Adult Contemporary Music in Japan

Monthly Recommended Discs Page

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" .


 

Past CD review index
by Artist Name
 

Contents

 

 

 

  1. Child Of The Promise - A Musical Story Celebrating The Birth Of Christ -

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Child Of The Promise
Michael and Stormie Omartian present you A musical celebrating the Birth of Christ "Child Of The Promise" featuring many AOR / CCM superstars:
Richard Marx, David Pack, Amy Grant, Bob Carlisle, Steve Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Russ Taff, Wayne Watson, Danny Gans, Howard Hewett, Donna Summer, Vince Gill, Gary Chapman, Michael Crawford, Steve Crawford, Crystal Lewis.....
  • Label: Sparrow Records, USA (SPD-1702)
  • Release Date: September 26, 2000
  • Producer: Michael Omartian

 

 


RECOMMENDED DISCS OF NOVEMBER, 2000


NEW RELEASES

 

AMY SKY / PHENOMENAL WOMAN

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Amy Sky, a Canadian singer/songwriter with high reputation for both her fine songsmithing sensibility and her own solo albums "Cool Rain" (1996) and "Burnt By The Sun" (1998), is now sending brand-new musical message, "Phenomenal Woman" to you. This new album is a conceptual one that explores, inspires and celebrates womanhood. Here is the official comment about the album;
"Phenomenal Woman" is a poem written by world-renowned author and poet, Dr. Maya Angelou. The poem is a call to all women to recognize their unique personality and instill them with confidence to fulfill their life's dreams. Amy has always been a firm believer in the power of song and music as a way to bring about positive change in people's lives. Her album, PHENOMENAL WOMAN, speaks to women universally, encouraging and affirming their everyday lives.

Enjoy Amy's musical world this winter!

  • Label : Song Entertainment, Canada (LP002)
  • Release Date: November 7, 2000
  • Producers: Kim Bullard, Daniel Freiberg, Joy Askew, Anthony Vanderburgh, Dave Pickell
  • Musicians:
    • Keyboards: Kim Bullard, Daniel Freiberg, Joe Askew, Anthony Vanderburgh, Dave Pickell
    • Guitars: Tim Pierce, Sturart Mathis, Mitchell Stein, Bruce Gaitsch, Cameron Greider, Jimmy Zhivago, Dave Pickell, Robbie Steininger, Anthony Vanderburgh
    • Sitar and Esraj: George Koller
    • Bass: Abe Laboriel, Frank Centeno, Paul Pasmore, Miles Hill
    • Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta, Mark Kelso
    • Percussion: Mark Walker, Frank Vilardi
    • Trumpet: Cuong Vu
    • Fiddle: Natalie MacMaster
    • Cello: Erika Duke
    • Uillean Pipes: Pat O'Gorman
    • Duet Vocal (on track 6): Marc Jordan
    • Guest Vocal (on track 7): Angelique Kidho
    • Background Vocals: Tuku Matthews, Cece Bullard, Joe Askew, Richard Page, Louis Price, Dee Daniels, Corey D., Tania Hancheroff, Henri Lorieau, Anthony Vanderburgh
Amy Sky / Phenomenal Woman
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  • Tracks:
    1. Phenomenal Woman
    2. Come Into My Garden
    3. Angel Baby
    4. Under The Influence
    5. Everywhere
    6. Illuminata
    7. Celebration
    8. When The Morning Comes
    9. Love Yourself
    10. When Did Goodbye Get So Easy
    11. For You, For Me, Forever
    12. I Believe In Us

 


 

   

SUZY K / AS I AM

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Suzy K, a native New Yorker, moved with her family to Southern California at age eleven. She grew up there and found herself who wanted to be a pop singer. Thus, Suzy gave a two-song demo tape to her brother, a Beverly Hills dentist, who then played it for a high-powered entertainment attorney held captive during a dental exam. In short order, the duly impressed attorney introduced Suzy to record executive Tom Callahan, and Suzy began work on her 1996 debut album "Coast of Paradise" for the Coyote Records label.

