MP3 Grey - Anamnesis
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12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Classic Rock, POP: Beatles-pop
Grey began writing songs in 1981 while still a high school student. He played in the band Elixir that opened for Ritchie Havens at the Myriad in 1983. He later played in the band the Blithering Idiots while stationed in Germany in the late 80's, early 90's.
During the original Colours recordings, Grey lived in Toulouse, France, having teamed up with Yvan "Doc" Mirouse and J.C. Nogues as an English vocalist for their Milo project. In the summer of 1993 at Studio Queenriver and Filataires' Cellar, Grey and "Doc" recorded and mixed https://www.tradebit.comours was originally released on https://www.tradebit.com in March of 2000.
Due to the success of Colours, Grey decided in February of 2001 to release his musical evoluntionary albums Faded Colours I and II, songs that were written in previous to Colours (1981 - 1992) and Aside from "Farewell to Arms" and Song of a Broken Glass" the tracks recorded while Grey lived in Landstuhl, Germany.
In the summer of 2001, television producer, Timothy Eck, offered to record a half-hour television special on Grey, entitled "Introducing Grey". Grey teamed up for the first time with Zane Davis, Jason Harbour, and Mike Harbour to record live versions of "Joyous Occasion," "It's You And I," and "In The Spring of Youth I Died" from the Colours album, along with three songs from the then upcoming album Rock & Pop, entitled "Dying in Denial," "Addiction," and "Stop the Car." The performance was also released as a CD, Live at Pegasys that is now out of print.
Enjoying the success of the first television special, Grey allowed Wappy into the studio for the filming of a television series "Grey: The Rock & Pop Sessions." The series premiered April 8th, 2002 with episode #2 by accident, but followed the evolution of an album and the drama and humor involved during the original recording of the 2002 release Rock & Pop.
The songs on Rock & Pop were written between 1995 to 2001. Grey played bass, rhythm guitar, and sang lead on Rock & Pop. However, the album also featured the piano solos of Stephen Harwood, the guitar solos of Jason Harbour, the percussive talents and keyboard playing of Mikey Harbour, and the harmony vocals of Jerry Patterson, who also engineered and helped produce the album at his Champagne Studios. Mark Dorman of 3 Legged Monkey also helped to engineer while Jerry Patterson sang harmony.
On August 1st, 2002, Grey was nominated as artist of the week, and given airplay and a live radio interview on 104.7 KUAL. During this interview Grey & Jason Harbour spoke of their music and all contributors to the latest album, Rock & Pop. "This is the time, This is the Place," "Walking Today," and "Sex Is..." were played during the interview. Copies of Rock & Pop were given away to lucky winners.
Grey's music videos had not aired on television until after this interview. "This is the Time, This is the Place" premiered on the 3rd of August 2002, on KXOK, the sister television station to KUAL radio. The full video collection later won Best Music Video at the 2003 Bare Bones International Film Festival, and aired on stations in New York City, Buffalo, Atlanta, San Fransisco, and Hollywood, as well as PEGASYS.
The now out of print album, Acoustic Grey, featured the live acoustic recordings of Grey and Jason Harbour at the 2002 "A Fling at the Springs" Acoustic Music Festival at Government Springs Park. The performance also aired on October 14th on PEGASYS.
Following the award of Best Music Video at Bare Bones Grey was invited back to KUAL, where he premiered "S.P.R." from Anamnesis and "Some Days I Don't Want To," the Faded Colours track remake. The transcript of the interview can be read at the website.
In the Winter of 2003 at his Grey Havens Studios with fellow musicians Jason Harbour, Mikey Harbour, Patrick Costello, and Mark Dorman, Grey completed recording Anamnesis, his concept album following the lives of a family across 65 years. Dave Skinner of 3 Legged Monkey assisted Grey in the mastering of his new material.
Due to the now non-existence of https://www.tradebit.com, all albums before Anamnesis became out of print. This gave Grey the opportunity to re-record Rock & Pop and Colours with different musicians, Jason Harbour, Mikey Harbour, Steve Harwood, and Kevin Bunch at his new Grey Havens Studio. Anamnesis is now available at Hastings in Enid, Oklahoma, and https://www.tradebit.com.
Meanwhile, "Joyous Occasion" is featured in Liquid Wind, a windsurfing and kiteboarding documentary. The documentary was an official selection of the 2004 Bare Bones International Film Festival, Digital Independent Film Festival, and Dead Center Film Festival. It also aired twice by popular demand on Oklahoma's PBS affiliate OETA. The documentary which also features the work of fellow Enid musician, Jon Carrube.
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