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In the Eyes of the Rose - The EP

by Anthony J. Foti & CLOSENUF

Anthony J. Foti & CLOSENUF bring you a true study in song; their most requested ballad compiled with all mixes starting from 1994 to a modern re-arrangement Country Style! A must for all CLOSENUF fans!
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1. In the Eyes of the Rose (The Americana Mix)
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2. In the Eyes of the Rose (The Americana Mix) [Instrumental]
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3. In the Eyes of the Rose (The La Cerra Mix)
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4. In the Eyes of the Rose (The La Cerra Mix) [Instrumental]
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5. In the Eyes of the Rose (The Jerome Mix)
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6. In the Eyes of the Rose (The Americana Mix) [Karaoke]
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4:45 $0.99
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7. In the Eyes of the Rose (The La Cerra Mix) [Karaoke]
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8. In the Eyes of the Rose
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
CLOSENUF TO A SINGLE…CLOSENUF TO COUNTRY!

DATELINE: June 10th, 2015 – BROOKLYN, NY - WRECKORDS RECORDS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF ANTHONY J. FOTI & CLOSENUF'S LATEST SINGLE, “IN THE EYES OF THE ROSE (The Americana Mix).”

"Wreckords Records proudly presents Anthony J. Foti & CLOSENUF’s latest cyber single, “In The Eyes Of The Rose (The Americana Mix).” This mainstay & most requested ballad of the band’s repertoire has been given a fresh take for 2015 in honor of the true roots of American Music “Country.” Foti, always being a huge fan of the genre from Charlie Daniels to Kenny Rogers to Eddie Rabbitt (also a Brooklyn-born singer/songwriter), brought in guest players for the remix including the international award winning Irish Folk fiddle player Cady Finlayson, as well as Philip Sterk, noted Nashville/Memphis session player on pedal steel guitar. The new mix is co-produced by Steve “Woody” La Cerra (Blue Oyster Cult) & Janice Foti (Anthony’s wife), who first envisioned the song as such, & spearheaded the arrangement, coming from a musical family from American Songbook players to Rock musicians). The song, comparing a man’s view on love to the rose’s view on life, was inspired & based on the writings of 17th century French philosopher Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (a classical composer in his own right besides innovator, author & teacher) from Conversations On The Plurality Of Worlds (1686). The single is part of the act’s latest offering – an 8-track EP release aptly titled “In The Eyes Of The Rose – The EP.” Accompanying the new 2015 single is 7 other versions: The 2015 Americana Instrumental Mix, The 2005 La Cerra Mix (a more modern take on the track as a rock ballad - The 2005 La Cerra Instrumental Mix (never before released), The 1994 Original Mix (in full power ballad style - co-produced by Anthony’s father, Frederick D. Foti (1924-2013) with Steve Jerome (The Left Banke) & John Abbott (Dionne Warwick) & features music provided by The “Blackwood & Foti” Band (Anthony’s act at the time) – this “raw” version received National Airplay on Top-40 radio stations around the U.S. when originally released as a single) & The 1996 Jerome Mix (a remix of the original version by Steve Jerome for Anthony’s solo album to give the track a warmer lush sound as tastes changed & spotlights added guitarist Jeff Munzert (Jim Messina) - plus 2 more tracks (also never before released) …wait for it… Karaoke Mixes of both the 2005 & 2015 versions! A must for all CLOSENUF fans! A true study in song. These "cyber-exclusive" releases are downloadable at cdBaby, iTunes, Amazon, & more. These items are also being solicited by The Jacobson Firm for options of movie or TV usage, as well as offering the songs to be picked up by established artists if they so choose to add the song to their roster. With many artists delving into the foray of the latest single’s genre from Bob Dylan to Dan Fogelberg to Neil Diamond to Darius Rucker & now Steven Tyler, we are so proud to be "CLOSENUF to Country!"

In The Eyes Of The Rose – The EP - Credits:
Track 1 - In The Eyes Of The Rose - The Americana Mix (2015)
Track 2 - In The Eyes Of The Rose - The Americana Instrumental Mix (2015)
Track 3 - In The Eyes Of The Rose - The La Cerra Mix (2005)
Track 4 - In The Eyes Of The Rose - The La Cerra Instrumental Mix (2015)
Track 5 - In The Eyes Of The Rose - The Jerome Mix (1996)
Track 6 - In The Eyes Of The Rose - The Americana Karaoke Mix (2015)
Track 7 - In The Eyes Of The Rose - The La Cerra Karaoke Mix (2005)
Track 8 - In The Eyes Of The Rose - The Original Mix (1994)

