Genesis

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Genesis

genesis

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX

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TITLES
 
1.  Crazy Eights
2.  Till the End of Time
3.  Mirage
4.  Blue Lagoon
5.  Far Away
6.  So It Begins
7.  Calico
8.  Genesis
9.  The Haunting
10.  Your Smile, My Heaven
11.  Club JZ
12.  Wishing (Wishing, Piroutte, Pas des Deux)
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produced & arranged by Chieli Minucci
9/2012 – 3/2013
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recorded by Paul Wickliffe at Charlestown Road Studios – Hampton, NJ  
all pre-production and additional recording by Chieli Minucci
at Baci Studios – NYC
additional recording by Thomas Zink at Zink Studios – Los Angeles, CA
 
mixed & mastered by Paul Wickliffe at Skyline Productions – Warren, NJ
So It Begins and Club JZ, mixed by Dave Darlington at Double D Studios – NYC
 
MUSICIAN CREDITS
Chieli Minucci – All guitars, some keyboards, any programming, all arrangements
Jerry Brooks – bass
Lionel Cordew – drums
Jay Rowe – keyboards
special guest, Mino Cinelu – percussion
 
guests
Omar Hakim – drums, on Crazy Eights & Till the End of Time
Lao Tizer – acoustic grand piano, on The Haunting
Karen Briggs – violin, on The Haunting
David Mann – saxophone & flute, on Calico, Mirage, Far Away, Club JZ, and Till the End of Time
Xu Feiyu – lead vocals
Vic Starsky – lead vocals
 
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Crazy Eights
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Chieli Minucci – guitars, keyboards
Jerry Brooks – bass
Omar Hakim – drums
David Mann – sax
 
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Till the End of Time
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Chieli Minucci – guitars, keyboards
Jerry Brooks – bass
Omar Hakim – drums
David Mann – sax
 
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Mirage – featuring Xu Feiyu
music by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
lyric by Xu Feiyu
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Chieli Minucci – acoustic guitars
Xu Feiyu – vocals
Jay Rowe – piano
David Mann – soprano sax
 
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Blue Lagoon
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
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Far Away – featuring Vic Starsky
Music & lyric by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Chieli Minucci – electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards, background vocals
Vic Starsky – lead vocal & backgrounds
 
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So It Begins
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Xu Feiyu – vocal backgrounds
 
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Calico
Dedicated to my brother in music, and life.. George.  I miss you man!
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Chieli Minucci – guitars, keyboards
Jerry Brooks – bass
Lionel Cordew – drums
David Mann – sax, flute
Mino Cinelu – perucssion
Jay Rowe – piano
 
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Genesis
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
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The Haunting
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Chieli Minucci – electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards
Jerry Brooks – bass
Lionel Cordew – drums
Lao Tizer – acoustic grand piano
Karen Briggs – violin
Mino Cinelu – percussion
Xu Feiyu – vocal backgrounds
 
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Your Smile, My Heaven
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Xu Feiyu – vocal backgrounds
 
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Club JZ
composed by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Chieli Minucci – electric & acoustic guitars
David Mann- sax
Jerry Brooks – bass
Xu Feiyu – vocal backgrounds
 
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Wishing – featuring Xu Feiyu
a)    Wishing
b)   Pirouette
c)    Pas de Deux
music by Chieli Minucci (ASCAP)
lyric by Xu Feiyu
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)
 
Chieli Minucci – guitars, keyboards
Xu Feiyu – vocals & backgrounds
Vic Starsky – background vocals
 
 
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Management
Axis Management – Nelly Neben
Nelly@axismanagement.com
www.axismanagement.com
(818) 998-2595
 
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USA & WORLDWIDE BOOKINGS
Greg Allen Artists/Greg Allen

www.gregallenartists.com
greg@gregallenartists.com
(303)532-1280
 
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please visit  ChieliMusic.com – the official Chieli Minucci & Special EFX
multimedia website
Dave Hooper – webmaster
Inge Wenzel – webkeeper
 
Chieli can be contacted via Chieli@aol.com
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Photography:
Bettie Miner/Miner Works of Art – front cover
Yan Min – back cover
Lou Amling – inside photo – “Frets”
 
Special thanks to:
All my brother musicians for their heartfelt performances and support, my family,
my late-great brother in music…George Jinda,
Nelly Neben, Jeff Neben, Inge Wenzel, Marijn Eland, Bruce & Judi Nichols, the staff at Shanachie Records, Bill Cason, Danny Weiss, Randall Grass, Monifa Brown, Rick Rosenberg, Kent Tannenbaum, Richard Nevins,
Manny Kallins, Stacey Hirabayashi, the DeTao Masters Academy – Lantao Yu, Jared Man, Chris Xu. My musical brothers & sisters – Lao Tizer, Feiyu Xu, plus Jason Lee, Wayne Soodek, Burt Rosen, Dr. Bob Schwartz, New Bear, Jon Steiner, Katherine Gilraine, and Paul Wickliffe – my longtime engineer mentor!

