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Bleed Together

by The Contes

Founding members of CROWN JEWELS. Classic rock & soul songwriting with a twist...fresh grooves, quirky sounds and infectious melodies. It's a rock & roll-bossa nova-lounge-power pop extravaganza.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. So Much for Love
3:45 $0.99
2. Out of My Head
3:05 $0.99
3. Bleed Together
3:17 $0.99
4. My Brilliant Star
3:29 $0.99
5. Mr. Crossing Lady
3:31 $0.99
6. Bossa Nova Sunday
4:13 $0.99
7. Still Not Dead
3:28 $0.99
8. The Diner Song
2:23 $0.99
9. Bad Jesus
3:52 $0.99
10. As Sane as Jane
3:40 $0.99
11. Hand Me Down Days
3:02 $0.99
12. Don't Tempt Me
14:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
Artists like The New York Dolls, David Bowie, Ian Hunter, Willy DeVille, Peter Wolf, Billy Squier, Joan Osborne, Maceo Parker, Paul Simon, Marshall Crenshaw, Billy Joel, David Johansen and Simon & Garfunkel have something in common...

...they've all called upon the talents of The Contes.

New York City Brothers Steve and John Conte are a rare breed; singer/songwriter/artists who make great records of their own and yet are versatile enough to contribute to other artists records and tours. Give a listen to their eclectic new CD, "Bleed Together" and you'll understand. The Conte's leap effortlessly from power pop to Bossa Nova, soul ballad to lounge, rock and roll to Americana.

"Bleed Together" marks the Conte brother's third independent release since leaving Mercury records and their band Company Of Wolves in 1992. In early 1993 they began gigging with their new project, Crown Jewels. The Jewels released two albums, "Spitshine" in 1996 and "Linoleum" in 1998. The band's music was heard on over 120 radio stations coast to coast and was featured in numerous network television shows and films. Both albums enjoyed critical acclaim from such sources as Musician magazine, the Grammy Showcase and London's Classic Rock magazine who gave their sophomore release four stars calling it, "#5 of the top ten albums of the year" in 1999. In September 2001, after three years of touring and writing they began work on a new record.

Steve and John have stepped outside the Crown Jewels box for this new project. The Contes, "Bleed Together" CD shines new light on the Conte brothers talents. In addition to their usual strengths, bass player John plays guitar, banjo and sings lead on a few songs while guitarist/singer Steve plays keyboards, six string and four string bass, mandolin and handles some of the editing and sampling.

Rounding out the record are some of the best musicians in the biz; drummers Charley Drayton (Keith Richards, B-52s, diVinyls, Shelby Lynn), Nir Z (John Mayer, Genesis, Alana Davis), Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors, Joan Osborne) and Rich Pagano (Patti Smith, Ian Hunter, Robbie Robertson ) The Uptown Horns (Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker ), the alto flute of Danny Wiliensky (James Brown, Bowie, Steve Winwood) and on violins, Antoine Silverman (Sheryl Crow).

The album features other members of the Conte family: mother Rosemary, an accomplished jazz vocalist, adds scat vocals; while John's newborn son Leonardo makes his recording debut with his in-utero heartbeat.

The Contes, "Bleed Together" was mixed by the legendary Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Fiona Apple, Don Henley)at The Hit Factory in New York City.



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A Great Album
One of the finest albums I've heard in a long time: it's diverse and truly moving.


Great Record
This CD is great! I've been listening to it every time I turn on my stereo. I've also been trying to get this CD from other stores but haven't been able to do so until now. I can't express how much I love this CD.


best cd i've heard in a long time!
what more can i say - it simply is the best cd i've heard in a very long time. the contes rock! and they're nice and they're easy on the eyes too!

Kevin b

What an awsome collection of tunes!
Great stuff! Do yourself a favor and get this, listen to it repeatedly, tell your friends. Support good music, not just the junk the major labels and (major label compensated) radio stations jam down your throat.


This is a great cd. This music should be on the Radio. Better thatn anything out there.


What a great record.
The Conte brothers have put together a cool collection of songs....catchy tunes, clever lyrics, great singing and John's bass lines just hook you in. Personal favorites are My Brilliant Star and Don't Tempt Me. Love those ultrasound effects too, brings back happy memories.


Every song is a number one rocked!


With extreme amounts of talent and a diversity of styles, The Contes' "Bleed Together" mixes catchy upbeats and heartfelt ballads in perfect harmony. Great lyrics and catchy tunes . . . a great CD for any collection!


Their best album to date.
This is by far the best album produced by the Conte brothers. The tracks are varied and catchy and I never skip a single one each and every time I listen to the album.

Punky M.

White Hot!
It was worth every dime!
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