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by Greg Black and the Planetary People

This is progressive rock with vocal harmonies and complementary ensemble instrumentation and solos. There is a strong bass and drum rhythm driving the tempo. These are songs to help you live in today's world.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. American Dream
4:10 $0.99
2. Gathering Storm
4:30 $0.99
3. Seize the Day
3:39 $0.99
4. Price for Learning
5:01 $0.99
5. Keep Your Spirits High
5:51 $0.99
6. In the Wind
7:06 $0.99
7. Planetary People
7:17 $0.99
8. Love Is the Reason
4:04 $0.99
9. Bridges
4:33 $0.99
10. Let the Rivers Flow
5:07 $0.99
11. Guardians
4:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
We looked around and found ourselves on a journey through time and space starting on the land of a water planet with just the right temperature range. We saw field and farm, desert, forest and mountain, and sea shore. We saw tons of walking talking matter infused with distinct spirits striving to live while brushing up against each other. These entities required air, water, and food from the planet. The friction of the entities and the exploitation of the planet were precursors to turmoil. The focus of enhancing life systems was clouded and farm, desert, forest, mountain, and sea shore were becoming less vibrant as air, water, and food became polluted. A larger mass of entities were becoming aware of the magnitude of the misdirection and continued to set about changing the course from being pointed at extinction to getting along better while sustaining the entire planet. It’s those we stand with and want to help.

These songs are like touch stones in continuing to push further and like islands of encouragement in a tempestuous sea. We pass them on and send them out to you. We trust that they just might be a little bit of service in our time together on this planet. Respect.

This musical story goes back to some rainy February nights in 2012 at Rich Larson’s studio. Part of the time it was raining so hard on the metal roof, I was wondering if it would be heard on the recording. The basis for this album came from the nine tracks that four of us recorded live together. That included Gary, Julianne, Paul, and myself. We were well-rehearsed and we had that swinging energy on those evenings that just bubbles throughout each song. While the band went on hiatus soon after those studio sessions, I could not forget these tracks with their natural vitality. As time passed and people mellowed, I resurrected the idea of completing this project and it was met with a new enthusiasm in 2016. I also decided to add Price for Learning and In the Wind to this album in early 2016. Adopting a slow steady pace during that year has brought this album to its final stages. These songs have solidified a deep seated expression of our musical souls in the words and music. These songs are our redemption songs.



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