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In the Garden

by Seay

In The Garden, the beautiful new age release from evocative artist Seay.This uplifting music project features Seay's signature vocals with universal songs of life and connection,filled with lush production and world rhythms a stellar listening experience.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. Beautiful Earth
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2. Dream
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3. Oceanus
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4. In the Garden
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5. We Are One
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6. Hearts Afire
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7. Anima Mundi
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8. The Golden Spiral
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9. I Will Love You Still
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10. Seraphim (Breath of the Angels)
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11. Full Moon Sonata
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12. Into the Blue (Oceanus Reprise)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
IN THE GARDEN is the fourth release from artist composer and vocalist SEAY. Featuring her uplifting voice and universal sound, this beautiful new age music project is filled with lush orchestration, elegant pianos, world rhythms and universal sentiments of connection. Drawing upon new age and world musical influences, This special 11 song collection was born of collaborations from the across the globe in celebration of the earth, the oceans and each of us as human beings. We hope you will listen on to the artistry, beauty and textures of this beautiful music project and journey with Seay featuring her evocative voice and music alongside several renowned instrumentalists .We thank you for listening.

SEAY IN THE GARDEN

1. Beautiful Earth - 6:33
2. Dream - 3:02
3. Oceanus - 6:08
4. In The Garden - 4:12
5. We Are One - 6:37
6. Hearts Afire - 3:20
7. Anima Mundi - 5:44
8. The Golden Spiral - 3:30
9. I Will Love You Still - 3:01
10. Seraphim (Breath Of The Angels) - 6:23
11. Full Moon Sonata - 3:05
12. Into The Blue (Oceanus Reprise) - 6:05
LISTENING TIME - 55:05

CELLIST - HITOSHI YAMAGUCHI
BASSIST - JERRY WATTS JR. (Sting, Dori Cayimmi, Peter Cetera,)
PIANIST - LEON BISQUERA (Boney James, Dianne Schuur, Anita Baker, Randy Crawford),
Orchestrator/arranger - GEOFF KOCH
Composer - STEPHEN PEPPOS
Grammywinning Flutist - WOUTER KELLERMAN
Flutist - BUTTO
Grammywinning Composer Producer keyboardist - RICKY KEJ
THE RAEVOLUTION ORCHESTRA
Percussionists - ERIK DARKEN( Amy Grant, Vince gill, Garth Brooks)
KARTHIK K, VARSHA GOWDA
Santoor - VANIL VEGAS
Composer and Guitarist - PAT THOMI (Gino Vanelli, Jean Luc Ponty, Bjork)
Digeridooist - JONATHAN SMITH
Engineering - JULES DELGADO (Bob James, David Sanborn, Syro Gyra) and SEAY
Mixing - Grammywinning engineers
ROB BEATON, RICKY KEJ, VANIL VEGAS
BRET TEEGARDEN, JULES DELGADO AND STEPHEN PEPPOS. JEFF SILVERMAN, GEOFF KOCH, Seay
MASTERING - RICKY KEJ, VANIL VEGAS, RAEVOLUTION STUDIOS

SPECIAL DELUX VERSION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN DIGITAL FORMAT
WITH BONUS SONGS AND INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS
Can You Hear Our Prayers - 5:27
Dream (Instrumental) - 3:01
In The Garden (THE FOUNTAIN) - 4:12 Instrumental
Seraphim (BREATH OF THE ANGELS) - 6:23 Instrumental

BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY IN THE GARDEN
Art Direciton by Seay and Elizabeth Mancuso,
Design by Mancuso Creative, Nashville, Tn
Cover Photography by Nora Canfield, MisDigPhotography, Nashville, tn
The Alhambra, Granada, Spain by Jules Delgado
Where the earth ad sea meet the sky, Point Dume', Ca.

BEAUTIFUL VIDEO PREVIEWS In The Garden
Art Tawanghar OneOvation Designs, San Diego California
Andreea Petcu, Ocean Flower Productions, Bucharest, Romania,

IN THE GARDEN showcases images of Seay with Nashville Photographer Nora Canfield, the Gardens of the Alhambra Granada, Spain by Jules Delgado and Point Dume' Malibu, California. The Alhambra, it's gardens and fountains are considered one of the seven wonders of the world and designed on the principes of harmony and sacred Geometry. the beautiful design and layout is by Elizabeth Mancuso of Mancuso Creative. Also, included in this preview website are select images by visual artist Claudia Kleefeld and her exhibit "Patterns In Nature, The Spiral and Interconnectedness. This captivating New Age project supports environmental and humanitarian organizations including the United Nations, The Cousteau Society, Oceana, and will be available on Itunes and digital/retail destinations worldwide. This beautiful preview of SEAY'S new project includes select pieces in both the full and instrumental versions. There will also be a delux version of In The Garden, released digitally with special bonus pieces and a digital booklet.

From the evocative vocalese DREAM, the epic OCEANUS, the haunting ethereal FOUNTAIN, the uplifting global groove song
WE ARE ONE, to the epic celebratory BEAUTIFUL EARTH, SEAY takes us on an uplifting beautiful musical journey.

