Details for LEE AARON - Call of the Wild (Dutch first pressing)(Vinyltra
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Birth name Karen Lynn Greening
Born July 21, 1962 (age 46) in Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Glam metal, hard rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Vocalist, songwriter, musician
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts 2preciious
Lee Aaron Project
Lee Aaron (born Karen Lynn Greening on July 21, 1962, in Belleville, Ontario) is a Canadian rock and jazz singer. She had several hits with titles such as "Metal Queen", "Whatcha Do to My Body", and "Sex with Love". According to her official website, and despite rumours to the contrary, Lee will continue to perform selections from her full catalogue as well as doing 'jazz-only' shows on occasion.
Call of the Wild
Released 1985 (Attic Records Ltd./ Roadrunner Productions B.V.)
Catalognumber: RR 9780
1. Rock Me All Over
2. Runnin' From The Fire
4. Barely Holdin' On
5. Burnin' Love
6. Line Of Fire
7. Beat 'Em Up
9. Evil Game
10. Danger Zone
11. Hot To Be Rocked
Produced: Paul Gross
Produced: Bob Ezrin # 4 / # 16
Engineered: Lenny Derose/Mick Walsh
Mixed: Lenny Derose
Hugh Syme: Design
Dimo Safari: Photography
1987 10 Records 46 (UK)
1988 Attic Records 1212 -CD Release-
Recorded @ Phase One Studios, Toronto
12. Rock Me All Over (Original Mix)
13. Line Of Fire (Original Mix)
14. Evil Game (Original Mix)
15. Danger Zone (Original Mix)
16. Call Of The Wild (Album Out-take)
Tracks 12 through 14 taken from ‘Rock Me All Over’ 12” single 1985 (RR 125495)
Produced by Paul Gross, Executive Producer: Bob Ezrin
Tracks 15/16 taken from ‘Barely Holdin’ On’ 12” single 1985 (RR 125488)
Produced by Paul Gross, Executive Producer: Bob Ezrin
Chris Brockway Bass [Tour]
John Albani Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kim Hunt Drums [Tour]
Lee Aaron Lead/Backing Vocals
Simon Brierley Guitar
Spyder Sinnaeve Bass
Jerry Mercer Drums
Chris Brockway Backing Vocals
Walter Zwol Backing Vocals
Dick Wagner Backing Vocals
Bob Ezrin Keyboards, Percussion
Notes on this release:
New vinyltransfer using the original first (Dutch) pressing.
Quality of record is near pristine.
Transfer done in 24bit/96khz resolution using the following:
- Sansui XR Q9 quartz controlled servo direct drive turntable (renewed wiring (Audio technica/ Siltech) with a Denon D160 moving coil cartridge
- Denon PMA-915 XR (mosfet) amplifier
- Goldplated WBT connectors > Audio Technica/Monster HQ cables
- AKG K141 Studio Monitor - Headphones
- Totem 'Mite' handmade speakercabinets mohagony lined (in as well outside) (soulful, realistically sounding and steady as a rock). [www.totemacoustic.com]
- iMac Pro G3 750 (Macintosh OS X 10.2.8) - no virtual memory used, dedicated drives, dedicated memory set on the programs used.
- Sound Studio Pro 2.2.4 by Felttip (for capture/resampling)
- CuBase 5.1 VST 32 by Steinberg (not used on this release)
- ProTools Suite by DigiDesign (not used on this release)
- iZotope RX Advanced (for pop/hum removal – only manually and only on spots where it was absolutely necessary, SRC and MBit dithering)
- Foobar 2000 (for FLAC creation)
- Azureus (for ehh, well you guessed it!)
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Lee Aaron began singing in school musicals at the age of five. She was discovered singing in a music production when she was fifteen years old, and was asked to join a local rock group called "Lee Aaron" while still in high school in Brampton Ontario. Aaron sang, played alto saxophone and keyboards in this first incarnation of the band.
