Available December 4, 2012
When George Lucas wrote Star Wars he knew that it was far more story than could be easily contained in one movie. Much is the same with the Peter Black saga. Far too unbelievable and dramatic to be adequately contained in this small confine of liner notes. From the fourteen years I have personally seen this story unfold I would argue Peter Black’s book of his life would make a fascinating novel leaving the reader unable to put it down.
Like Stevie Wonder and Prince before him, Peter is a talented multi- instrumentalist playing all sounds generated on these recordings. He is one of the most prolific songwriter, producer, musician I’ve ever encountered. Several hearing his works over the years have thrown out that too often used title of “Genius” to describe Peter’s creations. I believe the “Genius” title is very appropriate in this case.
Like many geniuses, from chess champion Bobby Fischer to musical wunderkind’s like Mozart, all is not easy on the head that wears such a crown. Peter’s life has been far from easy and contains chapters of disturbing abuse, abandonment, alcoholism and betrayal. While all of the extraordinary obstacles mentioned here (more have followed) in Peter’s life all greeted him during his childhood.
This extraordinary life and Peter’s extraordinary resiliency and ability to survive monumental setbacks that would easily cripple a person with less strength have made their way into a shared therapy in the form of Peter’s music. The adversity and other issues Peter has faced in his life have made for a rich tapestry of sounds, words and emotions. I believe his music saved his life.
Hopefully the lessons and healing vibrations will be felt by those that listen to some of the very personal and bravely shared musical stories offered by Peter on this disc.
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New York, NY (November 14, 2012) Naturally 7 will close out an amazing year by opening two shows for Grammy award-winning group Coldplay. December 29th they will be at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and December 30th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
“We feel honoured to be invited by Coldplay to do these 2 shows”, noted N-7′s Roger N’glish Thomas, “we are all big fans!”
Naturally 7 have spent a good part of the past year overseas touring in Europe and Australia as well as supporting Michael Bublé in concerts that took them to South America, Europe and South Africa.
They are currently finishing a run of 30 sold-out shows for “Night of the Proms”, the biggest annual indoor event in Europe, performing alongside the likes of The Jacksons, Anastacia and Mick Hucknall of Simply Red.
Naturally 7 have just released the audio of their forthcoming DVD “Live” which is available for download now. The 1 hour, 48 minute concert has brought standing ovations around the world. An auditory experience unlike any other!