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Go West

by Adam Marsland

Remember when pop music made you think? GO WEST is an intelligent, hook-filled double CD that forays into power pop, soul, rock, roots and even funk....compared favorably to Elton John's classic GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Standing In Chicago
2:39 album only
2. Who
0:57 album only
3. Burn Down The World
4:41 album only
4. Stranger On The Town
5:09 album only
5. I Don't Wanna Dance With You
5:22 album only
6. Learning The Ropes
5:25 album only
7. December 24
4:11 album only
8. 1 In 4
3:07 album only
9. Go West
4:20 album only
10. Talking About Myself
4:13 album only
11. Like Other Men
2:02 album only
12. Cut And Run
4:18 album only
13. Tread This World So Lightly
4:25 album only
14. When I Lied To Everyone
4:21 album only
15. Half Life
4:23 album only
16. Two Children In A Bed
3:59 album only
17. Fade Away
2:45 album only
18. Grateful For The Rain
4:02 album only
19. This Is Hard
3:14 album only
20. No Return
4:07 album only
21. Despair
3:12 album only
22. My Pain
4:15 album only
23. Trains
5:31 album only


Album Notes
"Go West is an undertaking that operates logically in two ways: it's a highly engaging pop/rock conception or dig a little deeper and it is an engrossing journey from hope to despair and back to hope. Either way, Marsland has put together an unassuming masterpiece." -- Audiophile Audition

"There was only one '70s artist who truly combined dance, pop, funk, rock, and painfully incisive lyrics. Adam Marsland has made an Elton John album on the par of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." -- Stamp And Stammer

"This is probably the closest anyone will get to a modern era version of Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything double LP...you have to give props to this an unassuming album full of emotional depth and masterful musicianship." -- Powerpopaholic.com

"What ultimately wins me over is the songwriting -- by turns caustic, desperate, and funny." -- Andy Whitman (Paste)

Adam Marsland – lead singer of '90s L.A. power pop band Cockeyed Ghost – apparently disappeared in 1999 after the band's label collapsed…but out of the limelight, Marsland began a 10 year apprenticeship, starting with 3 years of solid touring (solo and with Tony award winner Stew), then arranging and singing as leader of the Chaos Band (featuring Evie Sands), culminating in the stunning Beach Boys live tribute album LONG PROMISED ROAD (and music directing the 2008 Carl Wilson Foundation concert). As a session musician, he worked side by side with and won the praise of musicians from the legendary Wrecking Crew.

Marsland finally nosed back above the radar with the 2008 compilation DAYLIGHT KISSING NIGHT. A decade quietly honing his skills and his fan base paid off: the CD sold out immediately, making Top 20 on amazon's rock chart and garnering rare reviews. Some critics wondered aloud why they'd never heard of Adam Marsland, and what an all-new original CD would sound like.

Now the stunning answer is here – GO WEST. A double disc, 23 track song cycle charting an ambitious, moving lyrical arc through some of the most diverse and literate pop music ever to coexist on one album. Recalling GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD and other classic pop epics from the '70s, Marsland has made an album that never repeats itself stylistically while always coming from the same unique voice, achieving an emotional depth rarely found on a so-called "power pop" record.

Brimming with melody, harmony, invention and pure heart, GO WEST is one of the most ambitious indie pop albums ever.



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