LIMITED EDITION of "Songs From The Crystal Cave", Steven Seagal's much-awaited first album, is now available !
The album contains and exclusive bonus DVD, including the superb "Girl it's alright"
video, the making of the album, and the biography ! The limited edition also includes previsouly unreleased track "Red Rooster"
Being the album was
released in France...the DVD is in PAL format....
Limited Edition Tracklisting
Man 02. Music 03. Route 23 04. Girl It's Alright 05. Don't You Cry 06. My God 07. Lollipop 08. Not For
sale 09. Dance 10. Jealousy 11. War 12. Strut 13. Goree 14. The Light 15. Red Rooster(bonus)
"Whisper your wildest dreams, girl it's all right by me"..
If I were to say that now I have everything
And I want you to stay no matter what tomorrow brings
Would it make you feel something so real But I guess
you could speak your own your mind Whisper your wildest dreams Girl its alright by me
Once there was a king,
who lived in a foreign land Had riches and gold, the envy of every man But he somehow missed out on what I have now Cuz
every dream in this world All that I'll ever need Girl its alright by me
This is the kind of thing One might see in a movie This is the kind of thing That inspires one's greatest
poetry Out of a million chances who would have thought Id be this kind of lucky one Girl its alright by me..
"This is the kind of thing, one might see in a movie"..
Girl, if I should die and have to go away I know I'll
be back to see you another day This love that we have is one that will last So if the mountains don't cry With the
sky falling down We cant live in the past and the future wont last And if we to live for today, it wont
go away So please know its alright, Girl its alright, Girl its alright by me.
Steven Seagal has filmed the video clip of
"Girl It's All Right"
Before watching video clip please stop music player above left
Steven Seagal Promoting His Album "Songs
From The Crystal Cave" at Bangkok - Thailand
Actor Steven Seagal performs
a song from his album 'Songs From The Crystal Cave' during a news conference in Bangkok October 25, 2005. Seagal, whose first
music video 'Girl It's Alright' was produced in Thailand, is in Bangkok promoting his album.
Steven Seagal : "Music ? I've been playing it since I was a child..."
Surprise ! After having played muscled roles in the cinema industry, Schwarzenegger's alter ego, impregniated
with buddhism, reincarnates himself in a world music ambassador. "Enlightened" meeting in Paris.
are starting a musical career. Is that a new hobby or a real passion ?
I've been playing several instruments
since I was 5. During the past 30 years, I've been playing with legends, such as Stevie Wonder or BB King. My music is already
familiar to those great musicians !
How come you waited to be 53 to release your album, then ?
I was too busy making money with movies ! I didn't want to do too many things at one time. But as my mother died,
she made me promise to release my songs.
Are you giving up movies ?
No, I love it
too much. It's just that, today, I feel I can manage both careers at the same time.
You songs witness your
buddhist convictions. Are you going through a mystical phase ?
I turned to buddhism by the beginning
of the 1970's. I dare to believe it has turned me into a better man. At least, I meditate to achieve this goal, morning and
That's quite surprising for a Hollywood film star...
true, most of Hollywood stars only think of what the mirror in front of them reflects. Every one gets older, gets ill and
dies, though. The idea of impermanence has to be accepted.
What do you six children, born from 3 different
weddings, think about this ?
I think they are proud of their father, even if they actually listen to
other styles of music. On my side, I will support them whatever they do. As long as they are passionate about things !
As an actor, Seagal might not have everytime been playing in
memorable films. But as a singer, he has surrounded himself with true professionals. Several songs have been produced by Ric
Wake (Shakira, Celine Dion). Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on one track. Steven even performs a duet with Lady Saw (who appeared
together with No Doubt). Which turns it all into a smashing record !
STEVEN SEAGAL START TO SELL HIS
ALBUM "SONGS FROM THE CRYSTAL CAVE" in USA
REVIEWS FROM THE PRESS
News Week Entertaintment
May 5, 2005
Meditate on This
This October, actor and Buddhist Lama Steven Seagal is releasing an album, "Songs From The Crystal Cave." Five
things you didn't know about his musical career:
He studied with Albert Collins and Lightnin' Hopkins. His manager
worked with Kiss. "Crystal Cave" has a track with Stevie Wonder on harmonica. "Steven Seagal" is referenced in rap lyrics
by Eminem, Ja Rule and Busta Rhymes. His CD first went out to the media without his name. Now there's a smart publicist.
May 5, 2005
Steven Seagal Turns Crooner
SEAGAL GETS SERIOUS WITH NEW ALBUM
Movie action man STEVEN SEAGAL
is honouring his mother's final wishes by releasing an album of songs he has written and recorded.
The actor and martial arts star
has a blues background, and has performed with BB KING and CLARENCE 'GATEMOUTH' BROWN at low-key concerts, where his talents
have impressed stalwarts.
