On A Blue Avenue- Alan Merrill


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Polished and radio friendly, this is grown up music with a broad appeal from the consummate composer, arranger, singer, musician, and performer Alan Merrill. He is probably best known for being the composer and original artist (with his band Arrows) of the all time classic rock track “I Love Rock n Roll” back in 1975.

On a Blue Avenue is an insanely listenable departure from Merrill’s customary bluesy guitar-based rock, and here he presents us with a rich mix of different musical flavors, from Rock n Roll, through cool and smooth R&B and country spice, to keyboard rich love ballads that will melt your heart. On this musical journey through every mood, Alan displays his abundant talents to great effect, always bringing something new and refreshing, and creating a cohesive, satisfying feast of contemporary American music.

Alan Merrill has a rare gift for creating unique and beautiful music which quickly becomes familiar, and the tunes will stay with you for a long time.
Every new release from Alan Merrill reinforces the feeling that he should be a household name at the very top table of rock music’s biggest stars and you are left with that “Where have you been all my life?” feeling as you are enfolded by that unique rich velvet voice. Dreamy and wonderful ♥

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Physical CDs available from CDBaby from early December

1. On A Blue Avenue
Jon Gordon- lead guitar (at the end of the song)
Laura Merrill- harmony vocals.

2. I’m Daydreaming

3. Breaking The Chains
Laura Merrill- backing vocals.

4. Competition

5. Forever
Laura Merrill- backing vocals
Jon Gordon- guitar solo

6. Intoxicated
Jon Gordon- slide guitar

7. Lay With Me

8. Enter The Night

9. One More Heartache
Laura Merrill- backing vocals

10. Reaching Out To You
Laura Merrill- backing vocals

11. Your Love Song
Laura Merrill- backing vocals
Jon Gordon- acoustic guitar solo

12. Written on The Wind

13. You, Love & Me
Laura Merrill- harmony vocals
Alan Merrill and Jon Gordon- dual harmony lead guitar solo

14. Can’t Live Without Love
Jon Gordon- C&W guitar

15. Still There
Jon Gordon- guitar solo

 

Written and Produced by Alan Merrill for MECo Records, a division of the
Merrill Entertainment Company.
Recorded at Jon Gordon Studios in the Shelter Island complex
40 West 27th St. – Manhattan, NYC.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jon Gordon

Website: alanmerrill.com
Album lyrics: http://www.the-aleecat.com/blue-avenue.html


Fascinating new interview with Alan Merrill, the writer of “I Love Rock’n’Roll”


Terrific E-zine “Indie Music Impact” has conducted an excellent new interview with Alan Merrill that for once concentrates on his career and not the usual boilerplate interview questions about Joan Jett’s cover version of his original self-penned song “I Love Rock’n’Roll.  A wide ranging look at everything from growing up as a Jazz Brat in the Bronx to his start in Greenwich Village and opens with some  in-depth questions about his early career in Japan and then going right through to talk about his talented children and how he perceives his own legacy as a songwriter and performer

http://www.indiemusicimpact.com/interviews/alan_merrill.html

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