Michael Heart | Unsolicited Material

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Unsolicited Material

by Michael Heart

Radio-friendly, song-oriented, melodic pop rock.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Living In Sin
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2. Life Goes On
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3. Lost In You
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4. Damaged World
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5. Wanna Be Bad
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6. I Just Don't Understand
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7. Denial
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8. Don't Want This Love
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9. Finally Free
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10. What Will It Take
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Michael Heart has no propensity for nonsense. Neither in his life nor in his music. His no-frills approach to songwriting and production work clearly reflect this point. Despite his vastly diverse musicianship skills in different genres (clearly a direct result of having been raised all over the world), he has an affinity for authenticity and purity when it comes to his music. When he makes a Pop/Rock record, you just know it’s a Pop/Rock record.

Such is the case with his just released, debut Pop/Rock CD titled “Unsolicited Material” . Although this record may not necessarily entirely sound like the work of his musical influences, you can definitely hear traces of artists such as Don Henley and Bryan Adams, in a song or two. His raspy, breathy voice has a very identifiable sound, which commands attention from the listener. The songs are well crafted and the lyrical content is somewhat diverse, yet relevant. He tackles serious topics such as adultery (“Living In Sin” ); the challenges of making a living (“Life Goes On” ); war (“Damaged World” ) and even domestic violence ( “Finally Free”). Having said that, once in a while, Michael still lets his sense of humor come out in a song like “Wanna Be Bad” . After all, rock’n roll is about having a good time. And just for good measure, he includes the obligatory, radio-friendly, mid-tempo, Pop/Rock love song, “Lost In You”. Although the moods of the various songs on this CD do vary, there is still a common thread in all of these songs that unify them as a collective work.

Michael’s background is as diverse as can be. Having been raised in Europe (Switzerland and Austria), the Middle East and the United States, he has lived a multi-cultural life and absorbed the music of different parts of the world (although his current CD release is purely categorized as Pop/Rock). He started out on piano and guitar at age 10. Shortly thereafter, he began dabbling in songwriting and eventually made the natural progression towards recording. After earning his audio engineering degree from Full Sail (recording school), he moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and spent the past 18 years working on the local studio circuit both as a session guitarist and a recording engineer. In that time, he has worked with such artists as Brandy, Will Smith, Toto, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Phil Collins, Patty LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters, Earth Wind & Fire, Ricky Lee Jones, Lou Rawls, Jesse McCartney, Hillary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Paige, Al Jarreau, K-Ci & Jojo, Deborah Cox, Monica, Taylor Dayne, Keiko Matsui, Steve Nieves, Luis Miguel and Tarkan. Michael’s fluency in French was definitely an added bonus when he also worked in the studio with French artists like Calogero (The Charts), Marc Lavoine and Veronique Sanson. Other projects also included work with producers Rodney Jerkins, Philippe Saisse and David Foster. (note: on most of these recording credits, Michael is credited as “Annas Allaf”). Although most of Michael’s work has been in the recording studio, he also done some touring (notably back in the early 90’s, when he toured as a Flamenco guitarist in a guitar trio with Juan Manuel Canizares , opening for Dire Straits). He has also recorded and toured with the smooth jazz band Jango. More recently, he performed in a live radio broadcast on the Mark & Brian Radio Program (Los Angeles Rock radio station, 95.5 KLOS).

These days, when he is not promoting his new CD or writing new material, Michael is lending his production skills to various local artists, primarily working in his home studio.

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Samir Elneser

Great song must mean great album
Greetings. If his "Unsolicited Material" album is anything like his "We will not go down (Song for Gaza)" song, then, as soon as I get my next paycheck, I'm ordering this CD. Thanks, CDBaby, for all the great music you have. You are truly a gift from God Almighty. Peace and God bless.
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anis

Excellent album
I dont know why this artist is not on MTV, he's very very good.
Text and melody = great work
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Hussam

thanks Michael Heart
Thank you for assistance through the song "We will not go down (Song for Gaza)"
God bless you Michael Heart
Greetings from Palestine and Jordan
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Maguy Confurgues


Thanks. The CD was great. I would like to buy MH CD with the song GAZA
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Nina Wadia

miss
Brilliant work specially "We will not go down (Song for Gaza)"
God bless you
you rock
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I love this Album
great tones
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Raed

Unsolicited Material
I received the CD and it's really beautiful. Good job. One more thing, can you please tell me which CD has the song "GAZA"?
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