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Line Level Music is proud to announce the release of "The Job", the new album from Michael Stanley.

Following in the footsteps of 2013's critically acclaimed "The Ride", "The Job" features thirteen new original Stanley songs and was once again mixed by legendary producer/engineer Bill Szymczyk (The Eagles, The Who, Joe Walsh, Santana, The James Gang, The J. Geils Band) and features the talents of The Resonators.

Thirteen new tunes...thirteen new journeys from one of rock's finest singer/songwriters. Order yours today!


 

TRACKS INCLUDE:

Everything's Fine
The Job
Last Good Nerve
You Just Never Know
Survive & Advance
Maybe This Is The Day
Velvet Parkway
Breaking News
Unfinished Business
Get In Line
Take The Long Way Around
Same River Twice
Dark Angels

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With over seventy minutes of music, "The Ride" features twelve new original Stanley compositions and covers of tunes written by the brothers Gibb and Frankie Miller.

Once again the album was mixed by the legendary producer/engineer Bill Szymczyk and features the talents of Michael's road band, The Resonators as well a number of special guests from the North Coast's musical scene. "The Ride" is a turn down a slightly different musical road as the musical journey of one of rock's finest singer/songwriters continues.


 

TRACKS INCLUDE:

Shiny Things
All I Want
Take That Ride
To Love Somebody
Uptown
If Anybody Could
A Fool In Love
Justine
Lucky Again
Making Beds (In A Burning House)
Shining Thru
Anything Goes
I Can't Wait
When The Smoke Finally Clears

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With over seventy minutes of music, "The Hang" contains twelve new original Stanley compositions and covers of tunes written by Dire Strait's Mark Knopfler and songwriter-extraordinaire, Patty Griffin.

Once again the album was mixed by the legendary and very tall Bill Szymczyk and features the talents of Michael's road band, The Resonators throughout.
In a career that spans over forty-five years, "The Hang" is a work that sets a new standard in the musical journey of one of rock's finest singer/songwriters and includes:

 

TRACKS INCLUDE:

From Somewhere Else
The Last great Illusion
How Many Guitars Do You Need
Breaking Down
When It Don't Come Easy
Fait Accompli
A Damn Fine Way To Go
Wonder Wheel
Down In The Suck
Back In The Day
Martha
Romeo & Juliet
Another New Years Eve
The Hang

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Line Level Music is proud to announce the release of Paul 'Wolf' Christensen's
"AWAY WITH WORDS" 10 heartfelt (9 original) songs that move you through a musical journey that needs no words.

Once described as the 'Best 5th Man in the business', Paul has added his unique talent to bring music to another level no matter what the vision of a project.

Visit www.paulwolfchristensen.com
for more information on Paul 'Wolf' Christensen!

Tracks Include:

YEAH IT IS
COUNTER CLOCKWISE SWIRL
LAZY DAY
MY UNSUNG HEART
HOLY BOY ROAD
ROOM FOR CREAM
THEN AND NOW
ROLL IT UP
MORNING BUZZ
SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE

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Michael Stanley's CD release of SHADOWLAND, features thirteen new Stanley originals as he continues a musical journey that spans over forty years and just keeps getting better!

Michael and all The Resonators hit the ground running with album's opener, "It's all About Tonight", a rocker which throws down the gauntlet to bands that are years younger and dares them to rock as hard! Some of our very favorites around the Line Level office include "I Am You", "My Brand New Day" and "Skinny Jeans" but we have to admit the list changes constantly. It's just that kind of album; thirteen new tunes that are musical postcards from your next destinationSHADOWLAND.

 

TRACKS INCLUDE:

IT'S ALL ABOUT TONIGHT
I AM YOU
MY BRAND NEW DAY
COME ON DOWN
SHADOWLAND
A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
WHEN SHE FALLS
SKINNY JEANS
I'M NOT FINISHED LOVING YOU
MAYBE
HOW'S THAT WORKIN' OUT FOR YOU
ELEGANT MESS
NICE WHILE IT LASTED

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TIS THE SEASON - A HEARTLAND HOLIDAY SAMPLER

This 19 track seasonal release features classic and original holiday songs recorded by some of the best musicians the North Coast has to offer - Michael Stanley and all The Resonators, Alex Bevan, Jonah Koslen, Andy Pratt, Gary Jones, Colin Dussault's Blues Project, Hey Mavis, Endeavour, Daniel Szymczyk, and Rick Bell.