Chieli Minucci uses D’Addario strings, Moollon pedals

 

 

Mirage

Lyric by Xu Feiyu
Composed by Chieli Minucci
 
So far, you and me
So close, our hearts the same
I cry, I wonder
Like a fool, but I’m not lost
 
I made mirage a love
That only I can see
The love was so blind
That only you can see
 
Love hurt, sweet hurt, it is life
 
So far, your cheek
So close cause I ever kissed
You say, I’m a fire
The love was so dangerous
 
Our trouble is beautiful
You love that, I love that
 
That I feel your cheek, some love still there
I am not lost, I’m awake
I take a bittersweet love
That is our addiction
 
Love, also heaven, still far away
Oh I see you
I wait till the love finds a way
And when the morning comes
 
You are lying next to me so beautiful
 
Our trouble is beautiful
You love that, I love that
 
That I feel your cheek, some love still there
I am not lost, I’m awake
I take a bittersweet love
That is our addiction
 
Love, also heaven
Still far away
Oh I see you
I wait until the love finds a way
And when the morning comes
 
You are lying next to me so beautiful
Lying next to me so beautiful
 
So far, you and me
So close, our hearts the same
 
Lying next to me so beautiful
 
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Wishing

Lyric by Xu Feiyu
Composed by Chieli Minucci
 
Stay with me
No rush, no pain
 
Sing with me
Know one day you’re mine
 
Tears fall down
Cause we love but far
 
Is all there is for us?
 
You make me strong
I can’t run away
 
You change my life
Make me beg, pure heart
 
Walking this path
I’m so calm, no fear
 
I know that you can make my dream come true
Come true, like milk on a wish so rich
 
 
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Far Away

Lyrics & music by Chieli Minucci
Chieli Music/ASCAP
 
VERSE:
Here I am, it’s me again, words inside my head
Far away
I close my eyes and see your face, right in front of me,
You are here
 
I’ve been thinking again
of how  long that it’s been
brings me down, down, down
 
CHORUS:
Far away, far away
In the place where our dreams live on
Close my eyes (close my eyes and see)
Like a dream, far away, I know we’ll be together soon
I see your face
 
VERSE:
It’s me again, laying here, talking in my sleep, you are here
Our souls collide, you startled me, restless in the bed, now I’m awake
 
I’ve been living a lie
even though I have tried
Takes me down, down, down
 
CHORUS:
Far away, far away
In the place where our dreams liv eon
Close my eyes (close my eyes and see)
Like a dream, far away, I know we’ll be together soon
I see your face
 
CHORUS:
Far away, far away
In the place where our dreams liv eon
Close my eyes (close my eyes and see)
Like a dream, far away, I know we’ll be together soon
I see your face
 
 efx-quartet-2
backstage in NYC, The Cutting Room 2014
Jay Rowe, Jerry (Brooksman) Brooks,
Chieli Minucci, Lionel Cordew
Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  1. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  2. Far Away (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Love Is Always Young (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Without You (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  5. Global Village (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Endless Us (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  7. Deep as the Night (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  8. Mi Amore (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  9. Sad Senorita (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  11. Stars in Your Eyes (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  12. Crazy Eights (from // Chieli Minucci
  13. Good Times Ahead (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  14. Till the End of Time (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  15. The Juice (from Got it Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  16. Kickin’ It Hard (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  17. Nasir di Nuevo (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  18. So It Begins (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  19. Mystical (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  20. Beautiful Gold (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  21. Across the Seven Seas (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  22. Ozone Alert (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  23. Never Ending Love (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  24. Islands (from Mystique) // Chieli Minucci
  25. Native Rivers (from World Journeys – Gotham Music – GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  26. Guitarzzz (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  27. Journeys (from Travels) // Chieli Minucci
  28. Jewels – part 1 (from Jewels) // Chieli Minucci
  29. Two Hearts (from Butterfly) // Chieli Minucci
  30. Dance on the Delta (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  31. The Gift (from It’s Gonna Be Good) // Chieli Minucci
  32. Happy Happy (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  33. Garden of Eden (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  34. Yesterdays Memories (from Slice of Life) // Chieli Minucci
  35. Masterpiece (from Masterpiece) // Chieli Minucci
  36. Mirage (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  37. Gathering Wind (from Without You) // Chieli Minucci
  38. Gentle Hands (from Inspire Me – Gotham Music GM194) // Chieli Minucci
  39. New Bop (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  40. The Effect (from Confidential) // Chieli Minucci
  41. Genesis (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  42. The Haunting (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  43. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
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