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  • Religion of The Heart

    Religion
    Artist: Rick Springfield
    Album: Karma
    Platinum Records – 1999
    Song: “Religion Of The Heart”
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Rick Springfield
    Jeff: Avid Pro Tools Digital Editing

    The original version of this song was released on the “From The Vault” CD. Click here for more info.

    “‘Religion Of The Heart’ is another instant classic. The style is the same as ‘It’s Always Something.’ The lyrics are dark and brooding, as is the vocal. The song is very laid back, but guitar driven with some great background organ, and a bluesy lead guitar during the faster chorus”

    –Melodic Rock Karma Review

    His hair was bible black, face like a priest
    His fingers clutched the precious box and silent as a dream
    He hid behind the dark sunglasses
    You caught your breath
    You thought he was beautiful
    You didn’t hear his silent scream
    As he spread the dead man’s ashes
    Your always trying to find your worth
    In the eyes of someone new
    You may not think you need this baby but I think you do

    You need Religion Of The Heart, Religion Of The Heart
    (deep in your system)
    You’re just searching in the dark
    For a reason to believe
    You need Religion Of The Heart

    You raise your glass, you drink their wine
    But you’re still thirsty all the time
    No miracles tonight, and you’ll skip the midnight masses
    It’ll be okay in the cool clear, bright light of the day
    But you just seem so scattered
    As though nothing mattered baby

    You’re always trying to heal yourself in someone else’s skin
    Turn the thieves out of the temple baby and let it in

    You need Religion Of The Heart, Religion Of The Heart
    (deep in your system)
    You’re just searching in the dark
    For a reason to believe
    You need Religion Of The Heart

    Oh, you think that I am only joking, and it all comes down to nothing
    And I’m just talking to your fear but I ‘m not
    No, I’m not, and you stand in the field of fire

    You need Religion Of The Heart, Religion Of The Heart
    (deep in your system)
    You’re just searching in the dark
    For a reason to believe
    You need Religion Of The Heart

    Religion Of The Heart–

    www.rickspringfield.com

  • Circle of Tears

    Circle of Tears
    Artist: James Christian
    Album: James Christian – Meet The Man
    Frontiers Records – 2004
    Song: Circle of Tears
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Judithe Randall

    Comments:
    James Christian is best known for being the front man for the band House of Lords. The band’s first self-titled album was released in 1988 by Gene Simmons’ (KISS) company Simmons Records and received critical acclaim. The album featured the hit “I Wanna Be Loved” which reached number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second album “Sahara” featured a number of high profile guest musicians, 2 hits on the top 100 and was certified platinum in 1991. House of Lords went on to release eight additional albums, the most recent being “Big Money” on Frontiers Records in 2011.

    http://www.jameschristianmusic.com

  • Dream In Colour

    Rock
    Artist: Rick Springfield
    Album: Rock of Life
    RCA Records – 1988
    Song: Dream In Colour
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Rick Springfield
    Arranger: Jeff Silverman

    You wake up to tell me (that you’re numb inside, that the feelings all have died)
    You’re praying and you’re saying (that you do believe, but I don’t believe that’s true)
    Everything has always been there
    Nothing goes away that won’t come back
    You’re living in a house of cards
    And you’re blowing down the stack

    She sleeps under a rainbow
    She won’t Dream In Colour
    She thinks that her soul is painted
    Grey or black or white
    Sleeping under a rainbow
    She could Dream In Colour
    Dream In Colour tonight

    Glass mirror, look in (I know it’s hard to see, when the one you free is you)
    Sleep walking, high talking (but the colours aren’t real and the things you feel don’t last)
    You sit there looking at the sunrise
    Not knowing if the day has come or gone
    Wondering why it turns you off
    When it never turns you on

    She sleeps under a rainbow
    She won’t Dream In Colour
    She thinks that her soul is painted
    Grey or black or white
    Sleeping under a rainbow
    She could Dream In Colour
    Dream In Colour tonight

    Picking at the lock on the front door
    Pulling at the shutters on the windows
    But you’re living in a house of shadows

    Even though you’re lonely you think it’s you
    Sitting at that table set for one
    You’re waiting for the guest that never comes

    She sleeps under a rainbow
    She won’t Dream In Colour
    She thinks that her soul is painted
    Grey or black or white
    Sleeping under a rainbow
    She could Dream In Colour
    Dream In Colour tonight

    www.rickspringfield.com

  • Tell Me You Love Me

    Artist: James Christian
    Album: Unreleased – 1994
    Song: Tell Me You Love Me
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and James Christian
    Performed: Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Guitars

    Comments:
    James Christian is best known for being the front man for the band House of Lords. The band’s first self titled album was released in 1988 by Gene Simmons’ (KISS) company Simmons Records and received critical acclaim. The album featured the hit “I Wanna Be Loved” which reached number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second album “Sahara” featured a number of high profile guest musicians, 2 hits on the top 100 and was certified platinum in 1991. House of Lords went on to release eight additional albums, the most recent being “Big Money” on Frontiers Records in 2011.