At age seventeen, Aaron's face was badly bruised and her nose broken when she was in a car accident. No surgery was required, but years later, in a profile on Aaron, Canadian Musician Magazine mistakenly embellished the incident into Aaron requiring complete facial reconstruction. The magazine printed a retraction in the following month's issue.
That same year, she signed with her first manager, Bob Connolly. Aaron was removed from playing any instruments and pulled centrestage to front the band. Connolly quickly fired her high school band, hired professional musicians and began moulding the young Aaron into a pin-up girl.
Aaron's debut 1982 album The Lee Aaron Project on Freedom Records (later reissued on Attic) featured a who's who of the Toronto music scene, with members of Moxy, Santers and Triumph's Rik Emmett. The album, available in England only as an import, created a groundswell of interest that resulted in Aaron's appearance that year at the prestigious Reading Festival.
In a late 1982 publicity stunt orchestrated by Connolly, Aaron flew to New York and posed topless for the men's magazine OUI. Connolly assured Aaron and her family that the shoot would be "classy", like Nastassja Kinski's recent pictorial with Richard Avedon, and that Aaron would get final approval over the photographs, none of which happened. The March 1983 issue featured Aaron on the cover and in an embarrassing interview where the naïve artist appears blindsided by the sexually provocative questions. While Aaron defended the decision initially, the stunt temporarily damaged her musical credibility and she deeply regretted the decision later on.
1984's recording of the album Metal Queen resulted in a multi-album deal with Attic Records and catapulted Aaron to icon status in the hard rock world. During the recording of Metal Queen, guitarist John Albani joined the band and he and Aaron formed a solid songwriting partnership that would last eleven years. Aaron walked out on her management deal with Connolly the following year.
Between 1984 and 1992, Aaron toured almost non-stop, including over twenty European tours and appearances in Japan and the US. She released six albums on Attic Records in Canada, as well as international releases in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Benelux, Italy, Scandinavia, Australia and Japan. She has won three Toronto Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist, eight Juno nominations, and topped dozens of European music polls.
Her greatest success came with the release of Bodyrock in 1989. The album spawned several hit songs, including "Whatcha Do to My Body", and went double platinum in Canada alone.
In 1992, Aaron left Attic Records to start her own label, Hip Chic Music, and released two more albums. On 1994's Emotional Rain (distributed by A & M Canada) Aaron worked with Don Short and Don Binns (Sons of Freedom), Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie's Tin Machine), and Knox Chandler (The Psychedelic Furs).
1995's 2preciious was a project record written with members of Sons of Freedom. It was critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful, as she tried to drop the name "Lee Aaron" entirely and use her real name, Karen.
In 1997, she began exploring jazz and blues, her first love. In 2000 she released Slick Chick, again on her own imprint, Barking Dog Music (with distribution by Fusion 3). Aaron played extensively for this release, showcasing at The Top of the Senator in Toronto and numerous jazz festivals across Canada and Europe.
In 2002, Aaron was approached to audition with the Modern Baroque Opera Company. She was cast and appeared that year in an ALCAN Performing Arts Award-winning production called 101 Songs for the Marquis De Sade.
Her eleventh album, Beautiful Things, a pop-jazz hybrid, was released in 2004. Aaron and husband John Cody have two children: Angella, born June 7, 2004 and Jett, born January 7, 2006.
Lee Aaron continues to play both rock and selected jazz shows.
• The Lee Aaron Project (1982) Freedom
• Metal Queen (1984) Attic
• Call of the Wild (1985) Attic
• Lee Aaron (1987) Attic
• Bodyrock (1989) Attic
• Some Girls Do (1991) Attic
• Powerline – The Best Of Lee Aaron (1992) Attic
• Emotional Rain (1994) Hip Chic
• 2preciious (1996) Spastic Plastic
• Slick Chick (2000) Barking Dog
• Beautiful Things (2004) Faithful Productions
Albums from 1984 through 1992 have been re-issued on CD by Unidisc Music Inc.
Emotional Rain is available through Solid Gold Records.
