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the tall ships

by Mr.E(songwriter) and the Totally Obscure Band

This album goes the distance from the orchestrated sounds to live sounds. Some say the best band out there today
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Tall Ships
Mr.E(songwriter)&the"totally obscure" band
4:20 $0.99
2. Shock and Ahhh
Mr.E(songwriter)&the"totally obscure" band
3:14 $0.99
3. Bozanna
Mr.E(songwriter)&the"totally obscure" band
3:57 $0.99
4. Ever Been Lonely
Mr.E(songwriter)&the"totally obscure" band
3:55 $0.99
5. Winds of War
Mr.E(songwriter)&the"totally obscure" band
3:19 $0.99
6. Song 132
Mr.E(songwriter)&the"totally obscure" band
5:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
someone told me what we do is Americana , well
thats alright with me"....Mr.E(songwriter)

"A mystery is something which we know that it is,
we just don't know how it is".....unknown

"out of all of life's Mr.E's there is only one,
mystery(songwriter)".........me too :)

april 18 2007
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band's song "winds of war " has been selected to be part of neil young's project of gathering protest songs on his "living with war" protest songs on Neil Young's website

april 14 2007
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band performed at a benefit concert for the hospeace house in naples new york , along with other local artists Maria Gillard , Lisa Bigwood , Tom Farley , Laurie Leenhouts , John Dennison ,

june 15th 2006 Northeast In-Tune magazine
With music ranging the entire musical gamut, from Country and western to Alternative, Mr. E (songwriter) and the totally obscure band have achieved what very few bands have ever attempted. With seven albums in their repertoire their success is obvious. They have preformed in numerous venues and achieved many accommodations including three ASCAP Plus Awards for the 2004/2005 period for domestic writers. Their unique Dylan-esque vocals and beautiful music make for a unique blend of composition.
In “Christmas Time” the joy of one day’s effect on people and the world as a whole is rejoiced in tender loving lyrics. “Ever been lonely” is a bluesy heartbreak song with fabulous harmonica and guitar riffs. “It’s all about me” has a country flavor with a little blues background to flavor the narcissistic lyrics. “Mourn for the City” is reminiscent of some of U2’s sad introspection about the human condition. The variety of genres that Mr. E (Songwriter) and the totally obscure band touch on makes their music unique and definitive.
Though little is know about the individual members of Mr. E (Gregg Christiansen; guitars, keyboards, vocals, Michael Ryan; rhythm guitar, harmonica and vocals, Richard Ord; bass guitar, percussion and vocals, Rolfe Newton; drums and percussion) their musical value is obvious. Aside from the ASCAP Plus awards they have also achieved a tribute on www.EBANDS.com for their moving song “Winds of War” (a tribute to the soldiers over seas), and varied invitations to perform at multinational concerts. A stunning set of musical ambassadors destined for great things.
reviewed by Kathleen Sharkey Northeast In-Tune magazine june 15th 2006

Mr.E(songwriter)'s vacation song is now available as a ringtone at the bottom of his page at nashville north productions.com

All of Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure bands songs have been digitized and are now available at your favorite digital download site ie: apple itunes

april 15,2006

Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band 's song "ever been lonely" gets honorable mention in 13th annual BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST 2005...
"This letter is to express our congratulations on your songs' success by placing in the Honorable Mention catagory. This is quite an accomplishment considering the quality of this years entries. You are obviously writing at a high level...."
Mark Furnas, director BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST

Mr. E (songwriter) has been receiving good news about his work of late, including a shout-out from Unsigned Music Magazine, with a possible appearance on an upcoming compilation, as well as winning a cash prize from the ASCAPlus Awards program. Congrats!
michelle picardo/freetime magazine/words and music

Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band's hit song "winds of war" is being featured on the musical christmas tribute to our troops page at ZBANDS.com (the only place where you can see a picture of the band)

october 2005
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band are to be featured in the new style section of an upcoming edition of UNSIGNED music magazine

october 2005
Upon returning from a whirlwind trip to perform at the POP MONTREAL 2005 international music fest Mr.E (songwriter) was pleasently surprized to find that he recieved his 3rd consecutive A.S.C.A.P.lu$ award for domestic writers for the period 2005/2006

