Chris DeMarco began his career in music as a much sought-after musician and front man, having shared the stage and played with a virtual whos who ofsuper-musicians of the 70s and 80s.After deciding to leave behind the glare of the bright lights of Hollywood and the ever-pulsing New York music scene, DeMarcos settled into the cadence of more laid back climes that finds him at his most serene self.His latest release Lost and Found - his first on his self-distributed label Dreamco Music, finds him in fine form as he treats us to a volume of classic fare meant to please the true Rock aficionados among us.
Lost and Found is an aptly named album that weaves together DeMarcos past and present musical contributions into one cohesive work, featuring the likes of Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper Band), Tommy Talton (Gregg Allman Band and Cowboy), Ken Mazur (Robert Palmer Band), Barry Richman and Paul Hurst on Guitars; Billy Langley on Keyboards; Rhys Clark (Billy Joel Band and Freddy Fender Band) playing drums; and Jim Fielder (Buffalo Springfield, Blood Sweat and Tears and Neil Sedaka) on Bass.Billy Joel also appears on Sail Away which was recorded earlier, but still remains a timeless tune. Currently residing in the Atlanta, Georgia area with his wife Charlotte, Chris DeMarco has proven his mettle as a legitimate artist time and time again.From his glory days as a front man for the Island Records recording act Riff Raff, which he formed in 1977, to his contributions to the work of the legendary cadre of musicians he also calls friends, Chris DeMarcos music and artistry has stood the test of time.Still in his musical prime, and uncompromising in his commitment to making excellent music, he is without a doubt the stuff legends are made of.
The Lost and Found CD is available for purchase!
Cost: $12.97 *** FOR A LIMITED TIME - FREE US SHIPPING *** Click on the button below to buy the CD
Chris DeMarco is on the playlist of a French rock music radio program called "Pulsion 70" on Radio Aria! Click here to go to Radio Aria's website...
Do you want to hear some music from the CD? Click here to go to the MySpace page where you can listen to several songs!
The past and the present connect on this CD featuring 11 newly recorded songs with Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper Band), Tommy Talton (Gregg Allman Band and Cowboy), Ken Mazur (Robert Palmer Band), Barry Richman and Paul Hurst on Guitars. Billy Langley on Keyboards. Rhys Clark (Billy Joel Band and Freddy Fender Band) playing drums. Jim Fielder (Buffalo Springfield, Blood Sweat and Tears and Neil Sedaka) on Bass. JSax on Sax and Jan Gardner singing Background with me.
One of the songs on "LOST AND FOUND", entitled "SAIL AWAY", was recorded early in my career and is included on this CD because it was my good fortune to have three of the musicians who worked with me back then come to Georgia to record the new tracks for "LOST AND FOUND". "SAIL AWAY" was one of four songs recorded at Larrabee Recording Studio in Hollywood CA. and The Record Plant in Sausalito CA. Co-producing with me was Ray Colcord who had just produced Aerosmith's first album. The sound engineer was Jimmy Robinson who was one of the engineers on the Jimi Hendrix albums (You can hear Jimmy saying "That was the one" at the end of Sail Away. The sessions included Billy Joel playing Piano, Dick Wagner and Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf) on Guitar, Jim Fielder on Bass and Rhys Clark on Drums for two songs and Klaus Voorman (The Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison) on Bass and Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix) playing Drums on the others.
In the middle of recording "LOST AND FOUND" I took a break and Charlotte and I traveled to California to see my daughters, Tatyana and Deirdre. We included in our trip a visit to San Francisco to see my old friend and former manager, Lee Housekeeper. Lee and I had working together when I recorded "SAIL AWAY" . Our first evening there Lee suggested we go to Jack's Grill for a steak and a few drinks. The three of us had dinner in the booth where Dashiell Hammett ate, drank and wrote "THE MALTESE FALCON". I've been in love with Dashiell Hammett's novels for years and had written a piece of music which I'd given the working title of "LOVE AND MURDER". That evening inspired me to finally write the lyric. Thanks Dashiell, this song's for you.
Out of the Blue I saw you in the crowd through faceless people all around Feathers in your hair, swaying in the air As you moved across the room I'd seen you once before in a dream I thought I'd lost Never to return to satisfy this burning in my heart
Out of the Blue I heard your voice calling Out of the Blue I found myself falling
I wasn't looking for a love but a love was looking for me When your blue eyes turned to meet mine I saw my destiny I couldn't look away, your gaze held me there The spell was unbroken, no words were spoken As you took my hand
Out of the Blue I heard your voice calling Out of the Blue I found myself falling Falling in love with You
IM CALLING YOU
You dont see me no matter what I do You dont know me or what Ive been going through You dont hear my heart pounding out a beat You dont understand Im a love lost refuge And I know I just cant go, I cant walk away Cause I believe youre just like me You want love but love remains a mystery
Im calling you, but the words dont come through Turn and look my way, why cant you see Im calling you, thats all I can do Till the day you finally see me
I reach out each day you appear Whats your name, Im wondering if Ill ever hear The sound of your voice calling out my name Ill keep trying girl till I finally touch you I cant go on feeling the way I do Im so tired of being alone like a complete unknown
Im calling you, but my words dont get through Take a look around, then youll see Im calling you, thats all I can do Till the day you finally see me
Every night and day I tell myself I better wait But thats not what life is for I need so much more Can you hear me now? Cant you see me now?
