released 2011 by Auto Rock Records
: Auto Rock Records - compact disc - 7-60137-52862-3
Recording details :
Track 02 : "Just Can't Wait" was
first released as an instrumental on Eric Carr's "Rockology"
album. Originally this very arranged song from 1987 was never
finished with vocals. This song has been remastered using Eric
Carr and Bruce Kulick's drum and guitar tracks. In addition Ted
Poley (of Danger Danger) adds his vocals using lyrics written in
2006. Music written and performed by Eric Carr, Bruce Kulick and
Lyrics written by Nick "The Quig" Clemente, Lead vocals by Ted Poley;
Background vocals by Ted Poley and Mike Lodusma.
Track 03 : "Troubles Inside You" : This
is a complete demo taken from the original cassette tape (1987),
featuring Mitch Weismann (Kiss co-writer, Beatlemania) on lead
vocals. Mitch jokes about how he and Eric were at Gene Simmons
house "just fooling around." Mitch wanted to try something
different, so he sat inside a closet with his microphone and
belted out this easy flowing song. In the meantime, Eric Carr
programmed the drum machine, played some guitars, and added some
background vocals. Written and performed by Eric Carr and Mitch
Track 05 : "No One's Messin' With You" : This song was
discovered on an old DAT recording owned and made by Eric Carr
in 1989. This alternative version of "Little Caesar", from the
1989 Kiss, album "Hot in the Shade" has an entirely different
set of lyrics and vocal melody. Eric Carr handles the gritty
vocals and bass guitar while Bruce Kulick fills it out with some
rock-in'riffs. Since was an early demo this song contains no
lead guitar tracks. Written and performed by Eric Carr and Bruce
Track 06 : "Carr Jam 1981" : remake /
cover version of the Eric Carr song, by ZO2 members Benny Doro (guitars and
bass) and Joey Cassata (drums).
Track 08 : "Shandi" : In 2006 Eric Carr's "1980
KISS audition tape" surfaced.
The tape featured an unknown Paul Caravello (Eric Carr) singing
Eric Carr's vocals were lifted from the tape and combined with a
refreshing new musical
arrangement, make this update soar. Joining Eric Carr are some
very talented artists whose contributions range from classical
guitar rhythms to seductive background vocals.
Words and Music by Paul Stanley / Vini Poncia; Lead vocals by
Guitar and percussion by Charles Sudiak; Keyboards by Benny
Background vocals by Marcia Juell
and Benny Doro.
Track 09 : "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" : remake / cover version
Track 10 : "Dial L For Love" : Written in 1987, this demo, was
one step away from being complete. After so many years Kiss fans
can finally hear this unreleased track.
Music by Eric Carr and Adam Mitchell. Performed, by Eric Carr.
Track 11 : "Elephant Man" : Eric Carr's last known composition.
Carr wrote the lyrics for the song early 1991. Due to his
untimely death, he would never complete it. In 2006, music was
composed to complete this song.
This song also reunites Eric with his family, as his sister
Maria and niece Sara- Jean, pay tribute with their heartfelt
Lyrics by Eric Carr. Music composed by
Nick Clements and Bob Gilmartin.
Lead vocals, guitars and percussion by Bob Gilmartin. Bass by
Drums by AJ Pero (Twisted Sister); Intro lead guitar by Kee
Marcello, ( Europe).
Background vocals by Maria and Sara- Jean, Bob Gilmartin.
Track 13 : "Midnite Stranger" : Ex- KISS
guitarist Mark St. John contacted Eric Carr's family in 2006.
Eric had given Mark a cassette tape containing a demo of a song
that Eric Carr wrote called "Midnite Stranger". When Mark heard
that there was a new Eric Carr CD in the works, he was eager to
be part of it. Weeks before Mark's death he was in the process
of creating some heavy guitar parts for the song. Sadly, Mark
St. John pasted away in 2007, before he could complete them.
This heavy rocker comes from that original 25 year old cassette
tape (1986). Written and performed by Eric Carr.
Additional mixing by Beth Jordan and Loretta Caravello.
Track 14 : "Eyes Of Love" : Just like "Shandi"
(track 08 on this disc), this version is build around Eric
Carr's original lead and background vocal tracks of the original
demo version of the song which appears on "Rockology".
This new version is performed by
Benny Doro and long-time Eric Carr
admirer John Humphrey (Seether).
Music and lyrics by Eric Carr, Bruce Kulick, Adam Mitchell.
Lead and background vocals by Eric Carr.
Guitars, bass, additional background vocals by Benny Doro. Drums
by John Humphrey.
Track 16 : "Through The Years" : Follow a young striving
musician Paul Caravello as a 17 year old practicing drums in his
basement becomes a master of his craft Eric Carr, drummer for
the greatest band in the land, KISS ! Music written and
performed by Eric Carr. Compiled, Edited and Engineered by Beth
Track 17 : "I Cry At Night" : Remixed and Remastered, written
and performed by Paul Caravello (Eric Carr) with his first band,
Music. lyrics, lead vocals and drums by Paul Caravello (Eric
David Bartky (bass); Robert Pryor (lead guitar); Victor Cohen
Executive Producer : Loretta Caravello
Production assistant : Beth Jordan
Track 03, 13, 16 and all interview segments:
Recorded and Mixed by Beth
Jordan for Amplified Studios.
Mastered by Jon Santos for 1176 Studios.
Master compilation Mark Presti Jr. at Fox Recording Studios. (www.foxrecording.com)
"Shandi" : Recorded and mixed by Charles Sedlak.
"Elephant Man" :
Recorded and mixed by
"All Hell's Breakin Loose", "Carr Jam 1981" and
: Recorded by Jon Santos.
"Shandi", "Elephant Man", "Eyes Of Love" and
"Carr Jam 1981" : additional recording and mixing by Benny
"Eyes Of Love" : drum tracks Recorded by
Paige Harwell at Sound Paige Studios.
"Elephant Man" : drum tracks Recorded by Mark Altman and Rico
Mancini at Coolmulti- media Studios.
"Shandi" : background vocals Recorded by Marcia Juell.
"Just Can't Wait" : additional recording and mixing by Danny
Eric Carr's interview segments : additional recordings provided
by AJ Confessors.
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