"big flash"
august 20 2005

Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band has been selected out of thousands of entries to perform their original music at this years international POP MONTREAL 2005 music festival, one of the largest in North America

FLASH MAY 01 2005

Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure bands
new hit song
"it's all about me"
which will be on their soon to be released cd , called "just country" it's a song inspired from a funny little bit done a while ago by an on air personality in the morning. stay tuned......there's a dance that goes with it's called the I-dance .

now back to the Tall Ships

Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band's smash hit "ever been lonely" has just made it on to the top 100 charts at mp3songs.org.uk week of june 22 2004, clocking in at 75 and rising , with the additional harmonica work by national recording artist veteran blues King "Juke Joint Johnny" Winkler , the song is being well received through out the U.S. and England.

Mr.E(songwriter)'s smash hit "ever been lonely" is being featured as the track of the day on garageband.com an online record company with Sir George Martin , Steve Earle to name a few on the advisory board the song "ever been lonely" off Mr.E's "tall ships" cd will be featured on Friday the 1st of August 2003 for 24 hours check it out,on the "Blues front page

Also on sunday august 3rd 2003 garageband.com has picked Mr.E's song "truck driver song" to be featured as track of the day,on the "country" front page for 24 hours, check it out...(garageband's rating system is based on reviews from bands around the world)

"We got a taste of things to come from Mr.E and the "totally obscure" band working on his next cd the "Tall Ships",due out soon. The song is a soft rock crescendo of sound that skillfully reflects the title, and is a nice advance of whats in store"... Michelle Picardo /freetime magazine /words and music

"this album goes the distance from the orchestrated sounds of the Tall Ships to the live sound of the song "ever been lonely"? Gregg's genius comes thru on this one. check it out im sure you'll enjoy it"....

Mr.E(songwriter)and the "totally obscure" band has recieved several awards this year (his 3rd year in action making cd's) An A.S.C.A.Plu$ two time consecutive domestic writer popular award recipient 2003/2004, 2004/2005

Mr.E(songwriter's) song "mourn for the city" and "rap city n blue" are songs about homelessness , mourn was inspired from rev 18 rap city was inspired by and is about the trail of tears

Mr.E(songwriter's) song "winds of war" was chosen by the United Nations , U.N.E.S.C.O. project new songs for peace.2003

the song Bozanna is a blend of styles wrapped inside of a gregorian chant written in 5 different languages , it's a love song to the most beautiful women in the world. (you know who you are)

the song "shock and ahh" co written by the harmonica beast of the south juke joint johnny winkler playing 5 harps at once

The United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization {UNESCO} has endorsed "New Songs for Peace" a project that is intended to encourage people to think about peace, talk about peace, and write new songs that we will be collected and self-published in a book. These new songs will promote peace, cultural acceptance and understanding for those who work towards peace throughout the world.

"And speaking of our troops, local songwriter Mr. E was recently recognized for his moving song, "Winds of War," which was chosen to be included on a compilation for the "New Songs For Peace" project sponsored by U.N.E.S.C.O., a division of the United Nations. Find out more at newsongsforpeace.com, and congratulate Mr. E when he performs at the 2nd Annual benefit concert for the Open Door Mission at the "all things art" building at the Ontario County Arts Council on Saturday, May 24th (7-11pm)"... freetime magazine Michelle Picardo/words and music

Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band has been selected to perform at this years prestigous PARK AVENUE FESTIVAL one of the largest in northeast america

all of mr.e(songwriters)cd's are available at cdbaby.com look for the totally obscure



to write a review

great tune

awesome music
Loved It!
Very original! I really like you guys! I hope to hear more of you in the future. The intro is creepy in a good way. The bridge is very nice. The outro fits perfect. Good Work!

Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Melody

- superrye1
Southeast, Michigan


How Did You Get Ozzy to Join the Band?
I love the loungy, latin feel of this song; it's intricate, yet simple. The guitars seem delicately played and intertwine nicely, which I find appropriate to this song. In terms of mood and sound, I'm reminded of "Planet Caravan" from Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" album. Just now hearing the guitar solo--perfect! You left me wanting more. My only complaint is the vocalist, who sounds like Ozzy Osbourne (though not "Plant Caravan"-era Ozzy). The tonality of the voice is acceptible, but the vocal delivery seems uninspired, and not nearly delicate and nuanced enough for this song. If you like the vocals as they are, try lowering them in the track a little. This would also make a beautiful instrumental.

Extra Credit: Mood

- Hang_the_DJ
Madison, West Virginia


Original Sound Brings Life to Music
Wow, your song is very original and I like it! The guitars are great in the mix and play a great part...the mood is very cool, for a Sunday afternoon maybe, very nostalgic. I love the vocals, you sound a lot like David Bowie...you should find someone that believes in you enough to give you your big break.

Extra Credit: Male Vocals

Special Award: Best Feel Good Track

- GUITAR51862700
Sugar Land, Texas


Smooth baby
Guitars were enjoyable, the Mood was upbeat and happy, and you sound like a band that I would hear at a club with a great reputation...sorry not good at comparisons to other artists in your type of music.

Extra Credit: Guitars, Production, Melody, Mood

- kutre
San Francisco, California

tall ships

"Tall Ships"
Echoes from the Wall?
I like the slow crescendo idea, but it's almost too slow. I'm listening first to the basic direction the music is going, and I really like it, especially the orchestra. Good arranging there. Guitar solos maybe just a little fastnfurious for this type of music, but whoever's playing does have real talent. This is a well-written piece. If I may be quite honest, this sounds like it's been heavily influenced by Pink Floyd. Still, this is a good tune.

Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Melody, Beat, Mood

- Appel2
Arkansas City, Kansas

tall ships

Great Vocals
I really liked this song. The vocals were great. Awesome recording, great production. Lyrics are very good.

Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Mood

- mahaevey
Chicago, Illinois

tall ships

cool song
The rhyme of the ancient mariner.
It is odd to have such a broad maritime theme on this type of alternative epic poem style track. It seems a little much in a broadway sort of sense- especially the keyboarded ooh and ahs and oboe or whatever that is. THe lead guitar is way out of place and th elead vocals hit some pitchy notes, but I do have to give Kudos for the 40 secods of surf at the end and the ancient maritime theme.

- smallsonicbomb
Naugatuck, Connecticut

fred jones

ran across some great reviews
heres a review of bozanna...nice little classy number. dig that percussion. The mood is very relaxed. guitar is very flamenco-esque. very romantic. I like that chant-like interlude. I respect this because I've been to europe to live and this is what the people are listening to there. It's great music if you delve into it. Mostly great storytelling. I cannot figure out the language though for the life of me. Sounds like there's a little french in there but I doubt it is french. I would have to take a gamble and say that it's spanish though. could it be latin maybe? Perhaps the first non-english lyrics I have heard on Garageband and there should be an award somewhere for that. reminds me of Santana, maybe a little bit of negrita, rusted root perhaps? great vocal harmonies as well.
Reviewed by: RanmanPSU from State College, Pennsylvania

On the floor...
My first thought is that this belongs in a Robert Rodriguez movie. I love the guitars, with the harmonics and the picking parts mixed together. The best part of this song in my mind is how it gets into a groove and never lets up. The changes come from dynamics/instrumentation. It never gets old. The end is INCREDIBLE! The rhythm and the lead guitar floored me!!
Reviewed by: so1omon from A Desert Compound, Arizona

fred jones

more reviews
Great live feel. Great harp playing. This sounds very backwoods traditional and genuine.
Reviewed by: countrybear from Patchogue, New York

mike smith

great reviews
I really liked this song. The vocals were great. Awesome recording, great production. Lyrics are very good.
Reviewed by: mahaevey from Chicago, Illinois

Great lyrics,and vocals,good pace.Really creates a great visual image as well,would love to see a video of it.Good luck.
Reviewed by: sonomabeaches from Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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