Insight

by Joy Mover

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Joy Mover is something different. In a world of over-produced, bombastic music she stands out as something unique. Rather than screaming, she uses her voice to communicate in a very personal and unique way. Instead of over-the-top riffing to portray intensity, she coasts over the melodies in her songs, which allows the words to be digested. Her jazz background also allows her to inject the songs with a refreshing touch of scat singing on occasion. There is an intensity but a controlled intensity to her performances. Together with producer Vinnie Zummo, Joy has come up with a unique album.
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Vinnie Zummo: “ Joy had heard some of my music online and contacted me about producing her. She had sent some of her material that she had recorded so far and I found that though I liked the songs, the arrangements were overwhelming her voice. So the first thing I did was create a sound that allowed her voice to breathe and communicate the lyrics as opposed to fighting against the arrangements to be heard. I think we have come up with something unique.”

Joy Mover:
“For these songs in particular, I was seeking a producer/arranger completely outside the music-box and when I heard and saw Vinnie’s ‘Ringo’ video I was completely blown away on many levels. When I approached him for this project, he spoke of his hypersensitivity to the female singing voice – and felt he could bring out the best in mine. He further explained that he had many years of experience as his wife Janice was also a singer and songwriter with whom he performed, composed and recorded as well.

The originals on this set were written during a period in which I was living the double life of creating music whilst working as a mid-level executive in the corporate fast lane. ‘Never Fit In’ depicts a state of mind where I came to realize that my values and philosophy were too far off status quo to be acceptable within the entrenched culture. ‘Steal my Thunder’ (another work-induced piece), was inspired by a co-worker who had the annoying habit of taking wrongful credit for my thoughts where it was not due.

Both ‘Martin Said’ and ‘Insight’ speak to the turbulent conditions in which we find ourselves living and the belief that our healing must first begin at home within ourselves. As the one and only power we have as individuals is that of self-transformation. That power alone – can sustain & evolve us through these dark-ages if we do what’s right in our hearts. Toward that end and after many attempts to ‘fit in’, I dropped out of the corporate world in 2009 and released my first CD in 2012. ‘Insight’ is my second… “

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Though Zummo plays most of the instruments on the project, some special guests were brought on board to sweeten the pot. Joy’s brother jazz saxophone genius Bob Mover plays brilliantly on the songs Neverland and Insight and John Sebastian plays amazing blues harp and rhythm guitar on You’ll Never Walk Alone/House Of The Rising Sun. On the haunting Winter Song piano genius Kenny Barron and bass-master Cameron Brown can be heard in a live, first take studio performance with Vinnie Zummo. Joy’s emotional vocal on Winter Song will not leave you soon.

If you are looking for something different and this album has landed in your hands, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. This CD is a breath of fresh air in an often caustic musical world. Joy’s melodies and Zummo’s arrangements will stay with you for a long time.

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released October 18, 2016

1. Circle Game
Music and Lyrics © by Joni Mitchell
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Vocals: Joy Mover
Piano: Gary Deinstadt,
All other Instruments and Backup Vocals: Vinnie Zummo.

2. Steal My Thunder
Music and Lyrics © by Joy Mover
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Lead & Back-up Vocals: Joy Mover
Vocal Harmony Arrangements by John Paul
Bass & Congas: John Paul,
All other instruments: Vinnie Zummo

3. Martin Said
Music and Lyrics © by Joy Mover
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Vocals: Joy Mover
Piano: Joy Mover,
All other instruments: Vinnie Zummo
Backup vocals by Janice & Vinnie Zummo

4. Insight
Music and Lyrics © by Joy Mover
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Lead & Back-up Vocals: Joy Mover
Soprano Saxophone: Bob Mover,
All other Instruments: Vinnie Zummo

5. House Of The Rising Sun-General Domain
Never Walk Alone: Music by, Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by, Oscar Hammerstein
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Vocals: Joy Mover
Traditional Blues harp and Rhythm Guitar: John Sebastian
Drums: Ray Marchica
Lead + Rhythm Guitars & Bass: Vinnie Zummo

6. Neverland, Neverland/ I’m Flying (Peter Pan Medley)
Neverland: Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by,Betty Comden and Adolph Green
I’m Flying: Music by Mark ‘Moose’ Charlap; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Vocals: Joy Mover
Tenor Saxophone: Bob Mover
All other Instruments: Vinnie Zummo