    I met James through Judithe Randall who was an amazing friend, co-writer and music matchmaker. Judithe was an incredibly talented and gifted lyricist and artist who was always helping talented people that she believed in. Judith had contacted James who was in Connecticut at that time and asked if he would come to California to record some of her songs. From that point on it was only natural that James and I would end up working together as well. We actually have one song we wrote together called “Tell Me You Love Me” that has never been released.

    With the release of “From The Vault,” James and I also both have releases on Frontiers Records.

    http://www.jameschristianmusic.com

  • Footsteps

    Artist: Nick Gilder
    Album: Nick Gilder
    Song: Footsteps
    RCA Victor – 1985
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Nick Gilder
    Performed: Bass,Drums, Guitars
    Arranged by: Jeff Silverman

    This song was also featured in the 1986 movie “Youngblood” that starred Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb, Ed Lauther and Keanu Reeves. I also co-wrote, performed and arranged on 2 other songs on the record entitled “Nowhere To Run” and “Fingerprints.”

    About Nick Gilder: Nick Gilder is a performer and writer who originally began playing with the Vancouver group, Sweeney Todd. The band split up in 1977 and Gilder began a solo career signing with Chrysalis releasing the album “You Know Who You Are.” Gilder’s second album, “City Nights” produced the platinum number one single “Hot Child In The City.” Gilder released several other albums as a solo artist and is the writer for Patty Smythe’s #1 hit, “The Warrior.” Nick has once again teamed up with fellow Sweeney Todd member Jim McCullouch. Nick and Sweeney are now touring festivals, casino showrooms and fairs.

    www.nickgilder.com

  • Talk To Me

    Song: Talk To Me
    1988
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Rick Springfield
    Produced by: Jeff Silverman and Rick Springfield
    Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by: Jeff Silverman, Palette Studio, LA
    All Instruments Performed by: Jeff Silverman and Rick Springfield
    Vocals by: Mindee Lee

    Notes from Jeff:
    Rick and I wrote many songs during the late 80’s into the late 90’s. We mainly wrote songs together for Rick’s artist CD’s but because of Rick’s passion to expand his horizons and our mutual love for R&B, we decided to “pen” a few songs that were specifically arranged and produced for the current R&B pop market at that time. By doing that, we would “cast the characters” by hiring other singers to come in and do the vocals. Mindee Lee did a stellar job singing this song. I feel it’s one of our best “non-artist RS” songs that we wrote together and to this day, can’t figure out why it wasn’t covered.

    Maybe one reason was because after my Motown 4 year staff deal ended in 1992, Motown sold their publishing company to EMI Music. With the exception of 3 or 4 songs, all of my over 100 songs written during that time frame were misplaced for nearly 17 years! I found this out around 4 years ago when I went to get the mechanical license / clearance info for the “From The Vault” songs I co-wrote and released with Rick. The first hint that something was wrong was when they said “Dancin’ On The Edge Of The” WHAT??? “You Write The Book”? Etc. Oy!

    Thanks to the current staff at EMI, all is back in order. Wishful thinking… but maybe they will be able to find good homes for a lot of the many gems that were never heard but are now back on the map!

  • How Many Times Must We Say Goodbye

    Song: How Many Times Must We Say Goodbye
    1988
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Judithe Randall
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by: Jeff Silverman, Palette Studio, LA
    Performed: All instruments
    Vocals by: Marcie Free

    Notes from Jeff:

    Please go to Supporters Along The Way to read more about Judithe Randall.

    Marci (aka Mark) Free sang on many of my songs over the years and we probably have a collection of over a CD’s worth of material from the mid – late 80’s – 90’s. There is no question how awesome her voice is and I will always be grateful for all her support and great energy she put into every performance.

    About Marcie Free
    Marcie Michelle Free (born Mark Edward Free on April 12, 1954) is an American rock singer, best known as the lead singer of King Kobra, Signal and Unruly Child.

    Free started singing professionally at the age of 19 while living in Flint, Michigan (1973). In 1975, Free moved to Las Vegas, Nevada which eventually (in 1979) led to Free relocating to Los Angeles, CA where he met Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart) in 1983. Together they formed King Kobra and were signed to Capitol Records in 1984. Free recorded two albums with King Kobra, Ready to Strike, and Thrill of a Lifetime, before leaving in November 1986 to pursue other musical interests.
    In 1987 Free formed a band with guitarist Danny Jacob, bassist and keyboardist Erik Scott and drummer Jan Uvena, which would later take the name Signal. Signal recorded one album for EMI, 1989’s Loud and Clear, before disbanding soon after.

