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by Acoustic Poets Network

Spoken word and music.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Bittersweet
Zoe Jade Austin and Tullio Vacchio
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2. Shake and Remember
Paula Curci
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3. Precious Meantime
Zoe Jade Austin
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1:24 $0.99
4. The Ocean Is My Lover
Zoe Jade Austin
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1:15 $0.99
5. The Night of the Blooming Cereus
Paula Curci and Vinnie "Dean" Del Basso
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6. The Children
Paula Curci
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2:59 $0.99
7. Old Town
Paula Curci
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8. Cypress Hills
Paula Curci
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9. Sacred Drift
Zoe Jade Austin and Paula Curci
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10. Cuisinart My Heart
Paula Curci and Vinnie "Dean" Del Basso
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Album Notes
isbn 0-9654831-2-6 copyright 2004
a spoken word and music audio

Paula Curci and Zoe Jade Austin return to their roots with 'BITTERSWEET,' APN's second release!

The 10 tracks o­n this release, are bitter and sweet. They represent the voyages we take in life, either to a concrete
location or to a place within.

The CD, is named after its first track, showcaseing Zoe Jade Austin's strong lyric style and the synchronized rock guitar of Tullio Vacchio. BITTERSWEET's acoustic vibe, inaugurates guitarist Vinnie 'Dean' Del Basso and Kiki Calafell into the Acoustic Poets Network. Paula teamed up with Vinnie on 'THE NIGHT OF THE BLOOMING CEREUS' and Vinnie is the voice of the open mic host o­n the hysterical spoof 'CUISINART MY HEART.' Kiki Calafell, returns again with her painting for APN's cover art. On this CD, she pairs up with Paula to write 'THE CHILDREN', a somber piece that ponders where missing and lost childern may have gone. Mike Sapone, again at the controls, engineered and mixed 'Bittersweet.' His music and the backround voice of little feather can be heard o­n 'OLD TOWN.' Paula and Zoe's spoken word harmonizing o­n Zoe's 'PRECIOUS MEANTIME' and 'SACRED DRIFT' take you back to thier duet days of live performance.


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Theresa Berzner

BitterSweet by The Acoustic Poets Network - CD Review by T.Rosario-Berzner

The Acoustic Poets Network has produced their Second ethereal CD entitled BitterSweet, and it is Food for the Soul.
BitterSweet is fierce Spoken Word, and beautifully sublime Vocals set to Lively music. It crackles with Energy and is Rocking !
BitterSweet takes you on a trip where Mood and Feelings come to life. It is thought provoking and powerful, Fun, playful, Upbeat and Introspective. BitterSweet captures the Joys and Pains of Life in all of it's Glory ! BitterSweet, Eat it up with a Spoon !

Track 1. BitterSweet- is the powerful Title Track whose upbeat guitar groove draws you in.The strong straight forward lyrics of Zoe Jade Austin and backing vocals by Paula Curci are reminiscent of early Grace Slick. This tune Rocks!

Track 2. Shake and Remember- is a painful pleasure that's achingly tender, a beautiful prayer poem that takes you on a healing journey through time.

Track 3. Precious Meantime - is about the art of letting go, soul searching and embracing the self. The two voices mesh into
one, revealing the duality of heartbreak, loss and the possibility of new beginnings.

Track 4. The Ocean is My Lover - Portrays a personal, sensual relationship with the sea; a primal connection to nature.

Track 5. The Night of the Blooming Cereus - Is memories of a family, their love of the land and the past ; the legacy of a gathering clan.

Track 6. The Children - Haunting, realistic account of missing and exploited children. Based on true stories.

Track 7. Old Town - This tale of a dusty dirt road is a sound painting in turquoise and terra cotta, with a touch of Jazz.
Inspired by the spontaneity of the road, spiritual freedom and the connection between the two.

Track 8. Sacred Drift - Is a fun Fire Island frolic! Kick back and relax to it !

Track 9. Cypress Hills - Is a poison pen \ jilted love letter, looking back not so fondly at the old neighborhood. Memories of a Brooklyn adolescence filled with drugs, gangs and boys.

Track 10.Cuisinart my Heart - Is funny quirky and smart ! Self deprecating humor with a pinch of sarcasm.

By Theresa Rosario- Berzner

paula r0olz.