7. Never Fit In
Music and Lyrics © by Joy Mover
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Vocal Harmony Arrangement by John Paul
Lead & Back-up Vocals: Joy Mover
All other instruments: Vinnie Zummo

8. Winter Song
Music and Lyrics © by Joy Mover
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Vocals: Joy Mover
Piano: Kenny Barron
Bass: Cameron Brown
Guitar: Vinnie Zummo
Drums: Jonathan Vourtsis
Violins: Marshall Coid

Mix Engineer: Kyle Kelso
Mastering Engineer: Steve Turnidge
After-Master HD: Shelly Yakus
Session Photos: Seth Cashman
‘Insight’ Graphic Design: Eric Leipzig

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Listen closely. The next voice you hear will be a new one. Newer than new. A coy, edgy, imaginative voice. A shivery, fugitive voice, barely touching the notes, entering and departing the ear without leave. The voice belongs to Joy Mover. She is very different; provocative, thoughtful, interesting. To follow her in song is to exercise the mind. Her voice is always… beautiful ... more

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Track Name: House of the Rising Sun/Never Walk Alone Featuring John Sebastian!!
‘House of the Rising Sun’
When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
Of the dark


There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
It’s been the ruin of many good girls
And G-D you know I’m one

My mother she was a tailor
And she sewed my new, my new blue jeans
And my father he was a gambling man
He played down, down in New Orleans

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm is a golden tide
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and his tr-unk
The only time he was ever satisfied
Is when he was stone cold dru-nk

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
Of the dark

Tell your children
Not to do what I- what I’ve have done
To spend your life in sin and misery
In the house of the rising, rising, rising, rising Sun

I got one foot on the platform
The others on the train
I’m goin home- going back to New Orleans
To wear my ball and chain

Well, there is a house it’s there in New Orleans
That they call the Rising Sun oh oh oh oh oh
And it’s been the ruin of many boys and girls
And G-D oh no - you know I’m one….

HERE'S WHAT REVERBNATION LISTENERS ARE SAYING:

“RISING SUN"

1) I love the bluesy nature of this piece. It jams along and makes me want to pick up my guitar and do some soloing. This is one of the first times recently that I've heard a harmonica in a song that sounds like it belongs. Great vocal and lyric in addition to this, making this a solid winner in my book.
2) Love the cooing vocals that come after the intro, superb guitar with great vocals that really compliment the rhythm guitar. Seem almost rastafarian which gives a cool island vibe. Digging it!
3) Love the vocals. Reeally fun song. Then they drop that ragaee funk on us. Really great and orginial piece. Stylisticly, I don't know if i've heard anything like it. Great song
4) I really like the strong female lead and I liked this version of the track and I would be anxious to hear more from them
5) I thought it was a bit different and I def like it. I can def appreciate what they were going for here. Different is damn good. Loved her voice
6) The vocals are good, very strong and pleasant, and the instrumental piece is quite good as well. It's a unique, catchy, positive song with a good beat. Her use of her voice is almost as an instrucment at times, as well as conveying a great message with the lyrics.
7) They have a really great sound that stands out really nice and strong they blend really well together I like this a lot really nice
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9) I thought the vocals in this song were so great. Her voice was so smooth and in perfect tune with the instrumentation in this song. The lyrics in this song were good as well.
10) Its a remix of an old 1960's? Animals song. House of the rising sun. I like this rendition. The instruments are good. I love the voice and how she changes the words from poor boy to poor girl. She doens't exactly redo the song, but its a beautifully different rendition. She keeps the same sort of music lines, while rearranging them but keeping the same tempo and tune to it in a very basic way. She gives the song a new air.
11) Loved the Broadway aspect of this song, all the twists and turns kept me interested throughout the piece. Really liked this one! Lots of good energy!
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13) I really like the male/female collaboration at the beginning of the song. The production is also excellent, as it combines a more vintage sound with electric instruments. The backbeat is catchy without being overkill.
14) A large sounding intro leads to a vocalist who sings with angelic qualities while bringing a good time to the listeners through the solid production.
15) I liked the guitar instrumentation. I liked the uplifting lyrics. I liked the spin on the original song and thought her vocals were done exquisitely.
16) I did not expect that guitar to kick in during the intro. This was a pretty cool cover. The harmonies in the beginning were done well. Creative reggae.
17) I enjoyed the blend of outstanding guitar work and powerful vocals in combination. This is an old song but has been re-done with a unique interpretation that is engaging and entertaining.
18) I like how this song has a lot of meaning to it. The guitar and the vocals go well together. I like the track because is easy to understand
19) I love how the song's instrumentation has a reggae style strumming melody and flavor. The vocals in the song has a complementary sound for the beat.
20) I thought the combination of vocals was great, and I liked some elements of the song. I also thought the instrumentals were great and with a lot of hard work.
21) Interesting mash up. I like the reggae version of the House of the RIsin Sun. Nice guitar licks also. I like the voice. I also like the harmonica solo
22) The artist had some good vocals. The guitar in the song was very good and it complimented the artists voice very well. I also like this song in general
23) This song has great vocals. The notes hit are done by a professional who probably really cares about the music being exceptionally good. This is great.
Track Name: Steal My Thunder
Steal My Thunder © By Joy Mover

