"Save The Monarch"
A New Star Shining
From the desk of Orleans co-founder John Hall: This Christmas collection, our first and only, is the answer to those questions. The material comes from a various sources, most written internally but not all. Some had previously-recorded lives elsewhere and made the cut unaltered. Some had previous starts but underwent major revisions and upgrades. Some were cut from scratch. Some are purely secular, while others center around the Christmas Story. The title cut, ‘New Star Shining’ was recorded in 1994 for a ‘Woodstock Holidays’ CD released only in Japan.
“RECLAIMING MY TIME” the new album by Artist, Songwriter, Congressman and Guitar legend JOHN HALL. Co-founder of the rock band Orleans (“Still The One,” “Dance With Me,” “Love Takes Time”), Hall has enjoyed songwriting success on the Pop and Country charts; his songs have been covered by Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Chet Atkins, Bobby McFerrin, Steve Wariner and more. Co-Founder of Musicians United for Safe Energy, his activism led to him serving 2 terms in Congress. “Reclaiming My Time’ is a phrase used on the floor of Congress to resume what one was saying before being interrupted. These are new songs, largely recorded or mixed in isolation, along with a few remixed and remastered tunes from previously recorded but privately distributed projects.