All songs written by Robert Perala
(except excerpt on ‘I’m Kinda Confused’ using lyrics from ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite’ Lennon-McCartney)
All songs © copyright Robert Perala 2016
Produced, Recorded, Orchestrated, Mixed and Mastered by Kenny Schick at Basement3Productions
Vocals, piano, bass, and rhythm guitar - Robert Perala
Acoustic & electric guitars, bass, drums, saxophone, clarinet, flute, keyboards and backing vocals - Kenny Schick
Voice over on ‘Welcome to the Show’ - Elowen Perala | Cello on ‘Welcome to the Show’ and ‘Til we meet Again’ - Kristin Harris Garbeff | Violin on ‘Welcome to the Show’ and ‘Til we meet Again’ - Amie Jan | Drums on ‘This is America’ - Jeff Wheeler | Drums on ‘It’s Up to You’ - Pat McCue | Drums recorded at Gadgetbox by Patrick Brede | Thank you Stephen Sea for his production on ‘Whatever Happened to the American Dream’ | Vocals on ‘Whatever Happened to the American Dream’ - Deb Thacker | Photography - Kenny Schick | Poster insert photo - Jerome Brunet | Graphic Design - Sabine Heusler-Schick
This album is dedicated to my beautiful wife Elowen Perala
Special thanks to my family and son Christian Perala
SPECTACULAR RED - by Robert Perala
Spectacular Red is designed as a “Live Art Theatre” CD production. All my life I wanted to present the music, characters, and poets I grew up with. Those fantastic moments in pop music history like David Bowie’s The Thin White Duke, the fabulous Paul McCartney, Duran Duran and John Barry with their odes to the James Bond motion picture scores. The politically charged anthems of John Lennon, U2, showcasing humanitarian relief efforts, and human rights issues. I wrote “This Is America” and “Whatever Happened To The American Dream” as anthems for the controversial times we’re in. The first tracks were laid down at Tin Pan Alley Studios in London. Other demos were laid down at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz California with Le Seaside Rendezvous beautifully recorded by Patrick Brede. The project was then taken to Basement3Productions Studios in Boulder Creek and put under the direction of producer Kenny Schick who’s tireless efforts brought the songs to life. The beautiful arrangements, and complex melodies in our collaboration produced a beautiful cinematic feel to the record. Finally, the album was designed to play as a Live Art Theatre presentation with a set design including props and photos depicting the great entertainment moments of our time. On behalf of Kenny and myself we hope you enjoy our presentation of Spectacular Red!
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Who is Robert Perala
Robert has been a singer, songwriter and performer since he was very young. His highly successful record “Spectacular Red” reflects his influences by The Beatles, The Who, and assorted British pop acts. His understanding of songwriting, composing, and arranging has also been been heavily influenced by other songwriting duo’s such as Rogers & Hart, Stephen Sondheim, and Burt Bacharach to name a few. Certainly his live performances are most largely influenced by Paul McCartney. The colorful melodies, the lush ballads, and big numbers really show up for this aspiring songwriter.