Suzy has released her 2nd album " As I Am" this summer with many remarkable beautiful warmhearted tracks such as "Now I Know" written and originally performed as a commercial song for Nissan Cedric only in Japan by Stephen Bishop. And Suzy covers "Broken Wings", a smash hit of Mr. Mister, which is arranged by Richard Page. The other songs should also be noted because of marvelous name of songwriters ; "Half As Wild" written by Mark Goldenberg with Kit Hain ( known for "Marshall Hain", the duo unit with Julian Marshall, later known for "Eye To Eye" ), "Love Has Found This Heart" written by Billy Steinberg (ex I-Ten) and Jeff Pescetto.

  • Label : Vellum Ent., Inc. distributed by What Are Records (60040-2)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2000
  • Producer: Skip Drinkwater, Kim Bullard, Richard Feldman, and Tony Poluso
  • Musicians:
    • Keyboards: Kim Bullard, John Avarese, Tommy Eyre, Jeff Lorber
    • Wurlitzer: Richard Feldman, Paul Markovitch
    • Guitars: Tim Pierce, Brett Kull, George Doering, Steve Farris
    • Bass: John Pierce, Arlie Huff, Phil Smitheburg, Eric Pressly, Marco Mendoza
    • Drums: Gregg Bissonette
    • Percussion: Luis Conte, Paul Ramsey, D.J. Bond, Olle Romo
    • Sax: Dave Koz, Tim Garton, Greg Scott
    • Trombone: Don Collins
    • Trumpet: Gary McKeen
    • Violin: Scarlett Rivera
    • Duet Vocals: Donny Osmond (track 2), Esera (track 7)
    • Background Vocals: Beth Anderson, Bill Trudel, Cace Bullard, Kit Hain, Chris Lennon, Mark Lennon, Greg Prestopino, Tommy Funderburk, Jeff Pescetto, Andrea Robinson, Richard Page, Camille Henry, Deborah Holland
  • Official Website: http://www.suzyk.com
Suzy K / As I Am
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  • Tracks:
    1. Broken Wings
    2. Now I Know
    3. Dive Deep
    4. Half As Wild
    5. In Another Life
    6. Intimacy
    7. Love Has Found This Heart
    8. The Love You Woke In Me
    9. Back To Love
    10. Harmony
    11. As I Am

 

 


KARIZMA / DOCUMENT

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I am very pleased to let all the fusion fans over the world know this release information. Karizma, one of the best fusion project featuring L.A. super musicians, would hereby attract you with their latest 2000 super live recording album. All songs recorded live on tour in Europe at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany (April 26, 2000) and Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark (April 29, 2000). It should be noted that you are able to listen "E Minor Shuffle" written by David Paich, which must be familiar among TOTO (or the greatest late Jeff Porcaro) lovers.

  • Label: Ulftone Music, Germany (UTCD-024)
  • Release Date: October 16, 2000
  • Karizma is:
    • David Garfield: Keyboards
    • Michael Landau: Guitar
    • Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums
    • Neil Stubenhaus: Bass
Karizma / Document
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  • Tracks:
    1. Heavy Rain
    2. Aliens (Ripped My Face Off)
    3. Palladium
    4. Johnny Swing
    5. Nothing Personal
    6. E Minor Shuffle

 

 


 

DAVid DiGGs / E-Klek-Trik

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David Diggs is well-known keyboard player / composer / producer for his own instrumental solo albums, particularly "Streetshadows" (1985). Otherwise, you may recall his producing various-vocalists-featured demo materials collection CD "Westcoastal" released in 1999. David Diggs is now releasing his new instrumental Contemporary Jazz tunes featuring members of Yellowjackets, Sting, Doug Cameron, Brandon Fields, with several Adult Contemporary vocal tunes featuring his daughter Rachel Diggs as "E-KLEK-TRIK". This album is only available on CD-R through David's official website. I believe that you will rediscover not only David Diggs' excellent musical world but also feel happy by finding out a new talented Adult Contemporary singer / songwriter, Rachel Diggs by listening to this album.