Portions of the proceeds from the sales of TIS THE SEASON will go to the local charity Feed-A-Family.

 

TRACK LISTING:

Michael Stanley - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman"
Alex Beven - "Santa's Skinny"
Bob Pelander - "Oh Holy Night"
Marc Lee Shannon - "Merry Christmas Baby"
Danny Powers - O Come All Ye faithful"
Gary Jones - "Tis the Season"
Paul Christensen - "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
Jennifer Lee - "A White and Blue Christmas"
Endeavor - "What We've Always Wished For"
Hey Mavis - "Santa Knows"
Eroc and Friends - "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
Tommy Dobeck and Dave Young - "The Most Wonderful Time of Year"
Colin Dussault's Blue Project - "Oh Christmas Tree"
Jonah Koslen - "Light A Light Up"
Andy Pratt - "Sing for Christmas"

Daniel Szymczyk - "Family's Home for Christmas"
Rick Bell - "Santa's Bag"
Michael Stanley - "I Can Only Imagine"
Rodney Psyka - "Silent Night"

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Definition of Bootleg: "to smuggle"

Line Level Music is proud to announce a new series in our arsenal of DVD's: "The Bootleg Series". The first offering in this new series is the long awaited, An Acoustic Evening With Michael Stanley.

In the winter of 1997, Michael Stanley performed acoustic versions of his best loved songs for a select gathering at 'the hall'. Accompanied for much of the set by Bob Pelander on piano and Ed Caner on violin the night showcased the depth and emotion of Stanley's songwriting, the stories behind many of the songs, the exuberance of the trios performance, and a Q & A session with the audience.

Although not exactly academy award-winning in the visual sense (hence the term Bootleg) the audio, with the help of Danny Powers post production work is truly the quality you expect from Michael Stanley and Line Level Music. With over two hours of music and stories, we're sure you'll enjoy An Acoustic Evening With Michael Stanley.

 

TRACKS INCLUDE:

Intros
Misery Loves Company
I'll Never Need Anyone More
My Town
Help
Old Flannel
Rosewood Bitters
Beautiful Lies
All I Ever Wanted
Working Again
After Hollywood
Since You've Been Gone
Midwest Midnight
Spanish Nights
Time On My Hands
Falling In Love Again
In Between the Lines
Terms of Surrender
Lover
Somewhere In the Night
Let's Get the Show On the Road
Q&A Session
My Town
(an all-star band from RRHOF topping off ceremony)

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Line Level Music is proud to announce the release of The Wait, the debut solo album from keyboardist Bob Pelander. Bob's keyboard wizardry is well known to his fans from his thirteen years with The Michael Stanley Band (where he co-wrote many of the band's favorite songs), tours with Patty Smythe, and his ongoing work with Michael Stanley & The Resonators.

The Wait is a tour-de-force instrumental outing with something for everyone. Included among its' thirteen tracks are nine new Pelander originals plus his own unique interpretations of songs by Jimmy Webb, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder and the MSB classic, "Falling In Love Again". And as if that were not enough, the album was mixed by legendary producer/engineer Bill Szymczyk.

Though this album has been a long time coming, The Wait was well worth it!
 

Tracks Include:

THE DAY OF SIX BILLION
OFF SCALE LOW
THE MOON'S HARSH MISTRESS
FIRST LIGHTNING
I BELIEVE (WHEN I FALL IN LOVE IT WILL BE FOREVER)
EXPECTING TO FLY

JACARTA
SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM
ICE ON MARS
RIVERS RUN
FALLIN' IN LOVE AGAIN
ELVEN FIVE
IN TWO DAYS

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Line Level Music is proud to announce the release of Just Another Night, the brand new CD from Michael Stanley. Produced by Michael and mixed by Bill Szymczyk, Just Another Night features thirteen new original songs and is sure to quickly take its' place among your Stanley favorites.

