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Submitted by Kaj Roth on 2006-09-08
Venice goes to Amsterdam , new songs online

Venice has posted 4 new songs off their upcoming album "Amsterdam" at myspace.
Here?s what the band had to say about the songs:

Kipp: "A fun way for us to vent some of our frustrations about the downside of trying to get a hit song. Kind of going for a Van Morrison meets Bob Dylan thing. Great initial groove from Mark Harris."
Mark: "All true, and we have the scars and bruises to prove it!"

Mark: "This is a song I just had to write, about having a major fallout with my best friend. We were always together and more like brothers than anything else. Without going into detail, I hope someday he can see the truth in what happened and we can resume where we left off."
Michael: "I wrote the bridge on this one in my hotel room in Amsterdam the day before the tracking session. I felt it needed a release in order to really pay off by the end."
Kipp: "Cool song. Ambrosia meets Toni Braxton meets Venice."

Kipp: "This is a very cathartic song for me personally. It?s about some personal stuff I?ve gone through since the last album. I?m glad people are reacting so strongly to it. It?s a little odd arrangement-wise and that?s part of what we like about it. Starting with a chorus, half the verse being sung by the background vocals. Michael?s solo is burning as well. Can?t wait to open shows with it!"

Kipp: "An old family favorite from Seals and Crofts? little heard first album. That album was a big part of our childhood. Our older brothers used to perform this song at weddings and concerts in the 70?s. Originally, we were entertaining the idea of a whole album of cover tunes and this was one of the first considerations. We eventually started writing so many new tunes that we scrapped the cover album idea, but this one stayed because we love it so much. Singing it with that string section, in that church, made us really think about our family and the many years of memories with that song."
Michael: "We recorded this all live. Guitar, four vocals and ten string players all at the same time. Now that?s Rock and Roll!"

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