FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Press Release) – June 8, 2011 – (Providence, R.I.) – Writing, arranging and performing her own material with simplicity, beauty and breadth, Rhode Island artist Sue Brescia recently released her latest CD, “Our Last First Time.”
A symphony of sixteen musical arrangements, plus title song and animated video, “Our Last First Time” is dedicated to the love shared between two people even beyond heartache and loss.
“This was perhaps the most difficult piece I have ever written” Brescia says.
Sue was moved to create and dedicate this CD after her close friend Peggy passed away from complications of cancer. “Not only did I have the privilege of calling Peggy and John my friends, I witnessed the great love they possessed for life and for each other; it was beyond all limits.”
The instrumentals are appropriately named after each line of every verse from the title song to encompass the full spectrum of the CD and articulately captures emotions ranging from lightheartedness to an introspective tranquility through the masterful blending of woodwinds and strings.
The poignant video features over thirty original paintings that depict the cycle of life in a beautiful canopy of rich color. Each painting eloquently merges into the next to craft a tender story of celebrating the joy shared between two hearts and coping with death and loss.
Contemplative as it is serene and poetic, “Our Last First Time” will restore a sense of well being to the spirit and soul.
“Losing a loved one leaves a heartache that will never be healed. My wish for this CD is to bring solace and comfort to those who receive this musical expression of love.”
Visit www.suebrescia.com or www.ourlastfirsttime.com to purchase the CD. Sue also makes available for sale the paintings that went into the creation of the animated video by Rhode Island artist, Cheryl Denton.
About Sue Brescia
Sue Brescia, of Middletown, R.I. began her career as a singer in a top 40 band at the age of 18, while also performing in various cabarets and theaters in New England. After several years in summer stock theater, a cabaret performance for the Royal Family, and an appearance at New York’s Catch A Rising Star, Brescia began writing songs and produced her first CD release, “Hope Rising”. It was from this CD that her song “Forget You Never” was among the International Top 40.
According to the International Association of Independent Recording Artists, IAIRA, “Forget You Never”, had attained The Number 22 Position on at least one of the charts monitored and verified by IAIRA.
IAIRA recognizes and honors artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in sound recording by monitoring chart activity as published in various reporting charts from around the world.
Sue’s “Passage of Time”, also from her “Hope Rising” CD, was chosen from more than 350,000 artists worldwide to appear with Natalie Merchant, Carly Simon and Livingston Taylor in contributing to the “Life in the Years,” and “More Life in the Years” CDs, a compilation of music to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
Today, Sue continues to write songs and compositions for future releases and for film and television.