  • Label: Indiggnant Music (IM 0012)
  • Release Date: September, 2000
  • Producer, Arranger, Keyboards, Guitars, Percussion: himself
  • Additional Musicians:
    • Guitars: Eric Brenton, Curt Brock
    • Bass: Jimmy Haslip, Hussain Jiffry
    • Drums: Joey Heredia, Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Erskine
    • Sax: Brandon Fields, Garry Gould
    • Trumpet & Flugelhorn: Bobby Rodriguez
    • Mandolin: Eric Brenton
    • Violin Solo: Doug Cameron
    • EVI: Judd Miller
    • Lead Vocals: Rachel Diggs
    • Background Vocals: Rachel Diggs, Jeff Johnston
    • Loop Intro to "Time Creeps": Andrew Lynch
  • Official Website: http://www.DavidDiggs.com
Link to mp3.com (MP3. sampler)
David Diggs / E-Klek-Trik
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Indiggnant Music
  • Tracks:
    1. Jazzwerk
    2. Why
    3. Stumble
    4. Time Creeps
    5. Amor A Distancia
    6. White Heart
    7. Rachel
    8. Love From A Distance
    9. Far Cry
    10. Le Chant de L'oiseau (the song of the bird)
    11. Subscribe To You
    12. Stairsteps
    13. Why (Radio Mix)
    14. Amor a Distancia (Radio Mix)

 


 

JOURNEY / ARRIVAL

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Here is the brand-new Journey album just released in Japan 3 months ahead of worldwide. They are now restarting with the almost perfect album featuring 2 new members, i.e. Dean Castronovo (ex. Bad English) and Steve Augeri (ex. Tall Stories). It is a little surprise for me that this album includes not only hard-edge Journey Rock tunes but also typical Journey ballads tunes. Nine of ten Journey fans must admit that this new album is much better than their comeback album "Trial By Fire" (1996) featuring the great Steve Perry. And you should note that "To Be Alive Again" can be listened only on Japanese version as a bonus!

Can you endure to wait for US / Euro release scheduled early in 2001???

  • Label: SME Records, Japan (SRCS2330)
  • Release Date: October 25, 2000
  • Producer: Kevin Shirley
  • Journey is:
    • Neal Schon: Guitars, Background Vocals
    • Jonathan Cain: Keyboards, Background Vocals
    • Ross Valory: Bass, Background Vocals
    • Dean Castronovo: Drums, Background Vocals
    • Steve Augeri: Lead Vocals
Journey / Arrival
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  • Tracks:
    1. Higher Place
    2. All The Way
    3. Signs Of Life
    4. All The Things
    5. Loved By You
    6. Livin' To Do
    7. I Got A Reason
    8. With Your Love
    9. Lifetime Of Dreams
    10. Live And Breathe
    11. Kiss Me Softly
    12. I'm Not That Way
    13. We Will Meet Again
    14. To Be Alive Again (Bonus Track for Japan)

 


 

