It's thrilling to see you and other musicians who are dedicated to promoting positivity and dispelling ignorance.
April 11, 2012
Heaven On Earth, Written by Rosemarie Ashley, Arranged by Scott Sumner
Comment by sony67 on 23 December 2007
Hiya Rosemary, My thinking is very much in tune with yours! Not especially religious - but more of a spiritual nature - the lyrics are excellent, the production and singing very fine! First time I have listened to your tracks. Enjoyable listen. Keep up the good work. Rated. Sonya Stewart.
Comment by Destri on 23 December 2007
Great track both musically and vocally, very pro sounding recording, this could easily be sitting on a commercial CD..loving the guitar sound...enjoyed!
Comment by geiger167 on 23 December 2007
Had to stop by and drop a quick message on song, the guitars are so lush I literally wallowed in them lol, in fact the whole instrumentation on the track is gorgeous. Very, very cool vocal as well, deep full of body, really very well sung. Would be amiss not to mention the positive message of the track as well, which even someone non-religious like myself can appreciate. Very cool track in every way, rated :)
Sort of a Clear chicago style soft Jazz. Vocals up front, clear, concise, clean sounding. Nice even tone, Great harmony. Very melodious. Super background. Nice easy guitar, not off beat at all. Compliments vocals. Lyrics are good, Love the bongo back ground. Overall tone sets that relaxing mood that is welcomed. I find it almost ingenous when a band can put together such a beautiful arrangement like this.
- ROBTRODELLA from Salem, Massachusetts on 14Jan2007
A hot and winding voice. A rhythm of simple base, summer, spacious, cool. Good the arrangement that puts in first plain the voice. Excellent the contribution of the funky guitar very rhythmic and happy. Good the interlacement guitar and congas. I like the carpet of keyboards too, almost a flying carpet, that well unites the voice to the rhythmics. Good.
- COLORDRUM from Roma on 27Dec2006
This track is full up of great textures provided by electric guitar and keyboard pads - set against and contrasted to grooving beat - with an excellent female vocalist leading the journey. The vocals have an airy-floating quality to both their sound and performance. That airiness along with the lyrical content gives this track a spiritual quality. I was hooked by the conga-shaker groove of this song from the top. And then hit by a wonderful female vocal sound - husky, soft, expressive - There is some fine production going on here and the track is mixed to perfection in a smooth-new-age-jazz type of way. All of the FX (Chorus, flange, delays, verbs) are tastefully placed to accentuate the song.
- deank from Des Moines, Washington on 4Dec2006
Until the Bliss Music by Scott Sumner, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashely
Comment by final strike on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Hey this is really catchy, had my feet tapping for sure. Its got a funky/jazzy - attitude sound to it which I like. The guitar and synth back up the vocals well, and its all produced impressively. Nice job!
Comment by Johnny Chirnside on Friday, November 24, 2006
A total breath of fresh air! Nice to hear something unique and full of promise! WOW Such raw talent and hopefully the shape and direction of music to come. Great harmonies. Prolific writting. Gets a huge rating from me.
Comment by Bob Brannon on Friday, November 03, 2006
Hi Ro, Very cool track !!! It's gotta lot of great elements !!! Rocks hard with a twist !!! Your narrative/rap type vocs are very fitting...gives it spice !!! The chorus vocs are devine !!! Cool chops all across the board !!! You gotta real good band !!!(production is ace !!!) This is ready for the world !!! Unleash this pup !!
Comment by MD-1 Project on Friday, November 03, 2006
reminds me of pink a little good hook nice synths and a good solid beat plenty of samples well arranged thumbs up ro
Comment by ANDYF on Friday, October 27, 2006
I too like this Ro! It is rap but in a different way. Love the harmonies .The guitar playing is spot on. Gets a rating from me...take care Andy :)
Comment by MarkAlexander on Sunday, October 22, 2006
Very interesting listen Ro!....The guitars sound great, and the rap style vocal is very cool too. I really love the vocal and harmonies on the chorus tho, they sound very good! Very good production too. Gets my rate!
Comment by BFB on Sunday, October 22, 2006
Great track. Great instrumentation. solid rap feel. Rated for sure. Thanks for letting me listen!! Rated
Comment by Carol Kirkpatrick on Sunday, October 22, 2006
Hi Ro! I really enjoyed your tune! Good to hear more women in the rather rap style with an edge of rock too! Great vocals girl and music performance/production. Added you to my recommend artist area! Welcome! Rated. Carol Sue :)
She could easily be a great supporting character in a movie. I think this is an awesome movie sound track piece. It would be great in an indi flick. I like the keyboard line in the background.
-Ruffhaus from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania on 3Dec2006
Pay Day Blues Music by Scott Sumner, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashely
love the intro on this one, reminds me of moloko!! nice brass!! loads going on, all very funky (cheers for the comments on my page - much appreciated)
Tim Ellis - 12 September 2008
This is em... a cracker, great production, clear as a bell, fab rythm, instrumentation, well blended and all weaves together very nicely, fab guitar solo!! Vocals, lyrics etc are also excellent.. I cant fault this fine track, so for me it's a winner.and should be..all buttons pushed.
Mark Ellis - 14 March 2008
Very well done.. Solid through and through!! Great lyrics, great sound...
(pleasure to hear after our time in "fight club" )
phil - 25 January 2008
such a sexy track
Tacx - 20 December 2007
Superb vocals Ro! Smartly crafted song and masterful production! Very sweet brass! Fantastic song! Easy R8!