    In 1990, Free then joined up with Bruce Gowdy, (Stone Fury/World Trade) and Guy Allison (World Trade) (keyboards), forming a group known as Unruly Child. Unruly Child signed with Atlantic/Interscope Records in 1991 and released their self titled debut album in 1992. In 1993, a solo album consisting of demos Free had sung for a mother/daughter song writing duo named Judithe and Robin Randall was released on an independent label in the U.K. called Now and Then Records. The album entitled, “Long Way From Love” was re-released on Frontiers Records in 1998. This album version included some of the live performances Free gave while in Manchester England for the first rock festival known as “The Gods of AOR” in October 1993.

    Shortly after the release of “Long Way from Love,” Unruly Child, after losing their record deal with Atlantic/Interscope, had reformed under the moniker “Twelve Pound Sledge” and were writing new material in hopes of resigning with another U.S. label. That never happened, though songs from these sessions were later released in 1995, as a solo album on independent labels in Germany and Japan, entitled “Tormented.”

    Having gender dysphoria all her life, Free came out to the world as Marcie Free in November 1993. In 1995, Free retired from the music business and moved back to Michigan to be close to her family. However she still sings professionally on the side and in September 2009 Marcie, Bruce and Guy reunited Unruly Child and signed a recording contract with Frontiers Records. A new album with that label, Worlds Collide, has been released to critical acclaim.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcie_Free

  • Crimes of The Heart

    Crimes of The Heart
    Artist: Martee Lebow
    Album: Crimes of the Heart
    Atlantic Records – 1986
    Song: Crimes Of The Heart
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Vicki Thomas

    “This is without a doubt one of the best female AOR albums of the eighties.
    Opener, title track “Crimes Of The Heart” (penned by maestro Jeff Silverman) is a terrific semi-midtempo rockin’ AOR gem. From the first note you will be amazed by LeBow’s trained and powerful pipes.”

    Hardrock / AOR Heaven

    Comments:
    Martee Lebow is a singer/songwriter from Binghamton, New York. She recorded her first album “The Lady Wants To Be A Star” in her teens, which was produced by Charlie Calello. The album “Crimes of The Heart” featured Dan Huff on guitar. Dan has not only played on albums with artists such as Reba McEntire and Michael Jackson, he has also produced Faith Hill, Keith Urban and Rascall Flatts, to name just a few.

    Martee has collaborated with writers such as Will Jennings, Craig Wiseman, Keith Reid and Jim Messina. Martee has also maintained a successful jingle career, singing on commercials for Coke, Folgers, Budweiser and many more and has recorded background vocals and traveled the globe with the World Music Band, Alabina and Ishtar. She is the lead singer of the Mar-Tays, a New York City band featuring Irwin Fisch, John Siegler, Frank Vilardi, Ira Siegel and Larry Saltzman.

  • Welcome Me Home

    Song: Welcome Me Home
    1986
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Nick Trevisick
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by: Jeff Silverman at Angel Studios (aka Palette Studio, LA)
    Performed: All Instruments
    Vocals by: Jeff Silverman

    December Nights
    Spent all along
    I’ve been counting all the days ‘til I’ll be home
    Back in your arms
    A whisper away
    I’ve been dreaming of the words that I will say

    But when I call out your name
    Will the tears fall like rain?
    Or will we both share the moment in silence
    Holding each other

    Welcome me home
    Home to your heart
    You’ve’ kept the candle alight in the wind now
    Since we’ve been apart
    Time may have past
    Nothing has changed
    Baby we’ll soon be together again
    Holding onto forever

    The look in your eyes
    The day that I left
    Has been haunting me with every single breath

    Well it won’t be long
    Cause I’m on my way
    Baby this time in your arms I’m gonna stay

    But I just can’t conceal
    All the love that I feel
    Or when I think of the times that we spent
    Without each other

    Welcome me home
    Home to your heart
    You’ve’ kept the candle alight in the wind now
    Since we’ve been apart
    Time may have past
    Nothing has changed
    Baby we’ll soon be together again
    Holding onto forever

    Time may have past
    Nothing has changed
    Baby we’ll soon be together again
    Holding onto forever

    Notes from Jeff / About Nick Trevesick:
    Nick and I first met when he was an Island writer in LA. This was just before I signed my deal with Motown as a staff writer. We were extremely productive during the short span of time we wrote together. Nick has worked with artists such as Janet Jackson, Atlantic Starr, Debbie Allen, Irene Cara, Danny Wilde and the Rembrandts and Mandy Moore.

 

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