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STEPHEN BISHOP: Romance in Rio

Grammy award-nominated singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop joins legendary Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves to conjure a sensual, tropical atmosphere — thhe sound of pure romance. Travel to the far shores of the heart's yearning with Romance in Rio.

"I've been a fan of Brazilian music for years," says Stephen Bishop. His exquisite songs have often evoked a tropical mood. But with "Romance in Rio," this Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter takes listeners to a private resort of the soul - shimmering with sensual, entrancing melodies and swaying rhythms.

"Romance in Rio means to have an earnest, heartfelt longing, especially for something or someone beyond reach," he explains of the album's title. It's a longing; it's much more than nostalgia."

With legendary Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves (A.C. Jobim, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder) and longtime Bishop collaborator Peter Bunetta sharing production duties, Bishop set out to evoke this feeling, selecting six classics from his catalog and six new songs for "Romance in Rio."

In addition to such favorites as "On and On, " "Bish's Hidewaway," "Separate Lives (previously an Oscar-nominated #1 duet for Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin) and "Save It For A Rainy Day," Bishop delivers several lovely new compositions.

With "Romance in Rio," Bishop's fans can enjoy what is perhaps his most intimate offering yet, an enticing soundtrack to the eternal dance of the heart.

Tracklist:

1. "Under The Jamaican Moon"
2. "On and On"
3. "Hello"
4. "Un Baile de Corazon"
5. "Save it for a Rainy Day"
6. "Never Letting Go"
7. "Bish's Hideaway"
8. "Annalia"
9. "Take This Empty Heart"
10. "One More Night"
11. "Separate Lives"
12. "New York in the Fifties"