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CD/DVD Releases: Prog Rock Keyboardist Lisa LaRue To Release 2KX's ''Fast And Blue'' Ltd Ed March

Posted on Sunday, March 27 @ 18:15:00 UTC by nightowl

Special limited edition to be available exclusively at RockTunz.com for 30 days

Prog rock musician/keyboardist Lisa LaRue will release her sophomore CD Fast And Blue on March 31, 2011. The title will be released in a jewel pack along with both a DVD and magazine each sold separately. There will also be a very special limited edition (50 copies) of the entire package sold for $25.95 at www.rocktunz.com for 30 days only. After that timeframe, the album, DVD and magazine will be available and sold separately at www.lisalaruemusic.com. To preview the album, a listening party is scheduled for April 2nd on The Dividing Line internet radio show "The Rogue's Gallery" hosted by Frans Keylard. www.thedividingline.cm/rg

The core 2KX band consists of:

Lisa LaRue - keyboards
Steve Adams (ARZ) - guitars/bass
Merrilll Hale (ARZ) - drums
John Payne (Asia Featuring John Payne) - vocals, bass

Special guests on the CD include:

Michael Sadler (Saga) - vocals
Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard, GPS) - keyboards
Don Schiff (Rocket Scientists, Lana Lane, Erik Norlander, Tappestry) - NS/stick
Mitch Perry (Asia Featuring John Payne, Cher, Aerosmith, Michael Schenker, Edgar Winter) - guitar
Maxi Nil (Visions of Atlantis) - vocals
Michael Alvarez (Bass Clef Experiment) - cello

The Fast And Blue CD will contain 7 tracks:

1. Mystery Of The Rose (1:14)
2. Prometheus (18:53)
3. Tryptych (4:55)
4. Jam Jehan Nima (13:30)
5. Lament Of The Cherokee/Ruins Of Home (7:40)
6. Fast And Blue (5:12)
7. Recurring Dream (7:26)

Fast And Blue is co-produced by Lisa LaRue and Steve Adams with John Payne.

The Fast And Blue DVD will contain:

• The making of Fast And Blue with special appearances by Ryo, Michael, Don, John, Steve, and Lisa
• "Fast And Blue" - the single video
• "Recurring Dream" video (this video will not be available on YouTube)
• "Prometheus" video (this video will not be available on YouTube and will contain portions of Thomas Edison's Frankenstein 1910, the first film made of Mary Shelley's book Frankenstein: The Modern Day Prometheus)

The Fast And Blue magazine features include:

• 8.5" x 11" dimensions
• 24 pages
• An intro to the album
• 1 page with beautiful artwork devoted to each song
• A narrative about each song's place in the overall theme of the album
• A crayon drawing by actor Brad Pitt done in the first grade at Horace Mann Elementary School where he and Lisa LaRue were classmates
• A full page bio with photos of each band member
• Full-page official publicity photos
• A scrapbook collage of band members and special guests taken during the making of Fast And Blue
• Two pages specially devoted to the CD and DVD storage

"Fast And Blue is about how life can change so quickly, but yet this life we live may be but one of many we live throughout one long soul life," says LaRue. "The esoteric mysteries of the Knight's Templar, the Holy Grail and even my own indigenous culture all tie together in a big musical story. Many of us involved in the project have a deep interest in the many facets of this story, including Steve Adams' CD Solomon's Key and John Payne's continuing work on a Dan Brown-related theme."

Based in Northeastern Oklahoma and working for her tribe (United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma), Lisa LaRue is not only fulfilling her dreams but hoping to be an inspiration to other native entrepreneurs. While staying in her home community and doing important work for her tribe, she is recording a progressive rock album with musicians from around the world! Progressive rock has recently witnessed a resurgence across the world, particularly in the UK, but as a Native American woman, Lisa has taken on a new challenge of working with musicians of different cultures and backgrounds to work in a unique way - each participant writes and records their own parts without any musical direction, but what comes from their heart. The combination of backgrounds, influences, demographics and talent is not only proof that music is the universal language, but that an indigenous woman can stay in her own tribal community and still work with the world and touch the world as well, in a way that is not stereotypical but uniting - while using modern technology to create the final product. One of the "hold-ups" to native people being successful is the lack of opportunities in the tribal community. But with the internet and other forms of technology, it is now possible.

"I've connected with fabulous musicians from other parts of the United States, Greece and the U.K., and we all share the common goal of creating great music, and have proven to ourselves that we write and play in spiritual harmony," says LaRue.

By allowing each musician the opportunity to add to the songs what comes from their hearts without any musical direction, the outcome will show that music IS, indeed, the Universal Language.

Special thanks to the many fans who were involved in the 2KX project and reaped rewards for their contributions. Those who pledged to the project qualified to receive a song written by LaRue for them or a loved one as well as numerous other rewards for their participation.

[Source: Serge PR]

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