Im telling you I just wont go, Im not gonna run away Cause Im so tired of being alone, like a complete unknown
Im calling you, but the words dont get through Take a look around, then youll hear Im calling you, thats all I can do till the day you finally see me Why cant you see me girl, Im standing here in front of you Im not going away anytime soon I need an answer Baby it's you, you, you Baby it's you
YOU CANT GO HOME AGAIN
I drove into town in my Chevrolet Down the streets where we used to play Every day after school Over there underneath that tree Thats where Judy first told me she loved me And oh how she kissed me Hometown memories still remain Standing here I feel the same But everything has changed
Dont look back you cant go home again You gotta know where youre going Like you know where you came from Dont look back theres nothing left to see Dont turn around its only a memory
Ive got a feeling in my bones Like my past has left me here all alone, nobody home I keep thinking that Ill turn around See my old friend Willy Driving down the street to meet me In his grandpas old red pickup Hometown memories still remain I look to the sky it looks the same But everything has changed
Dont look back you cant go home again You gotta know where youre going Like you know where youve been Dont look back theres nothing left to see Dont turn around its only a memory
Cant go home, cant go, cant go Cant go home, cant go, cant go Cant go home, cant go home, cant go home
Hometown memories still remain Standing here I feel the same But everything has changed
LOVE AND MURDER
The cold steel door slammed and locked behind her The love of my life was about to do life It was raining when I raised my head from my desk And opened my eyes I dont know how long Id been out but I was thankful For the few shots of bourbon left in the bottle It was Sunday I could tell because my secretary Charlotte wasnt there, or had I let her go on Friday? Having no clients can do that for you I was contemplating getting worried When the scent of expensive perfume Swept under the door in advance of the inevitable knock I must have mumbled something Because she opened the door and walked in The mink wrapped around her neck Looked comfortable and content She looked around and frowned As if she didnt like what she saw I offered her a chair anyway And asked her what I could do for her When she spoke I felt like I was becoming intoxicated again I should have known better right then And shown her the door But I had sort of become accustomed to eating So I listened to her story She told me her husband had run off with another woman I dont normally take marital cases But I decided to make an exception since, as I said, I had cultivated a number of bad habits
Love and murder just dont mix
There was something in her face Maybe the little wrinkles around her eyes When she asked me to take her case Or the way her lips parted as she waited for my answer I suggested we go to Jacks Grill for a steak And a few drinks, and not in that order I needed information to find her husband And I wanted to ask her what she was going to do When I found him I hoped I knew the answer She acquiesced and I led her down to the street and Jacks Eyebrows raised when we walked in No one there had ever seen such elegance on my arm Me with her was a picture too good to be true No one can escape destiny and the truth
Love and murder just dont mix Love and murder just dont mix
Im sure youve figured out by now Things didnt work out the way Id hoped Yeah, I found the husband and his girlfriend In her apartment She was lying face down with a 38 in her hand Right next to his corpse All neatly packaged as a murder suicide It looked perfectly obvious But for the unmistakable scent of Very expensive perfume mingled with gunpowder Her lawyer told her that with good behavior Shed be out in 20 years and I promised to wait But nothing we said could console her I should have listened to Charlotte When she told me not to trust her But as usual, I wouldnt listen
Love and murder just dont mix
I'd often thought there'd be no tomorrow And all my dreams would end up forgotten Its not true the dawn will come Even it its without you
Ive lived for years on the age old proverb Though I know time cant be borrowed Youve got it or you dont Its not a negotiable matter
Its inevitable time waits for no one As the sun rises, so it must set Its inevitable this dance will end So hold on tight when you find someone to love
The night we met was like many others A billion stars shone and still we were lonely Afraid of dreaming, afraid of losing What we might never have
So we dance all night like there is no tomorrow And spend the time weve been allotted Every minute is a gift Its not melodramatic oh no
Its inevitable nothing lasts forever But I dont mind now that I know It was inevitable that we would meet And at the end of the dance There would be you and me
THE QUIET OF THE RAIN
I grabbed my hat but left my coat I barely made it out the door Frantic curses are echoing I cant bear to hear them anymore It may be brave to stay and fight But my courage has failed me For now Ill find solace In the quite of the rain
Its amazing how easily I fool myself again Illusions of how it might have been Could never change the memory Your voice beckons but I cant return To embrace our days gone by I walk alone through the mist And the quite of the rain
I ask for nothing more turn the page The moments pass away And though Ill think of you and shed a tear Im still drawn to The quiet of the rain
LOST AND FOUND
Theres a hole in my heart I cant hide Though Ive tried to fill it Everyone still sees through me Theres a missing part I cant find Though I may have lost it I believe its been stolen
It doesnt make sense But I cant ignore it After all what would you do With a similar story Should I call an ambulance Or wait and check the ads For the Lost and Found?