With the help of all of The Resonators, Michael has crafted a work of scope and insight that he says, "tries to capture the passion, pain, hope and outrage that are all present on any given night across this amazingly diverse country. I wanted to try and explore the myriad of emotions that constantly surround us but we seldom take the time to see."

From the powerful opening strains of "Just Another Night In America", to "Winter", the nine-minute epic which closes the CD, you will find yourself on a musical and lyrical journey that shouldn't be missed! Michael Stanley's Just Another Night is anything but just another CD; it's the next step from an artist who refuses to stop growing. So as the man says, "continue to rock until otherwise notified!"
 

Tracks Include:

JUST ANOTHER NIGHT IN AMERICA
LAP DOGS DANCE
TUPELO RAIN
THROWING SHADOWS (Duet with Jennifer Lee)
DID SOMEBODY ORDER A HEARTACHE
ANY TIME I TRY
SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING

THE ONLY TIME THAT MATTERS
PAY ME NOW
ANGELINA
THE REAL THING
KENSINGTON PLACE
WINTER

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Line Level Music is proud to announce the release of Telling On Myself, the long awaited solo album from Jonah Koslen, an original member of The Michael Stanley Band and the founder of Breathless.

Telling On Myself is the joyous result of Jonah's love of island music and is sure to put a smile on the faces of his many fans. Do yourself a favor and sample this unique outing from one of Northeastern Ohio's most talented singer/songwriter/ musicians.
 

Tracks Include:

BUZZED
GOD BLESS YOU JIMMY BUFFET
IUDITA
HIPPY GIRL
ONE MAN ISLAND BAND
BAD HABITS
FLIP FLOP SONG

LET'S PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER
BIG BOSS MAN
LADIES CHOICE
JAMAICA IN YOUR MIND

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Line Level Music is proud to announce the release of Jonah Koslen & Breathless: 1978-1981One of the original members of The Michael Stanley band, Jonah (who authored such MSB classics as "Waste A Little Time On Me", "Ladies Choice", "Nothings Gonna Change My Mind" and "Strike Up The Band") formed Breathless upon exiting MSB after the Stagepass album. Putting together an amazing lineup of Cleveland musicians, they released two great albums, 1978's Breathless and 1980's Nobody Leaves This Song Alive.

This new best of contains almost all of those two albums plus two bonus live tracks; a previously unreleased Koslen tune recorded at The Shore Theater in 1979 and an epic version of Breathless favorite "Glued To The Radio' recorded in 1980 at the legendary Cleveland Agora.

If you're already hip to Breathless this is a long-awaited career-spanning compilation and if you're just getting on board, well, you're in for one hell of a musical ride!
 

Tracks Include:

WALK RIGHT IN
WILD WEEKEND
TAKIN' IT BACK
HEARTS IN HIDING
DEAD OF THE NIGHT
CRAWL IN THRU THE SHADOWS
ENDS OF THE EARTH

HAPPY ENDINGS
LOOKS LIKE IT'S HEARTACHES
NOBODY LEAVES THIS SONG ALIVE
ALIBIS
(YOU OUGHTA BE IN THE) VIDEOS
LET ME DOWN EASY
HARDEST PART (OF LOVING YOU)
UNCHAINED LIGHTNING
CAN YOU FEEL IT

BONUS LIVE TRACKS

WHY ARE LOVERS ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW
(Recorded at The Shore Theater, Cleveland, Ohio 1979)
GLUED TO THE RADIO
(Recorded at The Cleveland Agora, Cleveland, Ohio 1980)

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Line Level Music is proud to announce the release of Michael Stanley's new album The Soft Addictions.

Coming on the heels of The Farrago Sessions, his album of cover tunes, and his production duties on Marc Lee Shannon's debut album, Any Ordinary Man, The Soft Addictions is the 24th album in a career that continues to break new ground while holding on to the unique vision that has made him a songwriter's songwriter!

"This is a group of songs that came from a lifetime of observations on adventures, and misadventures, with the fairer sex," said Stanley.
The Soft Addictions features spirited performances by members of Stanley's touring band "The Resonators" as well as indie legends, Don Dixon & Marti Jones. Longtime cohort and mentor, Bill Szymczyk, mixed the album.
From the powerful loss-of-innocence opener "The Curves Of Bratenahl" through "Mallory", a rocking bit of advice to young lady on the brink of womanhood, to the sadly hopeful closer "No Rules When You Dream", The Soft Addictions is the kind of musical tour de force that you have come to expect from Michael Stanley. Turn it up and enjoy!
 

