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The Promise - High Resolution Audio Version (96kHz/24bit)

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Here is Howard Gladstone's 2020 release, The Promise, in 96kHz/24bit digital audio download for the ultimate in audio fidelity. You will receive both digital versions of the Promise, SD and HD.

Track List & Description
WOODSTOCK 50 Major-key Medium-tempo Folk-rock
Fifty years on, Howard revisits the dreams of the 60's, in a moody song where wisdom tempers nostalgia - or vice versa.

PARADISE, PASSING THROUGH Major/Minor Medium-tempo Waltz
This lush, lilting tune portrays the Polynesian idyll of Gaugin, or someone like him.

BIRDS OF SPAIN Minor-key Slow-tempo Spanish Ballad
Here are Howard's soulful, evocative reflections on exile, accompanied by flamenco guitar, Latin percussion, and Russ Boswell’s majestic bass.

SOMEDAY Major-key Medium-tempo Folk-rock
A vision of the future, hesitant yet hopeful, this bright and fervent song is addressed to all of us.

THE PROMISE Major-key Medium-tempo Pop-rock
The Promise is - just that - a joyous, affirming litany of personal life-lessons, and pledges to a younger generation.

TELL ME NOW Major-key Medium-tempo Folk
This direct, emotional song tells a slightly ambiguous story, with pretty guitars and lovely background vocals.

THERE IS ONLY LOVE Major-key Medium-tempo Folk Waltz
The album's only cover tune, this glorious Jon Brooks composition is profound and uplifting, featuring Howard's heartfelt vocal and a beautiful viola descant.

IT ALL FALLS DOWN Major-key Medium-up Waltz
The Empire is declining and falling, but I hear a waltz – goofy, sardonic and Dystopian.

CROSSROADS Major/Minor Medium-tempo Folk-rock
A moving song of ecological crisis that reminds us that we are all refugees, and that there is no 'Planet B'.

Howard Gladstone – acoustic guitar, vocal
Kevin Laliberte - guitars (1,2,3,5,8,9)
Russ Boswell – upright bass (1,2,3,5,8,9)
Bob Cohen – guitars/electric bass (4,6,7)
Marito Marques – drums/percussion (1,2,3,8,9)
Laura Fernandez – background vocal (1,2,6,7)
Julie Gladstone – background vocals (2,4,9)
Charmain Louis – viola (7)

Produced by Howard Gladstone
Mixed by Kevin Laliberte
Mastered by Peter J. Moore

Songs written by Howard Gladstone
© SOCAN/ Sonic Peach Music Inc
‘There Is Only Love’ by Jon Brooks
all rights reserved

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Howard Gladstone Toronto, Ontario

Howard Gladstone, Toronto singer/songwriter, releases “The Promise”, his sixth collection of original songs.
The release comes at a time when the stakes could not be higher for those struggling personally, and for the world at a crossroads.
"If you heard this music in a crowded room, you'd swear it was a lost gem from another time."
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