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Alice Fraleigh & Peter Vantine | Ready to Lose

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Ready to Lose

by Alice Fraleigh & Peter Vantine

Inspired, bold, quirky, intimate, hopeful - just a few words to describe this set of Pop/Rock/Country songs with messages on life lessons from the perspective of two aspiring New England artists who are "Ready to Lose."
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ready to Lose
3:58 $0.99
2. My Defense
3:51 $0.99
3. I Must Love You
3:23 $0.99
4. Lookin' Through You
2:57 $0.99
5. Letting Go
3:58 $0.99
6. God Forgive Me
4:12 $0.99
7. Home of the Brave
4:36 $0.99
8. Dance of the Heart
3:54 $0.99
9. Everywhere
3:36 $0.99
10. You're Not Here
3:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
After over a decade of musical collaboration, singer/songwriter Alice Fraleigh and composer/producer Peter Vantine are “Ready to Lose.” As the lyrics of the title track cry out, “I think it might be better to try and fail than never to try at all,” the songs on this album run the gamut of emotion and topic. Yet each song points to the fundamental yearning we have to inspire and be inspired – to persevere no matter what comes our way. Couched in life situations of love, loss, forgiveness, and hope, Fraleigh and Vantine bring an authentically positive message to the Pop/Rock, CCM, and Country music scene, even with a touch of Jazz thrown in to the mix.

Fraleigh’s vocals add to the range of emotion, from powerful soaring lines to intimate moments that intone a very personal connection. Vantine’s arranging and orchestration expertise help to anchor the vocal production, while all being enhanced by performances from some phenomenal area musicians. Those who have followed their work will find familiar-sounding selections (similar to tracks from Out There and the One Foundation recordings) while also enjoying a few new twists.

Fraleigh and Vantine both have a rich faith in God and a passion for creating new music, yet they understand the fickleness of the music industry and relinquish any notions of grandeur. Realizing there is so much more to life, valuing the process of creativity itself and sharing these songs with others is the desired outcome. “I might never get the fame, but I’ll never wonder why I didn’t play the game…”


Long, bitterly cold New England winters are the BEST!

According to Massachusetts singer/songwriter Alice Fraleigh, anyway. Alice finds that sitting on a chairlift going up a mountain, and the hot showers that follow a day on the slopes, can be very fruitful if you’re a songwriter; both provide lots of time to think, and plan, and WRITE. “And, hey, I’m not that good a skier, so let’s not forget the time it takes to get DOWN the mountain, either!”

Singing since childhood and picking up the guitar later on, Alice has developed her unique style by performing with several bands, performing locally at coffeehouses and singer/songwriter showcases. Since cutting her songwriting teeth, she has received national acclaim, including radio play, multiple CD recordings, and a healthy regional following. Her songs draw from life experiences, love, and faith, all filtered through a quirky perspective.

Contact Alice at stuntsinger@comcast.net


Accomplished pianist and award winning composer, Peter has received acclaim by audiences across the nation for his versatility and evocation of emotion and spirit through music. As a composer of music for film and television, Peter was the grand prize recipient of the 2001 Turner Classic Movies’ Young Film Composers Competition. He is highly sought after as arranger and producer with dozens of album productions for New England and national artists alike. After running Vantine Studio in Stoneham, MA for a number of years, Peter felt called to the teaching profession. Currently he holds the Director of Music position at Covenant Christian Academy in West Peabody, MA while serving as Pastor of Music & Worship at Middleton Congregational Church (now in his 21st year).

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Peter on Stone. I had written the song on guitar and heard what it could be in my head, but never imagined that it would turn out as well as it did! Peter’s orchestration and musicianship took Stone to a new level. I only hope that we have the opportunity to work together again very soon. I look forward to it!” – Michael Sweet, solo artist and lead singer with Stryper

“[Peter is] so gifted and [has] developed into a real prolific composer. Congratulations to [Peter] on [his] accomplishments and great success.” – David Spear, film composer, orchestrator and pianist, Los Angeles, CA

"What wonderful work you are doing. Interesting arrangements, strong vocals, wonderful playing. Overall, all three of these [songs] are strong and professional in their sound and approach . . . You are a strong writer and arranger and I look forward to hearing more from you in the future." – TAXI A&R Rep

Visit www.petervantine.com for more info or contact Peter at music@petervantine.com.


Ready to Lose, My Defense, Letting Go, God Forgive Me, and Home of the Brave – Words and Music by Alice Fraleigh and Peter Vantine.

I Must Love You and Lookin’ Through You - Words and Music by Alice Fraleigh

Dance of the Heart, Everywhere, and You’re Not Here – Words and Music by Peter Vantine

All songs arranged and produced by Peter Vantine. Recorded at Vantine Studios (www.vantinestudio.com) and Mixed Emotions Music (www.mixedemotionsmusic.com). Engineered and mixed by Peter Vantine and Kenny Lewis. Mastered by Peter Vantine.

Alice Fraleigh – lead and background vocals on all songs; acoustic guitar on I Must Love You and Lookin’ Through You
Peter Vantine – piano, organ, synth, background vocals on all songs
Alex Abraham – electric guitar on My Defense and I Must Love You
Bob Johnson – drums on You’re Not Here
David Medina – drums on My Defense
Steve Nahlik – bass on My Defense
Ryan Phelps – acoustic guitar on Letting Go, God Forgive Me, Everywhere; mandolin on Lookin’ Through You
Freddy Rizzo – acoustic guitar on Dance of the Heart
Lou Spagnola – bass on Ready to Lose, I Must Love You, Home of the Brave
Dickie Paris – drums on Ready to Lose, I Must Love You, Home of the Brave



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Constance Burke

Prepare to win
It would be hard to find a cleaner, more natural vocal timbre from a pop star, past or present than Alice Fraleigh's. Maybe Karen Carpenter or Billie Holiday. This is especially true when I get to use my husband's analog tube stereo where the natural harmonics are emphasized. Try track 6 "You're not Here". I melted.