Richard Ramsey - iODiNE - 20 November 2007
An excellent arrangement Ro. Your voice is superb. Well done to you all all the peole involved in the production. Your bio is very interesting and I agree with a lot of it. You go for it girl and have a well deserved rate.
indiana 99 - 20 November 2007
Great vocals Ro and lots going on in this song - very nice production and just love that guitar. Very original track this one.
Mykyndryd - 25 September 2007
You go girl! :) Fabulous tune Ro and your voice is sounding hot! Pay day blues...I'm sure we can
Way to go, Ro! Nice to hear someone havin' so much fun with a social statement. Excellent lyric, I really like how you set this one up, and some fantastic performances complimenting your sultry vocal. Well done, highly recommended!
David Joel Carter - 20 July 2007
Stand out vocals, love the synth bass and the horns are a treat, this really does sound like it's a commercial release...well it should be, outstanding track, loved it :)
PbCsk Productions - 12 July 2007
Great track, great lyrics, like the old school horns mixed in with the modern sound, very nice vocal as well. Lyrics are universal as well lol :) Rated
geiger167 - 12 July 2007
Do Me, Music by Scott Sumner, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashley & Shane Pruitt
Comment by Richard Ramsey - iODiNE on 31 March 2009
Do me indeed! Grind it up Ro! Enjoyed this!
Comment by Truj on 22 December 2007
Cracking song. You can certainly hear in it that making it was a tonne of fun. Male vox are all good too. MAgic! Rated.
Comment by deantaylor on 28 August 2007
Comment by t5trance on 18 June 2007
I JUST GOT ONE THING TO SAY !! I LIKE IT %100
Comment by Johnny Chirnside on Friday, January 05, 2007
You are so comfortable singing Rosemarie by that i mean you are really enjoying what you do and it shows. The (Shane Capone) is outstanding. You work well together. Again the production, lyrics and talent are excellent. Enjoyed every last drop. Rated. Johnny
Comment by DuellingWinos on Friday, October 06, 2006
jesus christ! thank god my mother wasn't listening! nice racy lyrics, this has hit potential, i can just see someone like Pink doing this - although she prob wouldn't be able to do it this good. the lyrics are fab the Too uptight to be gay line had me howling! brilliant stuff
Comment by paredafoe on Saturday, September 23, 2006
Fun track, with a very catchy feel. Like your voice a lot, and enjoyed the track :o) ONAGER
Comment by andrewflagg on Thursday, September 21, 2006
hahaha brilliant! this is a bit pussycat dolls. Thats a complement i love them. Great lyrics, they're the raciest i've found on this site. Love the rap, thats a really current trend in popular music. I love the squeaky 'ohs' in the background. The squelchy beats are reminiscent of justin timberlake 'sexy back'. There's also a bit of that climbing tic-a-tica sound that's used in a missy elliot song and 'control myself' by j-lo and ll cool j. So its a very current sounding song and a catchy one too. This is very different to your other track. Anyway, impressive work, andrew
Comment by crockmister on Wednesday, September 20, 2006
This is really cool Ro. I love it. Hell I'll do you! So sassy and tounge and cheek.
sick beat sound like fergie or some thing but at lest you sound hot it produce real good arranged good like the switch from girl to guy
- BADANDYBEATS from Portage, Indiana on 16Feb2007
Nice dance beat; fantastic production upfront; great background vocals;
definite Timbalin influence- Really slick production here. Nice work.
- smallsonicbomb from Naugatuck, Connecticut on 7Feb2007
The whole song is exciting cause of the beat. The shit sounds like b52s to start out. The shit is definitely Euro.
- ziplokdotcom from Hudson, New Hampshire on 24Jan2007
A ninety groove which makes it very organic and yet a little exotic. I very much enjoy the flourishes of the stringed instruments and the solid beat.
- jonplye from Los Angeles, California on 26Dec2006
The obvious power to this piece is definitely the voices and the catchy lyrics. I love the distinction between the male and female parts and they are placed nicely. Seriously, this song makes me smile from ear to ear. "come on baby do me"??? ha! Cool piece, very catchy.
- darrickriggs from Salt Lake City, Utah on 18Dec2006
dirty ditty funky hop,an elegant xxx street beat tune on an old school riddim track.
- StereomariO from Canada on 18Dec2006
Great Vocalists. Nice hip hop flavor with great vocalists. I love the talent you have combined. Both singers have soothing voices.
- Keister from Austin, Texas on 13Dec2006
Hot stuff. I think its really good, I almost could imagine Jessica Simpson or Britney Spears singing it... Quality production and mixing... Everything simply is in order and ready to be released... good job.
- acamolist from San Francisco, California on 13Dec2006
The opening bars remind me of the Black Eyed Peas. The mixture of male and female voices working really well together. This has been well produced and there is enough going on in the arrangement to make the track interesting. The chorus is catchy as well. Overall for this style of music who ever has put this together has done a great job!
- joannerees4 from Essex, United Kingdom on 16Nov2006
starts cool. Sudden !!! some cool sounds and vocals. dance? this is like dance rap or hip hop. cant make a big difference! ohh some naughty lyrics!! did she say too afraid to be gay? haha . Cool track.
- ClaudiuG from Canada on 6Nov2006
Pretty Catchy Tune. Sounds like the pussy cat dolls or any other girl band like this. Beat is very original. I like the violins a lot. Overall very nice.
