Reed Dickinson Reed Dickinson is a Boston, MA area native who's been recording his own music since 1996. He recorded the retro rock CD Playing Games With The Sun and released it in August 2001 to critical acclaim. 'The sweet melodies and superb lyrics Reed Dickinson displays in this album baffled me. Reed Dickinson obviously has heaps of talent as a songwriter and is a very capable singer as well. Playing Games with the Sun is a wonderful surprise and is definitely worth a listen. Reed Dickinson could be something special in the very near future.' MODERNROCK.COM. This CD has been compared by music publications to the Beatles more than to any other band or recording artist. Reed has just released his new CD called Ruby. It's a rock CD but with an eclectic mixture of other types of music interspersed throughout the CD. It might just sound like the Beatles would have sounded had they been together today. The surprises abound. Ruby was engineered and produced by Paul Caruso at Bay Farm Sound Studio, MA. Paul is well known for his work with the band Aerosmith. Paul also lends a hand with drums and percussion. Other members of the Playing Games With The Sun sessions including guitarist Dana West, keyboard player Janet Hood and bass player Danny Mo contribute to many of the songs on Ruby. The members of this core band are famous for being outstanding Massachusetts musicians. Ruby is an exciting CD. It is quite different musically from Playing Games but as always, the music is very melodic with lots of cool harmonies and Reed's character portrayals and lyrical messages are still prevalent. RUBY Released in September 2003, Ruby is very different from Reed's first CD, Playing Games With The Sun. Games is a soft folk/pop introspection with a 60s/70s retro flavor. Ruby is pure rock energy -- from the driving chords and strings of the opening track Ice On A River, the country-rock of No Longer A Chore, reggae beat and steel drums in Limboland, beautiful and complex orchestration Springtime Will Come Again, punk rock Devil Doll, and the jazz club ambiance of Lazy Day...Ruby is never predictable. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Bay Farm Sound Studio, Reed, Paul Caruso and nine outstanding musicians spent over a year on painstaking detail to get Ruby to sound this good. We hope you like it too.
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