Tracks Include:

THE CURVES OF BRATENAHL
LOVER LANE
MY SIDE OF THE MOMENT
SAME BLOOD (DIFFERENT VEIN)
CADILLAC MAN
DRINKIN' IN THE DRIVEWAY
WHEN IT'S TIME TO DANCE ALONE
MATADOR LOVE
MALLORY
DIDN'T WE BURN
SOMEBODY MIGHT
LIFE BENEATH THE RADAR
NO RULES WHEN YOU DREAM

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In life, timing is everything in music; it might be even more than that! And right now the time is right for the self-titled debut solo album from Marc Lee Shannon.

Produced by Michael Stanley, and centered around five original Marc Lee Shannon tunes, this is an album forged in dingy dressing rooms, on long dark stretches of road that run from gig to gig, and in the cradle of a safe return home. It's a piece of work that could only have come from a man whose journey has taken him to the edge and back again.

From the down and dirty roadhouse vibe of Mark Selby's "What Am I Doin", through his moving and heartfelt interpretation of John Bunzow's "Pieces On The Ground" and the film-noir-like attitude of his own "You Take the Money" to the final strains of his well-worn rumination, "Lay Your Money Down", the eleven tunes on Marc Lee Shannon will introduce you to singer, songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who, although deeply rooted in the Blues, covers a musical landscape of amazing scope and vision.

"Marc Lee Shannon... proves he's no ordinary man with his extraordinary singer-songwriter debut... A-"
John Benson/Cleveland Plain Dealer
 

Tracks Include:

WHAT AM I DOIN'
THE LUCKY ONE
PIECES ON THE GROUND
YOU TAKE THE MONEY
ANY ORDINARY MAN
THE ONLY THING
I'M ON IT
YOU'RE GONNA LOSE ME
TOO GONE
DIXIE BEAUXDERAUNT
LAY YOUR MONEY DOWN

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We are proud to welcome Grant Sparks to the Line Level family with the release of his latest album, BURN THE AFTERNOON. This ultra-talented North Carolina native weaves his Southern magic through eleven musical tales of love, loss, and life which we're sure you're going to love! The album was produced by the legendary Bill Szymczyk (Eagles/Joe Walsh/The Who/J.Geils Band/MSB and Michael Stanley) and, among a host of talented musicians and singers, features longtime Line Level favorite, drummer Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh/C,S,N & Y/Dan Fogleberg). You may not have heard of Grant Sparks before, but one listen to BURN THE AFTERNOON and we know you won't forget him!
 

Tracks Include:

THE GIVER
BURN THE AFTERNOON
MELISSA WAS HERE
SAWBRIAR WOMAN
RUN TO ME
SHELBY
CARNIVAL IN MY POCKET
HIDEAWAY
LEFT OFF MAINSTREET
SAVING GRACE (THE BIRTHDAY SONG)
RAPTURE MAN

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You wanted it, you got it: The Farrago Sessions. Taking a break from working on a new album of original tunes (which should be your way next summer), Michael Stanley has just brought us his new album featuring fourteen tunes by other songwriters.

From the opening thunder of his take on Leon Russell's "Stranger In A Strange Land" to the pensive closer, Jesse Winchester's "A Showman's Life", we think you'll be amazed at his reworking of some of your longtime favorites and turned on to some gems that slipped by almost everyone their first time around.
The album features contributions by members of Michael's longtime musical compatriots The Resonators and The Midlife Chryslers and was mixed by legendary producer/engineer Bill Szymczyk (The Eagles, The Who, Joe Walsh, Santana, B. B. King, The J. Giels Band and countless others).

The Farrago Sessions: Michael Stanley's interpretations of fourteen classic tunes. His musical journey continues and we think it's a trip you're going to want to be on!
 

