(PRWEB) May 21, 2005
PRWEB) May 21, 2005 -- The special edition CD, "4 All Of Us," containing the songs, "Last Night I Dreamed I Fixed The World" and "Long Ride Of The Soul" was produced to honor the memories and bravery of the victims and survivors of the devastating Tsunami in the Indian Ocean on Dec. 26, 2004. Partial proceeds from the sales of this CD will be donated in an ongoing effort to rebuild the lives and livelihoods of those who were affected in South East Asian countries.
Says Quateman on the release, "The devastation wrought by the Indian Ocean Tsunami has touched the hearts of millions of people around the world and clearly reminds us of how fragile and interconnected we are, as we are joined together by the oceans of the world."
Having traveled from Los Angeles to London for his infant son to meet his grandparents, Bill awoke at 3 a.m. on a rainy night with the words and music of a fully realized song playing in his mind. What streamed out nearly eighteen years ago became the song, ÂLast Night I Dreamed We Fixed the World,Â a prayer-like plea for a world safe to live in. Ironically, Quateman was just setting aside a highly respected songwriting career to raise his son, Dylan. Long kept as a personal family treasure, BillÂs ÂgiftedÂ song now finds its purpose and comes to us to help inspire a world in true need of its timeless message.
A prolific writer, QuatemanÂs on-going theme is the pathway of true compassion and the mystery of the human heart. He touches on these central human issues through his multi-media humanitarian projects under the auspices of "4 All of Us." His CDs are available at ItsAboutMusic.com as well as his own web site: http://www.billquateman.com. Bill enchants and inspires as he masterfully weaves music and story to bring attention to the simple yet profound lessons of fulfillment we find when we take care of and have affection for each other.
From the age of 14, Bill Quateman, a native of Chicago, played a variety of music around the Windy City, and began performing in clubs and coffeehouses in the early 1970Âs. In 1972, Quateman was signed to Columbia Records as a special project of legendary music impresario Clive Davis, who was responsible for signing music legends Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone. There, he began building a devoted fan base following the release of his debut album, ÂBill Quateman," which led to critical acclaim and national tours. Bill subsequently recorded for RCA Records and his classic albums included: "Night After Night," "Shot in the Dark," and "Just Like You."
Throughout his career, Quateman has attracted an impressive list of fellow artists. David Sanborn, James-Newton Howard, Ron Wood, Paul Buckmaster, Ken Ascher, Buzz Feiten, Caleb Quaye and Davey Johnstone (both from Elton John's bands) and Michael McDonald are just some of the musicians who have worked with Bill in concert or in the studio.
Almost twenty years after setting his performing career aside to raise his family, Bill Quateman made a long awaited and triumphant return to performing in 2000, playing to SRO crowds. Reviewers have consistently noted that Quateman has always generated an instantaneous bond between himself and his audiences. It has been said of his presence: ÂBill Quateman is in a category all by himself.Â
Multi-talented, Quateman has also collaborated with his now 9-year-old daughter India, on a book about how to have single parent fathering and blended family life work well. ÂDaddy Daughter Dinner Dance,Â a book with music CD, is published by Angel Mind, Angelmind.net.
Bill Quateman's complete catalog of music can be sampled at: http://www.itsaboutmusic.com/billquateman.html
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