Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Gonzo Multimedia Releases “The Best of RAZ” Feat. Music Legends Joey Molland, Joe Vitale, Carla Olson and Stu Cook


London, UK - ​Following the November 2015 release of the critically acclaimed CD “Madison Park” ​by The RAZ Band, Gonzo Multimedia has ​just ​released “The Best of RAZ”. This ​career spanning CD ​takes the listener on RAZ's thirty two year musical journey ​and featur​es songs beginning​ ​​with Raz's ​critically acclaimed ​1984 debut record, “Criminals Off The Streets” ​through Gonzo's ​2015 ​release ​of​ “Madison Park​​”​.

This 19 song CD ​​also ​​includes songs from the albums, “The Best of L.A 1987”, the “RAZ” album, “1988’, Raz's cassette EP “Listen” ​produced by Joey Molland​, ​the ​“Tough Love” CD produced by​ Joe Vitale, ​the “​It's All About Me” CD produced by Michael Raz​, ​Jeff Hutchinson, Joe Vitale​ & ​Joey Molland, plus 2 bonus tracks recorded, Live in 1984 at the legendary Los Angeles nightclub, Madame Wong's West​.

Guest performers include Joey Molland (Badfinger), Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh/Crosby, Stills & Nash/The Eagles) Stu Cook, (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Carla Olson and Marc Droubay (Survivor).

“I met the Raz almost 40 years ago and he's been knocking me out ever since. The truth is in the songs, I don't think he ever had an idea outside of that idea, so I started playing on his sessions like a lot of other people, we've done gigs separate and together for all those years and here we are with our first record deal, thanks Gonzo, hello world, will anything ever be the same? Sure it will, 'cept you'll have The RAZ Band to make sure”. - Joey Molland​

“Raz came to some of the Joe Walsh shows and my solo shows I did as far back as the early 70's...we've been friends ever since...both personally and musically! We've recorded a ton of GREAT Raz originals and yes... miracles can happen...in this century... A RECORD DEAL! Well, being a couple of devoted Beatles fans, we have a similar sense of 'song'... the RAZ catalogue is massive, current and rockin'! They are ALL fun grooves and great lyrics!!! It's GREAT to introduce The RAZ Band to the world!” - Joe Vitale

Tracks:
The Boy
Say Ya Love Me
Time Marches On
Back in the Shadows
Merlyn
Down at the Gulf
Simon Said
The Tattoo Song
Tough Love
Buck-it
Naked on the Floor
Sitting on my Bed
I Said To My Self: Self
Cars and Girls
$ 1.50 For Your Love
What Love Can Do
Searching Forever
The Times Together
The Boy

For more information:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15899/The_RAZ_Band-The_Best_of_RAZ.html

Here's what the press have been saying about The RAZ Band's “Madison Park”:

​“Excellent​ Authentic Mind-Blowing Rock and Roll! 'What Love Can Do' goes on boiling electric guitars, and heck you'd think it's an introduction by Guns n Roses. 'Say Ya Love Me' is one of my preferred, with ROXY Music background in it's infancy, but having taken a ROXY vitamin. Even the punk is present with the disorienting 'You Don't Know A Thing', The Ramones could not have done better, everything is completed at supersonic speed.  A great rock band in 2016, it still exists moving you like an electro shock.” - Jean-Pierre Schrickle, Highlands Magazine

“For the first time in years an album makes me feel so impressed that I need to listen to the songs several times in sequence, and I do not get tired of doing it. Madison Park is for me the best album of the year 2015.” - Airton Diniz Editor, Roadie Crew Magazine

“ 'Madison Park' is a phenomenal album from start to finish and one in which the Raz Band shines in terms of performance and originality. You have been hijacked to pop heaven.” - Lisa Torem, PennyBlack Music

“The band is good, and the album is packed with power pop and, rock & roll. This gets 5 out of 5 Music Guru Stars. Enjoy!” - Music Guru Radio

“Three decades on the scene haven't diminished this ensemble's ability to build a robust kind of rock 'n' roll, with vigor and simplicity unburdened by extra exquisiteness but not without an arresting flourish. There’s no escaping the music’s mirth. Anything can happen, including a charts dent – it's that good.” - Dmitry M. Epstein, Let It Rock

“ 'Madison Park' is an excellent new work, catch this band. There is more than enough variety in the songs and the whole production was realized by the special contribution of Joey Molland and Joe Vitale.” - Alfons Maes, Keys & Chords

“ 'Madison Park' is a beautifully produced collection of rock from The Raz Band. Good time from start to finish ,the album is a fun packed selection of tunes that keeps you singing along and grooving around the house.” - Terrascope UK

“ 'Madison Park' is an album with songs that make you feel good.” - Eric Schuurmans, Roots Time

“This is the kind of stuff you see in a club live that finds you not minding paying the babysitting some over time. Hot stuff throughout.” - midwestrecord.com

“True songs of rock 'n' roll, with attitude,feeling and melody. The Raz Band are indeed in great form and sign a beautiful drive.” - Pedro Carvalho, Via Noctuma

“The album 'Madison Park' presents sixteen titles of a rock 'n' roll classics, that remain authentic and refreshing.” - musicinbelgium.net

“The Raz Band's brand new album is a wonderful collection of music. This diverse collection of music, has tremendous production and contains an incredible 16 songs.” - Russell Trunk, Exclusive Magazine

“The melodiousness always offered in the songs run at almost every opportunity and let yourself entertained. Play therefore recommended , because this disc from The Raz band has to offer many strengths.” - Markus Kerren, Rock Times (*me•lo•di•ous adj. 1. Of, relating to, or containing a pleasing succession of sounds; tuneful.)

“The rock sound is deeply rooted in the 1960s and '70s. In addition, the pop component is heavily weighted. THE RAZ BAND satisfied in all respects with platitudes and simple rock-pop fare that is still sorely inspired by the Fab Four.” - www.music-scan

“The RAZ Band have been performing for over thirty years and have included some of classic rock's elite as it's members.” - JPS Music Blogspot

RAZ Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/The-RAZ-Band-792941970794174/timeline/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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