Tracks Include:

STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
ME & ELVIS
CRY BABY CRY
EYEBALL KID
GUILTY
I WISH IT WOULD RAIN
ELLIS UNIT ONE
I'M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN
DEAD FLOWERS
100 MILLION LITTLE BOMBS
SWEET JANE / WICHI TAI TO
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
I WANT YOU
A SHOWMAN'S LIFE

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"Impressive"
Ken Barnes / USA Today

"He's so comfortable in this song selection that this album feels as much his own as any album of his originals."
Cleveland Free Times

"B+"
Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A voice that is pure granite, slightly cracked, exhibiting the wear of life and time, while bearing witness to deeper knowledge...Buy it, immerse, listen, expand-fall in love with the process of falling in love with the music's ability to transform all over again."
The Yummy List
 
Following on the heels of his critically acclaimed 2003 release The Ground, American Road is the next step in Michael Stanley's ongoing musical journey. Produced by Michael and mixed by legendary producer/engineer Bill Szymczyk, American Road's thirteen tunes include twelve new songs and Michael's unique take on The Ronnette's classic "Be My Baby". Featuring all the members of The Resonators, Stanley's touring band, and various musical friends such as the ever-soulful Don Dixon, American Road takes a musical and lyrical look at where we've come from, where we're going, and who we've met along the way. American Road: the latest stop on a musical journey that refuses to rest.
 
Tracks Include:

NOTHING AND EVERYTHING TO PROVE
AMERICAN ROAD
WAKE 'EM UP
THE TIMES WE HAD
VICODIN & PRAYER
WHAT WOULD FRANK DO
ROUND AND ROUND
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE
BE MY BABY
SLOW KISSES
BACKING UP SALLY G
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
HOME TONIGHT

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 On June 19, 2004 Michael Stanley and the Resonators took the stage at Cleveland's Tower City Amphitheater and, through the magic of "Instant Live" CD recording system, this show was saved for posterity. And, for those who weren't present, the good folks at Line Level have procured a number of copies which are now available to you. The band was joined for several numbers by former MSB mates Kevin Raleigh (vocals and keyboards) and Michael Gismondi (bass) and for a unique version of "Bound To Be" by the song's composer Bill Deasy who opened the show. This 26 song 3-CD set comes in the basic "Instant Live" jewel case and has no liner notes or track listings.
 
  Tracks Include:

IN THE HEARTLAND
ALL I EVER WANTED
MIDWEST MIDNIGHT
THE GROUND
HIGH TIME
SPANISH NIGHTS/FROM A TRAIN
ROSEWOOD BITTERS
MY LAST DAY ON EARTH
SHOW ON THE ROAD
WHEN YOUR HEART SAYS IT'S RIGHT
PROMISES
MOONLIGHT ON WATER
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
I'LL NEVER NEED ANYONE MORE
ROMEO IS BLEEDING
IN BETWEEN THE LINES
LOVER
SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT
BABY IF YOU WANNA DANCE
BOUND TO BE
FIRE IN THE HOLE
LET'S HEAR IT
HE CAN'T LOVE YOU
MY TOWN

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Produced by Michael Stanley and mixed by legendary producer Bill Szymczyk (The Eagles, The Who, Joe Walsh, The J.Geils Band), "THE GROUND" features ten new Michael Stanley originals and covers of songs by Bill Deasy (The Gathering Field) and Charlie Sexton (Arc Angels, Bob Dylan). Featuring all the members of The Resonators, THE GROUND is destined to become one of your favorite Michael Stanley Albums!

"The songs are like short stories set to music. The Ground is full of the
songwriting ju-ju that got me excited about music in the first place...
Song for song, this is Midwestern, white-boy rock at it's finest."


Michael Heaton / Cleveland Plain Dealer

"masterfully produced"

Cleveland Free Times

"The subjects he chooses to write about are deeply relevant to us all...
it's rock at its best, a perfect blend of inspirational lyrics and music"


Cosmik Debris Magazine
 
Tracks Include:

THE GROUND
ROMEO IS BLEEDING
BOUND TO BE
YOU WOULD, YOU HAVE, YOU WILL
MY LAST DAY ON EARTH
IN FOR A DOLLAR
LONG WAY PAST MIDNIGHT
DIFFERENT REASONS
FROM A TRAIN
ONE GOOD DAY IN A ROW
UGLY ALL DAY
EASY
SOME THINGS

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