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Rose Colored Glasses

by The Livesays

This dynamic album, features former Clarence Clemons frontman Billy Livesay, and is a collection of pop/rock with passionate vocals, classic hammond organ, piano, gritty guitars and a big drum sound provided by former Hall and Oates drummer Eddie Zyne.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rose Colored Glasses
4:40 $0.99
2. I Waited Too Long
3:58 $0.99
3. Little Wars
4:17 $0.99
4. Until You Kissed Me Like That
4:17 $0.99
5. Riding Fences
3:58 $0.99
6. Someone Like You
4:26 $0.99
7. Sentimental Fool
4:38 $0.99
8. I Couldn't Be
3:31 $0.99
9. Malibu Beach Blond
4:18 $0.99
10. Shake It Up
3:44 $0.99
11. Somebody
4:49 $0.99
12. Diamonds In The Rough
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13. My Back Pages
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Memorable pop/rock tunes, soulful vocals, fresh melodies, catchy hooks, sentimental and thought provoking lyrics, wailing guitars, screaming hammond organ, sultry piano and pounding drums are what you can expect to hear from The Livesays. The vocalist/guitarist and the band's namesake, critically acclaimed songwriter Billy Livesay, has toured with E Streeter Clarence Clemons' band "Temple of Soul," releasing 2 CDs "Live In Asbury Park" Volumes 1 & 2, the second of which features Bruce Springsteen. Billy has shared the stage with so many national artists, his resume reads like a who's who of Billboard chart-topping artists.
Drummer Eddie Zyne has toured and recorded with Hall and Oates, Desmond Child and Rouge, the Monkees, Rick Derringer and Foghat.
Victor "Cuqui" Berrios, who grew up in the Big Apple, brings a touch of the city to The Livesays with his Hammond B3 and impassioned vocals.
Tim Murphy brings his ear for harmony and his unique Elton John style piano.
Bassist Jorge Laplume, from Havana, Cuba, with his latin roots coupled with a steady diet of the rock groups such as The Who and Free, brings a bass sound that is both funky and thunderous.
The combination of the versatility of backgrounds and personalities of these veteran players is what makes their sound so unique.
What The Livesays have created is an album that is both memorable and moving with stories ranging from adolescence to adulthood that will touch each listener's heart. Give the new album "Rose Colored Glasses" your full attention; you will undoubtedly relate so closely with a song or two, you just may feel as though it was written specifically for you. 



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Fran J.

This is the Real Deal!
You can't sit still with this music....you want to sing along but, dont want to miss the words of Billy Livesay with his sultry gripping soulful sound, his hot gituar licks, he is a cross mix of everyone I every loved to listen to. I hear a little Rod Stewart...a little Steve Perry....Journey? you have..some blusey stuff, rocking fun as in "Kiss me like That" & "Somebody", sometimes a latin beat as in "Pull me In" (I have to get up and dance ). ..Truly Rock and Roll, Indie sound. Billy is such a valuable asset in the music world, having paid his dues and their talent is easily noticeable. Young musicians today need to pay attention, though they may be good, he is great!

Dennis Butler

Rose Colored Glasses
This album is like a breath of fresh air. It has been a long time that I have heard an album and liked every song. In my opinion, it touches on many parts of life that some of us have experienced growing up, to become who we are and why. The talent displayed by these five men blended together, bring a rich sound and quality that is rarely heard in today’s music scene. Victor and Tim on the Keys fill in tastefully while Jorge and Eddie on Bass and Drums provide a solid platform for Billy to make his Guitar sing and sing it does. Billy’s unique voice, along with Tim and Victor’s harmonization bring a melodic rapport that captures the moment. While the CD itself is excellent, nothing can top hearing them perform it Live. They are truly ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ so break out $10 and help make them ‘shine’! You’ll be glad you did. Thanks  DB

Janet Goodman / Music News Nashville April 13, 2012

The Livesays - Rose Colored Glasses
South Florida pop/rock band The Livesays deserves to be heard on a national stage. Locals have known this to be so since their inception in 1996. The quintet of seasoned veteran musicians has got the radio-ready mojo going on – a chemistry and sound that are all at once comfortably familiar and walking the edge of “Who is THAT?”

Led by Billy Livesay, longtime lead singer and guitarist for the late Clarence Clemons’ band Temple of Soul, whose soulful, smoky rasp and vocal range are nothing short of killer, the group has recorded their latest album, “Rose Colored Glasses,” released by Echo XS Entertainment. Twelve of the thirteen tracks are written or co-written by the singer, with one cool cover – Dylan’s “My Back Pages.” This record oozes talent, from the solid musicianship to memorably commercial melodies to dead-on rock arrangements by Livesay.

First thing that’s clear here is his story-telling ability. This raconteur knows how to wring emotion out of every sung syllable, and his lyrics are a-bloom with imagery. In “I Waited Too Long” – a moving tale of regret – Livesay brings us into his world: “I tilt my head when I look in the mirror/I look like my father or so I’ve been told/I wanted to see him, reach out and touch him/But I was a secret and that was so long ago.” A tortured electric guitar and music breakdown on the final chorus, as well as not-so blatant, ticking clock-like drumming, all add to the drama of the scene.

We witness the slow death of a marriage in “Little Wars,” and an intimate moment between lovers in the sexy Latin-tinged “Until You Kissed Me Like That.” “Riding Fences” offers up an eerie piano riff, while stand-out track “Sentimental Fool” has a smooth chorus melody and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics about being “hopped up on romance”: “Wake me, shake me, don’t let me sleep/Cause I’m feeling too good today/I found love when I thought that there was none/And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Eddie Zyne on drums, Jorge Laplume on bass, Cuqui Berrios on Hammond organ and Tim Murphy on piano round out this dynamic rock band. “Rose Colored Glasses” ought to be on “Best Of” lists everywhere.
- Janet Goodman/Music News Nashville April 2012