RICHARD MARX / DAYS IN AVALON

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Richard Marx's new studio recording album "Days In Avalon" is now on sale under his own label, Signal 21 Music (available through Navarre Corporation's music division, who has signed an exclusive distribution agreement, in the U.S. and Canada). As well-known, the reason Richard Marx left Capitol Records is said to be that Capitol insisted that Richard should have sweet and mellow ballad-type potential hit tunes alike "Right Here Waiting" or "Hold On To The Nights" on his former album "Flesh and Bone", which made the delay of the album release. Further, Richard did not satisfy with the fact that Capitol did not promote "Flesh and Bone" very much. On this new album, Richard does what he could not do with Capitol. I feel that the basic concept of this album should be simple arrangement with less keyboards. To be honest, I was expecting that Richard would make more Westcoast-oriented rock album like his debut album. I am obliged to feel that this album is too simple and with a little bit excessive country-flavor probably achieved by the country-field musicians such as Eddie Bayers (drums), and/or Paul Franklin (Slide Guitar). Richard's melodies are still great as he wrote "This I Promise You" for 'Nsync. Therefore, I believe Richard blow out his frustration by making this album as he wanted and I would have high expectation that he must be back with more pop great album near future.

  • Label : Signal 21 Music, USA (S21C 10001)
  • Release Date: October 24, 2000
  • Producer: himself
  • Co-Producer: David Cole
  • Musicians:
    • Drums: Herman Matthews, Eddie Bayers
    • Bass: Randy Jackson, Michael Rhodes, George Hawkins, Duncan Mullins
    • Guitars: Michael Landau, Michael Thompson, J.T. Corenflos, Bruce Gaitsch, Blue Miller
    • Slide Guitar: Paul Franklin, Don Kirkpatrick
    • Keyboards: Jeffrey C.J. Weston, Gary Smith, Tim Akers
    • Wurlitzer: Greg Phillinganes
    • B3: Matt Rollings
    • Percussion: Eric Darkin
    • Duel Vocal on track 5: Chely Wright
    • Background Vocals: Fee Waybill, Shannon Brown, Yvone Gage, Joan Collaso, Robin E. Robinson, Anne Bent, Julie Lyons, Alison Krauss
  • Official Website: http://www.richardmarx.com
Richard Marx / Days In Avalon
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  • Tracks:
    1. Days In Avalon
    2. Shine
    3. Someone Special
    4. Almost Everything
    5. The Edge Of Forever
    6. Power Of Your And Me
    7. One More Time
    8. Waiting On Your Love
    9. More Than A Mystery
    10. Boy Next Door
    11. Too Early To Be Over
    12. Straight From My Heart

 


 

DAVID POMERANZ / THE EYES OF CHRISTMAS

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A collection of songs to warm the holiday season for every David Pomeranz fan! This joyous and beautiful new 14-song album contains six original Pomeranz compositions (including "CHRISTMAS STAR", "THE EYES OF CHRISTMAS" and "THE POWER OF GIVING") with inspiring arrangements of Christmas standards and plenty of surprises along the way! You will also be satisfied with the fact that you can listen to Pomeranz cover version of David Foster's beautiful Christmas song "MY GROWN UP CHRISTMAS LIST"!

  • Label: MCA Universal, Philippine (06012 159 902-2)
  • Release Date: October 31, 2000
  • Producer: Lorrie Ilistre, Ted Perlman and himself
  • Musicians:
    • Guitars: Ted Perlman, Cezar Aguas
    • Keyboards: Ted Perlman, Lorrie Ilustre
    • Drums; Nino Regalado
    • Bass: Sonny Azurin
    • Harmonica: Mel Vilena
    • Cello: Renato Lucas
    • Guest Vocal on track 11: Ima Castro
    • Background Vocals: Vogee de Jesus, Amie Mendaros, Moy Ortiz, Sylvia Macaraeg, Babbsie Molina, Lindie Achocoso, Thaemar Achacoso, Kitchie Molina, Bong Molina, Vicky Villarino, Kelly Yaegerman, Chito Illagan, Don Ramirez, Annie Nepomuceno, Sushi Reyes, Cecille Aurellado, Edward Grabadosin, Gelo, Zebedee Zuniga, Sylvia Macaraeg
  • Official website: http://www.davidpomeranz.com
David Pomeranz / The Eye Of Christmas
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  • Tracks:
    1. The Eyes Of Christmas
    2. My Grown Up Christmas List
    3. Somebody Must Be Grinning Down On Me
    4. Oh Holy Night
    5. Old Home Town
    6. Christmas Star
    7. Santa's On Vacation
    8. Toyland
    9. Christmas Is The Time Of The Year
    10. Pasko Na Sinta Ko
    11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    12. Joy To The World
    13. The Power Of Giving
    14. This Little Light Of Mine / Silent Night

