Bob Forbes created the bandname 'RedEyeC' in 2005 to which he has been composing individual and collaborative songs. 'Shalia' has been a dream come true - much thanks to fellow bandmates Pascal Gregory, Minouche, and Corrado Rossi for helping this CD to materialize. Reviews: I can say without fear of contradiction that this is one of, if not THE best piece of music I've heard on this site. Heck, why limit it to this site. I'm really lost for words which is probably a good thing because otherwise I would just start gushing. I'll get the disclaimers out of the way first. I have known RedEyeC, Pascal and Minouche on another site for some time now and we have become good friends. I've also been in a couple of collabs with RedEyeC. Although RedEyeC (I'll call him Bob for ease of convenience) is one of the finest guitarists I've heard, he has recently been doing vocals and this is the first example of his work I've heard where we get both the guitar and his vocals. The song (Shalia) itself is a beautiful ballad. Bob has a gentle but powerful voice (if that makes sense) with a wonderful timbre in the upper register. It's a perfect voice for this love ballad. The synth pads (I assume that's Pascal) behind the vocals fit perfectly with the tone of Bob's voice. The chorus is just gorgeous and the use of delay is beautiful. The guitar work is powerful yet lyrical at the same time. A wonderful collaboration with lovely lyrics from Minouche. Highly recommended! Seamlessly these tracks build from a gentle pretty state into one of incredibly awesome power and again seamlessly drops back into the tranquil. This is a must listen to. If you don't download it you're nuts. --Brian Ralston - Selftort ********* Well bob... this is more than lovely... I hear immediately that pascal's music inspires you as much as it does me... everything just comes out special with syngularity... was that tapping I heard?... or you just have very long fingers... but that second segment... what melody... man you know your harmony bro... you left the simple scales, blues and major, behind a long time ago... you must be somewhat like valkir and me... a Holdworth fan you see... someone who shows an affinity for the master of harmony... gotta hear this again my friend...it's all just brilliant but that bit at 2:10 is profoundly deep... The simplest part technically but so rich musically... I think it's when you articulate those brief changes to the four minor in the middle of that I-IV-IVm major progression that's so beautiful and deep... yo... dawg... you is awesome... thanks for the DL man... IPOD pix x4 --Rapster (Joe Nickerson) ********* lol...I'm here now and what a dramatic buildup!!bottom end bass line is catchy as hell...good to hear you burning again on that six string!!pascal,great synths and drums!! laying it down nicely for bob and his sizzling work!! cheers gents!! bless those collabs!! --Mark Cloutier ********* Just wrote a review concerning the level of difficulty in conveying emotion, and here, that goal has been achieved. Very powerful pieces, that speak to anyone with the good sense to listen. I particularly love the way you hold those notes at the end of a few of those runs, and bleed them . . . RJ --Robin James ********* WeLL ThaT'S HOW ThiS MAkes ME FeeL ... I'm FloATinG AwaY TO a DReaMY STaTe OF BliSS ... JuSt PURE JoY TO LIStEN TO YOU ... HELL DoWNLOADinG FoR MY DReaMS .. WhaT MOrE CaN I SaY Ya a MAstER ... I'm a SlaVE TO YoU WhEN yoU PlaY ... TAKE A BOW ... KaT 4xYES --KaT ********* One SMOKIN' tsunami playing!...& just LOVIN' that guitar, man! Makes the listener FEEL the waves rushing in, hopefully viewed from a HIGH POINT (the song structure contains JUST the right kinda' energy to MAKE ya' high - not that I'd know anything about such). This one gets an IMMEDIATE rating of MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from my energy-starved ears! --Zzaj Productions ********* Gentlemen.... RedEyeC,one of THE best guitarists around today IMHO. Pascal, a sound magician. Put the two together and we have a crossover of ideas and styles that lend into something WONDERFUL. If these songs had been done by one of the legends of progressive music,they would have been hailed as reinventing the genre by going back and yet going forward. They would have spoke at great length how this song has reminded them that the MOST important thing about music and musicans,is HOW WELL YOU CAN PLAY,not how fashionable your new look is,or your new dance routine. My congrats to you gentlemen,this is CLASSIC. 4 x yes. Nigel. --Nigel Potter.