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Come to America

by Ben New

Classic Rock with Prog overtones featuring great songwriting, arrangements, and inspiring guitar work that lies somewhere between Fripp & Holdsworth.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I - 75
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2. Launch Time
4:22 $0.99
3. Come to America
7:50 $0.99
4. The Mariner
4:16 $0.99
5. The Gun Show
5:57 $0.99
6. Don't Look Back
5:03 $0.99
7. It's a Beautiful Day
9:06 $0.99
8. Get It Right
7:22 $0.99
9. Don't Wake Me Up
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10. Livable Lives
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11. A Place I Know
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Album Notes
"Come To America" is a musical road trip across the North American hinterlands. As Hunter Thompson said "buy the ticket, take the ride". While any of these songs stand on their own merit, the real beauty is to listen to them all in sequence.
"All my albums are concept albums on some level" says Ben.
But this outing, the songs tell a tale of hope and loss. Beauty & revulsion. Iniquity & redemption.
There's an underlying contrast between the notion of an American Dream vs. an American Nightmare. (As with most everything, the truth reveals itself eventually to be neither...more a synthesis of the qualities of both.)
Eventually landing squarely in a sea of ambiguity.
Musically speaking the songwriting, arrangements, and production are top notch. Ben is a virtuoso guitarist and the constructions on this album allow for some appropriate excursions into 6 string wizard land. The songs are always the focus though and all else always serves the song.

There is artistry and sensibility that overall produces a sound that is both familiar yet also completely new.
The composer and the album defy expectations.
It's Rock, It's pop-informed, and it's slyly prog.
"Come to America" is an ideal companion to your road trip, wherever your destination may be.

All the songs on this album exude accomplished musicianship, thoughtful arranging, and inspired songwriting.
Ben New has an extensive musical history both as a recording artist and performer with bands such as "Macchu Picchu", "Hannabull", "The Jetzon Band", & "The Mighty Parrot".



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