Tim Di Pasqua | Purpose of Love -A Tim Di Pasqua Songbook Volume One

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Purpose of Love -A Tim Di Pasqua Songbook Volume One

by Tim Di Pasqua

Singer/Songwriter Tim Di Pasqua opens up his catalog of classic songs for a complete makeover with the help of some of the finest voices from the Pop world and the Broadway stage.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Beach in the Blinding Sun (Brian Lane Green)
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2. My Favorite Note (Alix Korey)
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3. Big Hairy Man (Scott Coulter)
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4. Somewhere Between Holding On and Letting You Go (Trent Armand Ke
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5. So Good (Ann Marie)
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6. You Got No Style (Baby Jane Dexter)
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7. You Make Me Nuts (Tom Andersen)
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8. Tell Me That You Love Me (Karen Saunders)
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9. As It's Meant to Be (Michael Levesque)
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10. It Shouldn't Have Happened (Jessica Hendy)
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11. You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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For years Tim has written and performed his own original material.
And now for the first time he has opened up his catalog of pop tunes and given them a complete make-over with the help of some outstanding vocalists. Joining Tim on this journey is Tony-nominee Brian Lane Green, Broadway star Alix Korey, Baby Jane Dexter, Tom Andersen, Karen Saunders, Ann Marie, Jessica Hendy, Scott Coulter, Trent Armand Kendall, Capathia Jenkins and Michael Levesque. Each artist brings their own unique style and completely reconstructs each song and makes it their own. From Blues to Pop, Musical theater to Jazz, R&B to Country this album has it all. And coming soon, Volume Two!

Singer/Songwriter Tim Di Pasqua was born and raised in San Francisco, California and began his songwriting career in the late 70's. Being influenced by the "California" sound of Folk pop from artists such as JD Souther, Karla Bonoff. Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, Tim constructed songs full of beautiful harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. As Tim grew as both songwriter and musician, his inspiration came from such varied artists as Leon Russell, Todd Rundgren, U2, Prince, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan and Sting blending the classic rock song structure with soulful R & B chord phrasing giving birth to a hybrid of incredible sound and style. Now in 2005 Tim has been compared to Alannis Morisette, Pat metheny, Bruce Hornsby and as far from the pop world as you can get, Stephen Sondheim.
Tim spends his time hopping back and forth from San Francisco to New York where he spends his time writing music and recording in the studio, either for his own projects or for other's. The PURPOSE OF LOVE collection is a compilation of his music sung by some of the greatest voices from the pop world and the Broadway Stage, The album features the diversity in Tim's writing and is illustrated by the unique and varied performances he gets from his vocalists. The eclectic cd features standout performances from Broadway belters, jazz crooners, and Pop divas. Proving that if the song is good, it can stand up within any arrangement. And just to make that point more clear, one needs only to pick up Tim's debut solo cd "MONSTER UNDER THESE CONDITIONS " and you will be able to hear some of these same songs but performed in a completely different style and arrangement. Be it blues, jazz, rock, Pop, country, Broadway, Tim feels each pulsing away in his heart an in his veins, inevitably finding their way into an original song
As a singer, Tim is wild about getting in to the studio to arrange and record every new song that he creates. As an arranger and producer, nothing pleases him more than to surrender his song
Into the hands of a gifted vocalist to see what new twist they can bring to it.
Tim has created the music and lyrics for his original musical entitled "SYCHRONICITY"About the lives of five individuals who are thrown together and find out that they have more in common with each other than not, and that there are no accidents.
Tim is the recipient of the BACKSTAGE BISTRO AWARD for Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist and has received nine nominations from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs for Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist, Recording of the Year and Song of the year.
Tim is also an OUT songwriter, fearlessly exploring and revealing his own personal take on love, the world, and human relationships. He also brings special attention to the fact that all relationships; gay or straight have the same intensity, passion, drama, and disfunction illustrating that deep down we are all pretty similar.
You can read much more about Tim and his credits and his upcoming projects and appearances by visiting his website at www.timdipasqua.com


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Jonathan Frank

This is one of those albums that has something for everyone.
Another eagerly anticipated album was Purpose Of Love, Tim Di Pasqua's long-awaited follow up to one of my favorite albums, Monster Under These Conditions. The album was inspired by a benefit in 2000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS that featured Di Pasqua's songs (and won him a 2001 Backstage Bistro Award for Special Cabaret Event). Purpose Of Love features eleven songs performed by a dozen performers and encompasses a variety of styles. There's the anthem to Broadway belting ("My Favorite Note, performed by the iron-lunged Alix Korey), an ode to the fantasy of closing time ("Big Hairy Man," tenderly and beautifully sung by Scott Coulter), a rollicking blues number ("You Got No Style," performed by the incomparable Baby Jane Dexter), and the warped high comedy song ("You Make Me Nuts," delightfully sung by Tom Andersen).

With all those styles and performers, this is one of those albums that has something for everyone (and conversely has a song or two that won't match a person's individual taste). As, to my ears and heart, Tim Di Pasqua is a songwriter with a unique and evocative voice that is at its best when describing yearning, be it desperate or fulfilled, my favorite numbers are the haunting "So Good" (beautifully sung by Ann Marie), the heartbreaking "It Shouldn't Have Happened" (sung by Jessica Hendy, who plucks every heartstring like a maestro) and a number celebrating a person's true accomplishments in life, "You" (performed by Tim himself). The last number is by far the best on the album, sparking the only complaint about this album: Tim Di Pasqua is as good a performer as he is a songwriter and the album would have been even more magical (to this listener at least) if he had preserved more of his interpretations.

Craig Oldfather

Tim writes from a heart full of wisdom and love
Few people can endure long enough in this business to be successful, and still get back to where they started-hopeful, humorous, loving-but now with wisdom, and something important to say. Tim writes so sublimely the thoughts we need to hear, and the listening is oh so pleasurable as he and his supremely talented friends tell us of life and love.

Mel White

Lovely sampler -- but I like Tim doing Tim best
The songs are wonderful -- the performers are very high quality. I particularly liked Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy and Tom Andersen, but that's because I particularly liked their songs, I think. But in the end, what I love most is what I bought the CD for, which is Tim doing "You". This is my new favorite song, one of those wish-I-wrote-that things, and having browsed around on line today and heard others sing it, I know I'm right that this is one that must be done by the composer. The timing, the spacing, the piano grace, the thought process behind the words that you can hear in his voice -- I am totally in love with this song and can't wait to hear more of Tim-doing-Tim.