David Melbye | Into the Light of Day

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Into the Light of Day

by David Melbye

David’s tenor voice soars in these original songs that encompass a wide variety of styles including pop rock, a cappella, folk rock and country as well as meditative and groove-laden keyboard ballads. Todd Rundgren-influenced!
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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1. You Came Around
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2. No Matter Where I Go with You
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3. Our Love Goes On
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4. State of Grace
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5. Samsara
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6. Surprise!
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7. Paging Jennifer
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8. I'll Walk with My Baby
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9. Frosty Morning
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10. Never Leave
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11. Will I Fall?
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
David has written and arranged songs in a wide variety of styles for many years. Eleven songs, most of which were written and recorded between 1989 and 1996, are collected here. David is very pleased these songs are finally coming Into The Light Of Day, hence the name of the CD! Three songs were co-written with longtime musician friend James Demgen. James also contributed significantly to the CD as a keyboardist and recording engineer.

Song styles range from acoustic guitar-based folk rock to meditative keyboard-based ballads and full-on pop/rock. Two a cappella songs (with all parts sung by David) are included as well as a mid-tempo country song of lost love. The CD concludes with a groove reminiscent of James’ work from his days as a member of the Flyte Tyme-signed band King’s English.

The influence of David’s favorite artist, Todd Rundgren, will be apparent to Todd-Is-Godd-Heads.

More about David:

David’s arrangements have appeared on two Todd Rundgren tribute CDs. He has also contributed his work as a singer, vocal arranger, guitarist and bassist to CDs by Carolyn Koebel, Beth Patterson and Tom Rime’s Rhythmus.

David has been a board-certified music therapist since 2000. He served hospice patients for many years and currently practices privately. Several of his original songs and arrangements are included on Honoring the Passage: Voices from Hospice Music Therapy & beyond. This 3-CD collection was produced by friend and fellow music therapist Carolyn Koebel. It includes work by over forty music therapists and musicians.

David provided the guitar music for Living With Hospice, a documentary produced by Twin Cities Public Television in 2005. His music therapy work with a patient is also included in the film.

Also in 2005, David released his CD In My Grandfather’s Day: The Music of Gerhard Theodore Alexis, a moving collection of sacred vocal music, some of which is sung in Swedish, and several meditative organ compositions.

David also enjoys playing and/or using in his music therapy practice the Reverie Harp, the Q chord, the Native American Flute, the Ukulele, the Cathedral drum and the Appalachian dulcimer.

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Anthony Rogers

Long time coming
I've known David since his standout tracks on the first two Todd Rundgren trib records. I've had the pleasure of hearing some of these before this collection. David is not one to deny the influence of Todd on his work and he has mastered several styles to serve as the departure for his OWN art. For me the most two transcendent tracks are Sumatra and Will I Fall, the last track which sounds like a cousin to Afterlufe from Liars. David's vision extends into acapella, a lovely America influenced sound on Frosty Morning..Paging Jennifer sounds like a tv ballad theme ala Christopher Cross..and that's the thread through all these tracks.-the great voice and harmonies that we've heard from his previous religious release just spread into a butterfly on this collection...don't miss this if you love Todd. You NEED this . Besides the above, other standouts are surprise! and Never Leave (super lead vocal performance). A great vision from start to finish...so happy the world can finally see this laid out in one collection. Hasn't left my CD player for three months!
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Mandy

Blissful Music
This is a wonderfully fun CD that I enjoy listening to in my car on a sunny day. Each song has the ability to take you back to a different place. This is a must listen for any music lover!
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TLG

Rungren-esq
David's album instantly reminded me of some of my favorite Todd Rungren and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young songs. The songs are melodic and the harmonies are beautiful. This is a thoroughly enjoyable CD!
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