You always seem to steal my thunder
You drown me out
You know it really makes me wonder
What you’re about

I used to think was my imagination
Reading you this way
With your eyes as cold as steel
You put me on display

You know you really hold me under
You put me down
With every inch you take and plunder
I’ve lost my ground

I don't understand the reasons why
You need to be this way
And if you ask me how I feel
About the games you play

Take a look at yourself
A good reflection to see
What has happened to you
What you’re doin to me

Got a hole in my shoe
You got me walkin on nails
With everything that I do
It’s like I’m livin in jail

They say what goes around comes around baby
So when you put me down to the ground
You’ll be sorry

You always seem to steal my thunder
You have this need to drag me under
You know it really makes me wonder why?
Track Name: Circle Game
Verse 1
Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was filled with thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

Chorus 1
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return
We can only look behind from where we came
And go round & round & round in the circle game

Verse 2
Then the child moved 10 times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear golden streams
Words like when you’re older
Must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams

Chorus 2
And the seasons they go round and round
The painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return
We only look behind from where we came
And go round & round & round in the circle game

Verse 3
Sixteen springs & sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town
And they tell him take your time it won’t be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circle down

Chorus 3
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return
We can only look behind from where we came
And go round & round & round in the circle game

Verse 4
The years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
They’ll be new dreams
Maybe better dreams they’ll be plenty
Before the last revolving year is through
Chorus 4
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return
We only look behind from where we came
And go round - & round - & round & round and round in the circle game
Track Name: Martin Said
Martin Said:
“That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do what’s right.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oh the time is always right to do what's right (Martin said)
In the mornin, afternoon, all through the night
When the whims of fate and fortune
Sail you right on down the river
And the dreams you feed on
Lives you lead on
Taking from the givers
And the time is always right to do what’s right, Martin said
Yes the time is always right to do what’s right

Tell everybody to hold on tight
Tell everybody
It’s a wild ride
So hold on tight
Hold on tight

For the change
Need to change
If we change
When we cha-a-a-a-nge ourselves
We sustain the world
One person at a time
Can change
We can change
If we change
When we cha-a-a-nge ourselves
We can heal the world

And the time it must be now to do what’s right
From the east to the west to the southern and northern lights
On a sea of change that rearranges
Yesterday’s tomorrows
Yet what still remains a dream’s refrain
Of happiness and sorrows
And the time is always right to do what’s right (Martin said)
Yes the time is always right to do what’s right

He said to tell everybody
An eye for an eye
Makes everybody blind
So hold on tight
Can’t see where we’re going
Hold on tight

For the change
Need to change
If we change
When we cha-a-a-nge ourselves
We change the world
One person at a time

Can change
Rearrange
When we change
If we cha-a-a-ange ourselves
Maybe we’ll heal this world

Yes we can change the world
Heal the world
Brothers and sisters
Boys and girls
If we love one another
We can heal the world
When we honor our mother (earth)
We’ll heal the world

