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American Idol's Constantine Maroulis

Sunday, June 17, 2007

AMERICAN IDOL’S
CONSTANTINE MAROULIS
TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, CONSTANTINE AUGUST 7th, 2007
First Single “Everybody Loves” Available on iTunes


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In 2005 Constantine electrified America during season four of American Idol with his captivating delivery of Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody." The Brooklyn-born, New Jersey-bred rocker will thrill his fans once again with the highly anticipated release of Constantine – his solo album out August 7th, 2007 (Sixth Place Records / Sony RED). Constantine debuted “Everybody Loves,” the first song off the album, on The Bold & The Beautiful on Wednesday, May 15th 2007. “Everybody Loves” is currently available on iTunes.

Since his unexpected departure from American Idol, Constantine has been hard at work, starring on Broadway in “The Wedding Singer” as well as in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” In between, he devoted considerable time and effort into finding the right band, assembling a talented group of musicians that meshed into a cohesive and rockin’ ensemble. Constantine co-wrote several songs on the record and songwriters who lent their skills to the album include seminal singer/songwriter Willie Nile; Angie Aparo (Faith Hill); Marcel (Rascal Flatts); and Grammy nominated, Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz).

Constantine recently became a featured star on The Bold and The Beautiful, which ranks as the Number Two most watched soap in the world. Constantine’s role, which was created especially for him, is based in part on his real life. Throughout his thirteen-week stint, the show will be incorporating music from Constantine. This extraordinary cross-promotion will bring Constantine’s music and personality to millions of viewers worldwide, an unprecedented opportunity for a young artist.

The album reflects Constantine’s commitment to an unprocessed, live feel and organic edge. As a result, Constantine was recorded in intimate studios in New York City, including co-producer Marc Copely's living room. “The album was cut live with my own band,” Constantine explains. “No programming, minimal overdubs. We’ve been playing these songs on the road and chose the tunes that got the best feedback from our audiences.” The songs on the album showcase the singer’s vocal versatility and the strong arrangements of the Maroulis band.

“Everybody Loves,” the first track off Constantine, which made it’s premiere on The Bold and The Beautiful, is the kind of song that is custom made for Summer, with a sing-along chorus listeners will find themselves unable to get out of their heads. “Girl Like You” bursts out of the speakers with a thunderous stomp-and-clap intro that will recall Queen's “We Will Rock You,” albeit set to the beat of the new millennium. “Child (You're the Revolution)” shows the hard rock side of Constantine that audiences identified with him during Idol. His snarling vocal and the band’s metallic attack makes the tune a potential youth anthem. Other tracks allow Constantine to show off his persuasive vocal power and true artistry.

The diversity of Constantine, the album, shows off the restless creative spirit of Constantine the singer and serves notice that he’s a musical force to be reckoned with.
http://constantinemaroulis.com/
http://www.myspace.com/constantinemaroulis
http://i-squad.com/Constantine.html

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posted by Shelia, 8:05 PM

8 Comments:

Spirited Rocker who sings from the heart!
Constantine's vocals are powerful as he tells a story on every track.
This CD is the whole enchilada. You'll listen to this CD over and over wanting more.
Energetic, smooth, reflective and fun.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 3:12 PM  
Great CD! I love the diversity of the songs. Midnight Radio is my favorite song...so moving and beautifully done!

Everybody Loves is a feel good song, much like many of the songs Constantine did on American Idol! At last, his wonderful debut CD!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 6:52 PM  
Constantine Rocks! The CD makes you feel good from the inside out. Love the diversity. It's great to finally have a CD where all the songs are different. No chance of getting bored with this one! I'm getting a second one so I can have one for each car. It was worth the wait!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 5:04 AM  
I can't stop listening to this cd. So Long is beautiful. It's hard to pick a favorite. It's all good! actually great.....Buy it!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 5:49 AM  
I love this CD. It was well worth the wait. His vocals are smooth and clear and his songs are an across the board delight of different genres. He is amazing on this CD and I will giving them away as Christmas presents this year!!! Fabulous review too!!! Thanks!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 6:08 AM  
There is something for everyone on this CD. The vocals are outstanding and I love the song selction.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2:01 PM  
I love every song on this CD! All of us fans are so happy Constantine took his time with this CD. It's perfect! I can't really pick a favorite track because they are all so great in their own ways (the man's versatility is amazing), but I find myself hitting the repeat button several times for "Midnight Radio". Beautiful. Thanks for such a great review!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 5:17 PM  
Thanks for this great review for a very eclectic, high quality CD. Con's fans have waited patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for this first solo effort.... and WOW! was it ever worth the wait! Constantine's clear, lovely tenor shows thru the simple arrangements, and the back up musicians really complement his voice and rhythm. I personally especially love the T Shirt Song, Midnight Radio, and Fading into You (which I often find myself waking in the morning, while singing this song to myself). Con has been a nice addition to B&B soap opera and it's a big opportunity for him to showcase his music on there too. Again, thanks for the positive review of a worthwhile, musically diverse, easily listenable CD.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 1:29 PM  

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