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Encircling

Encircling

  • By Tony & Michele
  • Release 16/10/2007
  • Music Genre Folk
  • Media Format CD
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Tony and Michele Burdo recorded and produced the album 'Encircling' because there was a demand for it from their fans. It is entitled 'Encircling' for several reasons but the main reason is that in making this album, Tony and Michele Burdo have come 'full-circle'. Prior to this recording, Tony and Michele had been in other bands in which they either led, or co-led with other members. All along, they would perform as an Acoustic Duo playing their softer, more introspective music to the delight of their fans. After the shows, people would repeatedly ask if they had their songs 'Be Mine' and 'Or So It Seems' on a recording available for purchase. This was also the case with the songs: 'Sister You're A Rare Thing' and 'Love of My Life'. The latter song, written by Michele for Tony, and having first appeared on a Burdeaux recording. Another song on the album, 'All My Nevers', would leave the listeners stunned and moved with emotion when performed in concert. The album material was selected to feature Tony and Michele Burdo's Acoustic music. However, Tony chose to include a few of their Electric Jazz-influenced compositions: 'Wings of Mercy' and 'Weary Pilgrim' to round-off the other selections. These songs also hint upon Tony's Progressive Rock influences as heard in prior recordings. 'Encircling' showcases Michele Burdo's incredible vocal range and emotive character. In previously recorded albums with Burdeaux and Beyond the Veil, her powerful upper-register was prominently featured. Songs on 'Encircling' such as 'Sister You're A Rare Thing' show her ability to sing in her lower register with a wonderfully warm vocal tone. The signature sound of Michele Burdo and her upper range is heard on the choruses of 'All My Nevers' while the verses provide contrast with her lower range. Even though Tony Burdo is an in-demand guitarist called upon for his lead guitar versatility, he carefully produced and arranged each song so that the focus would be on the song itself. He purposefully and artfully interweaved his guitar parts to embellish what Michele, the lead vocalist wanted to convey with her lyrics. Instrumentation was added to compliment the songs if needed. Each song has a story unto itself. Songs about relationships and the human condition. The music takes the listener on a journey, from despair to hope, from fear to faith. Christ-centered lyrics meant to inspire and give hope. Michele Burdo is the chief lyricist, having penned each song. Tony Burdo wrote and arranged the music to frame Michele's lyrics and to capture the overall emotional content that she wanted to reveal. In some of the songs such as: 'All My Nevers' and 'The Phone Song', Michele wrote the melodies for the verses and choruses respectively-a song-writing practice that Tony has tried to employ in their later works as a duo. The songs on 'Encircling' fuse many styles including: Rock, Jazz, Country, Folk, & Classical. Sub-Genres of the more broad categories would include: Finger-Style, Progressive, and Praise and Worship. Some Quotes from Fans: "ain't nothing better than the unplugged power of the human voice and a guitar .. Tony and Michele, your music has been a blessing to me this past year .." Rafael "It's a great CD...Timeless!" Nancy "Beautiful music and great singing and playing" Linda "I'm speechless...You guys are amazing. Thumbs up!" Tanya.

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Artist: Tony & Michele
Title: Encircling
Genre: Folk
Release Date: 16/10/2007
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 837101372800
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