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CLOSENUF…to a new beginning


CLOSENUF, NY's Premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band, Releases Their Latest Album on the Wreckords Records Label! - Independent Music Award (IMMIE) & DigiFestival Award Nominees - Twice NE Independent Music World Series Se
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1. The Truth Is Me (or God Speaks To Man)
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2. Music Man (The Barlotta Mix)
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3. Alive Forever (The Jerome Mix)
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4. The Tag
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5. Airline Bags & Luggage Tags
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6. Close Enough
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7. Prose Noir (Intro)
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8. At Night (The La Cerra Mix)
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9. Universe (Intro)
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10. The World Is Crying
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11. Fertile Green
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12. She's Leaving
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13. In The Eyes Of The Rose (The Jerome Mix)
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14. Buy The Boat
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15. Music Man (The La Cerra Mix) - Bonus Track
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16. Alive Forever (The La Cerra Mix) - Bonus Track
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17. At Night (The Pitrelli Mix) - Bonus Track
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18. In The Eyes Of The Rose (The La Cerra Mix) - Bonus Track
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Album Notes
Original Press release:

DATELINE: June 30th, 2009 - BROOKLYN, NY - Wreckords Records, Inc., Brooklyn's own record label, is proud to announce the release of CLOSENUF's latest album, " a new beginning."

"CLOSENUF, NY's premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band since 2001, brings together fresh modern sounds influenced by the masters of classic rock to create a body of work which will stand the test of time. The 18 track fully digitally mixed all original (lyrics included) release was guided in the studio by Steve "Woody" La Cerra, editor of EQ Magazine & soundman for "Blue Oyster Cult." The project is the brainchild of Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Anthony J. Foti, whose portfolio consists of Pop/Rock music which is a fusion of nostalgia and originality with a late '60s to early '70s inspired Singer/Songwriter Rock Band vision, possessing catchy melodies, tight musicianship, & mature arrangements; all to bring the listener to be moved on an artful musical level. CLOSENUF hailing from Brooklyn, have accomplished the following: 2006 IMMIE & DigiFestival Absolute Winner Award Nominations for Best Indie Music Video, U.S. CHR/Pop/AAA Rotation 2006-2007 Radio Airplay, Participating in the O.S. National Band Search Series, GoodTimes Magazine's LI Music Festival & M.E.A.N.Y. Fest 2007 Competitions, Requested Performance at the 2007 Goodstock & 2008 Make Music NY Festivals, Appearances on The Joey Reynolds Show, Dr. Lou's House of Blues, The Media Factory Show & Blog Talk Radio, Compositions chosen for Soundtrack Score of 2008 Independent Film Festival Documentary, Four 2005 Awards, Semi-Finalists in the 2004 & 2008 Northeast Independent Music World Series, U.S. National Top-40 Radio Airplay and a Billboard World Songwriting Contest Award. Fans from Billy Joel to The Beatles will finally have an album to add to their collection and play over and over again. The baby boomers and the college students can finally share in their appreciation of music both timely and timeless where you can be taken away by the sound yet stay firmly planted on the ground by the message. This album is for those who always look for something new and exciting, or haven't found an album worth buying in years. Your wait is over! Contact us to get your copy now! On the 15th anniversary of Wreckords Records, we celebrate with its latest LP release, " a new beginning," capturing all of Anthony J. Foti's writing & lead vocals from the band's established repertoire, as well as new selections with the fresh sounds of the band's current line-up (as always, all talented NY Musicians in their own right), as well as alternate mixes of fan favorites with special guest players. UPDATED - September 27th, 2009 - In August 2009, Mojo Alt 94.1FM Radio 2 in Macedonia, Europe started spinning tracks regularly from the release. Check out the EPK to end all EPKs, for info on the latest line-up, photos, news & appearance schedules. They write it, they play it, they rock it! Musical Perfection? CLOSENUF!" a new beginning - Album - Credits:
They are CLOSENUF:
Anthony J. Foti ­ Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Percussion, Keyboards, Composition & Production
Ron Pitkin - Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars
& Backing Vocals
Tony Napp - Bass Guitars & Backing Vocals
Joe Nielsen - Drums & Percussion
Peter G. Paszti - Keyboards & Electronics