- o3music from San Diego, California on 3Nov2006
The first thing this song reminds me of is a song from a play or animated dark comedy movie. I think it is very refreshing. Its so different. I think this song is kind of cool. Keep doin what u do!!!!!!!!!!!!
- JAMC from Akron, Ohio on 14Oct2006
The prduction is good. The vocals are clear and sit nicely on the mix, the other elements in the track don't clash and occupy their own sonic space. The rapping is great, I like the vocals.
- jonparadise from London, United Kingdom on 14Oct2006
hip pop/hop style song. it sounds typically for the p-diddy style productions like this. its good. both the male and female vocals are performed well and sound good. the synth stuff is pretty cool. the beat is strong which is cool. mix and production are very good. nice.
- gitm from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 30Sep2006
cool hip hop song. excellent rap and great female vocals. brilliant lyrics. full of attitude and funk! love it love it!!
- crapnation from Milky Way, Alabama on 28Sep2006
sexy deep groovy ...sis i say sexy?? loving the vibe with this first of all the mixing is spot on and the production over all is great but the most important thing is the song itself! laffing at the lyrics lol over all realy well done and i would be buggered if you guys didnt get a record deal from this
- macutchi from United Kingdom on 24Sep2006
Sleepless Night Written by Rich Ramsey & Rosemarie Ashley
Fab.. really great track.. all been said below really.. it all works very well indeed.. and another one for the radio show. big thumbs up from me.
Mark Ellis - 12 January 2009
Fantastic tune my friend. Bleek, brooding, progressive rock at it's best!
Bad Love Junkie
ericethann - 12 January 2009
This kicks ass. Love the clean dark intro and the typically iOD!NE solo after. Vocals are very cool, almost robotic get melodic in places - real progressive track. Love the solo - swept arp section is wicked;-)
Superhuman - 11 January 2009
Very dark... me likey! As always loving the distinctive Rich sound, sweet sweeps & fast scaling. I love those quick 3rd progressions you toss in in spots. Ro was born for this genre. Nice touch with the reverb & delay on the sax. Now I can sleep... ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz... snore, snort... paws jerking.
Kelly Mitchell - 09 January 2009
That's big. Certainley transported me somewhere new. Excellent combination of styles and difficult to fault any part. Effortless production as in it is very smooth and didnt distract my ear from the flow.
This Circle Squared - 09 January 2009
very cool. I agree the vox are just perfect, the delivery is bang on, love the harmonies. Guitar work is amazing, wow. The whole mix, lyrics and everything else is just excellent and the sax at the end is a perfect addition. Wow again. Verrrrry coool!
Sugarbee - 08 January 2009
It's hard to say anything new about Richards guitar genius...it's fantastic...the vocals are utterly captivating and PERFECT for this song....just amazing really....the percussion was inspired and very unconventional I felt...and the sax was just a magic way to finish. How could I give this less than a nom? It would be ridiculous. ALL buttons pushed...and 'll be back for more listens definitely.
dawnsinclair - 08 January 2009
Pretty bloomin amazing if you ask me!! An impressive construction of metal/alt music, lyrically and musically. Very original and beautiful. The easiest of of rates I have ever given.
indiana 99 - 07 January 2009
very good and dark, gives me a chill. interesting chord changes. the vocal is very expressive while not overdoing it. sounds a bit like the female singer of jefferson airplane. good work. and the sax is beautiful, too.
Tom Joas - 06 January 2009
cool! reminded me of a Alice Cooper-Sabbath type of vibe... but totally original.... wicked guitars throughout and wow Ro, this was different for you, eh.... bet you had fun letting loosed on that, huh.... great stuff all around!!
Mark Holley - 26 December 2008
Huge sound, like them vocals way up front like this, very powerful mix. Like this arrangement, got a bit of Metallica/Pink Floyd feel to it, closing out with that sax was a bit of genius. Excellent performances, both of ya, and high marks for production.
David Joel Carter - 23 December 2008
I agree with the nu-goth feel comments. This is very good, large operatic forces are at work here, methinks.
NaughtyStep - 20 December 2008
Rock opera lives! Real powerful stuff, great full sound from that confident vocal, and some serious guitar stuff happening. Nice one.
Deon - 19 December 2008
Surrender, Music by Scott Sumner & Randy Lynch, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashley
Comment by James Oakwood on 20 November 2007
Came back for another listen hun. Terribly good song girl!!!
Comment by crockmister on 28 August 2007
Full production and clean vox. You do have a wonderful voice. I love the background voices too. You are the one and only. Peace.
Comment by deantaylor on 27 August 2007
Excellent work. Love the diversity of song styles on your page. Great production, vox and really love the bvs. Subject matter is cool, it is my cup of tea. Kind of has a little bit of a psychedelic era feel to it. I love it as it is. Ro, you are one of the most unique and talented artists that I have run across on the internet independent music scene. Rate and nom.
Comment by Deon on 26 August 2007
great production, like the sentiment, moves along nicely.
Comment by acoustimick on 26 August 2007
cool track rosemarie..some great sounds goin on here...beautiful prod....nice and clear and well balanced. Im not big on the religeous thing, but its a worthy song . rated
Comment by ANDYF on 26 August 2007
Powerful beginning here Rosmarie. A lovely track with a pofessional touch to it.This is just sublime....... ANDY:)
Into the Dream Written by Rich Ramsey & Rosemarie Ashley
Again, totally awesome! I'm thrilled everytime I listen. -rl
LODATO - 06 November 2009
How have I missed this???? Damn skippy one of the best tracks on MP3US. Ro has perfect pitch & Rich is a frikken incredible player! Love the vox layers!!! Mr. Sumners did a A1 job mixing too! You must teach me how to make these works of art! RN&DL!
