Zhonray | ...Miles and Miles...

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...Miles and Miles...

by Zhonray

Easy Listening with a hint of country and rock.
Genre: Easy Listening: Adult contemporary
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1. Miles and Mile 5
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2. Funny How Love Ends
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3. Summer Rain
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4. Tell Me How You Feel
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5. Just a Chance
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6. Heaven Here On Earth
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7. I Mustn't Let You Go Again
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8. Everything Seems Possible
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9. In Nobody's Way
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10. Cliche Rock 'N' Roll
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11. Miles and Mile3
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12. Miles and Miles Musical Medley
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
… miles and miles …

I was standing on a cold beach in West Wales surrounded by miles and miles of emptiness when the idea for this CD theme came out of the blue (or rather) magenta sky. If you need to get away from it all, I can highly recommend the thought of sailing off into the sunset away from all the complexity of the modern world that engulfs us on a daily basis.

The album was 18 months in the making, though some songs go back to the year 2000. With the exception of track 2, all the songs have been produced in-house, then mastered in America.

Friends help out now and then, popping in with a guitar solo, or a backing or lead vocal. Some co-write, while others act as mentors and give constructive advice and guidance. But in the end “it’s all my fault”.

The songs themes are as varied as ever, but mainly Easy Listening with a hint of Rock and just one out-and-out Country song “Funny How Love Ends” produced by Iain Bradshaw in his studio in England.

“Summer Rain” was written during the wettest UK Summer on record – 2007. I gave this a world pop feel, then added sitar whilst thinking of the Indian monsoon season. “Tell Me How You Feel” is a simple love ballad. “Just a Chance” lyrics and ideas were thought of by Sue Bargh, who attended a songwriting class along with myself in 2003 and we’ve kept in touch.

Mid album is filled with some powerful songs featuring a dancer and religion, a friend, a young arrival, and a leaver. Then an out and out Rock ‘n’ Roll number featuring Rob Duckers on retro lead guitar.

Finally I mixed down miles and miles to a 3 minute version for free to radio play. Then compiled all the instrumental parts of every track into a musical medley that last 15 minutes. [It’s great to listen to when you’re ironing – I’m told].

Best Wishes to all listeners.
John.

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RadioIndy.com

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Zhonray
a GrIndie Award for their CD \"...Miles and Miles....\" A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy\'s stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.
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Chris and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Excellent Easy Listening Album with Elements of Pop, Country, and Rock
“…Miles and Miles…” is an excellent easy listening album with elements of pop, country, and rock by Zhonray. Here, Zhonray brings an adult contemporary concept album and incorporates a wide range of instruments throughout to bring you an original and unique sound. The idea of freedom from the material world is ever present in the lyrics and the compositions are superb. The overall sound is very aurally pleasing, as Zhonray incorporates wind chimes, sitar, and slide guitar all into the same album and, in turn, achieves musical diversity. His vocals have a very distinct quality to them, but on a song like “Just a Chance,” with the right accompaniment and inflection, the vocal performance is similar to Belle & Sebastian. The recording quality of “…Miles and Miles…” is good and ready to hit the radio airwaves – in fact, the track “Mile and Mile3” was recorded for that very purpose. “Summer Rain” has a world pop feel with the incorporation of the sitar, effective lyrics, and a nice arrangement. “In Nobody’s Way” is a heartbreakingly poetic and lyrically slow rock song about letting someone go. With “…Miles and Miles…,” Zhonray has created an idealistic album filled with diverse adult contemporary arrangements and strong lyrics. Fans of consequential easy listening will drift away for “…Miles and Miles…” with this impressive CD by Zhonray.
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