The long awaited follow-up to his Juno Award-Winning debut, Greg Sczebel's sophomore release, Love & the Lack Thereof
touches on all aspects and areas of that very topic - love... and the lack of it.
The 13 tracks (all penned and co-produced by Sczebel) offer a wide variety of musical styles, including the bombastic "Causin' A Commotion"
, a high energy New Orleans/Blues jam with a beat as big as Texas. Then there's the show-stopping 70's inspired pop number, "Stop (You've Only Got One Heart)"
and the feel-good Rock/Pop opener, "One By One"
Known for his moving ballads, Sczebel's new album is no exception with the emotive track, "Homeland"
(a Grand Prize winner in the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest), the folk tinged, "This is Worth Fighting For"
and the epic nine minute-long rock opera, "Canceling the Noise"
, which features the Nashville string section, Love Sponge
(Chris Tomlin, Brandon Heath, Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall, Backstreet Boys). This genre-bending release contains such a wide array of sounds and songs, to say there is something for everyone might just be an understatement.
Produced by Greg and Jerry Sczebel
; Mixed by F. Reid Shippen
(Johnny Lang, India.Arie, Backstreet Boys, A Fine Frenzy), Mike Fraser
(Sam Roberts Band, Hedley, Aerosmith) and mastered by Greg Calbi
(John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Avalon).
The album is released in a limited edition six-panel Digipak complete with a full color 12 page booklet.
Greg is a multi-award winning songwriter who has been honoured with:
* 2008 GMA Canada Covenant Award Song Of The Year for "Love Is The Anchor"
* 2005 GMA Canada Covenant Award Urban Song of the Year for "Everybody"
* 2007 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize in the Session II Gospel category for his song "Homeland"
* 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Gospel/Inspirational category for the album Here To Stay
* 2005 Western Canadian Music Award Outstanding Christian Recording for Here To Stay
2011 Juno Award winner for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album Of The Year.www.gregsczebel.com