"The beauty and promise of self-expression are the results that stand as unique as their creators. The journey is therapy. Welcome to my sessions." - Phil Streets
Consisting of ten original tracks that include an all-star lineup of great independent artists, Phil Streets' debut release combines brilliant songwriting layered with jazz inflected grooves over a soft rock backdrop. The album combines hook after hook leaving the listener always wanting more. "This New York Thing" was a Top Ten hit for more than 45 weeks on VSPR and is just one of many hits on the album. "Manhattan Skies" is a wrenching breath-taking tribute to the World Trade 9/11 tragedy that hauntingly captures a New York state of mind that transcended a country. The song's imagery and metaphors project what this artist and this project is really all about. The release of Layers is long overdue and it's VS-Planet's pleasure to finally release and introduce this artist to the rest of the world . . .
-Paul Olito - Planet Records
The Layers players: vocals & keyboards phil streets; drums brent dacus; bass jari riitala; guitar steve thornbrugh, gary whitley; trumpet j.v. bender; saxes roland midina, michael lepach; trombone oscar keyes
Jimmy's Come Around
Our boy finds the missing piece of his puzzle. Things begin looking up.
This New York Thing
Kid attacks the big city seeking fame and fortune. Finds a fast local girl instead.
A tribute to 9/11 and how it brought us together.
Cloudy (With A Chance of Rain)
Trouble in the burbs. It won’t be long now.
Zeros and Ones
What once was is now a glowing screen in a dark room.
Politics, televangelists and psychology all take turns under the microscope.
Nineteen and Counting
Written by Don Patterson, this song is a tribute to relationships that stand the test of time.
Without A Net
Unconditional love. What a concept.
When Mama Ain't Happy
"Eddy, Brother Ray with The Wheezer and me . . . ." and we go from there.
Regret and clarity realized in an empty house.
Poppy's in a crisis.
Some People Say
Desperation seeks the magic of the moonlight.
Dating out of ones league, and loving it.
Hypothetically of Course
A story about couples
My Santa Fe
A pop/jazz tune about one's "happy place"
You know the reasons, but still . . .
A phone call takes a 180.
Veneer My Dear
The perils of a kept man with a conscience.
Growin Old With You
Devotion over time.
The Shadow of Your Smile
An arrangement of an old jazz standard
2/16/2011 2:51:15 PM
Just the way Mandel & Webster wrote it a perfect rendition of "Shadow Of Your Smile" complete with intro that too many of us singers drop in fear of audiences getting lost before the hook. Just a top drawer performance by a seasoned vocalist.
1/26/2010 10:32:08 PM
You're one of the greats that keeps me tryin' to do somethin' worth while. It makes me feel good that you would even visit my page, dude. I'll keep tryin' to slip in a cool groove just to surprise you.............
1/16/2008 9:28:19 PM
Brilliant!! Glad to know you. Love your vibe. You should be writing with Donald and Walter. :)
1/1/2008 11:50:02 AM
Happy year 2008 !
I wish you a great new year full of music, joy and sweetness !
12/19/2007 12:10:07 AM
One of these days when you haven't got a lot to do, I have some tunes I'd like for you to add a track or two on!
Your stuff is Top Notch Phil! The new tune is Great! I added it already.
7/23/2007 1:50:32 PM
Thank you so much for those sweet words. I had a listen to a few of your songs and I must reply that you've got some killer song-writing there. Wonderful harmonies and melody. Right up my alley.
4/21/2007 7:06:18 PM
Thanks for calling in, for listening, and for the kind words. You are one of the top performers and writers here (in my humble opinion) so your words mean a lot to me. Take care and all the very best from the UK
4/13/2007 10:29:06 AM
Love your lyrics & style. Dave Crosby had a project with his son (keyboard player) aka CPR and they did two albums together...your style and feel remind me of them and I was in love with those two discs so that is a huge compliment, I promise! Keep up that great songwriting!!
Enjoying your music,
3/24/2007 3:54:05 AM
Thanx for stopping by at my page and nice to hear you liked the songs. Having gigged so much, your voice is still in really good shape, are you sure you didn't take any lessons...?!
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