Tidalwave

by Sean Wright

TIDALWAVE is Sean Wright's first CD in the Album-a-Month project. 12 memorable tracks for a stunning $6.99. Dubbed one of the world's best-kept songwriting secrets. Superb value for money.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Red Rock
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2. Light
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3. Tidalwave
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4. Groove
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5. Impossible
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6. Return Again
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7. Lakota Holy Man
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8. Become Yourself
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9. Rewind
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10. I Wish
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11. Everything's Out of Control
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12. Jacket Off
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sean Wright has embarked upon the seemingly impossible. He is releasing an album a month from the end of April 2007 for an entire year. Think: Gary Jules meets Cary Brothers meets Bob Dylan meets John Lennon meets Jeff Buckley, and you get part of the sound picture. Add a pop-rock dose of The Killers, INXS, and Snow Patrol and you get the rest.

UK's Wright began planning the project by embarking on a decidedly outside-the-box strategy—rather than pursue the typical method of writing, recording and marketing an album. Now he's releasing the fruits of his labours each month in the form of CD albums and downloads. The year-long series is available by mail order from the independent crows-wing.com website, as well as CD Baby, iTunes, Rhapsody, BuyMusic, Emusic, Napster, AOL's MusicNet, MusicMatch, and so on.

Each Sean Wright album contains 12 tracks - that's 12x12. 144 tracks in a year. The first album called TIDALWAVE is released 30 April 2007, and subsequent releases will come thick and fast at the end of each month.

"It sounds crazy, doesn't it?" Wright said. "While putting out an album every month is an awful idea if you try to release and promote records the old-fashioned way -- coordinating and organising retail distribution, publicity, and radio promotion behind something that lands everywhere all at once – it certainly gives people something to talk about. I haven't had to spend time or effort promoting the songs. I've spent all my time writing and recording, and the way I've structured the releases alone has made people notice. An album-a-month has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? That and the fact that I give away mp3s every month on myspace."

The hugely ambitious album-a-month project is taking on a life of its own, as word of mouth spreads. With hits and plays of his music increasing tenfold on myspace, gathering fans from all walks of life from record buyers to musicians.

Wright's also collaborating with several major musicians, songwriters, and producers from around the world on future projects.

Asia's biggest pop icon, Najam Sheraz, calls Wright's songwriting "awesome!" Wright and Sheraz began a music collaboration in May 2007, writing new material for a future album project. Sheraz has invited Wright on his world tour, 2007, and they have played together in July 2007 at the historical Pakistani Festival Trafalgar Square, London. The festival marked the 60th Anniversary of Independence for Pakistan, and as well being watched by a 12,000 crowd, it was aired to millions worldwide by GEO TV.

Top producer, Roman Klun said Sean Wright’s project, “all sounds and feels good.’

Roman Klun is the award-winning record producer, music engineer and singer/songwriter who worked on Sarah McLachlan's Grammy nominated and Juno Award winning record "Afterglow."

Enigmatic producer and songwriter, Alexander Nevermind (aka La Tour and other pen names) has also spoken out about Wright's songwriting, saying: "An album a month sounds like a prolifically creative individual... love your music and your work ethic... I will make a point of getting all twelve releases."

Wright is a singer/songwriter who first made his name at Peer-Southern Music publishing house, Denmark St, London, co-writing songs with Hollywood hitmaker, Kim Fowley. He released his debut 45 single "Strange Situation" in 1978 to critical acclaim in the UK press. The NME said, "Wright is an enigmatic purveyor of powerful pop." Wright's 1980s band, International Heroes, is credited in the Encyclopaedia of British Heavy Metal as forerunner of the Powerpop movement. He co-managed the hugely-popular all-girl Swedish band, Ice Age, voted Best Female Group in the World 1989/1990 by Kerrang! magazine readers. He co-produced and directed their MTV video "Instant Justice" and co-ordinated their sell-out European tour, in which the band sold out London's Marquee Club, The Hippodrome, and the Astoria.

He's a three time British Fantasy Award finalist for excellence in fantasy/horror/sci-fi writing. His song lyrics explore the ups and downs of life, heartache and joy, and his own unique take on human relationship.


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Jack

Innovative without going off the deep end
My goodness, I'm glad I picked this one up. Innovative without going off the deep end. Keeping all the gritty-ness and introspective-extroversion of "... White Stripes" and "Bob Dylan", but adding on a whole new layer of maturity in the lyrics and in the musical arrangement. Sean Wright as a whole really pulls together on this album, giving it a sense of polish and continuity, lifting it to a higher level than simply many new folk/rock/pop bands around today. This album is definitely worth the price of admission.

talkingtom

Yes - love it!
This is a brilliant debut album. I'm hooked! I love it. Jacket Off is pure class.

Asif Khan

Do I recommend this album? What do you think?
I stumbled across this album by chance on myspace a few days ago. I'd seen the mad idea of an album a month and thought, yeah, okay, but the songs will be rubbish. How wrong was I? Man, Wright's songwriting ability is tops. I mean it. From the opener, "Red Rock," to the classic "Impossible" through to the gutsy rock anthem, "Jacket Off," Wright took me on a journey of genre innovation: rock, pop, folk, and a new indie sound. The guy can sing, can write a range of moving songs, and he plays ALL the instruments, too! Makes me sick, how some guys have such talent. But I'm not jealous - really. Okay, I'm lying, but Tidalwave is a hell of a debut album, and I can't take that away from him. Now I'm waiting in eagerly for album #2 at the end of May. Do I recommend this album? What do you think?

Nick Clarke

Sean Wright's emotion blasts out wave after wave
With overly produced albums becoming the sad standard in today's music industry, I have had the pleasure of a CD that goes completely contrary to the idea. Sean Wright has demonstrated that the music that hits you the hardest doesn't have to be 'seamless tapestry' at all - in fact, it is the basics of talented musicianship and creative, honest, thought provoking lyricism that will do the trick every time. As a sound engineer with twenty years experience, I hear recordings day in and day out, including the music I've bought. I say this because I think I have ears that hear the differences, can hear class from the run of the mill. And there's one CD that will always remain in my CD Player for me to listen to - and that is Wright's 'Tidalwave' because it always brings me back to where i know that the music and the person behind it are: completely real, completely tuned to his own vision of the world in which we live. The emotion blasts out wave after wave. This CD is his head and his heart put down in song, and no matter how much production goes into it, nothing will ever be better than that.

Larry

Good Album
This is a good debut album from Mr Wright. To my ears he sounds like a cross between Neil Young and Marc Bolan. Quality songs in the range of Young and that vibrato vocal that Bolan made his own back in the 70s. Good album.

Tanya Mullin

Powepop folk-rock meets Ian Anderson vocals - brilliant debut
This album is a carousel of raw emotion, and spiritually uplifting, at times a sad journey that had me dancing around the kitchen with one song, and in floods of tears with another. Tender lyrics, pop lyrics, folk lyrics. Catchy, catchy melodies, and that voice! What a voice.

Tidalwave by Sean Wright is'nt simply good - it's awesome.

Sonja Bacuriaes

Beautiful songs
Beautiful songs on this album. Acoustic tracks like LIGHT and RED ROCK stand out for me. But there is an acoustic folky root running through all of the songs, even heavier ones like JACKET OFF, which my two kids absolutely loved. Sean Wright's vox are smooth and velvety. The lyric really do hit home - emotional, introvert, and relevent to human experience. A mature debut album from a fresh new talent.