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Give Me a Perfect World

by Sun Palace

Dreamy, romantic, mystical lyrics paired with lush female vocals and harmonies, rich orchestrations, fine guitars, synths, percussion loops and drums.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Give Me a Perfect World
3:25 $0.99
2. Round and Round
4:06 $0.99
3. There's a Man
3:08 $0.99
4. Going to California
3:21 $0.99
5. Love Saves
4:14 $0.99
6. Familiar Voices
4:03 $0.99
7. Palace Welcome
3:34 $0.99
8. Man of the Severn Wave
4:15 $0.99
9. The Corridor
4:22 $0.99
10. Show Me Your Wild Side
3:30 $0.99
11. Under the Moon
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Album Notes
Welcome to Sun Palace's "Give Me A Perfect World".
Dreamy and poppy, romantic and idealistic, folk, orchestral and chill influences can be heard as well. A "magical" wall of sound.

Andriette Redmann is the vocalist and composer of Sun Palace. She composed all the songs on "Give Me a Perfect World" with the exception of "Going to California" the classic Led Zeppelin Hit Song.

Andriette was raised in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, on a Cherry Farm/Art Colony, and now lives in New York City. Collaborating is guitarist John Rokosny (Smithereens/Carry Nation), and a talented group of musician friends. Sun Palace began to enjoy national attention with the critically acclaimed debut CD, "Into Heaven."

CD/DVD News and Notes
Featuring the sublime songs and vocals of the alluring Andriette Redmann, the 2004 CD from NYC-based Sun Palace takes the cutting edge sound of pop artists like Sarah McLachlan and Bjork one step further. Supplying backing support to Redmann’s lush melodies and multi-layered vocal harmonies on Give Me A Perfect World are key players such as guitarists John Rokosny and...Tony Geballe in addition to Jerry Marotta (drums) and Pat DiNizio (backing vocals). Modern pop-based chill music that just oozes with atmospherics, the eleven track CD is capped off by a faithful Sun Palace cover of the Led Zep classic “Going To California.”

Creations Magazine
Give Me a Perfect World, Sun Palace - Wow! This CD has great harmonies and thoughtful lyrics - it definitely hits the ground running. In a genre broadly categorized as Pop/Rock, but more specifically described in a press release as "mystical, breezy, chill pop," this band must be carving out a niche for themselves. The uniqueness of Andriette Redmann (lead vocalist and writer) calls to mind the best work of Dido. With band members described as having "East Village Roots," Andriette excels on vocals and keyboards, ably backed up by guitarist John Rokosny, guitarist Tony Geballe, drummer Mark Brotter and a host of other instrumentalists and vocalists. In sound quality, I was reminded of Phil Spector’s "wall of sound" (for those of you that remember.) These are very full-sounding, richly produced songs. The music and style, while pop and fun, is never fluffy, as self-proclaimed Rumi fan Andriette imbues her work with a spiritual essence. Here’s a terrific alternative to the standard pop/rock genre. -Mark Maxwell Abushady

Out Smart Magazine
Give me a Perfect World by Sun Palace delivers modern rock with a cool, ethereal flavor. Sun Palace is led by Andriette Redmann and...the music on Give Me a Perfect World has an otherworldly quality and Euro-pop sensibility, blending rich vocals with dance grooves to create a wall-of-sound-experience. Outstanding songs include Going to California, Familiar Voices, Man of the Severn Wave, and Under the Moon, which features world-beat percussion and inspired vocal performances. In short, Sun Palace's new album is truly original and not to be missed.

All Music Guide
Anyone who hopes to get the most out of the singer/songwriter experience needs to do some research and dig beneath the surface in other words, use major outlets like MTV, VH1, and Billboard as sources of information, but certainly don't expect them to tell you everything you need to know. Be on the lookout for worthwhile singer/songwriters who, for whatever reason, might be flying under the radar, people who haven't enjoyed as much commercial exposure as Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Paula Cole, or Shawn Colvin but still have a lot going for them. Andriette Redmann definitely fits that description; although the Sun Palace leader once recorded for CBS Records Italy…she's far from a megasuperstar. But as Sun Palace's second album, Give Me a Perfect World, demonstrates, it isn't because of a lack of talent. Redmann is a joy throughout this early 2005 release, which does more than live up to the promise of her first Sun Palace album, Into Heaven, it's an even stronger and more impressive demonstration of Redmann's talents…(She’s) an expressive, very listenable singer and an excellent songwriter. That is evident on sublime offerings like "Palace Welcome," "Round and Round," and "Show Me Your Wild Side." Redmann is equally memorable on an inspired cover of Led Zeppelin's "Going to California," which is one of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's more folkminded offerings and is perfect for Sun Palace. But unlike Zep's albums, this folkrock/adult alternative CD never really rocks; instead, it floats and does so in a way that is dreamy and ethereal (two words that keep coming up where Sun Palace is concerned). Give Me a Perfect World is musical bliss. -Alex Henderson

