MP3 Richard Salem - Cymbeline
Emotional, unique, poetic, singer-songwriter.
13 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, POP: Delicate
Cymbeline is the first full-length album release by independent, British born, American singer-songwriter and recording artist Richard Salem. The title is derived form a play by William Shakespeare set in the town where Salem was born. The album is a passionate work demonstrating Salem''s unique voice, honest songwriting, sweet acoustic guitar playing and beautiful production. Cymbeline boasts high consistency from one great memorable song to another.
Salem''s songs have a definate popular appeal together with an authentic creative essence. The tracks on this album generally have easy-tempos, lush acoustic sounds and soft, heartfelt vocals. A folk element appears hear and there. There''s no question the album was motivated by creative vision.
Salem is often described in reviews as a poet songwriter. His background in art and literature (M.A. in the History of Art) plays a significant role in the formation of his music. His lyrics are simple, yet graceful, refined and intelligent. He''s clearly devoted to delivering honest, inspired, beautiful material.
Salem exhibits all the qualities of a world-class star while maintaining artistic integrity and a basic humility about his work.
As an independent artist, he''s earned wide acclaim for Cymbeline, selling in the thousands and receiving rave reviews from fans, fellow artists, and in the press. He''s been playing acoustic solo shows in and around Arizona lately while bringing his second full-length album to completion where he lives in Sedona.
The much anticipated new album release is expected by the end of 2005.