Lunar Eclipse

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
David Bryan's solo piano recording Lunar Eclipse is an absolutely beautiful, stunning, melodic collection of songs culminating his 17 years as a founding member of Bon Jovi. The pianist/composer/vocalist has sold over 90 million albums as a member of the acclaimed rock group and the compositions on this CD reveal a truly different side of his piano and MIDI orchestration mastery that should translate all over the world. The CD opens with "Second Chance," a song about his own "second chance" after a potentially career-ending injury to his finger; this is among the compositions the rock prodigy has written for a Broadway musical based on characters of the Sweet Valley ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
David Bryan's solo piano recording Lunar Eclipse is an absolutely beautiful, stunning, melodic collection of songs culminating his 17 years as a founding member of Bon Jovi. The pianist/composer/vocalist has sold over 90 million albums as a member of the acclaimed rock group and the compositions on this CD reveal a truly different side of his piano and MIDI orchestration mastery that should translate all over the world. The CD opens with "Second Chance," a song about his own "second chance" after a potentially career-ending injury to his finger; this is among the compositions the rock prodigy has written for a Broadway musical based on characters of the Sweet Valley High book series. "I Can Love" is an instrumental version of a song Bryan wrote for a project called Memphis, a theatrical play based on the life of the DJ Dewey Phillips. Bryan's playing on this song is profound and bluesy, and has a rootsy kind of vibe that is sure to please his legions of fans. Bryan's classical training is apparent throughout, but the songs "It's a Long Road" and "April" tie for first place as truly great songs in terms of theory, execution, melodic phrasing, and musical motifs. They are absolutely beautiful. On "Up the River," Bryan entices the listener with a trance-inducing fusion of melodic synth sounds and exotic drumbeats. The diversity of styles and compositional forms -- waltzes, pop, classical, blues, R&B, rock -- on this CD is astounding, and reveals just how much musical knowledge is within Bryan's soul. There are 14 excellent instrumental compositions with an added bonus of a rare vocal performance of the hit "In These Arms" that Bryan co-wrote with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora for this great CD. Because of their emotional beauty, all of the songs have the potential to bring tears of joy to listeners' eyes; Lunar Eclipse is truly a great way to discover the "softer side" of David Bryan. A definite must-have.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/5/2000
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011671805023
  • Catalog Number: 718050

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Second Chance (3:42)
  2. 2 I Can Love (4:41)
  3. 3 It's a Long Road (4:12)
  4. 4 On a Full Moon (3:55)
  5. 5 April (3:40)
  6. 6 Kissed by an Angel (3:24)
  7. 7 Endless Horizon (4:15)
  8. 8 Lullaby for Two Moons (3:42)
  9. 9 Interlude (0:58)
  10. 10 Room Full of Blues (2:50)
  11. 11 Hear Our Prayer (3:34)
  12. 12 Summer of Dreams (3:37)
  13. 13 Up the River (2:55)
  14. 14 Netherworld Waltz (5:31)
  15. 15 In These Arms (5:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Bryan Primary Artist, Piano
Troy Turner Guitar
Nancy Buchan Violin
Edgar Winter Saxophone
Harold Scott Bass
Stanley Watson Drums
Technical Credits
David Bryan Producer, Engineer, MIDI Arrangement
Larry Fast Producer, MIDI Arrangement
Paul Higgins Engineer
Michael Polopolus Engineer
Marty Gelhaar Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful

    This is an absolutly beautiful CD to listen to. Romantic, dramatic, relaxing. I bought it because I am a HUGH Bon Jovi fan, but my fiance and I like Bryan's voice during &amp quot In These Arms&amp quot so much we are going to use it for our wedding song. If only I could find a version of Bryan and Sambora!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow!

    As a fellow piano player and long-time fan of David Bryan as keyboard guru for the band Bon Jovi, I am awed by this lusty, heart-felt collection. The talent he demonstrates drips from his fingers, through the music, then into your soul. After a noisy, busy day at work, kick off your shoes, light a couple of candles, poor a little Merlot and pop this in the CD player. You'll feel like you've been pampered at the best spa in the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Incredible Surprise

    This is by far one of my favorite albums. I originally got the album because I was a Bon Jovi fan. It is the most relaxing and therapeutic album you could ever listen to. I hope David makes another album just like this. Pop the CD in while you are driving and you will have the most relaxing trip of your life!

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