Theres a hole in my heart I cant feel Yesterdays pleasures Seem so unreal Theres a missing part I must find Its out there somewhere I must be blind
Its as though Im wandering Through streets without any names Passing faces look awfully familiar But theyre all in a hurry Maybe someone who misses me Will come and make the claim And take me from the Lost and Found
I DONT WANNA WAKE UP
I have seen you baby and now I realize I can see you when I close my eyes and I Lay my head down to sleep at night Im with you I have dreamed you honey I know its true But I dont care Im gonna keep on lovin you Youre are all I need now Im going back to sleep And be with you
I dont wanna wake up find myself alone I dont wanna wake up youre the only love I know Slumber comes over me and I swear its really you I dont wanna wake up find it isnt true I have dreamed you baby I can see you when I sleep I know when I close my eyes Youll be right here by my side I dont wanna wake I dont wanna wake up
I will miss you baby I cant deny Id rather stay right here and never see the light Until then I wont be satisfied till Im with you I know just how strange it may seem For a man to be in love with a girl in a dream But shes waiting as the sun goes down Im headin home
I dont wanna wake up find myself alone I dont wanna wake up youre the only love I know And if Im dreamin baby dont say boo I dont wanna wake up find myself without you I have dreamed you baby I see you when I sleep I know when I close my eyes Youll be right here by my side
I have dreamed you baby I see you when I sleep I know when I close my eyes Youll be right here by my side I dont wanna wake up I dont wanna wake up I cant face the real world alone no I dont wanna wake up I dont wanna wake up, wake up, wake up, No, no, no dont wake me up Id rather be in love with a dream Than to be forever.....
WHEN ITS GONE
You kissed and made up All was forgiven The morning sun washed away The cruel words spoken Memories of yesterday Wont be forgotten Theyre just waiting for a chance To break your heart You take for granted your love will conquer all
Its here today then its gone Theres no replay when its gone No replay, only goodbye When its gone
You said she was wrong She says it was you No one remembers After all the fightings through The tears have hardly dried And still your point must be made Someone has to take the blame You win the battle but your love dies in the war
You went too far now its gone You cant get it back when its gone Apologies wont make it reappear When its gone Im sorry, please forgive me It wont matter anymore When its gone Gone
Waves of heat rose in the shade As a car stopped at a road blockade A soldier came to check theyre papers And the whole world exploded I jumped from my jeep and started running With the sound of the engine still gunning Through the black smoke I could see his eyes So calm and cool, then they closed I dragged his body from the spreading flames He grabbed my arm and I heard him say Please dont let me die and the sun beat down
I feel like a drowning man In the middle of the sand Im going down in this damned Holy Land And here you are, but who are you Just another Unknown Soldier
The moments seemed to last forever As time and place didnt seem to matter It could have been any war A soldier was down He asked me to take the letter Written to his wife and his baby daughter Then far away on the hot wind came The wail of lonely sirens I held his hand And the sun beat down
I feel like a drowning man In the middle of the sand I'm going down in this damned Holy Land And here you are, but who are you Unknown Soldier
I found myself alone by the river Wondering if he was going to live or die They took him away that night Leaving me to question Oh God Why? With shattered breath hed whispered Dont forget your promise And through my tears I could see his eyes So calm and cool and then they closed They closed
ITS NEVER TOO LATE
A warm breeze blew that moonlit night As we strolled along the shore No teary eyes or sad goodbyes To send me off to the war Long days and lonely nights wed endure Love letters written to faded tear stained pictures
It all seems so long ago The world tore us apart But now that I see you the years melt away Its never too late
You went away to school that fall And I rambled off to Viet Nam Caught up in our new found worlds We had to carry on How could we know what was taking place What could we do against the rising tide of fate
That was so very long ago We nearly forgot But standing here looking at you, I know Its never too late The shifting sifting sands of Time Changed the course of our lives But what we had and put aside Has never died The tears we cried long since dried we cant erase And the love that had slipped away Has taken their place
Never say it baby never say We got here too late Its just in time to start again cuz darlin Its never too late for love
Sail away Sail away The time we were there seems so far away It seems so far away Ive got to sail away
Sail away Sail away Morning sun brings back yesterday It brings back yesterday Ive got to sail away Im gonna sail away and here we go now
I gotta run I gotta hide I wanna be there inside I gotta run I gotta sail away