Mar 162008
 

From EAST OF ANGEL TOWN
Written by Peter Cincotti

“East of Angel Town” is Peter Cincotti’s third album and the first under David Foster’s production. It was released in Europe in the fall of 2007 to very good reviews and success. Its North American release is slated for the spring of 2008. “East of Angel Town” is a radical departure from the jazz/traditional pop atmospheres of Cincotti’s first two records that lead to comparisons with the likes of Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr. On the new album, Cincotti and Foster went for an absolute instrumental sophistication with a modern pop approach stylized after Billy Joel with echoes of newer acts like Maroon 5 and Jamie Callum. Throughout the album Cincotti shows his amazing vocal chops as well as his incredible technique at the piano.

All the songs on “East of Angel Town” are Cincotti’s originals with some of the lyrics co-written by veteran songwriter John Bettis. This record is chock full of great stuff like the rousing opener, “Angel Town” with Mike Landau’s rocking guitars, the thought-provoking “Goodbye Philadelphia,” and a couple of Joel- influenced tracks like the rhythmic, piano-driven “Make It Out Alive” and the tender ballad “Cinderella Beautiful.” Other highlights include the classy “Man On A Mission” whose refined arrangement and exciting instrumental break seems to come out from a late seventies Steely Dan album, and the catchy refrain on the light funk groove “U.B.U.”

The production by Foster with his partners Humberto Gatica and Jochem Van der Saag is top-notch and sonically outstanding with stellar performances by Cincotti’s band and guest spots by pros like Nathan East, Dean Parks, Michael Thompson and Foster himself. It is one of the most interesting works in recent years and we strongly suggest you to get a copy and help spread the word about this young and extremely gifted artist.


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Vocals, Piano & Clavinet: Peter Cincotti
Drums: Obed Calvaire
Bass: Barak Mori
Saxophone: Scott Kreitzer
Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Michael Thompson
Acoustic Guitars: Dean Parks
Synths: Jochem van der Saag
Arranged by Peter Cincotti
String Arrangement: Rob Mathes
Produced by David Foster, Jochem van der Saag & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

Ringing phones wake you up
Pulling you away
I forgot the end of the world
Was scheduled for today

Tell them you got things to do
And one of them is me
Tell them that you got the flu
Ah tell them anything

I’m a man who’s on a mission
Waking up the woman sleeping
In your eyes
Oh I got a very strong suspicion
This could be the day
That she’s ready
And she’s waiting
So tell her it’s okay
To come on out and play

Look at your crawling back
Smiling like a cat
At it girl you ought to be proud
Blowing them off like that

Forget about what’s on your mind
Forget about your hair
Put your little hands in mine
Ah put them anywhere

I’m a man who’s on a mission
Waking up the woman sleeping
In your eyes
Oh I got a very strong suspicion
This could be the day
That she’s ready
And she’s waiting
So tell her it’s okay
To come on out and play

I don’t want to talk today
Let’s put the words away
Words don’t matter anyway
For what I wanna say
For what I wanna say

Put your mind
Into neutral
Close your eyes
And just be kama sutral
For where I want to go
You don’t need a map to read
We’ll find our way there naturally
And when your body
Is in motion
We can just sit back
And let it lead the way

I’m a man who’s on a mission
Waking up the woman sleeping
In your eyes
Oh I got a very strong suspicion
This could be the day
That she’s ready
And she’s waiting
So tell her it’s okay
To come on out and play

I’m a man who’s on a mission
Waking up the woman sleeping
In your eyes
Oh I got a very strong suspicion
This could be the day
So tell her it’s okay
To come on out and play