Aviv Geffen: Black & White, Israel Music CD 2009
Israel pop musician Aviv Gefen latest album release, Black & White, contains all new songs on the one CD album . All are song in English and are a collection of acoustic and rock songs.
Aviv Geffen is on the biggest move of his entire singing career. Already considered the most famous rock star of Israel, Aviv Geffen is now expanding his career even beyond his current international status by releasing his first CD entirely in the English language.
Called Black & White, this iIsrael pop music album is a commercial success with hit songs like Black & White and It Was Meant to Be, a Love Song. Both songs have been made into videos which are included on the CD and have received air time on the very lucrative world wide recognized European radio station, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from the United Kingdom.
The new producers that have joined Aviv Geffen are Trevor Horn, known for acts like Grace Jones, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney, Ken Nelson for acts like Echo and the Bunnymen, Cold Play and Ray La Montagne and Dave Sitek for the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and Liars & Fools. They have build Aviv Geffen as a David Bowie-esque style and have created a strong female fan base. In fact, David Bowie's pianist, Mike Garson, now plays for Aviv Geffen. There is also rumor that David Bowie, himself, and Lou Reed are admirers of Aviv Geffen.
Aviv Geffen was born to Israeli and Jewish parents on December 31, 1969 in Israel. He started singing and writing at an early age, believing strong in himself and becoming a defiant teenager on and off the state. At the beginning of his musical career he developed provocative styles in dress and make up games while allowing scandals to be reported in the press.
In the 1990s, he had a reconciliation with Yitzchak Rabin and a last hug of forgiveness for his past behavior only minutes before Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated. All of Aviv Geffen's CDs are in the Hebrew language and are gold and platinum albums. He also released another single this year called Everybody's Child to put pressure on Israel's government to bring home captured soldier Gilad Shalit being held by Hamas in Gaza since June of 2006. All the proceeds from the song have gone to support the efforts to release Shalit from Gaza.
List of Songs:
- It Was Meant to Be a Love Song
- Black & White
- It's Cloudy Now
- It's Alright
- The One
- Forest in My Heart
- Now or Never
- It's Alright (remix)
- It Was Meant to Be a Love Song (video)
- Black & White (video)
- Genre: pop music
- Number of songs: 12 + 2 videos
- Number of CDs: 1