 


Doc Kupka presents

GLENN WALTERS feat. Storkeland Superband / THE KING OF RETRO COOL

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I believe that you bought the Storkeland Superband's first CD "Kick It Up A Step". This project was done mainly by the Tower of Power's sax player, Stephen 'Doc' Kupka with awesome guests including Tower Of Power members and others such as Micky Thomas of Starship and Bill Champlin. Doc Kupka now presents you new Storkeland Superband project 2nd album "Glenn Walters featuring Storkeland Superband / The King Of Retro Cool", which showcases lead vocalist Glenn Waters. You can enjoy music done by Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Jeff Tamaelier, David Garibaldi, Francis Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Mic Gillete, Bill Churchville.... Almost all the Tower Of Power related musicians !

  • Label: Storkeland Records, USA (CD serial #: n/a)
  • Release Date: October, 2000
  • Producer: Stephen "Doc" Kupka and Jeff Tamelier
  • Personnel:
    • Glenn Walters: Lead vocals
    • Stephen "Doc" Kupka: Baritone Sax, Background Vocals
    • Jeff Tamelier: Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocals
    • David Garibaldi: Drums
    • Francis Rocco Prestia: Bass
    • Roger Smith: Keyboards
    • Mic Gillette: Trumpet, Background Vocals
    • Marvin McFadden: Trumpet
    • Norbert Stachel: Tenor Sax, All Sax Solos
    • Tom Saviano: Tenor Sax
  • Special Appearances:
    • Peter Walsh: Co Lead Vocalist on track 2 & 5
    • Michael Spiro: Percussion on track 3& 10
  • Background Vocalists: John Lee Sanders, Lee Ann Christopherson, Rick Duncan
  • Additional Musicians:
    • Jim Pugh: Organ
    • Tim Acosta: Trumpet
    • Bill Churchville: Trumpet
    • David Woodford: Tenor Sax
    • David Stone: Tenor Sax on track 11
  • Official website: http://www.storkeland.com
Glenn Waters feat. Storkeland Superband
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  • Tracks:
    1. I Do My Best Work At Night
    2. Just Like The Movies
    3. Yo' Love Is Far Out
    4. AWoman's Touch
    5. Animal Walk
    6. What's A Man To Do?
    7. Diamond Billy's Uptown Bar-B-Que
    8. After The Fact
    9. Don't You Know?
    10. Monkey Shines
    11. I Don't Believe It

 

 

  


 

 

REISSUE

  

WHAT IF / WHAT IF

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What If is the superband comprising of Bob Wilson, Larry Williams, two ex-Seawind members and Tommy Funderburk, the voice of Airplay. The story of "What if" should be back in 1981.... After collapse of Seawind, Bob Wilson and Larry Williams met with Tommy Funderburk and started collaboration. Thus, Bob and Tommy completed an album as a special project "The Front", which was CCM album released under Refuge, Christian label in 1984. And then, Bob and Tommy formed the new band "What if" with Larry Williams (Keyboards, Sax), Larry Klein (bass) and Michael Thompson (guitar) and they actually did live performances before signing with RCA. Comparing with "The Front", this album is full of straight-hard-pop-rock music with secular lyrics. And it might be noted that Eric Persing, known for his works with Roby Duke added synthetic sounds to this album.

