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by Troublesome Blue

Often sunny, sometimes stormy, these songs will take your mind and heart on an ever upward spiral to the heights of aural pleasure - passionate, powerful popular rock music for those who remember life before MTV.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Come Back
4:34 album only
2. Unbelief
4:56 album only
3. In Need Of A Friend
4:16 album only
4. I Spy
4:17 album only
5. Channeling
4:38 album only
6. Maybe He Hears Me
4:32 album only
7. Garden
5:50 album only
8. Walkabout
4:21 album only
9. Barren
5:24 album only
10. Sweet Maria
4:45 album only
11. Unwanted Side Effect
4:55 album only
12. Go Away
4:53 album only


Album Notes
Every once in a great while, Musicians Realm is able to come across a new artist or CD that is destined for fame. Of the hundreds of CDs we receive from new artists it is a welcome event to come across artists as talented as the Musicians Realm Featured Artist for January (2002), Troublesome Blue and their incomparable vocalist, Deb Portalatin.

Originating from small Southern New Jersey suburbs..., this foursome has produced an excellent third effort which has got to be a popular smash. With 12 tracks spanning nearly a full hour, REVOLVE manages to entertain throughout without a boring moment or trite line in the entire CD. All twelve songs were penned expertly by guitarist Marc Opdycke (music) and Portalatin (words). The band is rounded out admirably by bassist Jason Tinney and drummer Kevin Hill.

Transcending the excellent songwriting and musicianship of Troublesome Blue is the magnificent vocals of Deb Portalatin. She has the talent and technique to be a legitimate superstar in popular music. Her voice is beautiful, strong and sultry, her presence is top notch and she has terrific range. She can belt out a soulful ballad with the best of any female superstar; just listen to Mother (Garden) for verification.

While the music can best be described as popular, there are enough modern rock tunes such as Channeling or Unwanted Side Effect to satisfy alternative fans. As mentioned before, a lot of effort and a lot of talent were poured into these songs to make them very original and entertaining. The songs are well thought out, reverent and sincere messages and observations of life in the twenty-first century. Two exceptionally touching songs are Maybe He Hears Me, a poignant remembrance to an apparently deceased and well-loved father and Garden, a testament to a loving mother.

-Tom Yanno,



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