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On a Blue Avenue

by Alan Merrill

A 15 song album of all new stylistically varied original songs from lead singer and songwriter of the 70s UK hit makers the Arrows, Alan Merrill.
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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1. On a Blue Avenue
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2. I'm Daydreaming
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3. Breaking the Chains
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4. Enter the Night
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5. This Love Is Forever
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6. Intoxicated
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7. Lay with Me
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8. Competition
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9. One More Heartache
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10. Reaching out to You
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11. Your Love Song
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12. Written on the Wind
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13. You, Love & Me
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14. Can't Live Without Love
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15. Still There
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alan Merrill has written songs for artists as diverse as Lou Rawls, Joan Jett, Tiny Tim, Phoenix, Rick Derringer, Troy Turner, Britney Spears, Arrows, Vodka Collins, Felix Cavaliere, Monsieur and Tib Kamayatsu, Chuck Jackson and Freddie Scott. In this tradition on this recording he covers a wide variety of musical styles with roots in the 1960's through to current day music. He plays the lion's share of the instruments (guitar, piano, bass, harmonica and percussion) and sings most of the parts on this album, both lead and multi tracked harmony parts. Lots of catchy tunes with hooks and memorable melodies. That about sums it up. Although Alan Merrill plays most of the instruments on this album, Jon Gordon (Suzanne Vega / Madonna) guests on several tracks with his melodic guitar stylings. Alan's daughter, vocalist Laura Merrill sings harmonies. 15 new songs in all on this album, crafted by a gifted singer, songwriter and musician.

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Louise Hunter

A great example of the multi-faceted talent of Alan Merrill
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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