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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"In the Garden" is the fourth music release from vocalist/composer/pianist/keyboardist Seay. The album features an impressive list of musicians from around the world that includes Ricky Kej, Wouter Kellerman, Stephen Peppos, and The Raevolution Orchestra from Bangalore, India. Seay composed most of the twelve tracks, sometimes singing lyrics and sometimes using her voice as another musical instrument in the ensemble. With the events of the past week (the massacre in Orlando, FL, more shootings in Oakland, CA, the explosive rhetoric of much of the Presidential campaign, etc.), I initially found myself resisting the unbridled optimism and positivity of this album and Seay’s messages of love and unity, but then it knocked me upside the head just how much we need these messages and reminders of how beautiful the world is and how we are all cut from the same cloth. This unifying force and caring for everything that exists in the world and even the universe are really the only things that can save our civilization and bring humanity together to make this a better, safer, and more loving place to be for generations to come. Thank you, Seay, for doing much to restore feelings of hope and the reminder to appreciate what we have!

"In the Garden" begins with “Beautiful Earth,” an anthemic song of praise that features Kej, Kellerman, and The Raevolution Orchestra behind Seay’s passionate and uplifting vocals, which are often layered to sound like several voices. “Dream” is a beautiful song without words that has a gentle flow and a soft, dreamy feeling. “Oceanus” is a song of gratitude that includes sounds of seabirds and waves crashing. The title track is a gorgeous instrumental (with wordless vocals) that captures the magic and wonder of one of my favorite places to be. “Hearts Afire” was composed and arranged by Geoff Koch. It’s a graceful yet very powerful instrumental that includes haunting, wordless vocals. “I Will Love You Still” is a love song, pure and simple. Sung with sincerity and deep emotion, it’s a beauty! “Seraphim (Breath of the Angels)” is my favorite piece on the album. Piano, keyboards, and ethereal layered vocals send this one peacefully soaring to the heavens. The closing track, “Into the Blue,” is a reprise of “Oceanus” with vocals but no lyrics.

"In the Garden" is a breath of fresh air just when the world needs it most! Recommended!
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Candice Michelle

Review from Journeyscapes Radio
“In the Garden” is the fourth release from Seay (pronounced ‘say’) – a highly gifted musician, composer and singer who plays piano and keyboard, as well as provides all vocals on this album. Produced, arranged and written by Seay, she is joined by other musical talents that include Rob Beaton, Leon Bisquera, Butto, Erik Darken, Jules Delgado, Scott W. Hallgren, Varsha Gowda, Ricky Kej and The Raevolution Orchestra, Wouter Kellerman, Karthik K, Geoff Koch, Stephen Peppos, Jeff Silverman, Jonathan Smith, Bret Teegarden, Pat Thomi, Vanil Veigas, Jerry Watts Jr and Hitoshi Yamaguchi. This amazing team lends additional acoustic, electronic and indigenous world instruments throughout, such as guitar, bass, flute, cello, percussion, sitar, santoor, digeridoo and string arrangements. Beautifully packaged with detailed, vivid artwork and photography, “In the Garden” immediately whisks the listener away on a trans-global adventure of natural wonderment.

“Beautiful Earth” sets the tone of the album with sweeping orchestration as Seay sings an uplifting lyrical tune. Co-produced and arranged with Ricky Kej (who also worked on the song "Anima Mundi"), and featuring flutist Wouter Kellerman and The Raevolution Orchestra, this vibrant and colorful piece conveys a picturesque landscape filled with lush green forests, crystal blue rivers and glorious mountain ranges. “Dream” follows next, a more tranquil piece that seems to behold Earth’s radiant beauty with its wordless vocal layers and harmonious strings. Another highlight in this vein is the album’s title piece, “In the Garden”, where sparking chimes, ethereal vocals and a pristine arrangement of various instruments illustrate an earthly paradise. "Oceanus" begins with the sounds of ocean waves and seagulls, an especially captivating piece that Seay arranged with Nashville orchestrator-arranger Geoff Koch. Carried by tribal percussion and a chanting chorus accompanied by piano and strings, the atmosphere and arrangement of this more lyrical, upbeat composition reminds me somewhat of Enya’s “Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)”, as it ebbs and flows like the waves of the sea. Likewise in this mode is “We Are One”, an equally mesmerizing composition with a unifying global theme characterized by mellifluous orchestration and soul-stirring lyrics. A reprise of “Oceanus” closes out the album on “Into the Blue (Oceanus Reprise)”. Like ferrying away at sea on a clear sunny day, the piece concludes with the soothing sounds of whale-song amidst gently rolling waves.

