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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Color It Red's latest album...she's worth waiting for !

Color it Red was formed around 1989...their songs have appeared in different compilations and they have released three albums in the last few years (their major debut was released in 1994 under Alpha-Numeric Records).

In a perfect world, we would have a new set of original songs and an album from this wonderful band every year or maybe every two years or so...but unfortunately the world (and the business) of music is not as easy as 1-2-3's and A-B-C's. So it was a great pleasure to learn that after a long hiatus Color It Red finally released their fourth (a self titled) album in late 2005. The band was always busy playing in different venues and productions and would play some new original songs inbetween covers but it took them a few years to lay these tracks in a studio and release them officially.

Color it Red always had several band changes since their early beginnings but the current line up of Cooky Chua (vocals), Barbi Cristi (rhythm/acoustic guitar), Ariel Policarpio (lead guitar), Bopip Paraguya (bass), Sam Salazar-Baja (keyboards) and Jayvee Torres (drums), is the best combination so far and they can play exceptionally great music on record and when performing live.

Two tracks from this album, "Sweet Freedom" and "From The Other Side of The Sea", were previously released in a compilation called Balangiga 1901 -- while one other song is their own version of a song called "Panalo" (see below) which was originally done by Bopip Paraguya's other band, Hidrofonics. Another great addition to the song "Panalo" is the guitar work by Kwachi Vergara (ex-Lampano Alley) who regularly performs with the band live. Most songs here were produced by their original guitarist Mike Villeagas (ex-CIR and Ex-Rizal Underground) who always gives a special touch to the songs that Color It Red releases.....hopefully we can hear more great stuff from them in the next (5th) album which, if we're lucky, they will release it sooner than later but then I haven't heard any news songs lately so I'm a bit doubtful. So you might as well buy this new album, it is
still widely available in the stores around Metro Manila, you can even buy three more cds so you'll have extra copies and drown yourself in their new songs because it might take a few more years before you get another album from Color It Red and from past experiences it gets really hard to find their original albums after a few years (well at least you have re-issues of the first two albums now).




Is the GRASS greener on the other side? Ahhh, just watch the green, green GRASS of PANALO.....pssst...sindihan na yan...




Color It Red - Color It Red
(CD / 2005/ Alpha Music-Harmony Music / HMY-052-051/PH)

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1.
Dalawa
2. Ilog Ng Ating Pagsinta
3. Stay
4. Ang Mundo Ay Bilog
5. Kung Ikaw Na Nga
6. Ikaw At Ako
7. Speak To Me
8.
You
9. Sweet Freedom
10. From The Other Side of The Sea
11.
Panalo (scroll up again and watch the video)
12. If You Loved Only Me
13. Panalo (Radio Edit)





3 Comments:

At June 18, 2006 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Sindihan na 'yan! Bigat!
Brings back memories. Kaya lang ayaw ipasa! Hey! Pasa naman. That could be the next title for a song-
"Pasa naman, ang gulang!"

Thanks for publishing this. The singer is hot too! Whew!

 
At June 18, 2006 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Sindihan na 'yan! Bigat!
Brings back memories. Kaya lang ayaw ipasa! Hey! Pasa naman. That could be the next title for a song-
"Pasa naman, ang gulang!"

Thanks for publishing this. The singer is hot too! Whew!

 
At July 17, 2006 1:11 PM, Anonymous volume-addict said...

Cooky briefly made contact with the denizens of the philmusic mailing list once. I commented that she sounded so much like The Cowboy Junkies's Margo Timmins. I think she was rather flattered with the comparison. She's one of the few artists that seem to keep busy whether it's with CIR or if she's doing vocals for any of these blues bands playing around Manila. Super-workaholic s'ya. I still also harbor a big-time crush on her as well. ;-)

 

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