Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki | Dream On

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Dream On

by Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki

Acoustic, piano/vocal music with a theatrical sensibility
Genre: Easy Listening: Cabaret
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1. Look Up
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3:57 album only
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2. Spring Forward
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3:15 album only
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3. When I Was a Little Girl
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2:05 album only
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4. Caitlyn
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3:17 album only
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5. How Do I Look
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3:07 album only
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6. Perfect
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2:48 album only
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7. Texas 1969
Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki
1:56 album only
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8. Talk
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0:55 album only
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9. The Name Song
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1:34 album only
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10. App
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1:26 album only
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11. Shallow Bitch
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1:27 album only
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12. Give Me the Shtrength
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2:31 album only
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13. Father Flynn
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2:38 album only
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14. Sister Andrea
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5:08 album only
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15. The Eyes of Youth
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3:03 album only
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16. I Love This Town
Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki
4:04 album only
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17. What Happens
Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki
3:26 album only
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18. Dream On
Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki
4:01 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
LINER NOTES
"Dream On" CD: our sixth studio album
Anya & Robert Recordings #5107
Recorded July 17, 18, and 19, 2017 by John Kilgore at John Kilgore Sound & Recording NYC
Mastered by Alan Silverman, ARF Mastering NYC
Anya Turner: vocals
Robert Grusecki: piano, vocals
All songs by Turner & Grusecki (ASCAP) All rights reserved
Total running time: 50:49
CD jacket design: Aaron Morishita
Front cover photo: Carol Rosegg
Back cover photo: Julie Turner

Names, characters, places, events, and incidents in these songs and stories are either products of the authors' imaginations or used in a fictitious manner.

COMPLETE LYRICS at AnyaRobertMusic.com

DREAM ON is about our belief in the human spirit, the idea that language matters, the sense that music can uplift, and the conviction that two kids from the Midwest at the age of sixty-six have something to say and can still say it. And we believe that all of this can be expressed through the art of piano/vocal music. Thematically, more often than not the songs we hear in the mainstream are about sex: wanting to have sex, having sex, or wishing you hadn't had sex. We cover that and a few other topics that also might be of interest to people.

The making of DREAM ON was an experiment from start to finish, beginning with the decision to film the recording sessions. The CD and soundtrack were recorded and filmed in a small recording studio in midtown Manhattan over the course of three days without the use of headphones, with the piano lid open and with the two of us facing each other in the same room. Typically, our CD recordings have been a collection of songs. But when we perform our live shows we often use monologues to introduce the songs. So, on this CD we decided to include some of those spoken setups. There is a definite order to the album and sometimes there are segues from one song to the next. The recording has an arc; it is a fifty-minute journey best experienced in one sitting and unshuffled.

LOOK UP! was written as the opening number for a four-character revue of our songs. It is another musing on the effects of technology in our lives, a favorite topic of ours (Cell Phone, My Virtual Friend, Anywhere But Here). SPRING FORWARD was written to open a choral concert of our work, performed by the National Asian Artists Project's forty-voice Broadway Community Chorus presented by Baayork Lee, Artistic Director. WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL/CAITLYN are two songs about gender, love and empathy, joined together by a monologue about early awareness of difference and how to honor that. HOW DO I LOOK? is about the tyranny of physical appearance for women. Enough said. PERFECT – After one of our shows, a listener asked us if we had ever written a song about our relationship. We thought about it and wrote this one. The TALK SEQUENCE begins with TEXAS 1969 and continues through GIVE ME THE SHTRENGTH (yes, the misspelling is intentional). This is a six-track montage about language, pronunciation, nomenclature, verbal tics, trendy expressions, and general silliness. FATHER FLYNN/SISTER ANDREA – As the monologue asks, "Where does belief begin?" THE EYES OF YOUTH – Our nephew recently graduated from college and we were thinking about how, at our age, we've seen and experienced things he will never know about and, at his age, he will see and experience things we will never know about. But right now, at this moment in time, we're in it together. I LOVE THIS TOWN – We've written about our adopted hometown many times (Ordinary People, Greetings From Yorkville, Ev'ryone's A Star In New York, Pedicab Guy, Manhattan Canyons). This is our latest entry. WHAT HAPPENS is about loss of all kinds and how we cope. DREAM ON – The title song is the mantra we carry inside us that gives us the courage to continue to create.


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