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By The Sea

by Changes

A fresh blend of island pop, tropical rock, country, and reggae to inspire that mental luau we all need from time to time.
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. By The Sea
3:03 $0.99
2. Clifford
3:36 $0.99
3. What Life's About
3:27 $0.99
4. Seven Days
3:40 $0.99
5. Take Me Back
5:34 $0.99
6. Texas
4:59 $0.99
7. Others I've Got To Loose
3:51 $0.99
8. Boat Around The World
3:14 $0.99
9. I Need A Rainy Day
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Album Notes
"CHANGES" is a Trop-rock band from Western Massachusetts. Seems like a funny place to be writing songs about warm days and ocean breezes, perhaps. But then again, songs like "What Life's About" tell it like it is, from the edge of a snow-bank on a miserable New England winter day, dreaming of running off to the islands. "By The Sea" sings of listening to that little voice inside your head that says "You really need more beach time, Mon!!!" And everyone will be able to relate to "Seven Days", a light-hearted look at being in the doghouse with your "significant other" again.

"CHANGES" is an 8-piece group. Front man Steve Kareta has spent many days scouring beaches and islands, looking for the "perfect spot" to bask in the sun. He's also the main songwriter, and plays acoustic and electric guitars. "Digital" Dan Moraski covers all the brass and tropical effects on his guitar synthesizer, while multi-instrumentalist Guy Wallis covers the traditional piano and organ parts, as well as stretching out on the blues harp. Percussionist Brandon Marger drives the songs with a wide variety of instruments ranging from the standard congas, timbale, clave, and tambourine, to the exotic like Bata (Itotele, Iya, Okonkolo), rain stick, berimbau, and cuica. Steve Maher provides the low end with solid bass lines, and drummer Steven Lawton kept time. The group is rounded out by the vocals of Liz Nogueira and Emily Harnish.

"CHANGES" cut their teeth performing as a first-class Jimmy Buffett tribute show, which they still do under the name "CHANGES IN LATITUDES", but don't expect the CD to sound totally like JB. It's an original mix of rock, folk, country, and reggae. "Face it, you have to write about what you know. I grew up in Las Vegas, but, through some bizarre twist, wound up in New England", says Steve K (whose favorite sunning spots are Wiamanalo Bay, a Kama'aina beach on the eastern side of Oahu, and the Rams Head area on the southeastern tip of St John, by the way). "The idea for "CHANGES" started at a friend's wedding party, and it just grew on it's own from there. We really didn't audition anybody that didn't wind up staying in the group, though we've had a few personnel changes enroute. It's a huge family, and a load of fun."



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Being a Jimmy Buffett fan, I really enjoyed this CD.
This band has some very good original material, if you like the sounds of Jimmy Buffett, you are sure to like Changes. I have never seen this band live or do Buffett cover material, but plan to see them very soon and hope to hear all of their own material. Good CD.


Perfect Album, Couldn't be better than Jimmy Buffet himself!
Mostly each song is festive and reminds you of actually being BY THE SEA! I love listening to this album as much as listening to all our Jimmy Buffet CD's. Great to put you is a good mood!


Felt like I was in the islands!!
This cd was an awesome group of songs that brings the island feeling home. The songs are catchy and remind me of Buffet. I saw them in concert a few times and the cd allows me to listen to the great songs all the time!! Nice job! Waiting patiently for the next cd:)


Almost like a live show
Saw the group at the 07 NE Parrothead Convention. Thats why I bought their CD's