Brian Ray has released a free download from his upcoming album. You can download it from his website
[64kbps version] or from Sound Click
[128kbps version]. Here's a bit of information from Brian about the track:
Hello my Friends,
How are you doin' out there in the world?
Here is a song from my new record which will be out near the end of this month. I hope you dig it! I wanted to share it with you as a free download… a gift to each and every one of you who have been so kind.
This song, "Comin' Up Roses", was written by me and Tonio K., a very cool lyricist who's been writing with many people through the years, including Burt Bacharach. The track was recorded by the amazing Joe Zook at Track Record in North Hollywood on Dec. 28th '04.. So it is hot and fresh off the press. We recorded to 24 track analog tape machines using great classic gear. More guitars were recorded at Oliver Leiber's Ollywood studio. The great Marc Desisto did additional recording at Luke's Room in Sherman Oaks [thanks, Luke!].
Abe Laboriel Jr. is playing the drums, percussion and singing the very end [low] backing vocal bits long with Paul Bushnell, who plays bass and high bass on the song. The three of us played live, 2nd take. Davey Faragher and Scott Shriner are singing the other backing vocals throughout the song.. don't they sound incredible?? I ASK YOU!!!! Man, did we have a blast on this whole record.. can you tell?
I played the electric guitars, electric baritone guitar, 12 string acoustics and the Lithuanian Toe Dulcimer. And I sang lead vocal, recorded at Marc Desisto's, and the "French bit", right before the "Dirt Brothers" vocal at the end.
Stay tuned for a release date, ok?
Have fun and...
It's a great track, i can't get it out of my head. Well worth a listen if you have a chance!