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by Donald Rubinstein

Lead Vocal, Piano, Guitar, Arrangements by Donald Rubinstein, except where noted.

Artwork Donald Rubinstein

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"With only the quiet power of Bill Frisell’s guitar providing a backdrop, Donald Rubinstein has created an awesome display of the hold that music can have. “Time Again” is able to be majestic and deeply personal, displaying a solitary reflection that embraces humanity." Gajoob Magazine

“Songwriting genius Donald Rubinstein ...Incredibly creative stuff. His music amazes me.” Derek Sivers Founder CD Baby

"A poet in a Dylanesque vein, Rubinstein's singing voice reminds me of a tired, more world-weary Bruce Springsteen. In the singer/songwriter vein, I’d rather hear Rubinstein than any of the more popular artists.” Cadence Magazine

“Rubinstein works in the higher arts. He composes soundtracks with music ranging from contemporary experimental classical, to jazz, rock and Americana…How does one come to terms with this work? This is not an easy album, but one which impresses deeply.” Alternative Country Magazine”

“A composer and songwriter of stellar proportions.” John Densmore, The Doors

“Donald Rubinstein creates in a hermitage of thought and feelings filled with crystalline structure, buried treasures and ancient memories-ultimately an incredible archeology and encyclopedia of musical forms that invite us into his own Emerald City.” Ric Lum, Trend Magazine

“Rubinstein’s art ranges from sophisticated music compositions to prints reminiscent of the characters in South Park. He is articulate, accomplished, and driven and he has never stuck to just one thing at a time. Almost everything he produces is an amalgam of forms and disciplines and they all have a spark. His works have a tension; a sense of questions asked and seldom answered that hint of the possibilities just outside the boundaries of what we understand.” Destiny Alison, Santa

“I’m here to testify that Rubinstein’s newest release is a musical revelation. This imaginative work displays both innovation and guts, as well as Rubinstein’s highly developed skills for mood inducing orchestral pieces, and jazz…I am a firm believer.” Mic Line

“A wildly diverse and exceptionally beautiful album. Rubinstein’s musical pallet is vivid and varied…From midnight blues to exquisite orchestral pieces that dance between light and shadow…This is dream music where tender songs drift into dark musical landscapes and then back into morning light…Wonderful.” Gajoob Magazine

“Rubinstein’s tunes are instantly iconic.” Seattle Weekly

“I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Donald Rubinstein in all kinds of situations over the years. I’ve learned a lot from him…an inspiration” Bill Frisell

“Donald is crazy. Like Charlie Parker was crazy. Like Kerouac and Bob Dylan are crazy. Perfect crazy. Full of surprises. I can’t say anything better about anybody. ‘Crazy’ on this idiot planet is as good as it gets. Donald is even better. A monster artist. (Not bad for a Yankee)” Terry Allen

“Singer/songwriter, pianist, jazz experimentalist, soundtrack composer, beat-style poet — Donald Rubinstein has somehow juggled all those hats over the lengthy span of his creative career.” All Music Guide

“Donald Rubinstein is an unequivocal card-carrying visionary, a sonic gardener whose technicolor orchard bears fruit of strange shades and unexpected tones.” John Kruth, “Dawn Imagined”

"Blessed with a splendid singing voice, Donald Rubinstein is a remarkable talent who can be both very humorous, and deeply moving, coming from the corner of things" Heaven Magazine

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