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Alexia Vassiliou & Peter Massink | Birds Have to Fly

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Birds Have to Fly

by Alexia Vassiliou & Peter Massink

Sophisticated and high energy orchestrations, soulful poetic lyrics, with an organic smooth coolness. A true poetic literary body of work. Alexia' s sultry voice with her personal, emotive lyrics perfectly match with Peter's rich, deep, haunting melodies.
Genre: Jazz: Cool Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Strolling Through My Mind
Alexia Vassiliou
6:09 $0.99
2. Through the Years
Alexia Vassiliou
8:18 $0.99
3. Short Man / China
Alexia Vassiliou
6:59 $0.99
4. The Life We Live (Expectations)
Alexia Vassiliou
7:14 $0.99
5. Birds Have to Fly (Instrumental)
Peter Massink
4:13 $0.99
6. Into This World
Alexia Vassiliou
7:31 $0.99
7. Habanera Triste (Εις Εαυτόν)
Alexia Vassiliou
8:31 $0.99
8. What Could Have Been (Instrumental)
Peter Massink
6:39 $0.99
9. Haunting Memories
Alexia Vassiliou
8:19 $0.99
10. Moon Over an Open Field
Alexia Vassiliou
8:51 $0.99
11. Song for a Falling Angel (Instrumental)
Peter Massink
5:36 $0.99
12. As a Last Resort (Album Version)
Alexia Vassiliou
3:58 $0.99
13. As a Last Resort (Original Film Version)
Alexia Vassiliou
3:49 $0.99
14. Birds Have to Fly (Athens 2000 Edition)
Alexia Vassiliou
4:16 $0.99
15. Short Man / China (Athens 2000 Edition)
Alexia Vassiliou
5:10 $0.99
16. The Life We Live (Athens 2000 Edition)
Alexia Vassiliou
4:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
“Birds Have to Fly” is a real album, with sophisticated orchestrations, soulful, poetic lyrics, and an organic smooth coolness. Alexia Vassiliou & Peter Massink: an eclectic duo of artistry and expression. A true poetic literary body of work, Alexia' s sultry voice is a perfect match with her emotive, personal, creative lyrics to Peter's beautiful, deep, haunting melodies and high energy, sophisticated orchestrations! Of a reflective ambiance, BIRDS HAVE TO FLY, allows the listener to partake in a mystical journey through streets and cathedrals, spaces and places, of the insight, of self. The lyrics, literature.

“Birds Have to Fly” brought together musicians from different countries – Holland, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Italy and the United States, to co-create in essence and contribute their own unique sounds; Aesthetically a masterpiece produced. A very distinct message; that of Individuality and the permission and the choice to Soar as Osho, one of Alexia's favorite mystics described in his writing; "There are skies upon skies to explore"!

Birds Have to Fly Credits:
Alexia Vassiliou: Vocals
Peter Massink: Tenor -- Soprano -- Alto -- Bariton Sax, Bassclarinet, Flute
Victor Bori: Grand piano
Fender Rhodes: Piano
Alessandro Alessandroni: Roland Digital Piano (As a Last Resort)
Harris Mermigkas: Double bass
Sascha Gotowtschikow: Drums
Roman Seehon: Percussion
Andy Stockbaker: Electric/Acoustic guitars
Gerd Rahstorfer: Trumpet, Flugelhom
Johannes Herrlich: Trombone

All compositions & arrangements by: Peter Massink
All lyrics by: Alexia Vassiliou

Recording: Lori Lorentzen; Ronan Chris Murphy
Recording supervisor & mixing: Alexis Ghikas; Ronan Chris Murphy
Recorded at: 'FLUXX' studio in Munich, Germany, 'Track7Music' studio in Athens, Greece, Sweetspot Productions Studio in Athens, Greece, and 'Veneto West' Studio in Los Angeles, USA.



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Just perfect.
So soulfull... Almost healing... Perfect work.