Slick Chick and Beautiful Things can be obtained through many online websites, most notably her own, LeeAaron.com
There have been several incarnations of the Lee Aaron Band. Many of her musicians played in the touring band, but not on her albums, and vice versa. The following is a partial list of some of the musicians who have appeared on Lee Aaron's albums.
• Frank Bartoletti (guitar) – from SLASH PUPPET
• Dave Aplin (guitar) – from Wrabit
• Gene Stout (bass)
• Rik Emmett (guitar) – from Triumph
• Bill Wade (drums) – from Moxy
• Rick Santers (guitar) – from Santers
• Rick Lazaroff (bass) – from Santers
• Mark Santers (drums) – from Santers
• Buzz Shearman (vocals) – from Moxy
• Earl Johnson (guitar) – from Moxy
• Frank Soda (guitar) – from Frank Soda Band
• Glen Gratto (drums) – from Frank Soda Band
• Peter Crolly (bass) – from Frank Soda Band
• John Albani (guitar) – from Wrabit
• Chaz Coats-Butcher (bass, background vocals) – from Forgotten Rebels and Invisible Man
• George Bernhardt (guitar)
• Jack Meli (bass)
• Randy Infuso (drums) – from Cinema Face
• Gary McCracken (drums) – from Max Webster
• Chris Brockway (bass) – from Wrabit and Cinema Face
• Spider Sinnaeve (bass) – from Streetheart and Red Rider
• Simon Brierley (guitar)
• Jerry Mercer (drums) – from April Wine and Mashmakhan
• Walter Zwol (background vocals)
• Dick Wagner (background vocals)
• Bob Ezrin (keyboards, percussion) – Producer/Engineer for Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel and Kiss
• Randy Cooke (percussion)
• Jimi "G" Gelcer (keyboards, vocals)
• David Roberts (background vocals)
• Scott Humphrey (bass and drum programming)
• Matthew Gerrard (bass) – (has gone on to write hit songs for Kelly Clarkson and Hilary Duff)
• Phil Naro (background vocals) – from Talas
• Rob Laidlaw (bass)
• Andy Curran (background vocals) – from Coney Hatch
• Brian Allen (background vocals) – from Toronto
• Harold Hess (background vocals) – from Harem Scarem
• Lou Pomanti (organ) – from Blood, Sweat & Tears
• Bruce Dies (guitar) – from Winter Rose, a band best known for featuring James LaBrie pre-Dream Theater
• The Official Lee Aaron Web Site
• Bio at CanadianBands.com CanConRox entry
• JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia
• AmIannoying.com Profile
• Historical Reference Interview with Lee Aaron
• The Canadian Encyclopedia: Lee Aaron
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2. ^ Canadian Musician (magazine) (Norris Publications). April 1987. ISSN 0708-9635.
3. ^ a b "CANOE JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - Aaron, Lee". Jam.Canoe.ca. http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/A/Aaron_Lee.html. Retrieved on 2009-02-25.
4. ^ Canadian Musician (magazine) (Norris Publications). May 1987. ISSN 0708-9635.
5. ^ "Lee Aaron - Photos". Clara.net. http://home.clara.net/billkirtley/html/lee_aaron_-_photos_20.html. Retrieved on 2009-02-25.
6. ^ "A Lee Aaron biography". MTS.net. http://www.mts.net/~crea/bands/aaronlee.html. Retrieved on 2009-02-25.
7. ^ "Lee Aaron interview". Full In Bloom Music.com. http://www.fullinbloommusic.com/leeaaron.html. Retrieved on 2009-07-05.
8. ^ "Juno Awards". junoawards.ca. http://www.junoawards.ca/.
9. ^ "The Canadian Encyclopedia - Aaron, Lee". TheCanadianEncyclopedia.com. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1SEC888467. Retrieved on 2009-02-25.
10. ^ a b "Lee Aaron Biography". imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1285319/bio.
11. ^ "Lee Aaron". LeeAaron.com. http://www.leeaaron.com/.
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