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Road To Paradise

by Grayson Wray

Time travel with Grayson Wray from the 60's thru the 80's. Get your groove on. Enjoy cool songs painted with guitars, strings, electronics and lots of variety.
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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1. Now You Are Here
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2. Follow Your Heart
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3. Fields Of Green
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4. Destination Love
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5. Anytime It Gets Too Slow
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6. When You Cry
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7. The Love Is True
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8. 23 Flowers
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9. My Love
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10. 1,2,3,4,5
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11. Get Me Off
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12. Good Good Girl
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13. Or I Will Never Know
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Grayson Wray (Road to Paradise) is now being played on 85 stations across the U.S. and Australia. At KCON-FM, in CONWAY, AR, Grayson Wray is getting heavy rotation. The new album "Road To Paradise" is sounding very good. And it contains his top 5 hit single (KAOSfm) "Anytime It Gets Too Slow". Go to www.impressivemusic.com for further info.

Grayson been working on music in relative obscurity for a while. He did two Great City albums a few years ago which received some excellent reviews. Keyboard Magazine for one, and had a number of songs in the top ten, including number one on quite a few college stations. Great City even had airplay on KROQ, a major station in Los Angeles.

Before that Grayson had some successful local bands that played a lot on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. He also played the Hollywood Bowl before a crowd of fourteen thousand.

Grayson's main passion in life is creating music. He has a tendency to isolate himself. He prefers the studio over playing live, although he loves playing for a large responsive crowd. This last year he's been writing and producing in his studio and is currently planning to put a band together.

He has a wide range of music influences including Classical music, The Beatles, Neil Finn, David Bowie, dance music and many new artists such as Gomez, Beck, Air, The Flaming Lips, Cornelius, Elliot Smith and Byork.

Well that's it for now, from Grayson and Impressive Music happy listening and enjoy your life.


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Héctor Noble Fernández

Grayson make us enjoy with retro pop
GRAYSON WRAY
"ROAD TO PARADISE"
Style: retro pop (with a modern edge).
Release year: 2002.
Formats: CD.
Label: IMPRESSIVE MUSIC.
The music: Grayson make us enjoy with retro pop (you know, that great pop music made in the 60's), although not all here is retro and not all is pop either... The music of Wray is painted with vivid colours, but it is mainly music "in green", music that sounds to fresh grass, but not all are "flowers", Grayson also offers mystery, emotion, instrospection and a little of magic, very varied; as said before not only retro pop, since you will find also influences from the 70's and 80's (in both fields: pop and rock) and some other things not so clear, there are surprises in every track, if not pay attention to the placid jazz influences of the last piece or the dark drama of "When You Cry" (the two tracks with female vocals by Angie Donkin); "1,2,3,4,5" is also a surprising track, with a violent and noisy rock (almost punk), or the epic symphonic lo-fi arrangement of "Get Me Off"... all is always new with every track. The music is very rhythmic, it is easy to get enthusiastic with their powerful rhythmic hook, there are some slow tracks but most are this way; the compositions have abundant weird  arrangements which contrast with the immediate voice and rhythms, and you will notice some electronic flirtations too.

A very recommended work of multicoloured retro pop with a very solid rhythmic hook.

GLOBAL GRADE: 8,9/10
Review for www.shedivine.com, internet radio

Rikk Matheson

Multi instrumentalist Grayson Wray puts together an album of retro pop with infl
Grayson Wray - Road to Paradise

Multi instrumentalist Grayson Wray puts together an album of retro pop with influences which probably include the Beatles , in a big way ! Grayson's vocals
are strong as he croons his way through this trip of pop culture which transcends decades and sounds at times like the 60s and 70s with a tender mix of the 80s pop scene too .

The songwriter at times seems a bit too retro , but the lyrics are strong glimpses into the heart and mind of Wray . He can surely play the instruments that flow a strange ease along the tracks with the harmonies of Grayson and Angie Donkin , Then all of a sudden we get thrown into the late 70s with "Destination Love" and " Anytime it Gets Too Slow" which have an eerie disco
quality to them with a rock edge .

The players.... Grayson Wray - Vocals , Guitars , Keyboards ,programming , Drums and Bass , Angie Donkin - Vocals , Lorenzo Grass - Guitars on "I
will Never Know" , Matt Starr - Drums on "I Will Never Know" and Karl Katterfeld -String Bass on "When You Cry".
The tune "When You Cry" takes you into an 80s style soul song that sounds just a bit out of place here , but kind of works on it's own . The production is clean
, and the CD sounds nice . Of course Grayson has had some practice as well producing other works including Franki Baaz recordings . I however don't quite know what to make of the style of the entire project . At times it
sounds as if Wray knows where he is heading , and then sends us on a total mind warp to another decade and style .
"1,2,3,4,5" is another one of those songs.... It is heavier than the rest , and is a bit mismatched when it comes to the general flow of the album . But ,individually the
songs do hold up , and give you a strange glimpse at an even stranger world .

Wray sure has the talent to produce good material . I would fit in well with some college radio play lists , but will fall short of the "commercial" success
which I am not sure Wray was shooting for in the first place . I will say this, if you're into the retro thing with a bit of modern a\sarcasm thrown in, give "Road To Paradise " a try . You may be surprised at the grooves you find here .

I like this CD ..... If you enjoy music
and would like to dive into a pool of jazz influenced retro pop , sometimes with a bite , check out Grayson Wray .

( 4 stars out of 6 )

http://www.graysonwray.com


Thanks so much ,

Rikk Matheson
sole revuer & webmaster http://www.RikksRevues.com