Narada Michael Walden – Rising Sun EP


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Tarpan Records Announces the Release of Rising Sun by Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Multi-Platinum Producer and Drum Legend Narada Michael Walden Tarpan Records is pleased to announce the national release of Rising Sun, a new 4 song EP by Narada Michael Walden on September 24th 2013. This release features songs that span Instrumental Rock and Fusion. This is the second worldwide official release by Narada Michael Walden on his new imprint Tarpan Records.

On this new EP Rising Sun, Grammy and Emmy Winning Producer, Songwriter and World Class Drummer, Narada Michael Walden revisits four of his early fusion hits with his powerful new band made up of some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians – Frank Martin (Keyboards), Angeline Saris (Bass), Matthew Charles Heulitt (Guitar), and Nikita Germaine (Vocals).

The band brings powerful new energy to these songs, including “Cosmic Strut” which Narada wrote and first recorded with the acclaimed Mahavishnu Orchestra and “Sofie” which he originally wrote and produced for Jeff Beck’s “Wired” album.

Narada Michael Walden has produced many household names including: Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Regina Belle, Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Elton John, Sting, Carlos Santana, Shanice Wilson, Tevin Campbell, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and The Temptations. He was awarded Grammys for Producer of the Year in 1988, Album of the Year for the movie soundtrack The Bodyguard in 1993 and the R&B Song of the Year in 1985 for Aretha Franklin’s Freeway of Love. Billboard Magazine also named him one of the “Top Ten Producers with the Most Number One Hits”.

Narada Michael Walden and his band will perform a series of shows across the USA in the new few months in support of the release of Rising Sun and his new full-length album Thunder 2013. The first in this series, deemed a “pre-release” concert, will be held at Yoshi’s Oakland 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 on September 5th, 2013 doors at 7pm show at 8pm. This show will feature songs from Thunder 2013, Rising Sun, and of course some of the hits from Narada’s legendary catalog.


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