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Shadow To Shadow, Dean Madonia's Frankenstein

Dean Madonia has achieved recent success in the country market with the Tim Dugger single, "(I Called Her) Tennessee" (Curb Records) as well as two film placements: "Honor Is Ours" in the 2013 Threshold Entertainment film Foodfight! and the song, "Just Like Love," from his band Pretty Little Horses, in the movie, The Stream, in theaters in October 2013.

What He is most excited about right now is his newly finished project, Shadow To Shadow, Dean Madonia's Frankenstein, is a 29 track concept CD (or rock opera), based on Mary Shelley's famous novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. The storyline has been straightened out chronologically with new ideas added as bookends. In this version, the monster is still alive after over 200 years, telling his cautionary tale, to a genetic researcher who is about to make the first human clone. These are crazy times, and right now, a 200 year old, ugly, rejected monster who knows a thing or two about being an outcast, could probably give some good advice to a modern day Victor Frankenstein!

The writing began in airports, planes, hotel rooms and bandhouses from coast to coast, was recorded in Dean's home studio in Nashville, TN. It was inspired by concept CDs of the past: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" or "The Wall," The Who's "Quadrophenia" or "Tommy," The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's," Queensryche's "Operation Mindcrime," Any Alan Parsons Project CD, Kevin Gilbert's amazing work, "The Shaming Of the True," Frank Zappa - "Joe's Garage," and Genesis' "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway." If this project is indeed folly, Dean is in good company!

The "official" release date is set for Janurary 13, 2014, however the CD is available now on Amazon and iTunes.

 

TRACK LISTING

DISK ONE

  1. Pale Student(spoken)
  2. The Living Proof
  3. Chimera
  4. What I Believe
  5. The Spark Of Life
  6. Alive Anew
  7. Frightful Fiend (spoken)
  8. Running From the Moon
  9. Trusted Friend
  10. He Calls Me
  11. When He Plays His Guitar
  12. Let Me In
  13. Wrong
  14. Alone

DISK TWO

  1. Did I Request Thee? (spoken)
  2. You Made Me
  3. Letters From Home
  4. Fools Gold
  5. Back To Meet My Maker
  6. Shadow To Shadow
  7. Wedding Night
  8. The Promise
  9. The Sweetest Part Of Me
  10. Murdering Elizabeth
  11. Into the White
  12. Spark Redux
  13. Into the Cold
  14. Falling Into the Sky
  15. The Living Proof

Members:

Dean Madonia - vocals, keys, guitar
Val Lupescu - guitars
Travis Vance - bass
Michael Walter - drums



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