Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos Set Album Release
(MPM) Tree O Records have set a January 15, 2013 release date for Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos' debut album, No Regrets.
No Regrets was produced by Michael Dinallo and Ducky Carlisle, known collectively as "The Tremolo Twins," whose credits include a Grammy Award, a number one single and various gold and platinum awards.
The 10 original songs on No Regrets cover a wide spectrum of American music. Singer Juliet Simmons Dinallo co-wrote seven of the tunes with Michael Gray, one with husband/producer Michael Dinallo, and one alone. The opening title track exemplifies the pop/country musical meshing throughout the album. The song itself tells the story of a person taken advantage of for the last time. "Wishing Well", written solely by Juliet, crunches along like Harvest-era Neil Young meets Lucinda until it hits the poppy chorus with oohs and aahs. Curtis Mayfield-inspired rhythm guitar propels the beautiful love song and country-soul ballad "Song For You". The rocking and punchy "Narcissus" is the ultimate kiss-off song, delivered with a snarling vocal by Juliet and a ripping guitar solo by Jonas Kahn. The vocal/guitar duet "Winter Night" is the softest moment on the record with a stark beauty invoking love found in the cold of winter.
"Last Kiss" is a roots-rock tribute to a fallen friend. The sadness in watching a loved one fall to schizophrenia is the subject of "Unkindest Cut", which is yet again fueled by a powerful vocal by Juliet and soulful guitar by Michael Dinallo. "Faded Highway" is a Billy Joe Shaver-inspired piece of writing from Michael Dinallo. The destruction, after-effects and lasting suffering from Katrina in New Orleans are lamented in "September Day". The country-soul ballad "Learn To Love Again" provides the ultimate showcase of Juliet's remarkable vocal talent, and closes the album out on a warm note of hope and happiness.