Kelly Mitchell - 29 October 2009
much more like it sounds like the instruments are all around me the synths a nice touch and the guitar tone is just sublime im actualy compelled to get some leads going now
skaven - 14 September 2009
Wow, you guys were made for each other! This is brilliant, I love pretty much every second of it! Wish I could rate it twice!!
HoneyThick - 11 September 2009
Impressive! Guitars and vocals really shine, but that drum track's no slouch either - wow! I get the same Heart vibe Annette mentioned; I'm also reminded of Yes somewhat, but all in all it's a unique stew and a fine collaboration. Enjoyed, rated!
David Joel Carter - 06 September 2009
Stunning stunning vocals !! I think I have said this before but this reminds me so much of Heart!! wonderful guitar drums.....R
Storm Horses - 05 September 2009
A Killer collab and sound,mixing and production.
Joseph - 04 September 2009
Crackin tune love the surreal harmonys they take me to another world.Heck of a lot going on in this tune,the bassline at the energetic start is nicely done.Guitars as always class.This would fit in a Tarantino film for sure.R.
GravitySlip - 03 September 2009
Bridge to Ever After Written by James Oakwood, Rich Ramsey & Rosemarie Ashley
Stunning work!!!! In every detail this track oozes detailed talent!!! This is epic and very easily gets my rate!! This is a truely awesome collaboration. Well done to each of you. You should all be very proud!!
indiana 99 - 08 September 2009
Really great track here. Rock on a larger than life scale! Just fantastic.
Bad Love Junkie
ericethann - 08 September 2009
Powerfull stuff,very dramatic and quite unpredictable first time round.Nice brass sound,adds a nice touch.That chorus would definitely fit in a Bond movie.ABP
Kiss the Abyss - 09 September 2009
Frickin fantastic sound guys! Real dramatic feel to this piece, fantastic track. Loved everything about this one, vocals are spot on and the music is really well composed. Plenty of drama and nice direction. Rated and nominated.
Superhuman - 06 September 2009
Its like a climb to the edge of the atmosphere looking at the unknown mass of ligth that heads toward us and crying it welcome....and the music builds this feeling...I enjoyed twice then when i found the lyrics it shined.
DELICIOSA DESDICHA - 03 September 2008
Power on Power! Epic is the right word and I dig the Bond connection just right. Love the Brass on this.
ANDYF - 27 August 2008
This song should be in the next next James Bond. Awesom Guitars and instrumentation. I love the prechorus/chorus. Beautiful voice as well for this, powerful and nice BV's too. Yes..this should be the next James Bond track. I love how it sounds like a mix of 70's and modern blended together.
Nice work on this song and all the best with it.
keystevens - 24 August 2008
Can't help but think of some of the great soundtracks Shirley Bassey did for the Bond flicks, this is huge! Lush arrangement and professional performances and production, very impressive guys (and girl!) Rated.
David Joel Carter - 22 August 2008
Fiat Greed Written by Rich Ramsey & Rosemarie Ashley
I love how you're rockers, but slip in a tad of electronica. You really have the Yes sound down to a tee. Drums and guit are dead on Yes... but still very Rich. Vox are similar but unique and wonderful as well. Sounds like a group that should be making mega bucks! Very nice!
Kelly Mitchell - 24 August 2009
Excellent arrangements and clean vox that glue this track together nicely. Love it. Reminds me of modern day Renaissance. -rl
LODATO - 16 August 2009
Stunning collab,all sounds are very clear in the mix.Rosemarie, the vocals are amazing on this...and as for that guitar solo its jaw dropping!.Powerful song and class lyrics.Congrats.
GravitySlip - 16 August 2009
This is a cool and creepy foray into uncharted genre territory. Its so many different things. The mix sounds good and full. Nice spread across all the frequencies. Well done. Solo is AMAZING. Love it. Which I could play guitar like that. Well done. Rated.
WakeOfDestruction - 06 August 2009
I like the stoic kind of emotion from the vocals. It gives the song an emotion like a rock. The demonic vocals sound very good, too. Then we go into a crazy guitar SOLOOOOOOO. Yeahhhhhhh! That was awesome. Very well done. The song is really building now! Very serious and powerful. It started out as being a strong sounding song but now it's more than that. It's turning out to be a masterpiece.
Now a lingering calmer solo. This is a very well orchestrated song. Then an end. Wow! That was amazing! I can't believe it! THis has got to be the best song you've/you guys made :| Awesome collaboration. The emotion was just so solid sounding. Look at me ranting at this. lol
Scott did a really good job on the mastering. Everything sounds superb. It's very crisp, clear and vibrant with plenty of depth. Something hard to achieve! Wow, this was a pleasure to listen to. You all did a fantastic job. Nothing is out of place and there's plenty of everything to enjoy in this piece of musical ART.
Andy Stokes - 05 August 2009
This is so YES....FANTASTIC!! superb vocals, driving passionate drums and guitar and great keys. Powerful stuff.Rated for sure...really pro sound!!!
Storm Horses - 05 August 2009
I've noticed this of Ros before. She definitely has a Jon Anderson sound to her voice. This type of music is enjoying a revival at the moment, so they tell me, but I've always liked it.
TonyMillerLive - 04 August 2009
Absolutely stunning. Vocals are just terrific. Music is terrific. Wow. It actually reminds me of YES. Not sure why but it is just that good. Do I like it??? ahhhhh...yep...........................;oD!
