New Full-Length Benny Mardones Albums In The Works Called “Timeless”
Hello Friends, Family and new Friends and Family – and thanks for reading about my new project.
I couldn’t be more excited about this new full-length CD. It’s something I have wanted to do for years. I am tentatively calling the CD “Timeless.”
So what is “Timeless” and why is this so special to me? Before “Into The Night,” I was in a band with an incredibly talented man named DL Byron. Our band was really popular, but we never got a deal. After a few years we went our separate ways but have remained close ever since. D.L. went on to write the song “Shadows Of The Night” for Pat Benatar and won a Grammy for song of the year. I had forgotten about a lot of those songs until a few years ago when I was cleaning out my storage room in Woodstock and found a treasure trove of old reel-to-reel tapes including the demos D.L. and I recorded. I had them transferred by my friend Alan at West West Side Mastering. They actually had to bake the tapes to get them to play. When I heard those old songs I remembered how much I loved them, and how much I wanted the world to hear them.
That is how “Timeless” was born.
My band, The Hurricanes, and I are going in to record some of those amazing songs that DL and I wrote all those years ago.”
Benny has also been writing new material with Robert Tepper, who is also the co-writer of “Into The Night.” We can find new songs, and some songs Benny released in the 80s.
I am incredibly excited to finally be recording a CD with the Hurricanes in my adopted hometown of Syracuse. This CD is so personal to me that I know it will be amazing.”
Are you excited? I know I am! The man is a rock icon, and a local one to boot! Can’t wait for “Timeless”.
We will keep you updated when a release date is announced.
And now for the original…
It seems that Utica and Syracuse are the cities in this country with the largest fan base for Benny Mardones. Maybe it has something to do with the fact he lived here in 1985, but this area just loves the one hit wonder.