Contante & Sonante’s Highlights and Rarities (2011)

 

Highlights and Rarities

 

Contante & Sonante’s long-awaited comeback release after the critically acclaimed triumph of 2009’s Fly Away / The Songs of David Foster.

Highlights and Rarities is a very special album that showcases a collection of Hits from our past catalogue, that includes the previously mentioned David Foster tribute, Steve Dorff’s magical 2004 release of Original Demos and two releases by Swiss music-maker Urs Wiesendanger, 2005’s Somebody New and A Christmas Eve in LA., originally issued in 2006, plus EIGHT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED songs, which come directly from those same recordings or have been especially produced for the occasion. Among these rarities, you’ll find many pleasant, never-before-heard performances featuring Steve Dorff, Warren Wiebe, David Foster, Urs Wiesendanger, Thierry Condor, Skyler Jett, Robbie Buchanan and many others.

Highlights and Rarities isn’t the typical compilation album but a superior release that will help all you rediscover many familiar sounds from the past as well as new, fantastic secrets from Contante & Sonante’s amazing world of music.

Scheduled to release on February 21st as an exclusive 1000 copy limited numbered edition, pre-orders are being accepted NOW exclusively through http://www.contanteysonante.com.

Pre-order your copy now, and for a limited time, benefit also from 20% off all our previous releases!

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A japanese edition for “Fly Away – The songs of David Foster”

 

Fly Away

 

Contante & Sonante ‘s new release “Fly Away – the Songs of David Foster”, is now available for the japanese market including some changes in the tracklist.

Fly Away / The Songs of David Foster is produced and arranged by Tomi Malm and the concept has been to bring new life to some of the brighter gems in David Foster´s immense catalogue. Featuring a spectacular cast of vocalists, including Bill Champlin, Jeff Pescetto, Cecily Gardner, Robbie Dupree, Bill LaBounty, Joe Pizzulo, Ole Borud, Bill Cantos, Arnold McCuller, Frank Adahl, Lisa Lovbrand, and the unforgettable Warren Wiebe, backed-up by an elite group of studio musicians, including David Foster himself, Jay Graydon, John Robinson, Michael Landau, Paul Jackson Jr, Nathan East, Abe Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Dan Warner, Jeremy Lubbock, Tollak Ollestad, Ramon Stagnaro, Brandon Fields and many others, this is a once-in-a-lifetime record that will not fail to live up to the expectations of the most demanding Foster fans.

In advance of the release of the full-length album, Contante & Sonante released a limited edition 3-song EP previewing two of the album’s songs, “In The Stone” and “No Explanation”, plus a BONUS TRACK,”After All”, performed by the soulful Leslie Smith, which is available only on this EP release.

CD track listing:
1. Prelude (Tomi Malm –feat. D. Foster)
2. In The Stone (Bill Champlin)
3. No Explanation (Bill LaBounty)
4. Jojo (Arnold McCuller)
5. The Colour Of My Love (Frank Adahl)
6. Heart To Heart (Jeff Pescetto)
7. Fly Away (Robbie Dupree)
8. Look What You’ve Done To Me (Cecily Gardner –feat D. Foster)
9. Through The Fire (Ole Borud)
10. The Best Of Me (Lisa Lovbrand)
11. Nothin’ You Can Do About It (Frank Adahl)
12. Whatever We Imagine (Bill Cantos)
13. When Will The World Be Like Lovers (J. Pescetto, R. Dupree, B. Cantos, A. McCuller, J. Pizzulo and F. Adahl)
14. Live Each Day (Warren Wiebe)

The Japanese version (out on May 20th by JVC/Victor) includes different tracks than the EU release. Adahl’s “Colour of My Love” is replaced by Courtney Blooding’s version, feat. Robbie Buchanan and Ole Borud’s version on “Through The Fire” is done by Joe Pizzulo. Additionally there’ll be a bonus track, “For Just a Moment -theme from St. Elmo’s Fire” sung by Danish Bjarne Langhoff.

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Fly Away / The Songs of David Foster: limited edition EP now available

 

Fly Away

 

Fly Away / The Songs of David Foster is an album that brings new life to some of the brighter gems in the immense catalogue of David Foster. Featuring a spectacular cast of vocalists, including Bill Champlin, Jeff Pescetto, Cecily Gardner, Robbie Dupree, Bill LaBounty, Joe Pizzulo, Ole Borud, Bill Cantos, Arnold McCuller, Frank Adahl, Lisa Lovbrand, and the unforgettable Warren Wiebe, backed-up by an elite group of studio musicians, including David Foster himself, Jay Graydon, John Robinson, Michael Landau, Paul Jackson Jr, Nathan East, Abe Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Dan Warner, Jeremy Lubbock, Tollak Ollestad, Ramon Stagnaro, Brandon Fields and many others, this is a once-in-a-lifetime record that will not fail to live up to the expectations of the most demanding Foster fans.

In advance of the release of the full-length album, Contante & Sonante presents a limited edition 3-song EP previewing two of the album’s songs, “In The Stone” and “No Explanation”, plus a BONUS TRACK,”After All”, performed by the soulful Leslie Smith, which is available only on this EP release.

“In The Stone” is a powerful cover of the Foster-penned Earth, Wind & Fire classic. This amazing version is respectful to the original yet presents exciting new elements. The legendary Bill Champlin on lead vocals adds some soul to this funky jam, supported by the smoking Danish All Star Horns and an all-star rhythm section that includes John “JR” Robinson on drums, Nathan East on bass and Paul Jackson Jr. on guitar.

“No Explanation”, originally performed by Peter Cetera for the Pretty Woman soundtrack, is a ballad that Foster co-wrote with singer/songwriter Bill LaBounty. What a treat to listen to LaBounty’s take on his own song! The acoustic setting is perfect for the singer’s evocative performance, supported by the wonderful harmonica of Tollak Ollestad and some tasteful guitar playing by Dan Warner. The result is pure bliss.

“After All” is one the musical gems that Foster created with Jay Graydon for Al Jarreau. Here, an inventive arrangement breathes new life into this smooth ballad, featuring the voice of the very soulful singer Leslie Smith, a horn arrangement by Jan Glaesel, and fantastic musicianship by session greats John “JR” Robinson, Abe Laboriel and Dan Warner. Remember, this wonderful track won’t be included in the full-length album, so you won’t want to miss it!
Here are the EP/CD track listings:

EP:
1. In The Stone (Bill Champlin)
2. No Explanation (Bill LaBounty)
3. After All (Leslie Smith) * bonus track not included on the full-length CD

CD:
1. Prelude (Tomi Malm –featuring David Foster)
2. In The Stone (Bill Champlin)
3. No Explanation (Bill LaBounty)
4. Jojo (Arnold McCuller)
5. The Colour Of My Love (Frank Adahl)
6. Heart To Heart (Jeff Pescetto)
7. Fly Away (Robbie Dupree)
8. Look What You’ve Done To Me (Cecily Gardner –featuring David Foster)
9. Through The Fire (Ole Borud)
10. The Best Of Me (Lisa Lovbrand)
11. Nothin’ You Can Do About It (Frank Adahl)
12. Whatever We Imagine (Bill Cantos)
13. When Will The World Be Like Lovers (Jeff Pescetto, Robbie Dupree, Bill Cantos, Arnold McCuller, Joe Pizzulo and Frank Adahl)
14. Live Each Day (Warren Wiebe)

Links: Contante & Sonante websiteEP Press ReleaseCD Press Release

 

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