Beluga - 04 August 2009
Incite Social Evolution Written by Rich Ramsey & Rosemarie Ashley
Comment by indiana 99 on 30 August 2009
Powerful opening!! Love the title and subject of the track! Lyrics are fabulous and bang on the subject. Ro's vocals are superb combined with the ultra talented Richard Iodine's musical prowess!!! Absolutely brilliant song writting, collaboration and production. I love it and it has such a powerful message! It has a Linkin Park feel to me, Love Linkin Park btw.......Rated Guys!!!! Barry
Comment by MarkAlexander on 30 August 2009
Hi Rose&Rich.....Rocking track this. Full of attitude. And that guitar work is truly what id define as 'Bitchin'! Tight production, great performances. But for me the Chorus's are just fantastic. They really make the song, just as a Chorus should do. Actually one of the finest choruses ive heard for quite a while. Not just unsigned but anywhere i mean.
Comment by riddle on 30 August 2009
This is best described as One of the best if not the top Collab I have ever heard here at Mp3unsigned, everything is so tight, The Guitar is kicking this track way up there,The vocals put it in overdrive and really takes the prize, I love it all around and can't say enough about it. Vin
Comment by LODATO on 29 August 2009
Love it, love it! Great vox and love the collaboration. -rl
Comment by DaveRave on 29 August 2009
Stunning track. Some of your best vox ever. Great collab.
I love the guitar on this track....also, the vox are masterful! Reminiscent of Rush and I'm sure you've already heard that a million times before....Excellent, enjoyable track!
Chickie - 19 May 2009
Track is actually quite amazing, the vocals are strong from start to finish, great hook on the chorus, great guitar and drums, very crunchy. I'll mention the lead vocal again cos it's really good, yeah I got that little Rush thing going on as well, sounds fantastic. Really unexpected in a good way :)
geiger167 - 01 May 2009
WOW!!! i AM OVERFOUNDED & DUMBWHELMED!
I'm on my 4th listen now, but the first tidbit raised my goosebumps immediately. Love the drum roll (64th notes?). I have to say that I rarely enjoy vox at all and even more rarely listen to lyrics. I first hear the vox as an instrument and rate it as such, ROSiE iS iNCREDiBLE! OMG!!!! What musical genious-esses! The fourth run made my eyes well with tears at it's overall brilliance. Oh Yeah, Love the rap! I can see Rose doing the hand gestures.. LOL! "Not Later!" Great Job You Two!
Kelly Mitchell - 30 April 2009
WOW RO! YOU SURE HAVE DONE YOURSELF PROUD WITH THIS SPOT ON VOCAL PERFORMANCE! :)
Extremely well sung, with the harmonies being spot on also! They are also very well recorded - sound mint and the timing is hot! Very good job! ;)
This is hot track! Makes me wanna mosh at 2.50mins lol! I look forward to hearing a mastered mix if this for sure!
Essence - 28 April 2009
Over the top of excellence! Brilliant song/collab! Ro, your voice is amazing, love it! You go, girl! Rich - you are just most excellent! Would love to attend the show and see you all perform this live! Start to finish, awesome! ~Nominated!~ ;)
Carol Kirkpatrick - 27 April 2009
I'm in a similar situation here in the UK, doing the nine to five grind, but each day, the threat of redundancy hovers over all our heads. If that happens, I'm basically stuffed!
Massive job losses went through two months ago, and we're already down to a skeleton staff, as the workforce has been slashed in half, and now struggling to do the job of two people on half the pay - whilst, of course the bosses have awarded themselves huge, fat pay bonuses, and they never have to feel the worry and dread that comes with that feeling of 'living on borrowed time' - as their positions are secure, regardless of the 'economic situation'.
So - to cut it short, excellent piece of work, and one that I'm convinced a great many of us here can personally relate to.
Ffabbia - 27 April 2009
Wow this reminds me so much of Heart....really superb sound really excellent. Rated
Storm Horses - 25 April 2009
Huge wall of sound rollin' outta my speakers, very impressed with the production on this number. Like the choice of instruments, the violin contrasts nicely with the rugged rock guitar and drum tracks. The big, bold vocals sitting way up front remind me a bit of the Wilson sisters from Heart (nice job, Ro, and some great lyrics.) The accompaniment kept bringing the glory days of Yes and Asia to mind and leaves me one happy listener. Powerful song, very well done and highly recommended.
David Joel Carter - 24 April 2009
Yes We Can! Music by Scott Sumner, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashley
Oh ...this is as sweet as a nut in every way! Go for it and good luck. Rated
DSSMusic - 04 March 2009
Deffo hear the Jon Anderson similarities Ro! Production is sweet as pie! Email coming!
Richard Ramsey - iODiNE - 03 March 2009
Nicely done - I hope in this time of changing perspectives you can stand up and put more about your experiences into words - (The world needs to hear) - Good luck Ro! - jon
Tje - 01 March 2009
Is that Carol King singing? Or Jon Anderson from Yes? Whoever it is she is a damn fine singer! Good song. I reserve judgement on all politicians until they prove themselves, but damn fine track!
TonyMillerLive - 01 March 2009
I like the guitar strum and the way you start the song. I like the lyrics so far, too. I like Obama and I think with a lot of other peoples help (as well as you employment) we can make the US come back as a better nation. Enough about politics, though. I like the detail of the heartbeat in the song. Nice touch.
