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Roger Wayne Parr & Joe Coco | Second Chance

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Second Chance

by Roger Wayne Parr & Joe Coco

Sometimes people get a second lease on life. Sometimes they don't. Here are a few of their stories.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't Wait for the Sun
3:13 $0.99
2. Backpedal
3:17 $0.99
3. Lose Me, Lose You
3:55 $0.99
4. Cross to Bear
4:08 $0.99
5. Two Masters
4:52 $0.99
6. Angel's Cradle
4:07 $0.99
7. Shina
3:56 $0.99
8. I've Arrived
2:55 $0.99
9. Death On the High Seas
4:10 $0.99
10. Cradle to the Grave
3:37 $0.99
11. Second Chance
2:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
“Second Chance” is the much anticipated follow-up release to the critically-acclaimed debut CD “Hindsight”, by New Jersey’s own multi-instrumentalist Roger Wayne Parr. Gone are the multiple layers of instrumentation found on “Hindsight”, as Roger stripped down the arrangements to their bare essentials, going for a more organic sound. Just like the title suggests, “Second Chance” takes you on a journey filled with stories of second beginnings. “Angel’s Cradle”, featuring Julie Aaron on lead vocals, is the album’s core, describing lyrically the inner struggle a young mother goes through as she comes to terms that she must give up her baby so the baby can have a better life. “Shina”, written for Roger’s adopted daughter Zoe, features the original voicemail message he and his wife received that led them on their wonderful journey as parents. “Death on the High Seas” tells in vivid detail the events that led to Roger’s father-in-law’s vegetative state at the hands of an incompetent cruise ship doctor, and the cover-up and legal mess surrounding their tragedy. The album closes with the title track, “Second Chance”, a song written for Roger’s mother-in-law, who, after watching her husband slowly drift away, was stricken with a rare form of cancer that ultimately took her from us way too soon, depriving all of us a “Second Chance”.



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An album full of polished pop gems!
Roger Wayne Parr and Joe Coco’s second collaboration, aptly titled, Second Chance, is a polished and upbeat follow-up to the duo’s brooding 2012 debut, Hindsight.

Second Chance is an album of change, growth, and rebirth. In many ways Second Chance is about healing the wounds Parr and Coco explored on Hindsight. Consider "Sister” from Hindsight and “Shina" from Second Chance. Both songs feature voicemail messages. The haunting voice on “Sister” is Parr’s late sister, while the voicemail on “Shina” is an adoption coordinator introducing Parr to his new daughter. This poignant contrast introduces a sense of both musical and emotional closure.

The tracks on Second Chance are upbeat and inspiring. "Don’t Wait For the Sun" has an easy-going, island feel, with overtones of the Beach Boys, while “Backpedal" is up-tempo pop rock with a singalong vibe. Clever percussion and a memorable chorus highlight "Lose Me, Lose You." Both "Cross to Bear," with its chugging acoustic drive and big fuzzy chorus, and "I Have Arrived" sound like country-crossover radio hits. "Two Masters" is built around a dramatic crescendo, a ripping guitar solo, and a power hook. "Angel’s Cradle" has the dreamlike quality of a lullaby, while “Shina" Is a beautiful love song from a father to his daughter. "Death on the High Seas,” which features Parr's high-end guitar work, has a slippery, funky feel, while "Cradle To The Grave” is down-and-dirty blues rock. The album’s title track is another Southern rock-inspired feel-good toe-tapper, probably the best on an album filled with them.

Parr and Coco deliver the goods on this album. Powerful and personal, Second Chance is a satisfying collection of pop gems seared with a country-smoked flavor.