The Critical Review, Media Report
Give Me a Perfect World is a magical album; one that somehow reminded me of Stevie Nicks and her dreamy romantic mystery approach--melded with a more lush, layered and textured musical aura. Andriette Redmann's vocals and songwriting are what drive the project, but the fine guitar work by John Rokosny and Tony Geballe…add the classy layers. But there's so much more--tight drums, clean big vocals, and great…(mix) by Roman Klun (eng. Sarah McLachlan) along with lots of rich instrumentation like violins, viola, cello, mandolin, harmonica, and creative percussion. While the genre is listed as modern rock the feel is in places New Age, World, chill, romance, and Adult/Contemporary. All kinds of sounds are brought into tight focus making the result an album of high quality. I was mesmerized by many of the songs which deal with love and romance as well as bigger questions. Redmann even covers the LED ZEP classic, Going to California; and here it was a good addition to this set of interesting songs. The title track is an upbeat work that has lots of radio potential. There's A Man is a tune which lauds her love of her hero. She views this man a heaven, and asks how heaven can be with her. Her creative lyric is the kind that I wish gospel singers would use as it puts flesh on a hero and lover. Love and romance are big themes and the number that encapsulates the thought has to be Love Saves. This is a beautiful selection and a highlight on this disc. Then comes the royal Palace Welcome, which sent my mind into a world of kings and queens and all that is of the chivalric and knightly age. My personal favorite though had to be Man of the Severn Wave. First of all I looked up the meaning of Severn. It is a river in England which has very unusual qualities such as strange floods and movements. This man of the Severn wave walks along the river, then dives into it, then seeming walks on it and rides the wave and finally rides off into the wide sky. The music is perfect for the story and the imagination reels (and revels) in the lyrical and musical images. Oh but there's so much more. On The Corridor, I felt (rightly or wrongly) that this was a dream-like experience or a near-death one. The romantic joys in love and life are presented in the song, Show Me Your Wild Side. The song is so alive it literally vibrates. We come to the last track, the 11th cut titled Under the Moon, a short closing number. Give Me a Perfect World is a wonderful, magical album that incorporates so many elements, music, vocals, lyrics, dreams; and the sum of them is vastly more when they fuse into new elements. A classy rich album that is so nuanced and controlled that it excites rather than bores. I highly recommend this dreamy romantic effort from a great band that has outdone itself. -A. Canales
New York City has a plethora of artists in just as many varying genres. But angle your way towards Sun Palace and you'll be one happy camper in the Big Apple. Andriette Redmann leads the way with her vocals and keyboard work, and when you consider all the past experience her fellow bandmates thrust under their collective shoulders, it shouldn't stretch the imagination too far that this is one great pop-rock album. The style is almost chill contemporary that could give Sarah McLachlan a run for her money. -J-Sin

For those inclined to enjoy "happy" visions of the world we live in, Give Me a Perfect World will be most enjoyable, & for them, this gets a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! -Dick Metcalf

Angel-voiced Andriette Redmann teams up with (ex-)Smithereens…John Rokosny to make a luxuriant yet lighter than air pop-rock creation. Give Me A Perfect World does more than live up to the promise of the first Sun Palace album, Into Heaven—it is, in fact, an even stronger and more impressive demonstration of Redmann's talents. Highlights include the idyllic title track, the courtly and fateful "Round and Round," as well as the deeply dreamy "Familiar Voices." This album features legendary drummer Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel/Paul McCartney/Elvis Costello) and cellist Jane Scarpantoni (Springsteen/Lou Reed/REM). Highly expressive, highly listenable.
Uwe Hermann’s Music Podcast, Germany
Dec.15, ’05 - Sun Palace (a project of singer/songwriter Andriette Redmann) has released a new CD called "Give Me a Perfect World”…beautiful, dreamy, almost magical…great music. Enjoy!



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