They will always be CLOSENUF:
Adam Vicelich­: Keyboards & Backing Vocals
(Tracks 7,8,10,14-16,18)
Henry McDonagh III: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals (Tracks 8,10,14-16,18)
Trey Roper: Drums & Percussion
(Tracks 8,10,14-16,18)
Eric Blackwood: Acoustic Guitars
& Backing Vocals (Track 17)
Mike Marchetta: Electric Guitar (Track 13)
Brian Christian Giarraffa: Keyboards
(Tracks 13,17)
Joe Giarraffa: Drums & Percussion (Track 13)
Mike Hoffman: Bass Guitar (Track 17)
Russ Morisi: Bass Guitar (Track 13)
Mike DeLuca: Keyboards, Electric,
Acoustic & Bass Guitars & Backing Vocals
(Tracks 2,3)
Robert C. Kelly: Drums & Percussion (Tracks 2,3)
Keith Ringo: Harmonica (Track 13)
Steve Goodman: Backing Vocals (Track 17)
Richie Levoi: Keyboards (Track 6)
Robert Randazzo: Saxophone (Track 11)
Phyllis Falletta: Coloratura Soprano (Track 1)
Dave Greenberg: Backing Vocals (Track 17)
Jeff Munzert: Acoustic Guitar (Track 13)
Vinny Conigliaro: Drums & Percussion (Track 17)
'Screamin' Steve Barlotta: Saxophone (Track 2)
Al Pitrelli: Electric Guitars (Track 17)

All Words & Music by Anthony J. Foti
(except where musical collaborators noted )

Steve 'Woody' La Cerra
(Tracks 1,4-8,10-12,14-16,18),
Steve Jerome & John Abbott (Tracks 2,3,13),
David Greenberg, Al Greenwood & Eric Blackwood (Track 17), Anthony J. Foti (All Tracks),
Adam Vicelich (Tracks 7,8,10,14-16,18),
Mike Deluca (Tracks 2,3), Mike Ferrara (Track 9)
& Frederick D. Foti (Track 13)
Additional Engineers: Mark Passy & Augie Ciulla (Track 13), Stephen Rajkumar & John Besser (Tracks 2,3), Ed Modzel, Steve Goodman
& John DeLarosa (Track 17)
Additional Arrangement: Janice Foti (Tracks 3,14,16), Richie Levoi (Tracks 1,4-6,12),
Eddie Teachout (Track 1), Henry McDonagh III, Adam Vicelich & Trey Roper (Tracks 1,6,11)
Additional Mastering: Scott Hull, Masterdisk, NYC (Track 17); Dave Moyssiadis, Disc Makers, NJ (Tracks 2,3,13), Steve La Cerra, The Wood Shop, Bklyn, NY (Tracks 2,3,13,17) & Ernest Buckley,
The Music Room, Bklyn, NY (Tracks 7-10,14-16,18)
Recorded at: The Wood Shop, Bklyn, NY
(Tracks 1,4-6,8,10-12,14-16,18),
Nationwide Digital Studios, SI, NY (Tracks 2,3,13), Rockin' Reel Studios, East Northport, NY
(Track 17), Grandma's House, Bklyn, NY
(Tracks 7,8,10,14-16,18),
The Music Room, Bklyn, NY (Tracks 8,10,14-16,18) & Fastlane Studios, Bklyn, NY (Track 9)

Art Direction & Design: Wayne Olsen,
Falletta/Olsen Studios, Bklyn, NY
Photography & Package Concept: Anthony J. Foti Cover Photography:
John Maier & Rosita Chan-Vicelich
Album Package Reproduction: Village Digital, NY, NY (Hortencio Gomes - Proprietor)
(Remember, say no to drugs always!)

CLOSENUF wishes to thank:
Our Almighty Creator through whom all things are possible, our dear families, friends & fans
"The CLOSENUF Corps." And of course to all the great participants of this project, especially:
Steve La Cerra, Steve Jerome, John Abbott,
David Greenberg, Al Greenwood, Jeff Munzert,
Vinny Conigliaro, Steve Barlotta, Al Pitrelli,
Phyllis Falletta, Robert Randazzo, Richie Levoi, Stephen P. DiSanti, Eric Blackwood,
Hortencio Gomes, Wayne Olsen, Rosita Chan-Vicelich, John Maier, & Janice Foti.

Track 1 (as well as this entire release) -
dedicated to Daniel Grayling Fogelberg
Track 5 - inspired by The Beatles
Track 6 - for the groupies
Tracks 13,18 - based on the writings of
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Track 14 - dedicated to Elvis Presley
& Eddie Cochran

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© 2009 Wreckords Records release, Brooklyn, NY.
All songs ASCAP. All rights reserved. Lyrics used by permission. Unauthorized duplication subject to applicable laws. Contains previously released material. Some music originally recorded on analog equipment, please note a CD's high resolution can reveal limitations of the source tape. (CLSNFLP2)




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