Coming on Again
- Artist: Greg Coplen
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/25/2008
Only a few times in one's life do you hear a new artist whose words and music make time stand still. The explosion of Greg Coplen and his unique heartfelt sound marks one of those times. "To find a songwriter like Greg Coplen is big enough, but discovering an artist who writes his own lyrics, music, and performs with such deep emotion and conviction is extremely rare." Shawn Simpson-Nashville Producer. This CD is an intimate peek into the highs and lows of Greg's journey, one in which his lyrics can bring you to your knees. As Greg says: "I am a prodigal....A Son who took for granted what he had been given and threw it all away. My far country journey led me to alcoholism, losing my job, and nearly losing my family. Rock bottom for me was sitting in an emergency room with heroin addicts and homeless people realizing that this trip to rehab was my last chance. I realized that in my father's house was life, hope, and blessing and so I started the long journey home. This journey for me was aided by love and friendship and a community of faith that cheered me on. Upon arriving, I was free again. This album represents the songs of this journey, from brokenness, to awakening, to celebration. For all of those who are coming home again....this album is for you." 'Coming On Again" although Contemporary Christian by nature crosses many genres from Pop to County to Christian. It is comprised of songs that will surprise and tantalize you with the combination of driving bass and drums to the softness of strings and piano. There is a track for every emotion. The rhythm goes from soft and mellow to heart pounding crescendos that leave you breathless. 'The first time I heard Greg I recognized he had 'it'. This was long before he found Christ and well before the rubble of his life would be cleared away, but even then I knew he had a Voice. Not just the capacity to sing but the lyrics to connect and convey what is in the soul of everyman. I have watched Greg push through the darkness, free up from addiction and shine brightly in his music and his life. When I hear the driving rhythms and soul connecting stories told through song I am broken again, I am whole again.' Jeff Harris - Senior Pastor Grace Point Church, San Antonio, TX. "Coming On Again" was recorded this summer at The Sound Kitchen in Nashville, TN. It was produced by industry veteran Shawn Simpson with Producer Icon Ed Seay working as an advisor to the project. Greg was backed by the best "A" team session musicians in Nashville, Biff Watson, Joe Chemay, Wayne Killius, Jerry McPherson, Michael Rojas and Kelly Back. The result is nothing short of amazing. Greg Coplen's songs are divinely inspired to reach out to the lost and hurting people, who are ready to turn it around...as he did "Greg's message comes from his heart and his true-life experience and what's so impressive is the quality and passion with which he delivers it!" Biff Watson (Biff has been featured in Guitar Player and MIX magazines, is past President of the Nashville Chapter of the Recording Musicians Association, now President Emeritus). You can witness first hand the talent that draws everyone to Greg Coplen's music and message. This story of music by Greg Coplen is unveiled through his Debut CD "Coming On Again".
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