Not only did we proudly release our latest album, Variations: Dylanna Music Presents Unchained Melody in the US, Australia/New Zealand, and Canada on April 17th… (insert drum roll, please) just three days later the album landed at #17 on This Week’s AirPlay Direct Top 50 Albums Chart. You can download the album on Amazon or iTunes today and decide which is your favorite rendition of the classic American love song. And buy a ringtone here.
Check out this stellar playlist…
“Unchained Melody a Cappella”, by the B-team
Watch the video of “Unchained Melody Reggae”, by Reggae legend, Toots Hibbard
“Unchained Melody Americana”, by R&B singer, Cody Kahmar
Watch the video of “Unchained Melody Hawaiian”, by Grammy winner, George Kahumoku, Jr.
Watch the video of “Unchained Melody Celtic”, by Dublin’s own, Katie Carpenter
Watch Jazz great, Denny Earnest‘s Swinging, “Unchained Melody Jazz” here.
Unchained Melody Mariachi, by Candi Sosa
“Unchained Melody (The Dance Mix)” by Tammy Infusino
Check out the editor’s rave review on MusicArtsMontly.com Marcus Walton now publishes this music blog, that was started by Doug Groover and reaches over 16,000 readers.
Haunting vocal that I haven’t heard since Enya. – Marcus Walton, Music Arts Monthly Magazine
Preview Katie’s lovely version here or download it on iTunes here. The single appears on Dylanna Music’s newest release,Variations: Dylanna Music Presents “Unchained Melody” which will be released later this month.
Dylanna Music is proud to announce that Katie Carpenter’s Celtic rendition of “Unchained Melody” has hit the top 100 Pop Songs in Ireland, iTunes for the week of February 29th, 2012! It debuted at #92! We’re thrilled to know that fans have discovered this beautiful version of Alex North and Hy Zaret’s classic love song.
Check out the chart here.
Dylanna Music is proud to announce the release of our newest single, a Celtic rendition of “Unchained Melody”, sung by Katie Carpenter. Katie is a Dublin-based singer/songwriter adored by Ireland’s biggest music critics and fans worldwide. Katie adds a hauntingly, soulful quality to this beloved love song.
ABOUT KATIE CARPENTER:
Hotpress Magazine says, “Katie Carpenter is in possession of a powerful, soulful instrument…” She has been performing for the past 10 years. She formed the band, Jezzebelle six years ago with Gary Burke.
HOW TO HEAR IT:
Available for download on iTunes, Amazon and eMusic today. Fans of Irish music, Katie and “Unchained Melody” can also download a personalized ringtone on iTunes.
Contact us for more information, receive a download or to interview, Abby North President of Dylanna Music or Katie Carpenter, the singer behind this lovely version.
John O’Kennedy is a composer, record producer and multi-instrumental session musician. John has hundreds of film music credits in his association with Walt Disney Productions, Warner Brothers, Universal, Roger Corman, Hughes Aerospace, IBM, TDK Media, and the USA Network. His most recent CD productions are The Voodoo Fix’s Not For Nothing and Cameron Daddo’s Ten Songs and Change. Given his 30 years of experience with LA-area singer-songwriters and bands, he is known for his collaborative music direction, tasteful session work and intuitive accompaniment.
On producing both the Mariachi and Celtic versions of “Unchained Melody” for Variations: Dylanna Music Presents Unchained Melody, John said, “How cool is it to be asked to do what I do best: producing two different versions of such a timeless classic?”
On April 17th, Dylanna Music will release a new album, Variations: Dylanna Music Presents Unchained Melody— a collection of diverse renditions of the timeless love song, “Unchained Melody”. We know the intimate song is so enduring because it can be whispered or belted. The song is a sensation in multiple voices and tempos, textures and genres. Listeners will find each version irresistible, and fall in love with the song again and again, just as we have.
Variations: Dylanna Music Presents Unchained Melody will include interpretations by music greats– reggae master Toots Hibbert, Hawaiian Grammy winner George Kahumoku Jr., jazz virtuoso guitarist Denny “Deadly” Earnest, and more. Variations will also include dance, Mariachi, a cappella, Celtic, and a blues versions.
Our first release is by Grammy great, George Kahumoku Jr. George’s version, “Unchained Melody Hawaiian” is now available on Amazon, iTunes and eMusic. Watch the video on YouTube here.