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Set Free

by George Wallace

A mature, eclectic mix of adult progressive rock, with vocals, just left-of-mainstream, combining in daring new proportions his trademark contrasts of quiet/powerful, light/dark, joyful/brooding qualities.
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1. Love So Tough
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2. 11:11
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3. This Was My Home (The Promised Land)
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4. Suzannah
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5. Send Out the Love
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6. Remember the Moon
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7. How Long Before I'm Found?
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8. Angels Watch Over Me
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Album Notes
Set Free is named after a recurring phrase in several of the song lyrics, with no small connection to George's personal and professional liberations he experienced during its production. Here is a mature, intense, eclectic mix of musical architecture, just left-of-mainstream, combining in daring new proportions his trademark contrast of quiet/powerful, light/dark, joyful/brooding qualities.

Set Free may seem a departure for those who have come to know his instrumental work, but he's also a vocalist, and like in the old days, he does virtually all the singing.

About the songs of Set Free:

Love So Tough -- The unmistakable theme here is the special invincibility of real relationship and true love. Always worth having, and always worth working for.

11:11 -- I don't always know what my songs are about. I think 11:11 suggests that we periodically experience moments of truth, and revelation. I happen to be drawn to the number 11; the actual hour is of course different for everyone.

This Was My Home (Promised Land) -- A "homesick" song about me longing for the wooded, temperate terrain of Bucks County, PA, and for the well-rooted family and friends who still lived there.

Suzannah -- About a real relationship, altered a bit to make the song work better...but it's still true, complex, and rather sad.

Send Out the Love -- A snappy love-and-peace number. Whatever was he (Bush Sr.) trying to say with that 'New World Order' bit, anyway? Hate is not the solution, but don't take it from me. Take it from Albert Einstein, he said it a bunch of times, and he was no dummy!

Remember the Moon -- An oriental-spiced piece framed in a lullaby style, "Moon" was written for my son Corey, now a young man with a very old, gentle soul. I was facing a long, difficult separation from him via a temporary move to Japan. It's the same moon, no matter where in the world we are...

How Long Before I'm Found
This is a tender recollection of a parting with my first love -- a separation destined to be long, but, happily not permanent. In the meantime, what was left for me? "How Long" humbly tips the producer's hat to Brian and Carl Wilson...there will never be a sound quite like theirs.

Angels Watch Over Me
A lovely but complicated woman once introduced me to the real possibility of angels working and moving amongst us. In return for that gift, I wrote her this song. This was her story, a difficult one at times; fortunately her angels were there.

George Wallace,the Traveller

An accomplished producer and recording artist, George Arthur Wallace specializes in a fusion of World Music, Progressive Rock and ambient soundscapes. His visionary songs and instrumentals promote enlightenment and positive evolution in a world that could really use it.

George was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, where he first discovered his musical gift around age six. He spent his formative years in-and-out of numerous local bands which found themselves caught in the crossfire between Motown and the British Invasion.

Later he majored in composition and arranging at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he then landed a six-year stint with ‘Fate,’ a busy, successful club act from nearby Worcester.

He eventually moved to New York City to pursue a solo recording career with, as it turned out, CBS/Epic Records and a publishing agreement with Screen Gems. He recorded two albums under that label: Heroes like You and Me in 1980 and What It Is in 1982. Virtually all parts were sung or played by George himself, and both albums enjoyed enviable critical acclaim by numerous respected industry publications.

In 1983 George moved to Bucks County, PA, with new freedom to explore the finer subtleties of his maturing songwriter’s persona. He was now producing recordings completely in-house, writing and recording over an increasingly wide range of dynamic and lyric styles. He occasionally produced other acts and several planetarium show soundtracks, but soon discovered an interest in a more introspective and spiritual writing style, turning away from the standard 3-to-5 minute song format. In 1985 he created his own new studio and production company, AirBorn Music, and produced three landmark instrumental works: Sacred Earth (1985), Communion (1988), and Frontiers (1993). He was soon a featured artist on such nationally recognized space-music radio programs as Echoes, Hearts of Space, and Musical Starstreams.

In the late ‘90s, while performing with a small jazz/pop ensemble in Japan, he wrote a potpourri of instrumentals titled 'If I Had A Ship…' (yet to be released) and a vocal collection which found the name 'Set Free'.

As we entered the new century, George reconnected with his first love from many years before, eventually moving out to Alaska to be with her. With no apparent end to his inspirations, he continued producing from his newly-installed studio there amidst the mountains; first came an ambitious collection of songs christened 'Passion Play', offering a rich, expansive musical ride with a calculated flow of songs laced with spirituality, one’s love for another, and loony-tune political satire, all delivered with a fiery honesty and George’s trademark dazzling production.

And now most recently, a pet project shelved for decades has at last come alive. George’s latest release, 'the Goddess; songs of the Feminine Divine' combines in daring new proportions a fusion of World Music, Progressive Rock, and ambient soundscapes. A technical masterpiece, 'the Goddess' delivers a profound and diverse musical celebration of the feminine in the world as we know it, from one of Her biggest admirers.

George creates comedic satirical pieces on occasion (thereby eliminating what would have probably been therapist bills), and also has plans for yet another project, an experimental venture back into Space Music involving surround sound.

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