Sure to have far-reaching appeal among a diverse listening audience, “In the Garden” is one of the most delightful vocal-centric albums I’ve heard in years. Stylistically, it bears resemblances to Enya, Adiemus and Marcomé, although Seay possesses a signature sound of her own. An extraordinary amount of detail and effort was put into this recording, with every twist and turn taking the listener around the globe, as if viewing scenic places on earth from above. Combining the finest elements of new age pop, world-instrumental and neoclassical music, “In the Garden” is a top-tier musical production and prepossessing work of art!
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Steve Sheppard

from One World Music Radio
If ever an album deserved to be heard by every single member of the human race, this is it, Seay’s charm and vocal expertise and her passion for world peace is just what this planet needs right now and In The Garden is the vehicle with which to drive it home.
The album is full of rich tapestries of musical genius, listen to the opening piece and see for yourself, it’s called Beautiful Earth. As a song, you would have to say that if there were any taste left in the current music business, a track like this would find its way to number one with the ease of a new sunrise. There are going to be comparisons to AO Music and Enya, but that’s no bad thing and adding the talents of both Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman was a superb move and one that worked to the extent of bringing us one of the best album openers for many a year.
When you get an album like this dear reader and listener, you start to realise just how lucky you are to be doing the job I do, and today I get to bathe in the sonic heaven of Seay, where the gardens are a lush green and one can simply Dream, ok, a slightly tenuous and obvious link to the track of the same name, but the composition Dream contains sweeping vocals and a classic new age styled 2002 symphonic majesty. This is one of those tracks you could listen to for hours and still have tears of peace and love falling from your eyes.
From a dream, to the world of Oceanus, the wave’s crash upon the rocks, whales cry, and we are transported to a world of water, where life is abundant and in total balance with its environment. Seay’s vocalisations are simply gorgeous and perfectly delivered and create for us a whole new realm. Yes, we can indeed bathe in the dimension of Oceanus together, in a moment of symbiotic musical bliss.
Now for the title track, I always love this moment, now we get to see the birthing point of the concept and as the picture is unveiled we can witness the magic, power and intensity of the artist and my goodness can we, on this quite amazing arrangement called In the Garden. This dear reader is one of those rare tracks that has just about everything, a driving and emotive percussion , a constant and dancing piano, the harmonies and vocals are just perfect in every way, for me it was like opening the gate to the garden and finding heaven, simply stunning.
There is always going to be a favourite and this is it, it’s called We Are One, this one made the hairs on my arms stand to attention, made my heart fill with happiness and love and convinced me that this is our new official anthem on One World Music Radio. Seay’s passion in this outstanding track is so deeply felt, the symphonic nature, the driving and immense emotional musical genius here is without equal, and as Seay sings, we are one life, one stream, one tide, we are one hope, one tribe, one Earth, we are one, for, that says it all really.
It’s time to relax now and rest in the arms of Seay’s angelic vocals. Her soft and calming tones here are just another fine example of what this album is all about, peace, beauty, love and understanding and the track Hearts Afire is another stepping stone of rhythmic musical class that will help us along the way.
The eastern feel on Anima Mundi is so gentle and so well sung that it carries us with a caring hand into a really beautiful track, one that features Wouter Kellerman on flute and of course the skills of Ricky Kej, who must be one of the busiest artists in the business today. The vocals here seem to float along with us, as if we are drifting along a stream on a boat, in full summer.
The fluency of this release is simply outstanding, take the composition called The Golden Spiral for example, a peace filled moment of harmonious music that reverberates with a special energy, the piano is ever present and our foundation, but please pay special attention to the delicate and very respectful Cello of Hitoshi Yamaguchi, it adds a soft form of movement to a delightful arrangement.
We now move deeper into the latter half of the album and come across a really moving song called I Will Love You Still. I felt something a little Celtic here in the composition of the song; this ballad contains some sensuous vocals from Seay, but there is also a real sense of endless time and through truth and honesty, unconditional love never dies. The slow, but careful progression here made this a very easy piece to listen to.
Seraphim (Breath Of The Angels) is up next and we are back in classic new age music terority, pay close attention dear listener to the piano on this track, it seems to grow and expand its melody as the composition moves ever onward, this is one very clever track indeed. The sense of harmony and peace here is obvious and the added energy of the angelic realms will bring a feeling of safety and love to each musical step you take, Seay’s drifting vocalisations must surely be a representation of the Seraphim themselves.
Our penultimate stop on this most beautiful sojourn with Seay is called Full Moon Sonata, although the track is only just over three minutes long, Seay’s charm and sheer skill at composition is always going to win you over and here on this track, one could imagine the singer, sitting at her piano and playing as the sun sets and the moon rises, and once more for your delectation and delight, there is a fabulous melody waiting to gently step forth.
So lastly we come to a reprise of Oceanus, Into the Blue, a really loving way for us to leave this release. The whales are calling us home to turquoise blue seas and light blue skies and into a dimension free from strife, need and fear. Dear reader and listener, you will be very happy to end your journey with Seay with this last piece, it’s the perfect parting musical gift.
I have listened to many albums, but this is and will always be one of those that I will remember for ever, the production is top notch, the arrangements incredibly laced together with such skill and professionalism; musically the listener will want to jump into the ocean of peace and love that Seay has created with this release.
This album has come at a perfect time for the planet, we all need to look at each other and be grateful for our world and its through artists like Seay and albums like In the Garden, that this can be achieved. Im not going to just recommend this album, Im going to state on record that this has to be one of the best releases of its kind for ages and what’s more its albums of this elk, that give us hope and a reason to believe, you really need to get this one, this is a rare, special and a quite brilliant offering.
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