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From Escape Music:

Here is the first song "Stronger Now" from John Elefante forthcoming solo album title "The Amazing Grace" will be release later in the summer on Escape Music

 

 

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I like it. It's not his best work, but it's still good. I do hope the rest is better, though. 

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On 12/9/2021 at 6:58 PM, auslander said:

I will have to hear some more tracks. But this is a step down from the last solo album IMO. Vocally he is still incredible though.

He will never not be incredible.

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From Escape Music:

John Elefante was born in New York and moved to Long Beach, California at an early age. He sang and performed drums for his family band “The Brotherhood” in his youth and has always maintained a close working relationship with his brother Dino.

His career really took off in 1981 when he auditioned for lead vocals and keyboards for Kansas in 1981. He got the job despite stiff competition and went on to feature on “vinyl confessions” and “Drastic Measures” writing such songs as “Chasing shadows”, “Fight Fire with Fire” and “Right Away”. He also took lead vocals on the huge mainstream hit song “Play the Game Tonight”. In the mid to late eighties he was involved with some Christian artists such as “Sweet Comfort Band” and “Petra” as a producer, etc.

John took a heavier direction in the late eighties / early nineties when he formed a record label with Dino called “Pakaderm” and went on to create the band “Mastedon” who enjoyed much success during the nineties. If that wasn’t enough he continued at breakneck speed as a label owner and producer and turned his hand to a couple of solo releases “Windows of Heaven” in 1995 and “Corridors” in 1997. In 1999 he released “Defying Gravity” which was his most rewarding solo album to date, and Revolution of Mind. John also 3 time Grammy award winner and has been nominated seven times, he and his brother Dino also wrote and coproduced the song “young and innocent” which appeared on the multi platinum album soundtrack St Elmo‘s fire

By the year 2010 John had been involved with 100 or so major albums in one way or another. His songwriting abilities shone through again in the 2013 release “On my way to the sun” which featured Kansas members David Ragsdale and Rich Williams.

It's now 2022 and John is still very much at the forefront of the music scene and here we have “The Amazing Grace”, 11 tracks of the highest quality rock. The song “Stronger Now” has already had an airing on “youtube” and has had received many positive reviews. If you haven’t already done so, it’s well worth checking out.

 

Release Date: 22nd April 2022
Catalogue No: ESM365

Track List: 
01 City Of Grace 4:13 
02 Stronger Now 4:40 
03 The Amazing Grace 5:19 
04 Time Machine 4:50 
05 Won’t Fade Away 5:15 
06 Not Alone 6:39 
07 Falling Into Place 5:24 
08 We Will Be Fine 4:22 
09 Little Brown Book 5:02 
10 And When I’m Gone 4:20
11 City Of Grace (Long Version) 6:16

Produced and engineered By…John Elefante for Kingheir Music
Executive Producer…Frank Boxberger

 Drums - Dan Needham / Guitars - Dave Cleveland, John Elefante, Frank Boxberger
Acoustic guitars - Dave Cleveland, Dustin Blatnik (Not Alone)
Bass - Anthony Sallee / Keyboards - John Elefante
Piano on “And When I’m Gone” Jimmy Nichols
Strings and string arrangements…Chris Carmichael
Lead and Background vocals - John Elefante / stand out vocal “City Of Grace” Jonell Mosser
Percussion - Eric Darken

Mixed by James Joseph / Mastered by Brian J Anthony.

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Been spinning this one all week. A varied album style wise with some truly outstanding songs and that brilliant voice being the icing on the cake. One of the best of the year so far

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11 hours ago, Jez said:

Been spinning this one all week. A varied album style wise with some truly outstanding songs and that brilliant voice being the icing on the cake. One of the best of the year so far

I forgot about this one. Gonna have to dive into it this week. 

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On 4/24/2022 at 9:07 AM, Jez said:

Been spinning this one all week. A varied album style wise with some truly outstanding songs and that brilliant voice being the icing on the cake. One of the best of the year so far

I'm sincerely glad somebody's enjoying this because John has a killer voice, but I could not get into this at all. I freely admit I'm more of a hard rock fan than the light AOR found on this album, but even putting that aside, I just found the songs lacking. Back to Mastedon I go for my rockin' Elefante fix.

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This album gets better and better with subsequent spins and really is very very good indeed

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39 minutes ago, Jez said:

This album gets better and better with subsequent spins and really is very very good indeed

Yup!

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1 hour ago, Jez said:

This album gets better and better with subsequent spins and really is very very good indeed

Mine just arrived today. I like it from first spin, but I can tell it is one of those discs that get even better with time. Mastedon fans might like this one, it's that good!

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