We can change
Need to change
When we change
If we change
We change the world

And the time is always right to do what is right…Martin said
Yes the time is always right to do what’s right
Track Name: Insight (Featuring Bob Mover!)
I’m not this body….It’s just a shell
Come a little but closer ....And you can tell
Out of the darkness…Get into the light
Go a little bit deeper….Get some insight

Is someone watchin …Are we alone?
On this fucked up planet…that we call home
We’re on a journey…Both day and night
I’m awake or I’m dreamin need some insight

And the cycles spin and turn …And the ashes they will burn
And we suffer and we learn…We pay we earn
You get the picture baby

Suicide bombers… the PLO…
Al Qaeda, Bin Laden…Where did he go?
Twin Towers burnin.. We got to fight…
Gonna blow the whole world up need some insight

A revelation…Turn the page
And spin the cycle….Confluence age
We’re only human…This is our plight
We turn on television for our insight

And the cycles spin and turn …And the ashes they will burn
And we suffer and we learn…We pay we earn
In the shadow of a heart…Come together, play a part
Cast reflections in the dark…On who we are

And from our deepest darkness we begin to see the light
Like a rainbow following a light storm
Inner visions lead us where our dreams and hopes ignite
Take us back to where we’re safe and warm

And the cycles spin and turn …And the ashes they will burn
And we suffer and we learn…We pay we earn
In the shadow of a heart…Come together, play a part
Cast reflections in the dark…On who we are
Track Name: Never Fit In
How can I fit with the in crowd?
When I never fit in to a crowd
How come I'm here with the in crowd?
When I never fit into a crowd

Well I keep running into rejection
And I never know when it's aroused
Cause I'll never fit in fit in fit in....

Immature and unprofessional
Treats me like a common criminal

I'll never reach the glass ceiling
In the boardroom I’ll never be found
Cause I'll never fit in fit in fit in.

How can I fit with the in crowd?
When I never fit into a crowd
How come I'm here with the in crowd?
When I never fit into a crowd?

I'm too damaged to pass the inspection
I can tell by the look in his eyes
Cause I'll never fit in, fit in, fit in...

Is it you? Is it me?
Is it us? Is it them?
Could it be that you do what you want cause you can?
And maybe if you knew me you might give a damn who I am
Is it me? Is it him?
Why I never fit it
Is it us against them? Start all over again
And maybe if you knew me you might understand, understand

When I'm troubled I look for perfection
Set the focus clear on up to the sky
Cause I'll never fit in, fit in, fit in....Oooh...
Cause I'll never fit in, fit in, fit in
Cause I'll never fit in, fit in, fit in
Track Name: Neverland/I'm Flying (Featuring Bob Mover!))
I’m flyin, flyin
Look at me way up high suddenly in the sky I’m flyin

I know a place where dreams are born
And time is never planned
It's not on any chart
You must find it with your heart
Never Never Land


It might be miles beyond the moon
Or right there where you stand
Just keep an open mind
And then suddenly you'll find
Never Never Land

You'll find a treasure if you stay there
More precious far than gold
For once you have found your way there
You can never, never grow old


And that's my home where dreams are born
And time is never planned
Think of lovely things
And your heart will fly on wings
Forever only in Never Never Land

I’m flyin, flyin
Look at me way up high suddenly in the sky I’m flyin
Track Name: Winter Song (Featuring Kenny Barron!!)
WINTER SONG (I Will Love You Tonight )
(c) by Joy Mover

I will love you tonight (you tonight)
I have loved you forever
Hold me close hold me tight (real tight)
For the time we’re together

Cause you never know
What tomorrow will bring (will bring)
Who may come & go
On a songbird’s wing

Feel the warmth of your fire (your fire)
Burning infatuation
Can’t control this desire
There is no hesitation

Get so high & low
Black & white
Night & day
If I let you go
Will you fly away?

Listen to my heart
Do you want to hear it?
Finish what you start
In between what’s make believe & real
How I feel …How I feel…is it real?

Listen to my heart
If you want to hear it
Tearin me apart
In between what’s make believe and real
How I feel …how I feel …is it real?

In the mornin sunlight (bright sunlight)
Will we shine on forever?
It was love at first (at first bite)
But it’s now or it’s never

And we just don’t know (we’ll never know) or (we just don;t know)
What tomorrow’s gonna bring (will bring)
As I watched you go heard the songbird sing, (songbird sing)
Winter song to spring