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Make Me Feel 03:52
Make Me Feel music and original Russian lyric by Alexei Ustinov, English lyric by Rick Paul Oh, your hands are as cold as steel And your glare could make fire freeze over Any heart that you once revealed Hides like April in late October Once you only had eyes for me Made me feel like your gift from heaven Oh, but lately we barely speak Or we rage just like Armageddon Darling, show me what’s on your mind What’s in your heart What do your eyes conceal Maybe we could cry in the night Laugh ’til it's light Darling, just make me feel Give me just a glimpse of your heart Tear me apart Show me that you’re still real Maybe we could scream, hug, and shout Work it all out Darling, just make me feel You’re so near but so hard to reach And I so want to know your story Are you crying beneath your sheets Do you ever feel longing for me Oh, when I’m lost within myself Maybe you could come out and find me If our love lingers on the shelf Could a kiss from your lips remind me Darling, show me what’s on your mind What’s in your heart What do your eyes conceal Maybe we could cry in the night Laugh ’til it's light Darling, just make me feel Give me just a glimpse of your heart Tear me apart Show me that you’re still real Maybe we could scream, hug, and shout Work it all out Darling, just make me feel © 2008 Alexei A. Ustinov (RAO)/Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved
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Unsaid 03:20
Unsaid words and music by Beverly Bremers and Rick Paul You keep trying to make me kiss and tell my past It's, "show me yours, and I'll show you mine" But don't you see how crazy it is to ask You're my one and only love Just not the first I've had And some things are better left unsaid Sometimes it's best to leave it all Inside your head 'Cause knowing may not be as good as wondering instead Some things are better left unsaid We've had other loves, left some bridges burned Been around the track a couple of times But that's all dead and gone as far as I'm concerned What we don't know never hurts Let's leave those stones unturned 'Cause some things are better left unsaid Sometimes it's best to leave it all Inside your head 'Cause knowing may not be as good as wondering instead Some things are better left unsaid Do you want to know times and places Hear their names, imagine their faces Pictures of passion Is that what you want (I know I don't) Some things are better left unsaid Sometimes it's best to leave it all Inside your head 'Cause knowing may not be as good as wondering instead Some things are better left unsaid Some things are better left Somethings are better left Some things are better left unsaid © 1999, 2008 Lipton Music (ASCAP)/Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved
3.
Make Me Feel music and original Russian lyric by Alexei Ustinov, English lyric by Rick Paul Oh, your hands are as cold as steel And your glare could make fire freeze over Any heart that you once revealed Hides like April in late October Once you only had eyes for me Made me feel like your gift from heaven Oh, but lately we barely speak Or we rage just like Armageddon Darling, show me what’s on your mind What’s in your heart What do your eyes conceal Maybe we could cry in the night Laugh ’til it's light Darling, just make me feel Give me just a glimpse of your heart Tear me apart Show me that you’re still real Maybe we could scream, hug, and shout Work it all out Darling, just make me feel You’re so near but so hard to reach And I so want to know your story Are you crying beneath your sheets Do you ever feel longing for me Oh, when I’m lost within myself Maybe you could come out and find me If our love lingers on the shelf Could a kiss from your lips remind me Darling, show me what’s on your mind What’s in your heart What do your eyes conceal Maybe we could cry in the night Laugh ’til it's light Darling, just make me feel Give me just a glimpse of your heart Tear me apart Show me that you’re still real Maybe we could scream, hug, and shout Work it all out Darling, just make me feel © 2008 Alexei A. Ustinov (RAO)/Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved
4.
Unsaid words and music by Beverly Bremers and Rick Paul You keep trying to make me kiss and tell my past It's, "show me yours, and I'll show you mine" But don't you see how crazy it is to ask You're my one and only love Just not the first I've had And some things are better left unsaid Sometimes it's best to leave it all Inside your head 'Cause knowing may not be as good as wondering instead Some things are better left unsaid We've had other loves, left some bridges burned Been around the track a couple of times But that's all dead and gone as far as I'm concerned What we don't know never hurts Let's leave those stones unturned 'Cause some things are better left unsaid Sometimes it's best to leave it all Inside your head 'Cause knowing may not be as good as wondering instead Some things are better left unsaid Do you want to know times and places Hear their names, imagine their faces Pictures of passion Is that what you want (I know I don't) Some things are better left unsaid Sometimes it's best to leave it all Inside your head 'Cause knowing may not be as good as wondering instead Some things are better left unsaid Some things are better left Somethings are better left Some things are better left unsaid © 1999, 2008 Lipton Music (ASCAP)/Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved
5.
Make Me Feel music and original Russian lyric by Alexei Ustinov, English lyric by Rick Paul Oh, your hands are as cold as steel And your glare could make fire freeze over Any heart that you once revealed Hides like April in late October Once you only had eyes for me Made me feel like your gift from heaven Oh, but lately we barely speak Or we rage just like Armageddon Darling, show me what’s on your mind What’s in your heart What do your eyes conceal Maybe we could cry in the night Laugh ’til it's light Darling, just make me feel Give me just a glimpse of your heart Tear me apart Show me that you’re still real Maybe we could scream, hug, and shout Work it all out Darling, just make me feel You’re so near but so hard to reach And I so want to know your story Are you crying beneath your sheets Do you ever feel longing for me Oh, when I’m lost within myself Maybe you could come out and find me If our love lingers on the shelf Could a kiss from your lips remind me Darling, show me what’s on your mind What’s in your heart What do your eyes conceal Maybe we could cry in the night Laugh ’til it's light Darling, just make me feel Give me just a glimpse of your heart Tear me apart Show me that you’re still real Maybe we could scream, hug, and shout Work it all out Darling, just make me feel © 2008 Alexei A. Ustinov (RAO)/Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved

