INTO LIGHT is Gary Adamson’s first solo CD on Water’s Edge Music. Released on the cusp of the new millennium, INTO LIGHT is a song cycle that revisits the past while looking forward, with hope, to a brighter tomorrow
Stylistically, INTO LIGHT pays homage to the progressive rock music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Memorable melodies and complex harmony vocals are interwoven over multi layered instrumental tracks. Echoes of Brian Wilson, the Beatles, Yes, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young can be heard, blended together in a new and interesting way.
Standout tracks include, “All We Need”, a Beatlesque look at the 60’s generation, “Aurora”, dedicated to Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, “A Place” / “Turns To Silence”, and more…14 tracks in all.
Gary performed all lead and backing vocals, and also played drums, percussion, piano, organ, synthesizers, bass, and orchestrations. He was aided by Michael Garner on bass guitar, and Dave Hirschman, Pat Jones, Rich Steele and Tim Curtin on various acoustic and electric guitars.
INTO LIGHT was recorded and mixed with a lot of help from engineer Frank Dickinson at 90 East Productions, Stony Point, New York, and mastered by Steven Meyer at ESR Studio, Port Washington, New York.
INTO LIGHT, received airplay on numerous European radio stations, including Andre Steyns’ “The Paperlate Progressive Rock Show “in the Netherlands, and Rob Leighton’s Imagination Radio, part of Radio Caroline, in the UK. Radio Caroline was the inspiration for the movie Pirate Radio. INTO LIGHT was also played on Radio Penguin, in Siberia, Russia, and was Featured CD at Dave Haslam’s The Progress Report, and Progressive Rock and Metal of Brazil, two great Progressive Rock websites.
INTO LIGHT was played regularly on U.S. college stations that have Progressive Rock programming, including Clay Gaunce’s “The Trip” at the University of Kentucky, Debbie Bradshaw’s “The Prog Rock Diner”, in Fairfax, VA, and Mark Krueger’s “Planet Prog”, at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. We have also received very positive reviews from some influential Progressive Rock periodicals.