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Portal

by Deborah Gee

Highly texturalized electic pop-rock/velvet, vulnerable vocals that weave lingering melodies in a Sarah McLachlan/Aimee Mann kind of way.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Say What You Mean
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2. Risk
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3. Naked
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4. Perfect Girl
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5. Treasure
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6. Just A Kiss Away
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7. Warning
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8. Washed Away
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9. Pearl
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10. The Child Will Mend
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Album Notes
With intimate, pure vocals and her moody evocative songs convey a sense of passion, honesty and vulnerability that is rare in the climate of today.
Deborah has 5 song placements from PORTAL in Film and T.V. "Pearl" has been placed for the second time in a film. The latest film was called "The Smokers" with Thora Birch and Dominique Swain. "Say What You Mean" has been placed in syndicated "21 Jump Street". "Naked" in "Silk Stalkings". "Melting Girl" a song from Deborah's A&M RECORD days was placed in the syndicated series, "Hunter", not to mention her new band, The Cherry Bluestorms version of "Violent Heart" also placed in a "Hunter" episode. "Washed Away" off of PORTAL was also placed in "Hunter". "Hunter" series will air on TV LAND.
Radio airplay: USA / KSCA; KLOS 95.5FM; KPFK 90.7FM; KKCR 90.9FM; K-Beach (CSLUB/COLLEGE) EUROPEAN: BBC; Netherlands; Holland; Belgium.
Attracting the attention of industry insiders, Deborah has worked with producers/engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Tina Turner/Joe Cocker), Mike Clink (Guns and Roses), CJ DeVillar (Michael Jackson/Sisqo) and Jon Ingoldsby (Elton John/Madonna). HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

"Gee's stage and vocal presence is sensual, angelic and electrifying." ~ Patrick Melanson, Musical Director for Half Moon Festival/New Hampshire
"Gee isn't your standard cookie-cutter, girl-with-a-guitar-and-a-bunch-of-poems singer. She's closer in style and heart to Peter Gabriel and U2 ~~ there is a filling largeness to her tunes that transcend the speakers ~~ than anyone else I can think of. Diametrically, her songs are both subtle and sensual, deeply personal yet they are also of that rare ilk: they are hummable too."
~ Entertainment Today
"...so sweetly combines vulnerability with defiance... Texas Joan of Arc" ~Music Connection~
"Gee and her band...create music that's every bit as powerful as it is delicate and sensual.Her music comes from a deep, vulnerable place, and Gee has the ability to share herself". ~The Flash~
"Deborah Gee has a voice worth hearing and Portal is a collection of songs worth listening to."
~ Desert Post Weekly

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Bjm

for couples or individuals who have accepted the challenge of the heart
Deborah Gee's songs in PORTAL show an artist who has accepted the challenge of the heart, by taking risks involved in feeling the great tenderness and passion of being alive, and by willing to learn how to love -- despite everything.
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Paul Perner

A Gem in the Quarry
As anyone who has wondered through the streams of CDs that
flood the bins and play lists each year knows, there is
much to be ignored, a handful to take notice of and very few
true gem stones. Deborah Gee's Portal is a gem stone.

Often refered to as "vulnerable," Gee's songwriting goes
beyond the usual reflections on love and life. In Portal we
witness a self-actualization unfolding that's ultimately
just as rewarding for the listener as it is for the singer. A
bold honesty blossoms when one breaks down "The sealed walls
that surround you, you think for protection," as implied in
the song, "Say What You Mean." Here is where fear gives way
to confidence and courage and vulerability becomes an
honorable trait for both men and women... everyone who wears
their heart on their sleave.

As with all finely cut jewels, there are many facets to
Portal. Add first rate musicianship, track to track
consistency and elegant cover art to a creative philosophy
without pretense and you have a precious stone worth
digging a mile for.

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Jett Black / Nocturnalmovements.net

Deborah Gee - "Portal" - Song Profiles ( 10 )
Deborah Gee - "Portal" - Song Profiles ( 10 )

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TRACKS & PROFILES :


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1 . " Say What You Mean " :

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"Say What You Mean," comes on light and easy as in "waking from a dream," and includes poignant lyrics such as "Saying things we wish we hadn’t, truth is like an avalanche."


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2 . " Risk " :

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I wrote this at a time when I was in fear and just needed to give myself a talk about taking Risks...

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3 . " Naked " :

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A song about a teenage girl, pregnancy, fornication scorn through the eyes of religion and her process.


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4 . " Perfect Girl " :

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Looks at people setting themselves up for the Perfect Girl when maybe it's really right under your nose.

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INTERLUDE - A surprise little piece that my Daddy made up about the power of music.


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5 . " Treasure " :

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It is a heart opening song about the beauty we all are inside. Sometimes that is hard to see but it is always there.

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6 . " Just A Kiss Away " :

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A fun, sexy song about attraction.


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7 . " Warning " :

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It is about a 2 month relationship with a psychopath.

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8 . " Washed Away " :

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A song about a sassy beautiful woman being physically and mentally beaten down.

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9 . " Pearl " :

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The loss of a relationship. (this one has been placed in two movies and I have heard people ask me if it is about drug use)

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10 . " The Child Will Mend " :

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This is a song about child abuse. It is very healing, I might add.


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Blessings .....

Deborah Gee

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www.deborahgee.com

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Jett Black, http://www.TourBaby.com/

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Helping Musicians Help Themselves!

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http://www.NocturnalMovements.net/

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David M.

Sexy deep soul folk that will make you quiver... Portal.
I'm not much for new artists or taking the risk of purchasing a CD I've never fully heard before. With usual luck, I get the CD home only to find the artist put it all into 2 or 3 songs and then filled up the rest of the album with left overs! Not in this case. I heard Deborah Gee's Just A Kiss Away at a party about a month ago. When the DJ mentioned the name of the artist I had never heard of before (Deborah Gee), I made a note of it and went on in my usual way. About 11:00 I decided to call it a night (being Sunday night and all), and headed home. Checking my email when I got home, I decided to give Deborah Gee a quick search. My search brought me to her website (www.deborahgee.com, doesn't get much easier), and I listened to a few samples. I was hooked!!! I proceeded to the Buy page which led me to CDBaby's excellent portal for Indy artists and made my purchase! Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you find a CD like Portal from Deborah Gee...
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Gazzer

The plaudits all are true...
If you like albums where all the songs sound the same, I'm afraid this one is not for you. If like me you want to ride a rollercoaster, ie want to be driven to the heights of exhileration then come down to earth like a comet, then I recommend this album to you.

I've had this album in my collection for quite a few years and know it pretty well, yet I'm still discovering new things about it. Take the song "Naked," for example. I played the album a few hours ago, and the track has always been a low point, (emotionally) for me, but on hearing it tonight, I was struck by how beautiful the melody is, even though the subject matter is uncomfortable.

A lot of the album is about life and love seen from Deborah's perspective, and all the plaudits are true. She does sing with passion, honesty, integrity and conviction, and the musicianship is flawless. A well crafted album that is a minor masterpiece. It's an excellent listen !
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Cindy

Old soul wisdom and an Angelic Performance
Portal is a gem....and Deborah Gee, who doesn't seem to mind being vulnerable to the rest of the world, lays her truths on the line with grace. The CD was a "Risk"....and the outcome, success. I love it.
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