I like it when you have the children (other vocals) in the background. That adds some good stuff to the song. I think this is a fantastic idea to get the position you want. It may just work! It's a great song so far. The lyrics are thought out excellently! It's funny, but not in an exploitable way. Just in the creativity aspects. Real cool.
The overall structure of the song is put together very well. I think you did a heck of a job putting those words together and matching them up with the right parts of the song. It's a very positive song that just might catch Mr. Obama's attention! Awesome idea, Rosemary. Simply brilliant! You have a great day and goooood luuuuuck! I hope the best for you! :D
Andy Stokes - 28 February 2009
Cool song! Reminds me a lot of the arrangements and energy of Heart. Excellent resume, if it were up to me the job would be yours! Enjoyed it, some fine performances and production here. Rated!
David Joel Carter - 28 February 2009
Nice rock/pop song here Rosemary.
Its very catchy indeed and well done in the guitar fx department,also you have a sweet snare squeezed in for good measure.Nice work.
GravitySlip - 28 February 2009
A strong song from you and I hope it has the desired effect.He has new ideas and this is certainly a different aproach to which he may respond. I wish you all the luck in the world.Very well sung and all in all a super track....easy rate
ANDYF - 28 February 2009
The Answer, Music by Scott Sumner, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashley
Comment by Johnny Chirnside on Friday, January 05, 2007
Great track Rosemarie! I like your vocals on this track so full of clarity and smack in tune. Your production is second to none. This song deserves to be up there with the best. Lyrics are superb and engrossing. Can't say enough about it except well done. Rated and listened to all the way through!!
Comment by MD-1 Project on Friday, November 03, 2006
very different the vocals and backing vocals are really well arranged i get an 80's vibe with the percusion a little ultravox ? very nice work thumbs up
Comment by Carol Kirkpatrick on Friday, October 27, 2006
Hi Ro! I like your songwriting and performance style. Your vocals and lyrics are real, clear and impressive vocal tones. All the good stuff, you know! lol... Another goodie! Rated!
Review by ConKuss on Saturday, September 30, 2006
Ro makes music in the chosen genres of Indie, Jazz and Dance (and possibly more). This track is a slightly indie sounding affair, for sure, it's downbeat, but with an uplifting message. Is it a message that the world is actually hearing and taking notice of at the moment? Unless enough people push the message forwards that this song holds, I'm of the opinion that love will never really stand a chance out there. The lyrics here are of a rather good quality, sensitively written, dealing with the more negative aspects of modern life, with a constant underlying message - Offering Love as the answer to our problems, be they famine, war, politics, religious fanaticism or violence. I'm seriously not doing this review to muse on what's happening out there in the real, dusty, blood-spattered world, but this song keeps drawing me back. Musically, the whole track works for the subject matter, creating a Lo-Fi, slow burning, laid back, yet menacing atmosphere that drips into your mind almost forcibly. Love it, loving the contradictions of the negative situations and the half-positive message to come from them all. Your performance is both mature in sound and young in feeling (aided by the angsty lyrics, I guess) - a good style indeed. The music is class too - nice and dark, yet mainstream sounding enough to appeal to a much wider audience. Production is just spot on for me, nice deep bass registers and good higher end clarity - nice one. Rated this one.
like the electronic stuff here. very textured and deep sound. vocalist is good, like the lyrics. reminds me of bjork. Good backups and weaving melodies. Nice beat. Overall very good job.
-loganlaw from Austin, Texas on 27Nov2006
intro is cool. The vocals are unique and the backups fill out the song nicely. Lyrics have nice rhymes.
-Barnsey110 from Syracuse, New York on 20Nov2006
Trippy intro, kinda like it, especially the vocal ambience. The vocals overall are downright beautiful and fit the overall mood excellently. This is such a grooving, dark song.
-CodeZ from Newport News, Virginia on 19Nov2006
Very interesting track. I think you have a good sound. The chorus is very dreamy and reminds me of a Bjork move. I think you guys/gal have talent. The drums are definitely my fav part of this song and they have a definite industrial sound. The female vocals are nice. I like the lyrics. I have no idea what you are talking about but I think it has a mystery factor.
-Skywire from Raleigh, North Carolina on 16Nov2006
This pretty song starts off with a electronic beat then the vocalist comes in clearly singing about all the world’s problems. The answer . . . LOVE. The song then turns into a multi-vocal performance that sounds soothing and holds interest on many levels. The swirling harmonies and complex vocal lines are so beautiful they almost make the world’s problems seem solvable. The song is well mixed and well performed. The music keeps a steady beat and the multilayered harmonies weave in and out towards the end giving a nice finish to this pleasant piece. The lyrics are current, thoughtful, and stimulating while wrapped up in such a nice performance. This singer melodically sings the truth that Love is all we need. Very fluid and steady A pleasant mix and composition A very nice job And enjoyable piece
-corduroysedan from Lexington, Kentucky on 3Nov2006
Comment by drainage on 24 September 2006
I like it from the start. Great rhythm track. Your voice is great! Production super. Lovin it allround. More of this please!
intro is fantastic. Whoever does your production knows his stuff. The vocals comining in is interesting, I love when the second one joins. Very bjorkish. Great mello electronica influenced rock.
-cmonkey887 from Oneonta, New York on 1Nov2006
Comment by tumc on 24 September 2006
I get a real eighties feeling bout this one, some dido influences in the voice also, clean production, nice! Gets my rate
Comment by Alan Corbould on 24 September 2006
Like the layered musing and the simple but driving drum beat.