  • Label: BMG Funhouse, Japan <BVCM-37165> (Original Label: RCA Corp., USA)
  • Release Date: October 25, 2000 (Original Release: 1987)
  • Producers: Mick Guzauski and themselves
  • What If is:
    • Bob Wilson: Drums
    • Tommy Funderburk: Lead Vocals, Background Vocals
    • Larry Williams: Keyboards, Synth Bass, Sax
  • Additional Musicians:
    • Guitars: Michael Landau, Jakko M. Jakszyk, Dan Huff
    • Bass: Larry Klein
    • Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
    • Synth Percussion: Eric Persing
    • Synth Programming: Casey Young, Eric Persing
    • Background Vocals: Bill Champlin, Bob Carlisle
What if / What if
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  • Tracks:
    1. What if
    2. If This Is Love
    3. Perfect World
    4. One Look
    5. Ride The Hurricane
    6. She Rocked My World
    7. Love Is A Fire
    8. When Right Is Wrong
    9. Turn And Walk Away

 

 


 

LE ROUX / LAST SAFE PLACE

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In recent years, we could have reissue-CD titles of this Louisiana band including their 5th album "So Fired Up" (1983) featuring Fergie Frederiksen known later as the second vocalist of TOTO. "Last Safe Place" is their 4th album originally released in 1982 under RCA, which followed the album "Up" (1980) under Capitol Records. On this 5th album, Le Roux succeeded to reveal various style of music, i.e. the hard-driven American Rock like "Addicted", a little-bit Styx-vein tune "The Last Safe Place On Earth", a sophisticated mid-tempo pop ballad tune "Inspiration" and a little-bit Caribian-flavored tune "Midnight Summer Dream".

  • Label: BMG Funhouse, Japan <BVCM-37166> (Original Label: RCA Corp., USA)
  • Release Date: October 25, 2000 (Original Release: 1982)
  • Producer: Leon Medica
  • Executive Producer: Dave Loggins
  • Le Roux is:
    • Jeff Pollard: Guitars
    • Rod Roddy: Keyboards, Lead & Background Vocals
    • Bobby Campo: Percussion, Background Vocals
    • David Peters: Drums, Background Vocals
    • Tony Haselden: Guitars, Led & Background Vocals
    • Leon Medica: Bass, Background Vocals
  • Additional Musicians:
    • Sax: Lon Price
    • Background Vocals: Claudette Rogers
Le Roux / Last Safe Place
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  • Tracks:
    1. Addicted
    2. It Doesn't Matter
    3. Nobody Said It Was Easy
    4. The Last Safe Place On Earth
    5. Inspiration
    6. You Know How Those Bays Are
    7. Midnight Summer Dream
    8. Rock'n Roll Woman
    9. Long Distance Lover
    10. Make Believe

 

 


 

RANDY EDELMAN / IF LOVE IS REAL

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Randy Edelman is now well-known for his Hollywood movie scores such as "Twins", "Ghost busters 2", "Kindergarten Cop" and so on. However, you should note that he was a good singer in 70's. It was 1970 when Randy Edelman first album "Randy Edelman" was released. In 1972 "The Laughter And The Tears" followed. His 3rd album "Prime Cuts" (1974) supported by Michael Omartian was a stepping stone of his career. After releasing the 5th album "Fairwell Fairbanks", he signed with Arista established by Clive Davis. Toshi Nakada reviews that Randy Edelman seemed to be expected to release Las Vegas Dinner Show type Middle of the Road Music like Barry Manillow, the typical successful artist under Arista of those days on his liner notes of this reissue CD. Hundred percent I agree with Toshi Nakada when I listen to this album. This album is full of good old-mid70's-pop music. If you would like to enjoy such atmosphere, you should buy. If you would expect Westcoast / AOR vein, this is not for you.

