Paul Spaeth | Redemption

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Redemption

by Paul Spaeth

Followup to the one million downloaded album, Cobalt Blue, Redemption is a personal healing journey of intimate piano music.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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1. A Lifetime Spent
5:02 album only
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2. To Say Goodbye
4:12 album only
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3. Reflections
4:00 album only
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4. Prelude to a Lullaby
3:32 album only
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5. Lullaby for the Mending Heart
4:12 album only
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6. The Moment After
3:54 album only
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7. A New Beginning
4:19 album only
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8. Amazing Grace
4:30 album only
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9. Passage
4:57 album only
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10. This Is Our Faith
5:55 album only
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11. Redemption
4:35 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Reviews of Redemption:

"Redemption by Paul Spaeth is a deeply personal musical experience that draws inspiration from the well of Life. Capable of spanning vast emotional terrain, Paul’s music ranges from introspective and impressionistic, to powerful and dramatic expressions of profound feelings that resonate in the innermost being of the listener. Each composition is a perfectly told story that speaks to the experiences we all share. Emotionally evocative and spiritually uplifting, Redemption is an inspired work of art from the heart of a gifted composer."

~ Michael Diamond, Music and Media Focus

Redemption is an intimate, deeply felt, and powerfully played album of solo piano (and a few piano/accompanist) pieces from Paul Spaeth. Influenced by occasions in his life which spawned heartache and hardship as well as joy and self-discovery, the music conveys these passages in time through a mixture of passion and subtlety. Spaeth's playing style spotlights both his control of nuance and shading and also his willingness to open a vein (metaphorically speaking), allowing his raw emotions to be channeled through the ivories. Four of the eleven tracks feature guest players on cello or violin, while the remaining seven are solo numbers. Some tracks are sparse, minimalist tone poems ("Reflections"), while others are propelled by a sense of joy and discovery ("A New Beginning"). Songs such as "To Say Goodbye" and the title track swing between pensive passages with moments of high drama. Overall, what comes through strongest on Redemption is not just Paul Spaeth's talent but his risk-taking. This is not a breezy collection of easily accessible tunes, but a series of musical snapshots of real human drama, some of it sad, some of it revelatory, some (if not much) of it unconfined by the usual conventions of the solo piano genre.

~ Bill Binkelman (Zone Music Reporter)


From the Liner Notes:

A STORY OF REDEMPTION

Music has infinite power to create. Music can usher in love, help us mend a broken heart, remind us of the past, encourage us towards our future, confront pain with unconditional love, and bring us closer to our true selves. It is no surprise then that music can also heal.

For a decade, I’ve been compiling this album of very personal piano music. Redemption is the culmination of very special moments throughout the years. Each track came from heartache and hardships, joy and self-discovery, but underneath each surface emotion is the glimmer of truth’s light. Our true nature is unconditional love, and by recognizing this, deep healing can occur. I hope by sincerely offering my truth through music, I can awaken yours.

I am continually amazed by the stories of physical, emotional and spiritual healing my friends, family, and listeners have shared with me. One story that hits close to home is that of my aunt and the unexpected loss of her baby granddaughter, Ella. The Christmas after Ella died, I gave my aunt the album. She was instantly surprised—it seemed the song titles told her entire story, from beginning to end. After taking the album with her on a silent retreat, she graciously shared the following with me:

"Each composition, perfectly titled, perfectly placed in order, guided me through a story I needed to face. A story of the life and death of my perfect one-day-old granddaughter.

"As I listened to each note, I was able to relive the wonders of this new life and the heartbreak of the loss. While my mind, heart and soul were frighteningly wide open, each track let my thoughts and emotions flow so that I could feel them, live them, embrace them. I felt peace wrap around my soul. It feels like this album was created just for me. For my story. It brings me to a place I like to be: peaceful, calm, spiritual, loving. It helps me heal my broken self. It helps me to genuinely pray, meditate, reflect and forgive better.

"To touch us, Paul was touched with the gift to create music that opens our eyes to the fact there is a higher power than ourselves."

~ K.P.

I hope you not only enjoy Redemption’s music, but also find your own personal journey through the album.

~ Paul

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Raj Manoharan (www.rajmanreviews.blogspot.com)

The RajMan Review
Paul Spaeth returns with a collection of eleven solo piano performances that are resplendent with transcendent serenity.

As art is subjective, Spaeth went into this recording with his own vision of what the music represents, and listeners will come away from the music with meanings that are specific to them.

What is definitely not open to interpretation is Spaeth's talent for original, creative compositions and exquisite, nuanced playing. The tunes range in variety from gentle and tranquil to epic and grandiose, and Spaeth's mastery of the keyboard enables him to command different styles and techniques to elicit those diverse moods.

This is a fine and worthy entry in the solo piano genre.
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Michael Diamond (www.michaeldiamondmusic.com)

Review excerpt from Music and Media Focus
With all the recognition, and awards he has garnered, including a Recording Academy Grammy Scholarship Award, Paul has certainly achieved a remarkable amount for someone barely 30 years old. With that in mind, I was amazed to learn that his latest release, “Redemption,” has been 10 years in the making – one third of his life! The first track entitled “A Lifetime Spent,” is an introspective solo piano melody draws us in, slowly building in intensity, and becoming quite dramatic. There is a cinematic air to Paul’s playing, although certainly not surprising given his background and education in composition and film scoring. An interesting contrast came towards the end when after a dramatic flourish, the piece appears to end, but after a moment of silence, is followed by the most delicate coda, providing a musical yin yang experience. The next song is an emotionally evocative tune called “To Say Goodbye.” Unlike the diversity displayed in the previous track, this one stays more on the bittersweet side of the spectrum, and is sure to resonate in the hearts of anyone who has experienced loss and separation in life.

Tracks four and five create a two-part story, respectively titled, “ Prelude to a Lullaby,” and “Lullaby for the Mending Heart.” These are the first of the duets heard on the album, and feature the exquisite cello artistry of Tina Guo. Tina is now performing in the Cirque du Soleil show "Michael Jackson: The Immortal." Another beautiful duet is heard on track 8 with a rendition of the classic “Amazing Grace.” This song features the superbly talented accompaniment of Christopher Luther on violin. The final duet with cellistTina Guo is on track 10, entitled “This Is Our Faith.” Here, as on his work in general, Paul exhibits his mastery of composition as the piece flows through various movements and feelings.

“Redemption” by Paul Spaeth is a deeply personal musical experience that draws inspiration from the well of Life. Capable of spanning vast emotional terrain, Paul’s music ranges from introspective and impressionistic, to powerful and dramatic expressions of profound feelings that resonate in the innermost being of the listener. Each composition is a perfectly told story that speaks to the experiences we all share. Emotionally evocative and spiritually uplifting, “Redemption” is an inspired work of art from the heart of a gifted composer.

To read a full length review of this CD, as well as others, please visit: www.michaeldiamondmusic.com
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