Tuesday, July 22, 2008

~Inspired~ ... and you will be, too!

INSPIRED - Songs from Broadway and Film Hi all, Martini here taking a bit of a break from Remembering Christmas - in order to give you a glimpse of the new and beautiful CD by recording artist Frank Rendo with songs from Broadway and Film that will INSPIRE you at every listen. This CD was arranged and Frank was accompanied by the talented Palma Pascale on piano(http://www.palmapascale.com/), with color added on half the collection by harmonica musician Warren Bee. ~Inspired~ is Produced by recording experts Fred Guarino & Palma Pascale, with Frank Rendo as Executive Producer. ~Inspired~ was recorded live at Tiki Studios, Glen Cove, Long Island NY (http://www.tikirecording.com/) from June 3-30th, and was Engineered and Mastered with TLC by Fred Guarino. To quote the liner notes, this is "a collection of inspirational songs from unexpected sources...Broadway & Film, by such composers as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Lane, Charnin & Strause, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, E.Y. Harburg, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lionel Bart, to name a few." You can order your own copy of ~Inspired~ by contacting Frank at FrankRendo@yahoo.com and you will want your copy right away. Order yours soon. Imagine yourself listening to the smooth, beautiful, rich and powerful voice of Frank Rendo, (who so enjoys "inspiring" people and giving them "hope" whenever he can) - so what a wonderful vehicle this is for Frank. With songs like the popular favorite "Over The Rainbow" from the classic motion picture The Wizard of Oz, the truly inspiring "Climb Every Mountain" that was done in The Sound of Music, "Who Will Buy" from the fantastic Oliver, to Man of LaMancha's "The Impossible Dream" Frank really tells some wonderful stories and as always, he does it so incredibly well. It's really a beautiful compilation with Palma's always well executed arrangements, and Warren Bee adds some awfully nice touches with his harmonica work. It's nice that this compilation was done with just piano, harmonica in places, and vocals.....a definite change of pace, and a real pleasure to just sit and listen to. Of course, it's Frank's voice that tells the stories of these songs, and each and every one will truly inspire you with peace, hope and love and in such a "familiar" way. You will enjoy ~Inspired~, I guarantee it! Get your copy today! Until next time , I wish you all the best musically, ~Martini

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Tim - I did it - ordered mine from cdbaby and you were so right. This gent has a rich and powerful, yet soft and mellow voice all at once. Beautiful sound. Of course Palma has a wonderful touch at the piano. Glad for your blog here. Inspired is everything you said it would be and more. Nice selection of songs too.
Mary S ~ Sugarland TX