Comment by paredafoe on 23 September 2006
Love the moody music on this, and you have an excellent voice. Like the “simplistic” nature of the tune, with the vocals, and layered vocals adding the variation and feeling Quality track.
Sounds in the beginning like a Peter Gabriel style song. A very cool voice on this song. She has a scratchy sophisticated voice.
- mojavekinetic from San Francisco, California on 8Mar2007
Words can't explain how great the intro to this song is. The vocals are good. You definately have a unique style. Great vocal harmonies in the chorus. I like the flow. Great job
- fusion1 from Long Beach, California on 8Mar2007
This is a bit of a crossover type of song. Crossing over from Alternative to Electronica with a bit of soft pop rock thrown in. The sound is pretty original. The message of the song is a positive one. The vocalist is really good and has a great voice. The band is tight and the production of this work is good.
- poealamode from Phoenix, Arizona on 29Jan2007
I really like the lyrics...I am always for the peace songs, like System of The Down, now there is a political band! I like this song. I guess I just can relate to the peace songs. The vocalist is really good, smooth..The groove is different. I like different...the answer is love..I like it..
- manxkittykat65 from Saint Petersburg, Florida on 11Jan2007
This is a pretty cool track. The vocalist is the centerpiece here - they have a clear effortless and pleasant voice. The lyrics I like, Ive heard the message before, but its a good message that should be emphasized more. This song has a good groove and is very listenable.
- jfc103 from Novi, Michigan on 25Dec2006
Captivating. The song is captivating with a really fat groove & vocals. The backround vocals really stand out on this track.
- boomofruckus from New, Jersey on 18Dec2006
this is going nicely, excellent start to a song btw. Nice vocals and lyrics, like enya meets dance meets awesome. great job.
- Neverwills from Johnson City, Tennessee on 4Dec2006
Nice intro - the most beautiful vocal, and produced very well.. The hook is clear, and cathcy. And a very groovy beat! Love it ;-)
- Troelsdk from Denmark on 4Dec2006
Comment by James Oakwood on 04 January 2008
A nicely executed song R. Great production and musically sound. You got such a great classic voice girl.
Choose Now, Written by Rosemarie Ashley, Arranged by Scott Sumner
Comment by deantaylor on 12 August 2007
This song really stuck in my head after just a few listens: the hook, the feel, your great vox, the lyric, the verse. It's a real winner.
Comment by minus13 on 29 July 2007
This is a nice track , a real good vocal, i would put it in a more of a trip-hop/dance kind of vibe, still it's quite mesmori-zing...Nice.1
Comment by DaveRave on 29 July 2007
Bloody hell, one of your best in my opinion. Clear as a bell, crisp, top-class vocals and hooks you to the end. Loving this.
Comment by steve eyre on 26 July 2007
What a bizzare song! which is why i like it..its quite eccentric actually. Some clever little vocal hooks and the guitar shredding took me by suprise. Lots of twists but not too many turns. This reminds me a great deal of fleetwood mac "tango in the night" album..in particular the "family man" song..tis a good un Ro!!
Comment by CarJam on 26 July 2007
Speeding with the top down and the music cranked up! Sounds like something I would enjoy! Thank goodness for radar detectors! haha... Ro, I really liking this tune! Happy feel, good beats, nice changes and your vocal is simply fabulous! Congratulations girl! :) Carol Sue (from our new page)
Comment by paredafoe on 26 July 2007
Nice song Ro, has a nice driving rhythm. Lovely vocals, and as Dean said theres some quality lyrics there. Really nice track, enjoyed that a lot. ONAGER
Comment by deantaylor on 24 July 2007
Ro, I really like this one. This lyric is the bomb. I love it. Some fantastic lines, like: Prepare the hair for overdrive. My destination? No I won’t tell. To introspect is infinite wealth. Surfing stone.
instrumental brea fit song like a kid's face after seeing a world famous circus show-fyi was good added to song. mood to my ears sounds like a progressive rock song with a lt of talent being showed in it. song grade 11 of 11
- songmanmel from Gap, Pennsylvania on 29Jun2007
Good poppy song. I enjoyed a lot. The production is great.....I can picture this song in the billboard charts...I dont know what genre this is....which is a good thing.
- ignachush from Argentina on 26Jun2007
Love Overdrive, Music by Scott Sumner, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashley
Comment by NaughtyStep on 08 December 2009
Nice, pertinent song - I like where you come from...
Comment by Richard Ramsey - iODiNE on 07 December 2009
Very nice Ro! Really shows your diversity where musical genres bare no weight. Glad I listened to the whole song. Enjoyed this!
Comment by Redshirt Theory on 06 December 2009
Rose, I just love your passion. obviously you voice stands out and takes this song to the next level.
Comment by ANDYF on 06 December 2009
Hey Ro! You have a quality about your vocals which sits you apart from the rest. It has an innocence that would fit a disney tale. Take Care Andy :)
Comment by Storm Horses on 06 December 2009
This is just a "Beautiful" song...the lyrics say it all. Superb production just love those chord changes...and your vocal is stunning!! Rated
Comment by David Joel Carter on 04 December 2009
Wow, beautiful song! Immediately reminded of the Carpenters in the arrangement, production and that stellar vocal, yeah, very reminescent of Karen's soaring pipes. Superb, quite easily rated.
