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New releases from ZinkMusic!


First out is Rolf Jardemark who makes a triumphant return to the sound that characterized his 1989 debut album “Soft Landing”. The new album “Sunset in Guitarland” was produced by Peter Friestedt and amongst others features John JR Robinson, Ralph Humphreys, Neil Stubenhaus, Per Lindvall and the vocal talents of Bill Cantos and Michael Ruff!


The other release is the EP “Offshore Monsters” by Josef Melin, the brainchild of Smooth Reunion. A first taste from his solo debut “Prepare for Y2K”, to be released in January 2011. This is an excellent mix of Pop, Jazz and Soul with a big portion of Steely Dan; well crafted, humoristic and performed with brilliance and charm! The EP features two versions of the title track, a long cool version of “Let Me Know” and the non-album track “Wave to Friends and Family”.

Both releases available for pre-order now at ZINKMUSIC! 


Focus on TERRAMARA...


Minneapolis-based Terramara is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Rob Meany, who formed the group in 1999. Independently, they have released three albums of original material and have developed a loyal following over the years. They have won several awards for their music and performances. Critics and fans alike often compare them to rock giants such as Steely Dan, Ben Folds, and Sting & The Police. Terramara is: Rob Meany, piano, keys and lead vocals James Towns & Tom Larson, bass Karl Koopmann, guitar Dave Thomas, drums

Terramara released 3 albums:

TERRAMARA: Fans of Steely Dan, The Police, Joe Jackson or Ben Folds will love this album of smart, finely crafted pop-rock gems. These tracks are filled with tight, funky grooves, lush, jazz tinged harmonies, and an edgy rock sensibility. Centered around the rhythmic pop styled songwriting of vocalist and keyboardist Rob Meany, the band's sound is augmented by rock guitar and a grooving rhythm section.


FOUR BLOCKS TO HENNEPIN: includes 13 songs by Rob Meany, arranged and performed by Terramara. Two years in the making, the album was recorded mostly at the Terrarium in Minneapolis under the steady hand of producer Ken Chastain (Greazy Meal, Flipp, and Beat the Clock).


DUST & FICTION: Terramara's latest release is its most sonically rich album yet. While retaining its signature sound: melodic piano-based pop songs with refreshing harmonic twists and lush harmonies, the band has expanded its palette of sounds to create an album that shimmers with layered guitars and keyboards. Listen to this one with headphones.



To learn more about Terramara, InsideMusicast is pleased to present a special interview with Rob Meany offering track debut Brooklyn Bridge! THE INTERVIEW IS NOW AVAILABLE AT INSIDEMUSICAST!

Soren Reiff "Miss You"


After his debut release, enthusiastic international critics compared Soren Reiff with guitar icons such as Larry Carlton, John Scofield, George Benson and Joe Satriani. Reiff, who for many years was Musical Director and guitarist on Danish National TV for stars like Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Robert Palmer and Randy Crawford, has an impressive line up playing on his new album - musicians who have worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston and the Rolling Stones.

Most of the tracks are recorded in L.A., but mixed and completed in Denmark. The style is warm and soulful - funky grooves with catchy, melodic themes and chord progressions with roots from the jazz world. Miss You is filled with musical curiosities, played with virtuosity, soul and presence. Reiff has been busy since his previous release Funky Flavas (which also featured Mike Stern and Michael Ruff). he has composed and produced music for other artists, radio and television, and has written and published no fewer than four books.

"Miss you" features guests:

DAVID GARFIELD (Piano/Keys) David has worked for many years as Musical Director for George Benson and Natalie Cole. David was a founding member of Los Lobotomys together with Jeff Pocaro and Steve lukather, and when the band did some reunion shows and a tour in Scandinavia a couple of years ago, Soren Reiff played the guitar.

WILL LEE (Bass) As part of the David Letterman Show Band, Will is known as a charismatic bassist who always delivers state of the art playing. he has also worked with the Brecker Brothers, Patti Austin, D’Angelo, Steely Dan, Tom Scott and many more.

JOHN PENA (Bass) John has roots in New York and Puerto Rico. he has played with Carlos Santana, The Crusaders, Chick Correa, Steve vai, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Ricky Mar- tin and Michael McDonald.

STEVE FERRONE (Drums) Steve’s career started in the Average White Band. Since then he has worked with Chaka Khan, Jaco Pastorius, Duran Duran, Tom Petty and Eric Clapton.

RICKY LAWSON (Drums) Ricky has played with Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, lionel Richie, George Duke, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan, Babyface and many more.

MICHITO SANCHEZ (Percussion) Michito has played with almost everyone, from rock artists such as Rolling Stones, Elton John, to contemporary jazz artists like Herbie Hancock and Joe zawinul, plus soul and R’n’B acts as Aretha Franklin, Eric Benet and Brandy.

VERONICA MORTENSEN (Vocal) Along with Reiff and the American musicians, Danish singer veronica Mortensen appears on several tracks. Veronica has distinguished herself in recent years internation- ally and thrilled both audiences and critics. on this album her warm and soft voice is melting naturally with Soren’s guitar tones.

Yes, back for a new record...


Grammy Award winners YES, one of the most influential and ground-breaking progressive rock ‘n’ roll bands, today announced the signing of a new worldwide recording deal with the Italian-based record label, Frontiers Records.

