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Life Worth Living

by Ross Royce

A Rock/Pop extravaganza about the World we live in by New Zealand rock artist "Ross Royce"
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Life Worth Living
3:29 $0.69
2. Mrs.Vain
4:06 $0.69
3. Thats Not Me
3:27 $0.69
4. Mixed Up World
3:53 $0.69
5. Rescue Me
3:38 $0.69
6. Good Year
3:09 $0.69
7. Turn U On
4:15 $0.69
8. Suzanne
2:20 $0.69
9. Hello People Pt. 2
2:06 $0.69
10. Suzannes Meditation
2:27 $0.69
11. Get It Together
5:28 $0.69
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Album Notes
"A Rock/Pop extravaganza about the World we live in"!!!!

"Life Worth Living" is the debut album by New Zealand artist Ross Royce.Tracks off the album have recieved airplay across college radio in the U.S as well as mainstream and internet radio Worldwide.
Featuring 11 rocking tracks..including popular U.S college radio song "Mrs.Vain".

"This is a living and breathing part today and tommorrow, woken by Ross Royce and put into action for his album. The title track kicks it all off perfectly and it smoulders, kicks and thrusts its way through all eleven tracks. Excellent".
Steve-'The Mag' U.K

Michelle Moore-'Room Thirteen'
The résumé that Ross Royce holds is incredible. H...
The résumé that Ross Royce holds is incredible. He is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an incredible talent of combining all the right ingredients to make a differing yet remarkably refreshing debut album.

Based in Australia and N.Z yet ready to take the UK by storm with ‘Life Worth Living’, I was astonished at how this release was mastered with so much talent, creativity and ambition. The album opens with the title track. This vibrant piece of work manages to explore the volatile side of music at just the right level of loudness that doesn’t explode but gives enough punch to get the crowd excited and on their feet

As the album continues the music explores a darker natured style with ‘Mrs Vain’. There is a harder attitude and more fight in this number. The riffs and melodies are darker making the music more rounded and fulfilling, especially when hit with edgy vocals to coincide with the moody music. From one extreme to another with the more placid tunes. ‘Rescue Me’ is a slow moving ballad with emphasis of the string segments to add some emotional moments. ‘That’s Not Me’ takes an acoustic opening, and with its simplicity, manages to blend sounds to a point of connectivity while not overcrowding and overlapping one and other. The chorus and verses are excellently delivered.

Old style Rock N Roll is welcomed in ‘Turn U On’ and ‘Get It Together’. Each is focused on heavy riffs. The latter takes on lighter melodies mid way, however the riffs continue to flow strong. This is a really enjoyable track that is easily imaginably as the concluding song at a concert to bring everyone together for one last tune.

There are two short tracks; ‘Suzanne’ with a twinkling of mystery, keys and bass to set the scene, and ‘Suzanne’s Meditation’. This one is best listened through headphones to get full effect. Musically it may not be one of the best tracks on the album, but it is creatively ingenious. There is indie with a twist of lime in ‘Mixed Up World’. It is a song while makes you want to move, has a central explosion of sounds.

This marvellous album was an unexpected pleasure for the ears. It’s the things you don’t expect that astonish and please and ‘Life Worth Living’ does just that.



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Creative Rock And Roll CD
Ross Royce puts it perfectly in his short, spoken word opening to "Mrs. Vain," the second track off his album "Life Worth Living" - "this is rock & roll." Royce, who creates most of the sounds that you hear on the album, spans the genre instrumentally and vocally. He seems to transform musically from track to track, ranging from the masterfully crafted piano rock sound of Ben Folds to an acoustic Bowie to a bluesy number reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughn, and finally to Floyd-esque space rock. The recording is clean, and allows each track to live up to its full potential. Ross’s vocals work well in these rock and roll tracks. The highlight of the album, in our view, is the three track block of "Suzanne," "Hello People Pt. 2," and "Suzanne's Meditation." The tracks flow, each a response to the next, and give a crisp space/arena/art rock feel, thereby showcasing Ross’s excellent songwriting and instrumental talent. For people who enjoy listening to albums from beginning to end and vocal stylings that remind you at once of the eighties and indie artists like Art Brut and Bloc Party, check out this creative CD.

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Ross Royce a GrIndie Award for their CD Life Worth Living.\" A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy\'s stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.