They are & will always be CLOSENUF:
Anthony J. Foti ­ Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,3,5,6,7,8)
Ron Pitkin - Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7)
Adam Vicelich ­ Keyboards (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7)
Henry McDonagh III - Bass Guitar (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7)
Trey Roper - Drums & Percussion (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7)
Steve La Cerra – Additional Percussion (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7)
Cady Finlayson – Violin “Fiddle” (Tracks 1,2,6)
Philip Sterk – Pedal Steel Guitar (Tracks 1,2,6)
Paul Lawrence – Acoustic Guitar (Tracks 1,2,6)
Mike Marchetta - Electric Guitar (Track 5,8)
Brian Christian Giarraffa - Keyboards (Track 5,8)
Joe Giarraffa - Drums & Percussion (Track 5,8)
Russ Morisi - Bass Guitar (Track 5,8)
Keith Ringo - Harmonica (Track 5,8)
Jeff Munzert - Acoustic Guitar (Track 5)
Eric Blackwood - Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals (Track 8)

All Words & Music by Anthony J. Foti
Producers:
Steve 'Woody' La Cerra (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7)
Janice Foti (Tracks 1,2,4,6)
Anthony J. Foti (All Tracks)
Adam Vicelich (Tracks 3,7)
Steve Jerome & John Abbott (Track 5,8)
& Frederick D. Foti (Track 5,8)
Additional Engineers - Mark Passy & Augie Ciulla (Track 5,8)
Arrangement - Janice Foti (Tracks 1,2,6)
Additional Arrangement - Adam Vicelich (Tracks 1,3)
Recorded at:
The Wood Shop, Bklyn, NY (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7)
Nationwide Digital Studios, SI, NY (Track 5,8)
Grandma's House, Bklyn, NY (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7)
The Music Room, Bklyn, NY (Tracks 1,3)
Mastering:
Steve La Cerra - The Wood Shop, Bklyn, NY (Tracks 1,2,4,6,7)
Ernest Buckley - The Music Room, Bklyn, NY (Track 3)
Bob Ludwig – Masterdisk, NY, NY (Track 5,8)
Art Concept & Design - Anthony J. Foti
Photography – Diana Baggott
(Remember, say no to drugs always!)
CLOSENUF wishes to thank:
Our Almighty Creator through whom all things are possible, our dear families, friends & fans
"The CLOSENUF Corps." And of course to all the great participants of this project, especially:
Steve La Cerra, Steve Jerome, John Abbott, Jeff Munzert, Bob Ludwig, Cady Finlayson, Philip Sterk & Janice Foti.
Dedicated to Frederick D. Foti (1924-2013)
For further info & booking, please log on to: www.closenuf.com
© 2015 Wreckords Records release, Brooklyn, NY.
All songs ASCAP. All rights reserved. Lyrics used by permission. Unauthorized duplication subject to applicable laws. Contains previously released material. Some music originally recorded on analog equipment, please note current computer file high resolution can reveal limitations of the source tape. (CLSNFEP2)

All of this immense mass of matter that makes up the universe is in perpetual motion; no part of it is entirely exempt, & the minute there's motion anywhere you can be sure change must come. It comes slowly or quickly, but always in an amount of time proportionate to the effect. The Ancients took pleasure in imagining that the celestial bodies were changeless by nature, because they'd never seen them change. Had they had time to prove it by experience? The Ancients were children compared to us. If roses, which live but a day, wrote histories & left memoirs for one another, the first would have pictured their gardener in a certain fashion, & after more than fifteen thousand rose generations those who had yet to leave the picture to their descendants would have changed nothing. They would say on the subject, “We've always seen the same gardener; in all the memory of roses we’ve seen only him, & he's always been exactly as he is. Assuredly he doesn't die like us; he's changeless.” Would the roses logic be sound? It would actually have more foundation than that of the Ancients concerning celestial bodies, & even though there'd been no change whatever in the skies until today, even though they gave every sign that they were made to last forever without any altercation, I wouldn't believe it yet. I’d wait for a still longer test. Should we make our lifetime, which is a mere instant, the measure of some other? Would that mean that whatever had lasted a hundred thousand times longer than we do must last forever? It's not so easy to be eternal. A thing would have to pass through many generations of man, one after the other, to begin to show some sign of immortality.

Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757), Conversations On The Plurality Of Worlds – 1686 (Berkley,Univ.Calif,1990), pp71-72

“In the Eyes of the Rose”
(A.J. Foti)

They said, why don't you buy her a silk rose?
The ones that just don't die,
And I wondered about the tradition, & it left me wondering why?

(Chorus) In the eyes of the rose, the gardener is immortal,
In the eyes of the rose, the gardener lasts forever,
Why can't we last just as long?
Why can't we last just as long?

Well, I decided to buy her a real one
The ones that blossom & bloom
Well, the one where the bud spreads its petals
And fills the room with perfume

(Chorus)

Well the rose lasted its lifetime from seed to stem to rhyme...
And I wondered about the tradition, & it left me wondering why?
‘Cause just like my time with this girl, the rose decided to die

In the eyes of the rose, the gardener is immortal,
In the eyes of the rose, the gardener just doesn't die,
But the rose decided to die...
The rose decided to die.

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