DownTown Mystic 21st Century Rock'n Roll
Sha-La Music/The Orchard/Sony Music
Digital UPC: 196292345278
1. Lost And Found (Remaster) 3:41
2. Modern Ways (Alternate Mix Remaster) 3:12
3. Turn Around And Go (Remaster) 3:28
4. No Exceptions (Radio Mix Remaster) 3:48
5. Hard Enough (Deluxe Remaster) 3:19
6. Back Door (Remaster) 3:29
7. Brian Jones (Remaster) 3:26
8. Shade of White (Remaster) 2:34
9. Way To Know (Deluxe Remaster) 3:21
10.History (Remaster) 2:46
11.The Wish (Rock Mix Remaster) 3:55
21st Century Rock 'n Roll contains 11 remastered tracks of DownTown Mystic's best RnR. 9 were previously released as singles, including Way To Know which went to #1 on US & European Charts, and 7 have been sync-licensed to the 200+ TV shows that have DTM music on them. The album features the talents of musicians like Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent from the legendary E Street Band, along with Steve Holley and Paul Page from rocker Ian Hunter's Rant Band.
The release also provides the opportunity to honor long-time engineer Ben Elliott, who owned and operated Showplace Studios in Dover, NJ until his untimely death in April 2020. He was DownTown Mystic's engineer for 20 years and engineered all the tracks on 21st Century Rock 'n Roll. DownTown Mystic writer/producer Robert Allen credits Ben with being a huge part of the DTM sound, combining old-school and modern technology. Robert comments, "Ben Elliott made it possible to become a Recording Artist. If you want to make a great record, it has to sound great and that was Ben's forte. I will always be grateful to him."
"DownTown Mystic delivers vintage nugget for the modern world" The Vinyl District
"The band's infectious unmistakable vibe, wrapped up with ace musicianship, topped with great songwriting, and delivered with powerful, heartfelt vocals. This is the place to start for timeless rock n' roll!" JamSphere Magazine
"Allen wears his influences heavily on his sleeve. With a golden vintage rock vibe, he totes the line between "old school" and modern with ease." WithGuitars Magazine
"You have to have all those sounds in your back pocket and still give a bit of your soul, if nothing else. Allen passes all of these tests with flyling colours." Spill Magazine
DownTown Mystic is the alter ego of American Rocker, Robert Allen, whose passion for “old school” recording borders on obsession. Robert adds, “I grew up listening to all these great records and their sound and style stayed with me”. Robert is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including drummer extraordinaire Steve Holley (Paul McCartney/Wings/Elton John/Ian Hunter) & urban legend Paul Page (Dion/Ian Hunter) on bass, as well as one of the great rhythm sections in the history of American Rock’nRoll–Max Weinberg & Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
DownTown Mystic has forged an identity as an Indie Artist around the world, having sync-licensed songs on over 200 TV shows broadcast on major networks like NBC, CNN, A&E, MTV, ESPN, USA, CMT, History, Discovery, National Geographic and TV streaming services that include Netflix, Amazon, Apple Plus, Hulu, Disney Plus and YouTube. International viewers from London to Hong Kong watch TV shows with DownTown Mystic music in them, as well as films like Disney’s Flora and Ulysses.
Radio has also played a crucial role in the career of DownTown Mystic. Radio airplay in over 30 countries has helped to bring the music to a worldwide audience. It started with veteran tastemaker, Jed The Fish, playing a DownTown Mystic track as his “Catch of The Day” on “World Famous” KROQ in LA, one of the most influential rock stations in the US. This would be followed by the “Mayor of The Sunset Strip”, legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer playing another track, leading to national airplay.
Other Radio achievements include a few #1 albums on the AirPlayDirect Top 50 Rock/AAA Chart, a #1 single and #3 album on the Roots Music Report Charts, #1 on the European Independent Music Chart and the Top 25 Euro/Americana Chart, as well as debuting in the Top 5 Most Added on the Americana Music Assn. (AMA) Radio Chart.
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