In My Eyes
Lydia Gray brings an intimate setting to the covers of pop tunes from the 60's through the 90's with a crystal clear voice and warm instrumentation using guitar, drums and cello. Although from a jazz heritage (her Mom is Betty Johnson of Tonight Show fame) in this CD, Ms. Gray infuses this jazz sensibility and modern sound in a Diana Krall/Norah Jones approach - minial arrangements and mellow vocals.
A Brief Word From Lydia Gray:
How can you thank all of the people who have influenced your life? On my senior high school yearbook page I wrote, “I would like to thank the Academy and all those who made it possible for my being here!” I wanted to become a famous actress...but I went down other paths. For good or bad, every path crossed can be influential. In the last few years of battling health issues, I have realized even the darkest days can be full of blessings. I thank God for all He has given me; His grace sees me through.
I now thank the real Academy in my life, MY FAMILY! Mom the Mogul and Dad, your love and support are without bounds and I love you so! The recording of this project took place in Spain and under my sister’s amazing guidance, where I experienced the most creative 5 days of my life. Thank you, my dear Elisabeth, and your beautiful family for opening your home to me and making this experience such a joy. I love you all! A thousand thanks to all those incredible musicians for their talent and hard work! Thank you to my brother Dick and his family for their love and for listening to and making music! For all those who face heartache and uncertainty with such courage in any infusion suite anywhere - I am your sister - you have given me such a different outlook on the world, thank you. Finally, to the love of my life, Stephen - you are the most wonderful, loving husband.
I thank you and our sweet children, Katie and Nicholas, for letting me
pursue my dreams and for loving me no matter what!
Each of these songs represent something of my past, present, and future the way I picture it! Perhaps you will remember when and where you were when you first heard these songs, or perhaps one is an anthem to a time in your life that has come and gone, but the music can help you remember - music is the essence - thank you dear friends and to all who help pick these songs by coming into my life.
“I came here to sing, and for you to sing with me.”
- Pablo Neruda (1940-1973)
LYDIA GRAY vocals
JOSE Luis ARRAZOLA electric and acoustic guitars in all songs
MARIO CORONADO sax in "I Don't Know Why" and flute in "And I Love Him"
MIGUEL MORANT background vocals in all songs, bass and loop programming in "I'll Be Back," "I Don't Know Why," and "Something"
ELISABETH GRAY background vocals in all songs
EDUARDO DEL RIO cello in "What I'll Do," "For No One" and "Sorry Seems..."
CARLOS CALVO flute in "Red Rain"
DAMIAN BERMUDEZ arrangements and programming (piano, drums, bass, guitars, harmony and keyboards) in all songs
1. Maybe I'm Amazed
2. In Your Eyes
4. Look of Love
5. Red Rain
6. I'll Be Back
7. Better Be Home Soon
8. I Don't Know Why
9. Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word
10. And I Love Him
11. For No One
12. What'll I do
About In My Eyes
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Damian Bermudez in Mardrid and Malaga, Spain
Spring 2006, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graphic Design: Sergio Sandino for Play-It Productions, NYC
Photography: Barbara Sargent
Audio Consultant: Charles DeMontebello, CDM Studios, NYC
Produced by: Lydia Gray, Elisabeth Gray and Damian Bermudez
Executive Producer: Betty Johnson