Days of our Lives cast members Peter Reckell (Bo Brady), Kyle Lowder (Brady Black), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Tanya Boyd (Celeste) & Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) reveal their vocal talents while guest vocalist, Jeanette Jurado (formerly of multi-platinum pop trio, Expos) graces The Shadow of Love. Features an all-star cast of musicians & vocalists (from Natalie Cole's crew to Moody Blues) along with engineers John Whynot (Austin Powers), Frank Rosato (Eddie Money) & mixer Tony Phillips (Seal, Sting, Moulin Rouge).
NBC's four-decade soap opera phenom is a television legend, consistently the most popular program of its kind for nearly a decade. That burgeoning success inspired the show's producers to grace it with a unique original musical sensibility, and it's those romantic, genre-spanning songs that are anthologized here. Written by D. Brent Nelson and former Expose
member Kelly Moneymaker (with occasional help from others) and performed by Moneymaker
and several Days
cast members, the songs here center on a powerful, retro-ballad sense that embraces both whispery confessionals like "I Am Right Here" and Tanya Boyd/Celeste's "December Rain" and more gutsy, r&b-charged performances like Moneymaker's "Love the Way You Love Me." The show's music also ranges across modern country-rock romping (Peter Reckell/Bo's "When Two Chevys Collide"), more sedate Nashville sounds (Moneymaker's "How Can the Days Go By?") and AC-friendly rock from cast members Arianne Zucker/Nicole (an upbeat "Easy to Love You") and Kyle Lowder/Brady (the wistful "Undone"). Hardly cutting edge, yet a fitting musical foil for the show's melodramatic romantic daydreams. --Jerry McCulley