  • Label: BMG Funhouse, Japan <BVCM-37167> (Original Label: Arista, USA)
  • Release Date: October 25, 2000 (Original Release: 1977)
  • Producer: Bill Schnee
  • Musicians:
    • Drums: Jeff Porcaro
    • Bass; Lee Sklar
    • Guitars: Dean Parks
    • Percussion: Tommy Vig, Victor Feldman
    • Sax: Doug Masek
    • Background Vocals: Tom Bahler, Jim Horns, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsen, John Joyce
    • Strings and Horn Arrange: Gene Page
Randy Edelman / If Love Is Real
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  • Tracks:
    1. Take My Hand
    2. Slippin' Away
    3. Autumn Days With You
    4. Today
    5. Can't It All Be Love
    6. If Love Is Real
    7. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
    8. Looking Up At Mars
    9. It's Hard To Say Goodbye
    10. Sentimental Fools

 

 


 

MICHAEL AND STORMIE OMARTIAN

Michael Omartian is widely known as one of the essential producers / arrangers / songwriters / keyboard players among us. However, we should never forget his solo artist career at the same time. Please allow me to look back his biography and the solo artist career of Michael Omartian here. Michael Omartian was born in Chicago on November 26, 1945. Michael started studio session works in Los Angeles around 1969. Michael married Stormie Sherric in 1973. In the next year, Michael released his self-produced first solo album "White Horse" under abc. In 1975, "On Ward" which was later reissued as "Adam Again" in 1976, followed. In 1978, "Seasons Of The Soul" was released as the collaboration album with Stormie. Since then, Michael and Stormie released 4 collaboration albums in total; "The Builder" (1980), "Mainstream" (1982) and "Omartian Odyssey : The Musical Journey of Michael Omartian and Stormie Omartian" (1982). In 1983, the live album featuring Chapters Of Acts "Together Live" was released. The 1986 album "Conversations" was a kind of New Age instrumental album. One other instrumental album "Contemporary Mozart", classical piano album was released. Between those 2 instrumental albums, Michael released another solo album "Race" in 1991.

SEASONS OF THE SOUL

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  • Label : Cool Sound Inc., Japan (C00L-059) (Original Label: Myrth Records, USA)
  • Release Date: November 10, 2000 (Original Release: 1978)
  • Producer: Michael Omartian
    • Michael Omartian: Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
    • Stormie Omartian: Vocals, Background Vocals
  • Musicians:
    • Guitars: Bud Nuanez, Phil Keaggy
    • Bass: Abraham Laboriel
    • Drums, Congas: Paul Leim
    • Sax, Flute: Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams
    • Trumpet: Jerry Hey
    • Background Vocals: Matthew Ward, Myrna Matthews
Michael and Stormy Omartian / Seanson Of Soul
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  • Tracks:
    1. Ms.Past
    2. Travel On With Me
    3. Gonna Write Me A Song
    4. More Like You
    5. Where I Been
    6. It All Comes Down To You
    7. Heaven Will Wait For Me
    8. Seasons Of The Soul

THE BUILDER

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  • Label : Cool Sound Inc., Japan (C00L-060) (Original Label: Myrth Records, USA)
  • Release Date: November 10, 2000 (Original Release: 1980)
  • Producer: Michael Omartian
    • Michael Omartian: Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
    • Stormie Omartian: Vocals, Background Vocals
  • Musicians:
    • Guitars: Jay Graydon, Phil Keaggy, Marty Walsh
    • Bass: Abraham Laboriel
    • Drums: Paul Leim
    • Percussion: Alex Acuna
    • Sax, Flute: Kim Hutchcroft, Jackie Kelso
    • Trumpet: Chuck Findley, Steve Madaio
    • Trombone: Lou McCreary
    • Programming: Stephen Hague
    • Concert Master: Assa Dori
Michael and Stormy Omartian / Builder
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  • Tracks:
    1. Charlie's Dream
    2. The Only Thing Missing Is You
    3. The Builder
    4. Mr.Trash Man
    5. Anything You Ask Of Me
    6. Dr.Jesus
    7. Big Time
    8. Half Past Three
    9. End Times(The Signs Are Clear)
  

 

 


 

 

