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Easy Listening: Adult contemporary Pop: Pop/Rock Moods: Type: Background Music
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Ultimate I & B

by Zhonray

Adult easy listening contemporary love songs - pop, rock, world and Country.
Genre: Easy Listening: Adult contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. No More I Can Do
3:47 album only
2. Lover of the Night
4:22 album only
3. Golden Sands
4:16 album only
4. Glass of Wine
3:30 album only
5. In the Shadow of Fallen Love
3:56 album only
6. Blossom Hill
3:25 album only
7. If You're Leaving
3:30 album only
8. Shine Your Smile On Me
3:56 album only
9. In Nobodys Way
3:42 album only
10. Funny How Love Ends
3:39 album only
11. Summer Rain
4:06 album only
12. Tell Me How You Feel
3:49 album only
13. Heaven Here On Earth
3:56 album only
14. I Mustn't Let You Go Again
3:32 album only
15. Miles and Mile5...
5:14 album only
16. I Only Have Tonight
4:08 album only


Album Notes
Ultimate I & B.
We wanted to create a compilation CD taking the favoured songs from out first 3 CDs.
People are sometimes heard to say ... “I’m going to do an hour’s ironing” and many I know listen to a favourite CD while they press away, as it’s hard to watch TV and iron without getting scorch marks. So the concept of a one hour album of full bodied adult contemporary love songs, with a blend of pop, rock and Country was born ... Ultimate Ironing and Background Music [volume 1] ... background also in this sense; because the CD is intended for background music in local pubs and clubs in the North Wales area. The background images on the CD are therefore of the Clwydian mountain range close to where I live.
It’s not for me to say a great deal about the songs. They’re for the public to decide. We just put them up there for others to judge. Our last CD won a Golden Award with Radio Indy, so that was nice and a few of those songs have made it onto Ultimate I&B. However, my favourite is the gutsy “Lover of the Night” which owes a lot to the production of Iain Bradshaw. Iain takes our ideas and gives them a really solid, yet ethereal mood. “Shine your smile on me” is my favourite Country composition, musically cohesive, yet no one has yet managed to write a line dance to its changing patterns. “Summer Rain” was composed during the wettest ever British summer of 2006. In this song I used nearly ever studio technique available to me from sampling of 2006 torrential rain to mixing in Thunder sounds; plus acoustic work, key changing up and down too: a quite intricate song with a distinct “World” feel about it. Finally, an earlier composition, one played at a songwriting course in 2003 “I only have tonight”, one for me to feel nostalgic about.
Hope the ironing went well tonight!
Best Wishes,



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Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Zhonray a GrIndie Award for their CD "Ultimate I & B." 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.

Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Relaxed easy listening pop/rock CD
The 70’s ushered in a genre – soft rock, to take the place that easy listening once described: relaxed, polished and melodious music for adults who preferred their background music comfortably familiar. The soft rock moniker eventually gave way to adult contemporary but the aesthetic remained the same. “Ultimate I & B,” a veritable “best of” CD (compiled from 3 previous albums) by Zhonray is a fine example of this genre, reminding listeners of adult contemporary finest practitioners (Air Supply, Seals & Crofts, America, etc) without losing its own identity. Lush synthesizer flourishes on “In the Shadow of Fallen Love,” while Zonhray delivers spare and tasteful guitar fills such as the Spanish guitar runs on “Golden Sands.” Take note of the subtle conga interpolations on “Blossom Hill,” or relax to the sounds of nature on “Summer Rain,” or even a hint of Chris Isaaks-like tremolo guitar “Shine Your Smile on Me.” Zonhray swathes its sedate tunes of the trials and triumphs of love and romance on their “Ultimate I & B” CD in arrangements that go down like the proverbial taste of honey.