But, to make sure his solo album,
SONGS FROM THE CRYSTAL CAVE, isn't treated with disdain by critics, it was sent out without credits - and it's already receiving
rave reviews in America.
He says, "I've written about
150 songs. My momma died two years ago, and before she did, she said, 'Son, you've got a lot of songs. Put them out. People
Seagal worked with former WAILERS
TYRONE DOWNIE and AL ANDERSON, LADY SAW and Indian singer KAVITA SUBRAMANIAM (corr) on the project, and even persuaded STEVIE
WONDER to play harmonica on one track.
The album is already selling well
in parts of Europe, but Seagal knows he'll struggle to make a dent in the US charts.
He adds, "As a Buddhist, we look
at life literally as the ocean of suffering, not expecting anything to go particularly smoothly."
June 4, 2005
Look who's singing now
Action star Steven
Seagal, known for kicking bad-guy backside on film, shows his soft side in his debut CD, "Songs from the Crystal Cave."
CD, which has already been released in Europe, features Seagal singing "with a strong, understated voice, in the realm of
Jack Johnson but with more energy," according to an article in the Los Angeles Times last month. Seagal told the Times his
mother inspired the disc.
"My momma died two years ago, and before she did, she said, `Son, you've got a lot of songs.
Put them out. People like them,'" the tough-guy actor said.
For a dude whose résumé includes
playing a bunch of butt-kicking cops, a butt-kicking environmental agent and a butt-kicking chef on a Navy battleship, Steven
Seagal is actually a pretty sensitive guy, as evidenced by his upcoming debut album, Songs From the Crystal Cave. On the disc,
which has already been released overseas (and will hit stores in the U.S. later this year), Seagal sings songs "with a strong,
understated voice, in the realm of Jack Johnson but with more energy," according to a glowing review in the Los Angeles Times
last month. Seagal plans on touring behind Songs this spring. Evildoers, corrupt politicians and drug lords beware. ...
Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2005
This art's vocal,
not martial. By Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
CD arrived recently with nothing identifying the artist or any credits information, just song titles and a note from a publicist
that the name of the performer would come as a surprise.
It was a male singer with a strong, understated voice, in
the realm of Jack Johnson but with more energy. The songwriting was accomplished and the production credible, incorporating
singer-songwriter elements, dance-hall and Indian instrumentation. One song featured a harmonica solo sounding uncannily like
So who is the mystery man? A veteran star taking off in a new direction? A former teen-popper trying
to resurrect a career? The publicist's answer: Steven Seagal.
Yes, that Steven Seagal — action-movie star, martial
arts master and, it seems, musician.
"I've been playing my whole life," says Seagal, speaking from his part-time home
in Ghana, where he has set up a foundation to deal with AIDS/HIV issues. "It's my first life. I've written about 150 songs.
My momma died two years ago, and before she did, she said, 'Son, you've got a lot of songs. Put them out. People like them.'
Seagal grew up in a Detroit-area neighborhood full of people who had migrated from the South, bringing blues music
with them. He learned guitar from some of them and studied such luminaries as Albert Collins, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and
Lightnin' Hopkins. Even when acting became his career focus, he continued with music, playing alongside such figures as Brown
and B.B. King and exploring other directions during stays in Jamaica, Africa and India.
At 54, Seagal has made music
a top priority, having recorded his belated debut album, "Songs From the Crystal Cave," with help from Jamaican stalwarts
Tyrone Downie and Al Anderson (both formerly of Bob Marley's Wailers), Lt. Stitchie and Lady Saw, Indian singer Kavita Subramaniam
and some veteran American musicians. And it is Stevie Wonder playing harmonica on the pointed "My God."
is acutely aware of the baggage he carries. He's seen how credibility issues have dogged Don Johnson, Bruce Willis, Russell
Crowe, Minnie Driver and other actors who have made albums. Hence the nameless mailing to the music press.
course afraid of that," he says of the prospect of being seen as a dilettante. "But that's only in America, and I think we
can prove to everyone that this is real."
His manager, Doug Banker, was skeptical when first brought into the project,
and he has been honest with Seagal about difficulties they face.
"I explained to Steven that it was an uphill battle,"
says Banker, a veteran manager working with the McGhee Entertainment firm on the careers of KISS and Ted Nugent, among others.
"He said, 'How difficult?' I said, 'Directly in proportion to how big a movie star.' "
The album is already out in
Italy and France, selling particularly well in the latter country, according to Banker. Asia, where there seems to be no problem
with movie stars crossing over to music, is the focus for the next few months, with Sony Music set to release the disc in
October. The company's U.S. wing has the option for the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Tentative plans call for a
U.S. tour next spring. However it goes, Seagal says, he's prepared.
"As a Buddhist, we look at life literally as the
ocean of suffering, not expecting anything to go particularly smoothly," he says. "One day sunny, a couple of stormy days.
Whichever way, I'll be writing songs about it."