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Syracuse, New York, United States | INDIE

Syracuse, New York, United States | INDIE
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"Tim Anthony cd review of RETROFIT"

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Retrofit by Tim Anthony
CD review

Tim Anthony the New York based master of the consummate pop song has released a compilation CD of his earliest recordings. Starting in 1982 Retrofit charts his first songwriting and recording experiences. The classic pop song is often misunderstood, even the Wikipedia dictionary describes it as ‘music charted by the number of sales’ and then states that ‘it is not a particular style or genre’. The pop song genre has entertained audiences since the early recordings by Ricky Nelson and Buddy Holly then through The Beatles and the British invasion up to the work of Neil and Tim Finn. The style of Pop music differs from R&B or soul music having a catchy melody and frequently includes vocal harmony and double tracking, with themes often built around love, which has either been lost or found.
Retrofit opens with Don't Forget Me Tim’s only single with his band The Agents, other tracks feature Tommy Allen & Gary Frenay of Flashcubes fame. Two timeless pop tracks, which cover girlfriends Traciann and Maryellen are standouts. Maryellen reappears as a highly polished version on Tim’s 2005 CD Happy Door. On both Don't Look In Her Eyes and Mystery Tim’s guitar soars while the solid drumming by David O Chase anchors the tracks together, strong interests was shown in both tracks by David Geffen sadly without positive results. Retrofit shows Tim’s growth as an artist, examples of sparse tracks through to later 1989 recordings such as the layered and uplifting Happy Ending which was subsequently updated and included on Tim’s band The Brambles 2001 CD The Next Big Thing.
Perhaps fate decides which artists should find international recognition and be rewarded with both the fame, and adulation they deserve. Over 15 major A&R agents have shown a serious interest in Tim’s work over the years without him grasping his big global break. Listen and enjoy Tim’s early recordings on Retrofit and follow his journey up to his most recent releases.
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"TIM ANTHONY "The Happy Door" &"RETROFIT""

Tim Anthony "Retrofit" and "The Happy Door"
Holiday treats come early! Tim Anthony (formerly of The Brambles) is enjoying a bit of a resurgence, now that his 2005 album "The Happy Door" has been re-released in the US. Voted the #1 release in Spain that year it's full of classic power pop that fans of Richard X. Heyman and Dwight Twilley will flip for. Even Amplifier magazine called The Happy Door "40 minutes of melodic magic." A lot of the music here was crafted for movies and tv for instant catchiness. These are well crafted slices of timeless pop, from the quick snappy melody of "Mary Ellen" to the powerful jangle riffs of "No Words" every song rocks and pops here, with no filler to be found. With the help of power pop guru Ed James on drums, harmonies and strings it effortlessly glides through 12 Beatle influenced songs. Fans of The Toms,The Rubinoos and The Flashcubes will love this as well. And every song here has a great back story that's described in the liner notes. If you loved the innocence and pop hooks of "That Thing You Do" this is highly recommended. #9

Fans of The Brambles and Tim Anthony may want to dig deeper into his past, and that is who "Retrofit" is partially made for. These historic recordings were made by Anthony with Tommy Allen and Gary Frenay (The Flashcubes). Included is Anthony's first local hit "Don't Forget Me" with his first band, The Agents. As a period piece, this album is fascinating. Fans of The Flashcubes, 20/20 and The Records will appreciate the 80's style as well as an early version of "Mary Ellen" and listening to Anthony's style develop. "No One Can" and "She Broke My Heart" sound like legit new wave pop hits. Others may find it hopelessly dated and prefer the more polished album above. But even then, this is worth more than a single listen, and if you loved "The Happy Door" why not? #7


"The Happy Door by Tim Anthony"

CD review MARCH 2006

Tim Anthony
Discovering a singer songwriter who has the talent to produce near perfect power pop songs and then perform them with consummate vocal and guitar talent is refreshing. Tim Anthony from Central New York toured internationally in a band called The Brambles, he is now working solo and runs his own label Jealousy Records. Anthony whose writing and performing styles could be compared to Neil Finn with added dashes of George Harrison’s minimalist sweet guitar sounds, has teamed up with pop multi instrumentalist Ed James on his latest release, The Happy Door. This collection of well crafted songs of lost love and heartache is filled with tight vocal harmonies and hook filled melodies. Standout tracks are the classic pop Maryellen and Baby I’m Back with its flowing guitar solo, while the thoughtful ballad More features Ed James on French horn. No Words combines superb guitar with catchy harmonies, while the moving string laden Disappear was written for Anthony’s late father. Each track’s origins are fully described in the liner notes on the C.D. cover.



HE WAS FAB, A Loving Tribute To George Harrison




9,000,000 worldwide are hearing Tim's songs weekly on indie104.com.
There once was a time when the heavy weights and the captains of the music industry pursued Tim Anthony. David Geffen & Carole Childs (Geffen Records), Jimmie Ienner, famed producer (Raspberries, Grand Funk, Bay City Rollers), Rachel Matthews, Bruce Lundvall (Capitol Records, Elektra Records), Aaron Jacoves (A&M Records) Lennie Petze (Sony Music) & Irving Azoff. Fast forward to the 90’s; Tim spent most of his time touring with his band The Brambles in Europe and all over The United States. The constant touring led to national distribution of The Brambles’ cd’s in Borders Books & Music stores and other major chains. Fast-forward again to the 2000’s, with Tim always being a mover & a shaker, and never happy to rest on past victories decided to record and tour solo. Tim released THE HAPPY DOOR in November 2005 and this led to being Voted #1 Release in Spain of all places. Amplifier Magazine called THE HAPPY DOOR”40 minutes of melodic magic”. South Australian Life from Adelaide, Australia states, “THE HAPPY DOOR is a collection of well-crafted pop songs filled with tight vocal harmonies and hook filled melodies”. In June of 2008 Tim released another cd RETROFIT, a look back at his historic first recordings. Where it all began with much critical praise. Mark Bialczak writes “Gems from the past”, Syracuse Post Standard. “Classic pop songs from the past much like his current catalog in the vein of Dwight Twilley”, Eric Sorensen, Not Lame Blog. Tim has appeared on 7 compilations worldwide, One from Canada, three from Japan & three from America. Tim has had 2 licensing deals in Japan. THE HAPPY DOOR & RETROFIT is the latest in a series of successful projects involving Tim Anthony. In 2006 Tim signed a long term contract with MTV Networks A Division OF Viacom Intl, and Emotional Pictures / Granada Television. MTV & VH-1 have played Tim’s songs on reality shows such as “MADE”, “MY SUPER SWEET 16”, “8TH & OCEAN” and “ROOM RAIDERS”. NBC recently played Tim’s song “MARYELLEN” on Friday Night Lights. Tim’s songs have played on HBO Specials, PBS Specials as well as over 100 placements in various cable shows in America, Europe & Australia. . In April 2006 Tim signed a contract with 5 Alarm Music & Rescue Records in Los Angeles. CA. Tim’s songs have been featured in CINEMASOUNDS as well. Over 11,000 Regal Cinemas across America play Tim’s songs between feature films. Over 20 million people at any given time are listening to Tim’s songs. Ladies & gentlemen, the act you have always wanted to discover, TIM ANTHONY.