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LaRue, Lisa and 2KX: Beautiful Life

Lisa LaRue and 2KX are back before the end of the year with more music already. This time it's an EP designed to support a fan of the band who has been having a difficult time of late with finances and health.

The project was conceived by Steve Adams, guitarist for Lisa LaRue 2KX, and consists of the following players contributing to the three tracks: Lisa LaRue on keyboards, (all tracks); Steve Adams, (ARZ), on guitar, (all tracks); Don Schiff, (Rocket Scientists), on NS/Stick and bass guitar, (all tracks); Merrill Hale, (ARZ), on drums, ("Beautiful Life" and "Forever Is a Journey"). Joining them for this benefit project is Dave Schiff, (Former Frank Sinatra Jr. Orchestra), on tenor saxophone and alto flute for ("Beautiful Life"); John Baker, (Mars Hollow), on vocals, ("Forever Is a Journey"); and Amy V. Simmons who wrote the lyrics for "Forever Is a Journey".

The EP will be available exclusively through, and the release date is forthcoming.

This is a wonderful sampling of instrumental and vocal driven tracks set to highlight the best aspects of our 'beautiful life' on earth. The first track 'Beautiful Life' opens with great jazzy keys and mellow sax, before the guitars and drums ignite to add dimension to the sound. This is one of the two instrumental only tracks that are stunning in their composition and the way they capture an upbeat smooth jazz feel of a soft summer breeze filled day. The sax that layers over the top of the power bass is just amazing as the fluid keys drive through the middle, lead guitar in pursuit.

'Days with You' is the second instrumental track full of wonderful light keys and bass with good solid lead guitar and soft drums keeping the tempo.

'Forever is a Journey' closes out the EP, this time with lyrics and vocals. The lyrics are well worth the price of admission and John Baker's vocals sound better on this track than some of the tracks on Mars Hollow's new release this year. The wonderful guitar playing and Lisa's awesome keys make this the absolute highlight of the album.

Help support someone in need and enjoy some uplifting music in these troubled times. Sounds like a great recipe everyone would want to participate in.

Track Listing:

1. 'Beautiful Life'
2. 'Days with You'
3. 'Forever is a Journey'

Added: September 3rd 2011
Reviewer: Mark Johnson
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Language: english

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