Songs such as “Roundabout”, “I’ve Seen All Good People”, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, and countless others, have served to place the group upon the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll history. But history is still, yet to be written, because Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White, along with Oliver Wakeman (Rick Wakeman’s son) and new lead singer Benoit David, will enter the studio to record the group’s first new CD in a decade. It is anticipated for release before Summer 2011.

Frontiers Records President, Serafino Perugino said: “I am truly honoured and excited to have these Rock and Roll pioneers on the label. YES have written some fabulous pages in the history of this music and I look forward to keep on writing new exciting chapters with them!” “Having the two new guys in the line-up has inspired the impetus behind the need for YES to return to the studio” says Chris Squire, while Steve Howe adds “The new lineup has shown that we can operate well as a touring band, so now to expand that to recording would broaden our repertoire and the inclusion of Oliver and Benoit on new recordings will show a new leaf in YES music's continuing development”.

One of the most popular concert attractions of all-time YES’s remarkable career has served to re-define the boundaries of rock. As a dominant force for more than four decades, YES has sold more than 33 million albums worldwide. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical style has made each of the group’s players virtuosos in their own right.

Rascal Flatts "Nothing Like This"


The album is a microcosm of all the things the band does well. Jay DiMarcus calls it "Rascal Flatts in a nutshell" which is to say it touches on many of the best aspects of 21st-century country music. It is first and foremost uplifting, with songs like "Why Wait" and "Play" kicking off the proceedings with the call to enjoy life no matter what our circumstances. It features both the throwback groove of "They Try" and the fresh sparkle of "All Night To Get There." "Summer Young" is an uptempo celebration of the season of warmth and romance and "I Won't Let Go" is "You've Got A Friend" for the new millennium, a song steeped in the strength of love and friendship in times of trouble. The title cut finds a way to bring freshness to the subject of love and sees Gary bringing a disarming desperation to his vocal.

"One of the more special songs on this album for me is 'I Won't Let Go,'" says Joe Don. "Being a parent now and listening to that song really hits home and truly hits me in the heart." "I think there's something for everybody on this project," adds Gary, "and it's a full-length example of what makes us who we are."

  Guesting on the project is Natasha Beddingfield, who joins the trio on "Easy."

Jay says "this is an album about fun, growth and change. We have been at a very important crossroads this year with our ten-year mark, so I think we wanted to prove to ourselves that we could still grow and surprise ourselves and stretch."

Mr Mister 4th album "Pull" now available to purchase...


In 1990, Mr. Mister completed their 4th groundbreaking album, Pull, but the album was never released...until now!

Includes audio CD, instant digital download of the entire album (including digital booklet and iTunes ready album art) plus the beautiful Pull "Faces" Tee in men's or women's styles.

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Michael McDonald "This Christmas - Live in Chicago"


One of the music world s most recognizable voices, Michael McDonald performs a special Christmas-themed episode of SoundStage on his new DVD This Christmas Live In Chicago.

Opening the show with the Doobie Brothers classic "It Keeps You Runnin", McDonald jumps into two selections from his solo career, before launching into a dozen Christmas songs. Many of these songs appeared on his 2009 holiday album This Christmas . The set ends with three Doobie Brothers classics and a cover of the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah is included as well.

TRACK LISTING 1. It Keeps You Runnin 2. I Keep Forgettin (Every Time You re Near) 3. Sweet Freedom 4. Every Time Christmas Comes Around 5. On This Night 6. This Christmas 7. Come, O Come Emanuel 8. Wexford Carol 9. Christmas On The Bayou 10. I ll Be Home For Christmas 11. That s What Christmas Means To Me 12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 13. Peace 14. White Christmas/ Winter Wonderland 15. Minute By Minute 16. What A Fool Believes 17. Takin It To The Streets Bonus: Hallelujah

Bryan Adams "Bare Bones"


Inspired by his experience recording "MTV's Unplugged" in the 90's, Adams decided to revisit performing his material pared down once again in 2008. With a consistently loyal following on the road, Adams continued playing live shows with these new spare arrangements in 2010, and as an experiment decided to start recording them for a possible record. Comments Adams, "as the tour rolled across the USA and Canada, many people were asking for a recording of the songs as they had just heard in the show. So in response to that, I decided to record a few shows to see if a recording was even interesting... I like the way the songs carry themselves warts and all, bare-boned, without the original arrangements of a full band or an orchestra." He continues, "These recordings only have the voices and handclaps of the fans in the audience and the ambience of the room to lift them."

Narrowing down the selections for Bare Bones was a challenging exercise given Adams' expansive catalogue, so he enlisted the assistance of his fans. Chosen by a combination of suggestions received through Twitter and his official website, the final tracklisting reflects a well-balanced mixture of old, rare, familiar and new material.

Zac Brown Band "You Get What You Give"


Zac Brown Band's second major label studio album 'You Get What You Give' was released on September 21st featuring guest appearances by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. As Zac explained to Associated Press, "It's a defining record...Every step of it's done the right way and I expect people are really going to love this record and see the depth of our musicianship, we're always growing. Not that we've arrived at any grand finale or anything, but the progress from this last record to this one, it's tremendous and I'm proud of it."

Paul Carrack "A Different Hat"


A DIFFERENT HAT is the stunning new album from Paul Carrack featuring The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (arranged and conducted by David Cullen). 12 classic songs given a new interpretation by one of the UK's finest singers.

The Limited Edition comes in the form of a hardback book with 32 page booklet, CD and bonus DVD containing in depth interview with PC, footage of the making of the album and slide show of high resolution photographs.