about

Beverly Bremers is an actress, singer, and songwriter who is best known for her 1972 Billboard Top 20 single "Don't Say You Don't Remember". She has also appeared in top theatrical productions, such as the original Broadway run of "Hair", and wrote the theme song from Disney's "Mousercise".

Rick Paul is a largely unknown songwriter, singer, and keyboard player whose songs have been recorded by independent artists including Little River Band lead singer Wayne Nelson, who recorded “Little Child Lost” to promote the Child Alert Foundation, and Mongolian pop star Nominjin, whose recording of “All I Need to Know” went Top 5 in Mongolia for both radio and video play.

Bremers and Paul met in Southern California in the mid-to-late 1990s when they both performed with a very short-lived band -- it only lasted one show. They've kept in touch ever since, though, and have since collaborated on songwriting, recording, and even making a video for a reality show audition. One of those collaborations yielded this 5-track double single.

The "Make Me Feel" project started far from Southern California's shores, though. Alexei Ustinov, a composer, music producer, and technologist based in Siberia, approached Rick Paul, whom he knew as a music technology writer and recording artist, about writing English lyrics to a song he'd written in Russian. The song would initially be used to demonstrate virtual vocalist software. Paul's take on the lyrics played off the idea that the song would be sung by "robots", but it also constructed a scenario that could fit any mature romantic relationship gone stale.

Once the initial virtual singer duet was recorded, Ustinov approached Paul about the possibility of recording the song himself. The initial idea was for Paul to duet with a virtual female singer, but they eventually decided it would be best to use a real human singer, and Paul approached his friend, Beverly Bremers, who was happy to participate. Ustinov produced most of the instrumental tracks in Russia, while Bremers and Paul recorded their vocals, and Paul's keyboard tracks, in Orange County, California.

Once the title recording was done, Bremers and Paul decided to record one of the songs they'd written together almost a decade earlier to make the release a double single. That song, "Unsaid" was recorded entirely in Southern California. When they played it for Ustinov, though, he asked about the possibility of recording another version of it with Russian musicians. Paul affectionally refers to that version, which is officially called the "Virartech Remix" (named after Ustinov's production company), as "The Russian Stadium Remix" due to it's 1980's power pop sound.

With that third recording, things seemed a bit lop-sided, though. Thus, Paul approached Ustinov to see if he might be able to take some of his earlier dance-pop tracks used inthe virtual vocal recordings and adapt them for a dance remix of the title track. Ustinov produced a long form "Virartech Club Mix" and a shortened "Virartech Radio Mix", and the result is this extended double single.

credits

released September 16, 2008

Tracks 1,3,5 music and original Russian lyric by Alexei Ustinov, English lyric by Rick Paul. © 2008 Alexei A. Ustinov (RAO)/Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP).
Tracks 2,4 words and music by Beverly Bremers and Rick Paul. © 1999, 2008 Lipton Music (ASCAP)/Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP).

All vocals by Beverly Bremers and Rick Paul.

Track 1 produced by Alexei Ustinov and Rick Paul.
Track 2 produced by Rick Paul.
Tracks 3 and 5 produced by Alexei Ustinov and Anton Ilyashenko.
Track 4 produced by Alexei Ustinov, Anton Ilyashenko, and Rick Paul.
Executive Producer: Rick Paul

Musicians and Engineers:

Alexei Ustinov - Arrangements (1,3,4,5)
Andrey Galushko - Drums (1)
Anton Ilyashenko (MegaTon Studio) - Arrangements (4), Bass Guitar (1,4), Engineering (1,3,4,5), Guitars (3,4,5), Mixing (1,3,4,5), Sequencing (4)
Alexey Kosolapov - Keyboards and sequencing (3,5)
Andrey Orlov - Guitars (1)
Nikolai Panchenko - Saxophone (1,3,5)
Rick Paul - Arrangements (2,4), Engineering (1,2,4), Keyboards (1), Mastering (1-5), Mixing (1,2,4), All Instruments and Sequencing (2)

(P) 2008 Beverly Bremers, Rick Paul, Alexei Ustinov
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Cover Design Copyright © 2008 Richard W. Paul and licensors. All rights reserved.

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Rick Paul's songs combine memorable pop/rock and country melodies with mature, often thought provoking, lyrics on life and love. His singing has drawn comparisons to Dan Hill, Randy Newman, and Neil Young, while his piano playing is most frequently compared to Rick’s biggest musical influence, Elton John. Rick performs frequently in Orange County, California. ... more

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