2. LOVE SOMEONE
4. TESTIMONIAL OCEAN (PART I)
5. TESTIMONIAL OCEAN (PART II)
6. FOREVER RED
7. REASONS FOR LIVING
10. NEVERENDING STORY
The debut album from violinist, singer, and composer Omar Lopez is a compilation of songs chronicling love found and lost, and themes no less weighty and spiritual than birth, death and resurrection. Highlighting performances by an innovative and eclectic ensemble of musicians such as cellist Jennifer Mulhern, vocalist Karma Stewart, and flamenco guitarist Michael Rodriguez, "FOREVER RED" was recorded, mixed, and engineered at The Means of Production by Omar's co-producer Adam Whaley, who also plays electric bass, keyboards, and acoustic and electric guitars throughout the album.
Omar spent five years creating the songs for this record and it shows in the vast range of musical styles which he incorporates into his original compositions - from the techno-inspired "Dawn" to the Middle Eastern and Latin world beat of "Exodus", and from the gospel-flavored lyrics of "Reasons for Living" to the driving hard-rock feel of the title track. As a bonus, Omar also includes his danceable, electronic-pop rock version of the theme from "The Neverending Story", which soon became a crowd favorite during Omar's 2004-2005 concert series.
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