Prophecies is cathartic, going from "Dirty" to "Generation-H", from original sin to exodus to a place of unity and harmony. This is what's been missing all year--something epic, something about the human race from birth to death and all that's in-between, a story of biblical proportion from a unique and sincere perspective, speaking to individual hearts as well as addressing humanity at large. This album is so huge, so cult, it's classic. I already had total respect for Tarsha as a top notch songwriter and musician with his 2005 self-titled EP, but he's grown to be so much more; he has a real vision and things to say with his first full-length album. He's got it all--pitch, control, power, tone, and phrasing. He's a precise and lyrical player. I can say that his metamorphosis is complete and he's well on his way with a killer package to tour with this coming year.
I was particularly blown away with "My First Hit" and "Buried On the Inside" (his voice sounds great! Interesting chord changes in this song, too), though I also love "Ten Stars Away", "Skeletons", "Cynical Christ", "Let You Go" and I'm quite moved by "Generation-H" with that sweet guitar opening through which unfolds a third eye-opening, transcendental coming home anthem. "Why Fight" and "Modern Day Exodus" are important pieces on the CD and give greater meaning to the whole.
Overall, Prophecies is driven by contradicting desires for sex and purity, fantasy and truth, and a courageous call for peace, all delivered with a modern edge and unparalleled command by the most outstanding male rock voice of our time! Job well done! If you want something refreshing, skip the superficial, carbon copy, thoroughly played out scene, and buy Tarsha's new CD, Prophecies, and count your lucky stars for the long-awaited Second Coming.
-Review By Sali Oguri
Sheldon Tarsha Breaks Guns Nâ€™ Roses Connection with Ambitious Effort
Acclaimed Rock Vocalist Releases Solo Debut
Having spent years in Hollywood fronting various bands, Sheldon Tarsha was a renowned, although relatively unknown, artist. In 2003, he emerged from obscurity when he was named Male Vocalist of the Year in a national singing competition, and performed live on the US-syndicated 'Mark and Brian' radio show. He recorded a best-selling EP, which won him 7 International Songwriting Awards from Billboard, Independent Music Awards, International Songwriting Competition, and Song of the Year.
Tarsha capitalized on the buzz of his newfound notoriety by immediately hitting the live stage. A fiery performance of the classic rock anthem, â€œWelcome to the Jungleâ€, caught the attention of former Guns N' Roses member Steven Adler, who co-wrote the song as well as the host of others on the seminal rock masterpiece â€˜Appetite For Destructionâ€™. He offered Tarsha the gig as lead vocalist for a world tour with his own band, Adlerâ€™s Appetite. They performed for hundreds of thousands of fans. In true Rock nâ€™ Roll spirit, controversy was never far behind during their trek. In the midst of speculation of over-indulgence of the rock star lifestyle, Adler went AWOL in Europe. The band returned home amid much scandal and publicity.
Like the phoenix, Tarsha has risen from the ashes of Adlerâ€™s Appetite, vowing to continue his Rock nâ€™ Roll mission. Scheduled for official release in Jan. 2007, Tarsha returns to the spotlight with his first full-length, self-produced album, 'PROPHECIES'. Already being hailed as a modern rock tour de force, â€˜PROPHECIESâ€™ shows Tarsha at his best. Blending a contemporary heavy sound with the kind of old-school rock, which is now experiencing a resurgence, Tarsha is in ready position to dominate the rock world. Working with top names in the industry, he has cultivated a worldwide fan base and will tour internationally in support of the new album. To get more information and hear the music, visit Tarshaâ€™s website at www.tarsharock.com.