|I've recently had the
pleasure of daily listenings to the cd "Seasons of Fire" by our
very own Dave White.
I guess most of you are
aware of this CD, and if you're not, Im writing this to tell you all its a
great guitar cd.
The Seasons of Fire cd
starts up with Shin Splints, a great start number as it seems to build up
to a crescendo from the start and all the way through..A real teaser, and
great 80's sound guitar too..Second number is a more melodious one,
Turning Point, and it would be great to hear this one orchestrated with
Philharmonics, sorta Scorpions style methinks..With a subtle start up,
nice organ and a single, yet perfectly placed "Darker side off the
Moon" bell, Come Away Melinda is a sure stunner! I find myself
pushing Repeat on this one all the time, great job Dave!
Next comes Surreal Morning,
that I think has a modern Ken Hensley sound to it, again with a playfull
guitar, and I must agree with an earlier comment here, the guitar play
needs no excuse in comparison with any 90's guitar heroes..Smoothly going
into The Other Side, Surreal Morning seems like a nice "wake up"
after the drifting away with Melinda..The Other Side picks up the pace a
bit and puts the rock guitar in heavy focus, very nice, I would love to
hear this one as a mean slide!
Number six, Treaty, is a
laid back, melodious piece of guitar frenzy, nice playfull bass line and
again one notices the way the organ fills out the number without taking
over..This IS a guitar CD! A sort of dreamy number with a pace..Title
number Seasons of Fire takes of like 80's music meets country meets
Satriani, and I think theres a very heepy feeling about this number..The
guitar picks up to a dirty rocking blaze and the organ is omnipresent..A
very well structured number indeed! On this number one really notices the
sort of metallic sound they made for the drums, you notice it on other
numbers but its really wicked sounding on this one..Wicked as in good, a
Aftermath smooths out the
end of the album, very dreamy, like a space voyage for organ turning into
a rollercoaster for guitar, so far Ive blown several strings on my
airguitar!..Its the cosmic touch of the cd..In conclusion I enjoyed the
album very much and I can firmly recommend it to anyone..Its great and I'm
looking much forward to meet you one day and buy you that beer!
"And The Sun
Will Rise" came to us at a time of great upheaval in our
lives. It encapsulated the hope and promise of new horizons.
Best of all it was written and performed by a true friend....
Dave W. was kind enough to send me an advance copy of his new album, Seasons
of Fire, and I thought I'd let y'all know it's killer.
I can honestly say, even as biased as I am, that this is one of the
guitar albums I've ever heard. ...
There's actual melodies
(and very good melodies!!!) that you can
hum after listening!!!! I don't care much for how fast a guitarist
play, I care for the feeling they evoke (which explains why my fave
guitarists are Box, Blackmore, King & Vaughan!! and now White!!! :-)
I know Dave envisions this as a project with other people playing his
but I don't know why he wants to mess with this, it's great the way it
And I'd much rather listen to Dave play guitar than any guests he
line up, unless his name happens to be Mick Box!!!!
Also, Dave does a killer version of Come Away Melinda that's about as
away from Heep's version as Clive's version of The Wizard is!!
Anyways, congrats Dave!!!!
Definitely one of the best
releases for 2000!!!!
Great artwork, too! ;-))
WELL WELL boys and girls
and you too the wild ones of all ages hahahahahaha.
DAVE i like it......IT was a musical journey thru the mind, DEFINITE HEEP
INFLUENCE IN PARTS.....i like it......IT ws this instrumental journy thur
time and not space mind you but time and a beer,,
HEY I LIKE IT..THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WITH IT
as i was listening ,,then all of a sudden the last tune had vox,, i
knew it was the last tune i wanted more.. it is groovy to listen to this
in my HIPPY ROOM....DAVE good job,, other complaint why didn'y you
get me to do some tracks hahahaha
p.s.URIAH ( hey everyone go check out seasons of fire with
dave white and crew) HEEP forever
DAVE WHITE -The Lower Room Studios (MP3 / Indie)
An instrumental album by Cleveland musician [and Uriah Heep
web-master!], who offers up 9 cuts of interesting melodies, and
plenty of cool guitar work.
Starting off with the keyboard / movie
theme production/feel of "The Journey Part 1", White's CD heads off
onto a Journey of prog / classic rock inspired cuts that can be
catchy and/or soaring with melodies and arrangements. Stand-outs
include "Treaty' - which is reminiscent of old Heep as is the aplty
titled "For Mick" - done in honor of Heep's guitarist Mick Box, with
White coming off sounding very much like the man himself [lots of
wah wah!], while "Kelly" has a moody feel and slower pace to it ala
Pink Floyd [David Gilmour being another of White's big influences!].
A cool journey from beginning to end, clocking in at about 42
minutes - if you ain't into instrumental albums, the tracks are easy
to get into and the listener won't be bored with 12 minute solos!
Check it out at
What can I say?????? Like you, I am a great Heep fan. My story (which appears in the Journal),
talks of the first song Peter ever played me. This was 'Come away Melinda'. This song has
sentimental feelings for me. The whole family, except me, had listened to 'Heepsteria'.
Byron (8) was desperate for me to hear 'Disco Gypsy' (he might grow out of it).
So Saturday night, we sat down, fire alight, candles burning, Peter, myself, Byron (8), Elleanor (4), Our scene was set.
So I listened to what my family so desperately wanted to share with me. Byron and I like original sounding songs and Peter
and Elleanor like varied versions of songs. Pete played a song, that i fell in love with within the first few notes.
What can I say,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I am playing 'Come away Melinda' right now.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW , I never knew that this song
could be taken to a different dimension.... The slow beginning that feel you are floating somewhere very serene
(oceanic perhaps, with a hint of which song you might be listening to),the short pause, the dramatic bells, then, knowing what
you are listening to. The Piano, flute, the guitar that sang so much, so much more.
I feel my whole body totally enthralled with what I am hearing, Goosebumps!! I personally wish, that this beautiful peace of
music was the last one on the CD (because of its affect on me, I do not know which song comes next, or after), or even better,
an entire side dedicated to this. I am in complete awe/ore/orr (haha), whatever, it is sensational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please let me know when you will making a full CD version, I shall be your first customer.
Thank you Dave, I cannot express how this really has touched me. My one recommendation is, the 'Heepsteria' CD is absolutely great,
but if you like nothing else, you MUST buy it purely for 'Come away Melinda'
Take care and hope to see you soon Love