Mackey Feary & Nite Life
Mackey Feary & Nite Life
Mackey Feary
Touch Sensitive
Island Band
I'm Your Captain

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Cool Sound would hereby reissue 3 fine Hawaiian Contemporary Music albums on CD. 2 of 3 are late Mackey Feary related albums. Mackey Feary became known in 1975 for his group album "Karapana / Karapana 1". Mackey suddenly left Karapana after releasing their 2nd album "Karapana 2" in 1976 and started his solo career with "Mackey Feary Band" (1978), and followed by "From The Heart" (1979). The below-listed two albums are those released in early 80's. Unfortunately Mackey was gone in February 1999.

Meanwhile, Island Band released 3 albums "Our Earth" (1979) and "I'm Your Captain" (1982) and "Long Summer Days" (1984).

  • Label: Cool Sound Inc., Japan (COHI-1004) (Original Label: Sea West, Hawaii USA)
  • Release Date: October 25, 2000 (Original Release: 1983)
  • Producers: Rick Asher Keefer and Gaylord Holomalia
  • Mackey Feary & Nite Life is
    • Mackey Feary : Lead Vocal, Guitar
    • Maurice Bega : Lead Vocal, Guitar
    • Kenji Sano : Bass
  • Additional musicians
    • Drums: Gerry Davis
    • Keyboards: George Tavy
    • Sax : Gordon Uchima
  • Label: Cool Sound Inc., Japan (COHI-1005) (Original Label: Sea West, Hawaii USA)
  • Release Date: October 25, 2000 (Original Release: 1984)
  • Musicians:
    • Drum Computer Programming, Percussion & Synclavier 2 Programming: Rick Keefer
    • Keyboards & Synthesizers : Kit Ebersbach
    • Guitars: Adam Brenner
    • Sax: Jerry Martini
    • Congas & Timbalis: Jose Flores
  • Label: Cool Sound Inc., Japan (COHI-1006) (Original Label: Sea West, Hawaii USA)
  • Release Date: October 25, 2000 (Original Release: 1982)
  • Producer: Rick Keefer
  • Island Band is:
    • Clay Matsuzaki
    • Anela Kahimamoe
    • Walter Rickard
    • Steve Lincoln
    • Dondi Vinca
  • Additional Musicians:
    • Guitars: Mike Furlong
    • Keyboards: Gaylord Holomalia, Rick Keefer, Tom Scheeler
    • Congas: Kerry James

Mackey Feary & Nite Life
Mackey Feary / Touch Sensitive
Island Band / I'm Your Captain
  • Tracks:
    1. Stop Running From Love
    2. Marci
    3. Don't Change Your Mind Tonight
    4. Such Hot Stuff
    5. You, In My Life
    6. Biggest Part Of Me
    7. Love Is Blind
    8. I Will Always Be For You
    9. Love Is On My Mind
    10. Marci (Marci Music Remix) (Bonus Track)
    11. Apartment #703
  • Tracks:
    1. Follow Every Dream
    2. Goals
    3. I'm Not Worth The Hurt
    4. Paradise Is Twice As Nice
    5. At The Risk Of Being Burned
    6. You Are Best Friend
    7. Climb The Sky
    8. Colder Than The Rain
    9. 'Neath The River Thames
    10. Shadow Boxing
    11. You Are Best Friend (Rick's Island Remix) (Bonus Track)
  • Tracks:
    1. Pushin' Me
    2. How Can I Make You See ?
    3. What Love Can Do
    4. I'm Your Captain(Closer To Home)
    5. When You're Around
    6. The Fool (Love You With All My Heart)
    7. Pacific Moonrise
    8. Living Dream
    9. Let's Escape
    10. How Can I Make You See ? (Tropical Dub Mix) (Bonus Track)
    11. What Love Can Do (Instrumental Mix) (Bonus Track)
    12. The Fool (Love You With All My Heart) (Extended Dance Mix) (Bonus Track)
 

 


 

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