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Many Adult Contemporary Music CD are releasing every month. SO, I would hereby show you Adult Contemporary Music CD New Release ( also including Reissue) information. As "Recommended Discs of The Month" , I would highly recommend to buy several albums with my personal review. In addition, I would also give you release information regarding other remarkable recent titles supported by one of the well-known on-line music stores "CD Now" and "Amazon.com" as "Noteworthy Discs of The Month" .


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RECOMMENDED DISCS OF JANUARY, 1997


ERIC TAGG/ THROUGH MY EYES

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ERIC TAGG 1996 Summer

Many inquiries had been sent to me about this incredible news since end of September, 1996 when I had published Eric Tagg would be back to the music scene here in Japan. Yes, I would hereby recommend this great masterpiece with my pleasure. Here is the detailed information for you! Eric Tagg is still the one of best vocalist in Westcoast pop scenes now. You will be able to hear his unchanged vocals on this new album. Buy it now! Finally,I would like to express my great appreciation to Shinji Ikegami of ID Net, you are really very generous in allowing to use photos of Eric Tagg's and giving me various information.

  • Label: ID NET (AHCA-0003) (distributed by Bandai Music Entertainment)
  • Release Date: January 21, 1997
  • Musicians:
    • Guitars: Lee Ritenour, Michael Thompson, Phil Sheeran
    • Keyboard: Don Grusin
    • Bass: Abraham Laboriel, Larry Tagg, Lance Morrison
    • Drums: Kurt Walther
    • Background Vocals: Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams, Ron Boustead, June Stanley (Junko Yagami)
  • Tracks (Songwriting):
    1. What Say (Michael McGregor/Eric Tagg)
    2. Never Too Far (Michael McGregor)
    3. Innocent (Eric Tagg)
    4. Selah (Eric Tagg)
    5. All I Can Give (Michael McGregor/Eric Tagg)
    6. Main Man (Michael McGregor/Eric Tagg)
    7. Sing Along With Love(Ivan Lins/Eric Tagg)
    8. Someday (Eric Tagg)
    9. Even Though (Eric Tagg)
    10. Yes Or No (Eric Tagg)
    11. Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away (Stevie Wonder)

 

Eric Tagg / Through My Eyes

Here is the message of Eric Tagg himself to you!

Eric Tagg

Dear Everyone

I am so grateful for this chance to reach out into the world with my music, to try to pull on some heartstrings, to make some sense of it all, and maybe just to get some bodies moving. The tunes on this album are not only love songs in the romantic sense, but the lyrics are actually, for the most part, love letters air mailed from the Lord, written to His children, you and me. I hope you get to know Him better.

I want to thank a lot of folks for their part in this effort of Michael's and mine. Marja (my love,I'm never too far) for everything; Barry, Vivien, Brandy, Mom, Rini, Bob and lppy plus Selah, for filth, prayers, and encouragement; John Stanley, Patty Threlkel, Nozomi Tsutsui and Kaori, for the vision and the brass tacks of the project, and for their friendship; Michael McGregor, for all the cooking, programming, insight, and talks in the hot tub; Linda Fiets, for caring, for time and handling all the details; Larry Tagg, for the playing, the brotherhood and the challenges of a lifetime; my heroes, the giants Lee Ritenour, Abraham Laboriel, Don Grusin, and Bill Champlin, for taking the time; for the talents of Joseph Williams, June Stanley, Ron Boustead, (plus refrigerator and ADAT), Michael Thompson, Steve Gay, Kurt Walther, and Phil Sheeran (of the Corbin Canyon Jogging Club), love and thanks; also my other heroes, Ivan Lins and Stevie Wonder, for a lifetime of joy.

Special thanks to Mr.Adachi, Mr. Moribayashi, Mr. Nakada, Akio Tanaka, Seth Riggs, Andrea, Fran Amitin, Judith Bright, Greg and Suzanne Edmonson, Ruth Rivin, Roger Fiets, Emma, Noah, Lewis Nichols, Bill and Mark and RBF, Evan, Rocky, the Wookey, Pee Wee, and the Bonz.

Love and Peace,

ET

 


 

BILL CHAMPLIN / MAYDAY

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This is Bill's best hits live album, recorded May 1st and 2nd 1996 at Leeds Rehearsal Facility in North Hollywood, California. Greg Mathieson, Tamara Champlin. Tom Saviano supports Bill, of course. You are able to listen to almost all hits of Bill's solo works on this album.

  • Label : Champlin Records, USA (CR001) <Japan: Polystar>
  • Release Date: December 27, 1996 (Japan: February 26, 1997)
  • Producer: Himself
  • Musicians:
    • Guitars and Vocals: Jerry Lopez
    • Drums: Eddie Garcia
    • Bass and Vocals: Rochon Westmoreland
    • Keyboard: Greg Mathieson
    • Sax: Tom Saviano
    • Background Vocals: Tamara Champlin
  • Tracks :
    1. Party Time In D.C.
    2. Lovers Tonight
    3. Take It Uptown
    4. Southern Serenade
    5. Backstreets Of Paradise (lead vocal: Tamara Champlin)
    6. Organ Solo / In The Heat Of The Night
    7. Headed For The Top
    8. Another Day / Song For My Grandfather
    9. After The Love Is Gone
    10. First And Last
    11. Bass Solo
    12. Gold Mine
    13. Drum Solo
    14. Satisfaction

MAYDAY

 

 

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