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Madness And Desire, One Night In America

by Dean Madonia

Produced in a minimalist, vibey way, at times reminiscent of Roxy Music's "Avalon."
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. All That Happy Nonsense
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2. Like the Stream Upon the Stone
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3. Tears Of Silver
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4. Civilized
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5. Goodlands
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8. Why Nothing Works
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Madness And Desire, One Night In America (Dean Madonia Sings Scott Avery" (©2006)

All Songs Written by Scott Avery
Produced and mixed by Dean Madonia
Mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master

Scott Avery is one of my favorite writers. I can always tell who my favorite writers are when I wish I had written one of their songs. Well, how about 12 of them? The Dean Madonia Band has recorded this homage to Scott's talent.

I really enjoyed making this CD for many reasons. First, I did not write the material and I was only thinking of the songs, the sound and the pace of the CD. When I work on my own music, I sometimes get too caught up in production for the wrong reasons and I worry about little things that don't always mean too much.

Second, I love the songs. Scott Avery is a great writer. He is also a wonderful performer and a good friend. His shows are very entertaining and lively and include some jokes and occasional dancing! (I could not get the dancing vibe onto the CD).
Scott does not usually show his angry, moody side to his fans (or anyone), though I have seen a little of it. He and I had been kicking around the idea of me recording some of his music for some years and I agreed to do it if he promised me two things:

Rule # 1.

I wanted Scott's darkest material, no happy-go-lucky, goofy stuff. Not too happy, AND it had to rock. I got all of the "Scott-as-the-sad-clown songs," and they are great!

Rule #2.

No input from Scott after he sent the work-tape to me. I was going to do my interpretation of his music MY way. Yes, I am a control freak, but if Scott wanted to make this CD his way, he could have done it easily. Scott is a great guitar player and has access to some class-A Miami area musicians. He can make that CD anytime.

I did this CD the way I felt it, with some valuable input from the band and extra effort from Val who charted out all of the songs. I am extremely happy with this release and I think that the people who like my music will love this and want to hear more from Scott Avery.

This CD could not have been made without the generous help of the Dean Madonia Band (Nashville):

Dean Madonia - Vox, Keyboards
Val (Evans) Lupescu - guitar
Travis Vance - Bass
Mike Walter - drums.

I tracked the band live at the "Soft Monkey Studio" in Nashville and added my vocals and keys later on.

Review:

Nashville Music Guide
April 2006 By Brad Fischer

ONE NIGHT IN AMERICA
Artist: Madness & Desire
There are twelve songs on this new CD from Dean Madonia and madness & Desire penned by Scott Avery. This soft rock album will remind you at times of Cat Stevens with its ryyhmic storytelling vocals that come from the soul. But you will also hear other influences that carry you along into the theme of the album. Produced by Dean Madonia for Soft Monkey Music, the CD offers excellent instrumentation as well as superb arrangements. A toke or two won't hurt what you hear either. Look for it at record stores or at www.deanmadonia.com on the web.
Rating: Seven Stars ******* (out of seven)

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Breaking News For Dean and Scott

We wrote a song with friend Keith Ridenour, that will be on the soundtrack of the movie, "Foodfight!" Foodfight is an animated film by Threshold Entertainment and Lion's Gate Films directed by Lawrence Kasanoff and starring the voices of: Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff, Greg Ellis, Haylie Duff, Eva Longoria, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Kattan, and Wayne Brady to mention a few. We will be billed as a band called "The Swamp-daddies" Look for it in theaters in 2009!

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Brad Fischer

"...rythmic storytelling vocals that come from the soul."
Nashville Music Guide
April 2006 By Brad Fischer

ONE NIGHT IN AMERICA
Artist: Madness & Desire
There are twelve songs on this new CD from Dean Madonia and madness & Desire penned by Scott Avery. This soft rock album will remind you at times of Cat Stevens with its rythmic storytelling vocals that come from the soul. But you will also hear other influences that carry you along into the theme of the album. Produced by Dean Madonia for Soft Monkey Music, the CD offers excellent instrumentation as well as superb arrangements. A toke or two won't hurt what you hear either. Look for it at record stores or at www.deanmadonia.com on the web.
Rating: Seven Stars ******* (out of seven)
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Cyndi Rapp

I love it! GREAT SONGS/GREAT ARRANGEMENTS and a rockin edge that I love
Read short version. I know all the songs on your album---LOVEIT. Might do a 1 or 2 myself! Love, Cyndi
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Cyndi Rapp

I love it! GREAT SONGS/GREAT ARRANGEMENTS and a rockin edge that I love
Read short version. I know all the songs on your album---LOVEIT. Might do a 1 or 2 myself! Love, Cyndi
Read more...