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by Denise Marsa

New York City singer, songwriter who mixes Pop, Adult Rock, Folk, Americana in her writing & production style. Described as a story teller, beautiful, powerful voice creating her own sound. Featuring tracks from her two solo releases Self & Live Forever.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shed
4:20 $0.99
2. In a Town Called Jesus
2:59 $0.99
3. The Land Had a Dream
4:40 $0.99
4. In a Matter of Moments
4:37 $0.99
5. Hard Way
5:34 $0.99
6. Subtle, Mixed Emotions
5:15 $0.99
7. Thanks for Asking
4:00 $0.99
8. Nice Dream Today
4:51 $0.99
9. No Comparisons, Please
5:23 $0.99
10. House of Tears
5:10 $0.99
11. It’s No Ordinary Day
5:42 $0.99
12. You Came Along
3:49 $0.99
13. Time to Drive
3:45 $0.99
14. A Lucky Heart
3:07 $0.99
15. Steady
4:38 $0.99
16. You’re Wrong
3:10 $0.99
17. Box
4:31 $0.99
18. Back to Arizona
4:41 $0.99
19. Live Forever
3:13 $0.99
20. Equal
4:22 $0.99
21. Anywhere but Here
5:23 $0.99
22. Need a Dream
4:05 $0.99
23. Bring Me Home
4:44 $0.99
24. Dog
4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
"I know when I'm listening to something that's beyond good, because I get chills running up and down my spine. 'SELF' by Denise Marsa is one of those spine-tingling albums. Marsa is one of the most talented songwriters I've come across in a long time. Having collaborated on numerous projects previously, Marsa finally gets a chance to grab the spotlight. She delivers her songs with both passion and power and the mainly acoustic arrangements are full of melodies. 'SELF', however is not about gimmicks; it's about great songs. Songs that make you wake up in a good mood, get you singing at the top of your voice in the shower and keep you humming to yourself all day." -- Nicole Mosley, Rocklove, SELF

"I honestly think that you'd be very, very hard pressed to find an album, independent or mainstream released in '99, that equals the qualities of SELF, in terms of production, arrangement, intelligent lyrics and well crafted melodies. I just bought this CD today while browsing through my local record store (sorry Amazon!), and searching the database I find it's available here also. This is all very weird because I actually worked with the director, Justin Bird, on the music video for Denise Marsa's first single off this album called "The Land Had A Dream". I discover the CD in two different places on the same day and now I actually get to talk about it. This is great! Today is the first time I've heard the entire CD. And I'm astounded, to put it mildly. The first notes off "Shed" really expose the rich texture of this girl's voice, which is just one of the distinguishing features of the album. I especially like "In A Matter Of Moments" with its eloquent expression in music and words. "In A Town Called Jesus" is a classic. Great arrangements, kind of a female Mellencamp, some folk/rock influence and raw string arrangements, I'm surprised this wasn't the first single. "The Land Had A Dream", what can I say? I must have heard the song about 50 times on the day we shot the video (I was the skinny guy next to the director at the monitor taking script notes, in case you read this Denise). Surprise, surprise I actually still enjoy the song. I can't think of another song that really cries out for the environment and captures the feelings and emotions of the subject, and still sounds as great as this. From "Hard Way" to "House Of Tears" is like a journey through beautiful and varied landscapes. The ups and downs, the subtle change in colors and tempo. What remains constant is the quality, which is topped only by "It's No Ordinary Day" the final song on the CD. This beautiful melody brings an appropriate close to the story of SELF. If you recently separated from a loved one expect some tears. I hear influences of Kate Bush, John Mellencamp, The Doors, Peter Gabriel when listening to this music. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with the entire CD, what a great piece of work, a joy to listen to, and I highly recommend it." - SELF, "FANTASTIC! Great piece of work. This CD is a classic." (Lance Ilford) Amazon review on April 8, 1999

Denise Marsa’s “Live Forever”
By Elaine Alluin, Celebrity Cafe

"American singer, songwriter, producer and PR/marketing professional Denise Marsa is no stranger to the public eye. Marsa moved to New York in the 1970’s and began her musical career by forming her own band. Marsa was performing in a club she was approached by Dean Friedman, who invited her to sing a duet with him called “Lucky Stars” which reached success in Great Britain. She continued to perform and sing in New York. Marsa released a solo album, SELF, in 1998.

Marsa established her public relations and marketing business, KeyMedia Group in 1998. She is known to mentor up and coming artists.

Live Forever is Marsa’s second album that has a smooth mellow sound with a hint of country vibe.

Marsa’s music is relatable and holds the so much depth in each lyric. The first song on the album is “Time to Drive” the song is full of imagery and depth. This song leads the same tempo and beat for the rest of the album. Marsa’s has the ability to paint an image and story with each track.

In the single “Live Forever” Marsa expresses her bold views and attitudes towards relationships with the lyrics, “Well I’ve done some things wrong /And I’ve done some things right /And I don’t know why but I’m thinking about them all tonight /I made mistakes that I did not intend /And I’m sorry if I hurt you it was not what I meant.”

The album has a consistent sound of melodious beats. Marsa wrote each song and she pours her heart in the lyrics. Her talent and captivating voice shines through each track."

- 04/2015, Marty Peters Recording Magazine- Recording: This month's SPOTLIGHT is an energetic, inspiring "power pop"/rock tune with a jangly vibe, tight arrangement, and some awesome vocals to boot. Some recordings just seem to have a swagger and excitement from the writing right on through to the performance and mix -- and this, friends, is one of them.

Starting with the superbly executed programmed snare drum fill, "Stir it Up" leapt out of our monitors in a big way. Denise and Andy wisely created a believable drum performance here, one that could and would actually be played by an honest-to-goodness human (no drummer jokes here, please!). Far too many of the submissions that we receive fail to adhere to this simple principle, instead opting for what we like to call "octopus" drums, chock full of incredible parts that no mere mortal could ever play. With the drums firmly in hand, the bass is free to complement them, while the melodic part aids in providing movement and drive to the rhythm section. Well done!

Moving on to the melody instruments, we love the contrast between the mildly distorted vs. clean electric guitars here. The Byrds/Tom Petty descending pattern during the chorus was particularly effective in our opinion, lending a 12-string jangle that again provides movement and energy to the mix. We also give props to the pair for the acoustic guitar-driven breakdown at 2:20. Going to the beautifully recorded acoustic guitars here gives this section a purpose and provides a perfect setup for the driving choruses that end the tune.

Saving the best for last, Denise's vocals, both the lead and harmony, are simply outstanding to our ears. The combination of the M-Audio Sputnik mic and Universal Audio SOLO/610 preamp is magic on her voice, and the performance is absolutely fantastic. Rarely have we heard a singer as able to deliver a message in a song with such strength, humor, and conviction, all wrapped up in tight-as-a-glove harmonies. A thing of beauty, say we. Kudos all around for both the performance and the recording!

Summary: Let's see: killer writing and arrangement, plus thoughtful programming, dynamite performances, and exemplary tones. Do we have any suggestions? Yes, that you loyal readers out there (especially the ones who don't have easy access to recorded live drum tracks) take some notes while enjoying a listen to this fantastic song!"



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jonny coz

brilliant ,shes got the goods!
we are impressed by your music and talent
we do heavy radio promo and want you to be a part of it!-jonny GARY 203 727 5010