Comment by ericethann on 02 December 2009
Just a beautiful track right out a Disney movie. Paints a picture in my minds eye. Really sends a peaceful and wonderful message of hope! EZ rate B A D L O V E J U N K I E
Comment by TonyMillerLive on 20 November 2009
As skaven says, clarity is great. Vocals are superb. The whole song is extremely polished. Nice to hear you do a ballad, you handle it very well.
Comment by Beluga on 18 November 2009
Special song. REally well done. Love your voice on this one big time! Dan
Feel the Love, Music by Rich Ramsey, Lyrics by Rosemarie Asley
The guitars and drums on this track are very cool! I couldn't decide whether it sounded like Yes from the early years OR later years with Trevor Rabin. Either way, definitely a road less traveled!
Erik Jurado - 20 March 2010
.Very clever work and cool arrangement, the synths used are tastefully done i think there was even a mellotron in there.Quality vocals Rosemarie.Fine track indeed R.
GravitySlip - 11 January 2010
Very soothing that Ro Vox. Tis a work of art. Love those progressions Rich!
Kelly Mitchell - 08 January 2010
Another great piece of wonderful musicalness. You and Rosemarie is like wine and bread. -rl
LODATO - 05 January 2010
Great track. Quality performance on every level!
B A D L O V E J U N K I E
ericethann - 21 December 2009
Great instrumentation guys topped with a superb vocal. It's a winner!!!
DSSMusic - 20 December 2009
Stunning vocals a little bit "Yes" in parts.....really enjoyed..great drums!! very energetic and uplifting!! R
Storm Horses - 20 December 2009
Feeling love on a grand scale!! Beautiful guys...little bit "experimental" in places but what is experimental except tomorrow's classical sounds?
dawnsinclair - 20 December 2009
This has QUALITY written all over it!
Firstly Rosemaries vocal, brilliant performance. The melody is superb, really memorable.
2ndly this has your signature sound all over it Rich. Rocking guitars working away, but really complimenting the track as a whole.
Very pro sounding production also.
Cracking work, and great track!
MarkAlexander - 20 December 2009
No One Said This Would Be Fun, Music by Dave Meredith, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashley
Songwriting in the same league as Pet Shop Boys! Production is great - love the lyrics and the vocals - One of the best songs ever posted on MP3U!
MoonTurnedBlue - 27 March 2010
Vocals to die for, production excellent. Someone said Pet Shop Boys - they should be so lucky.
TonyMillerLive - 07 April 2010
what a great 80's epic vibe. Really awesome backing track. You just don't hear that epic 80's done this well anymore! Destri is really good at 80's styles as well. Good vox ro. rated fo sho
Redshirt Theory - 11 April 2010
Superb from begining to end. Absolutely top drawer songwriting!!! The vocals and lyrics are gorgeous!!! The key work is magical!! Production is brilliant!!!Its an all round great track!!!Rated Guys!!!
indiana 99 - 19 March 2010
Very good arrangement with excellent vocals and harmonies as we have come to expect from you. Great collab and enjoyed listening. Easily rated!
DSSMusic - 18 March 2010
Stunning Vocals..and superb lyrics!! just love the angelic harmonies they really work well! an excellent collaberation and production...RRR
Storm Horses - 18 March 2010
I just love the vocal. Love everything about this piece. Polished and powerful. r8ed! -rl
LODATO - 18 March 2010
Morning Light, Music by Rich Ramsey, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashley
At first listen, the very start of the song bangs out a clear drum sequence that sounds fantastic. Then I hear the serious bold vocals of Ro! Always, that bold sound is so awesome. Just so powerful and full of life yet so stoic sounding. An odd mixture in a vocal. That's where talent comes into play. When chorus is added you can really feel the energy.
I can relate to this song a lot. I've had some hard times in my life and my will to do things amazing is strong. The production is very clear. I'm surprised by this because there is a LOT going on in the song. Lots of energy. Lots of blistering drumming and guitar layouts. Not to mention the explosive power in the lung force. Definitely on my high end recording list of artists. Wonderful job on this, guys. Totally awesome. Like blown away awesome.
Andy Stokes - 05 April 2010
I've always heard the Yes influence in your stuff Rich, weird (in a very fitting way) that Ro has such a Jan Anderson sound as well. Really love this! All buttons!
Kelly Mitchell - 05 April 2010
Rose and rich.....This for me is an interesting track...its more than a song (if that makes sense) It stands the test of time... Yes it may have rock in its genre but its very laid back and structured like a chill out track?.. The lyrics are very good and the songwriting and structure is top class...Vocals are really good here ro, nice melody,classy lines and very well delivered!!!... Production is very tight and neat...Clarity is great and the guitar work is very very good... Its quite the epic track, not easy listening or something with a super catchy hook,a real song (thats a compliment) a song that is made with real ideas and creativity....
Good work all round :-)
Dave Meredith - 01 April 2010
This is a great track, superbly performed and produced with great lyrics and melody. The vocals are outstanding as expected.................
DSSMusic - 31 March 2010
Lovin that bass once again. Rose is such a great singer (and lyricist) and has that classic voice that works so well with you music. The geet is really fine. This is really good. Go figure...:=).
Beluga - 31 March 2010
Quite phenomenal. It smacks of YES which is best compliment I can offer. Ro has such a compelling voice and the melody of the song is instantly captivating. Ant
LIQUID - 31 March 2010
First track of the day,and could'nt have picked a better one.Just luv that chorus,great harmonies...sweeet.Awesome production...my roots are in Rock,but we never got a sound like this:(
Great musicianship guys...enjoyed and rated.
Kiss the Abyss - 31 March 2010