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World Citizen

by Steve Oliver

World Citizen, 12 brand new songs written and produced by Steve Oliver with special guests Paul Taylor, Billy Sherwood "Yes", Alan Hewitt "Moody Blues" and Tom Schuman "Spyro Gyra" Oliver blew a passionate Global Kiss to fans everywhere on his 2010 album release, scoring two #1 hits (“Global Kiss” and “Fun In The Sun”) on the Billboard chart. Further defining his unique role as a musical World Citizen.
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1. Watching the World
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2. Fiesta
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3. World Citizen
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4. How Will You Know
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5. Up Front
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6. Design
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7. New Possibilities
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8. One Big Smile
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9. Pure Spirit
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10. Time Never Goes Away
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11. Desert Traveler
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12. Wide Open View
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Steve Oliver blew a passionate Global Kiss to fans everywhere on his 2010 album release, scoring two #1 hits (“Global Kiss” and “Fun In The Sun”) on the Billboard chart. Further defining his unique role as a musical World Citizen. On his latest collection, the dynamic guitarist and vocalist keeps the universal spirit alive.
On World Citizen, Oliver creates an amazing array of sounds with his guitar, guitar synth and voice (singing three lead vocals and many wordless passages), and introduces his skills on the violin on “Fiesta.” He invites along several of the key musicians who made Global Kiss an invigorating triumph, including longtime collaborator, keyboardist Tom Schuman, and Trinidad born drummer/percussionist Bonny B (both from Spyro Gyra). Also making notable appearances are saxophonists Paul Taylor, Andrew Neu and Will Donato. Bassists Eddie Reddick, Donald Philips, KT Tyler and Billy Sherwood (from the legendary band Yes); and Moody Blues keyboardist Alan Hewitt on the Hammond B-3 organ on the funky and bluesy, brass splashed opening track "Watching The World", which is the album’s first single. No Oliver recording would be complete without a batch of high energy tunes showcasing his infectious, husky lead vocals, which he delivers on World Citizen via “How Will You Know” (an incisive powerful song which questions 'know it all types' who speak of things they have never experienced themselves). The empowering soul-jazz anthem “New Possibilities” (featuring optimistic lyrics co-written by Oliver and Grammy winning singer/songwriter Jim Peterik, of Ides of March and Survivor fame).
I came up with the title ‘World Citizen’ while I was recording ‘Global Kiss’ and felt that the concept would lend itself to an expansive musical landscape and where I could really explore a lot of exciting and fertile territory as a composer.”
Steve has scored numerous airplay hits and nominations for "Best New Artist" and "Best Guitar
Player" both in the US and Canada. World Citizen is an amazing statement from a passionate Artist


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Sandy Shore

SmoothJazz.com Review
A beautiful follow up to his previous release Global Kiss, Steve Oliver’s 8th solo recording, WORLD CITIZEN continues the joyful tribute to musical influences around the world. You’ll find equally jubilant originals, twelve in all, that truly reflect Steve’s open arms approach to life and music including three, soulful vocals with relevant, moving lyrics. Special guests include contemporary jazz icons Paul Taylor and Tom Schuman (Spyro Gyra) as well as a couple of noteworthy rockers, Billy Sherwood from Yes and Alan Hewitt from the Moody Blues. According to Steve, the back to back globally themed recording was conceived while in the studio for Global Kiss, he says, “I came up with the title while I was recording Global Kiss and felt that the concept would lend itself to an expansive musical landscape, where I could explore a lot of exciting and fertile territory as a composer.” WORLD CITIZEN is a front seat experience filled with exhilarating energy and cinematic emotion.