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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

November 19, 2008


Gather 18 pop evergreens, let Regine Velasquez breathes in new life to them in a brand new CD simply called "Low Key" -- the end product is a veritable gem of an album! It's simply amazing -- yet so heartwarming -- as the Songbird performs every song in the album released by Universal Records. Her interpretations are so smooth and easy, yet every cut in the album is rife with just the right amount of emotion. Regine Velasquez recently signed a long-term, exclusive contract with Universal Records. Produced by Regine Velasquez and Ito Rapadas, "Low Key " has "Tell Me That You Love Me" (a Terri Gibbs original) as carrier single.

The ultimate song artist is set to create a new trend. She is entirely soft-and-easy in the entire CD that all her listeners can easily sing-along with her. Her renditions of "And I Love You So" (Don Mclean), "I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love" (Rita Coolidge), "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me" (Katie Irving), "No Walls, No Ceilings, No Floors" (Orsa Lia) and "Good Friend" (Mary McGregor) are all potential hits. The feeling of having an "all-single" CD in "Low Key" goes on with "How Can I Tell You" (Lani Hall), "Of All The Things" (Dennis Lambert), "Longer" (Dan Fogelberg), "At Seventeen" (Janis Ian)," She's Always A Woman" (Billy Joel) and "Never Be The Same" (Christopher Cross). More mesmerizing, easy listening pleasures come from the songs "Strawberry Fields Forever" (The Beatles), "Weeping Willows, Cattails" (Kenny Rankin), "Leader of The Band" (Dan Fogelberg), "Walk In Love" (David Batteau), "Clouds Across The Moon" (The Rah Band) and the bonus track, "Christmas Is", with U.S. romantic piano sensation Jim Brickman.

Surely, every song in the 18-track "Low Key" has played an important part in our lives, or better still, has provided the most romantic moments to us. Everybody will agree that Regine Velasquez keeps the flame in our hearts brightly blazing through her gift of music. "Low Key" will soon be released in Southeast Asian countries.

The album comes with a Bonus CD featuring Minus-One of the full album.
Get FREE limited edition Regine Velasquez posters when you buy "Low Key" at selected Astro Vision, Shoemart, Odyssey and Music One outlets. There are four collectible Regine Velasquez posters exclusively for each retail chain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

May Luwalhating Hatid ang Bawat Pag-uwi

Rebyu ni Genaro R. Gojo Cruz

Category: Music
Genre: Pop
Artist: Regine Velasquez

Malayo na ang narating na pag-awit ni Regine Velasquez. Naawit na yata niya ang lahat ng maaaring awitin ng isang mang-aawit--mula sa mga awiting naging tatak na niya hanggang sa mga awiting panlalake at tila imposibleng maawit ng isang babae. Makikita sa kanyang bawat inilalabas na album ang kanyang mismong kasiningan--mula sa mga awit na maingat niyang pinili hanggang sa kabuuang konsepto at promosyon ng kanyang buong album. Di siya takot na sumubok at magpakilala ng bago. Bagamat kung minsan, may ibang di matanggap ang mga bagong ito sa kanya.

Bilang isang mang-aawit, may kakayahan si Regine na dalhin ang mga tagapakinig sa mga posibilidad ng buhay. Ang isang luma at di kilalang awit, nagagawa niyang bigyan ng bagong buhay at maging kanya. Malayo na ang narating ng kanyang musika o pag-awit. Ngunit gaano man kalayo ang narating ng kanyang musika/pag-awit, mayroon at mayroon na siyang babalikan.

Ngayon sa kanyang bagong album na Low Key, pakinggan natin siya sa kanyang pagbabalik o pag-uwi. May hatid na luwalhati ang bawat pag-uwi, lalo na't alam na alam nating mayroon tayong uuwian at babalikan, may tahanan lagi't laging magbubukas para sa atin. Lumilikha ng isang naratibo o kuwento ang mga awitin sa album.

Kapansin-pansing higit na ngayong naging matimpi sa kanyang pag-awit si Regine, na nakakalimutan ng marami sa mga bagong mang-aawit sa kasalukuyan. Ito ang bago o muling ipinakikilala ngayon ni Regine sa kanyang Low Key--ang ipadama ang mga nakakubling kabuluhan at kahulugan ng mga awit. Mainam pakinggan ang mga awit sa ating mga pag-iisa--na may kasiyahan din itong naidudulot sa atin.

Samahan natin si Regine sa kanyang pag-uwi, at doon sa mismong ating mga kinagisnang tahanan--kasama niya, mararamdaman natin ang tunay at dalisay na ligaya.

May luwalhating hatid ang bawat pag-uwi.