author – songwriter – public speaker
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)
Produced, Recorded, Orchestrated, Mixed and Mastered by
Kenny Schick at B3Pmusic.com
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’ – Debbie 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
All songs © copyright Robert Perala 2016
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 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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