Featuring award winning pianist, composer and arranger, Chester Tan and introducing pianist-composer Bevlyn Khoo, comes another 30 beautiful and relaxing compositions for a serene body, mind and soul.
All tracks composed, arranged and performed by Chester Tan except the following:
CD1 tracks 2, 5, 8, CD2 tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, CD3 tracks 2, 5, 10 composed by Bevlyn Khoo, piano arranged and performed by Bevlyn Khoo, additional arrangements by Chester Tan.
Piano Spa 7 Track Listing
- Moonlight Waves
- After the Rain
- Don’t Say Goodbye
- Gentle Giant
- Alone Again
- The Lost Memory
- Devotion of the Heart
- The Piccadilly Waltz
- On The Seventh
- The Final Dedication
- After All
- Dusty Road to Beijing
- I Hear Your Heart
- Ripples of Life
- Lost in My Sorrow
- Our Sunken Prayers
- Sweet Bed
- Living a Lie
- Winter Sun
- From Now On
- Chiffon Stars
- By The Esplanade
- Hush Hush Birdland
- Our Promise To Love
- Leaving James
- The Hesitant Road
- Together Apart
- Wonder World
The Piano Spa series is a collection of Original Instrumental compositions that have been described by listeners as “healing”, “relaxing” and “inspiring”.
Unknown to many, the Piano Spa series is probably the best-selling Instrumental series to emerge from our very own Singapore.
All 7 instalments of Piano Spa have been released in Asia, including the coveted territories of Japan and Korea, chalking up over 70,000 in sales units over the years. That is a remarkable feat for pure instrumental albums without vocals – and largely, without a face as well.
The Singaporean composer behind the Piano Spa series is Chester Tan.
Chester Tan is an award-winning Singapore composer who has published over 100 piano instrumental compositions under the “Piano Spa” title series. The series has been so successful that it has propelled Composer, Arranger and Producer, Chester Tan, to the status of a top local instrumentalist. Testament to this achievement is his 4-consecutive year win (from 2011 to 2014) at the annual COMPASS Awards as Top Local Composer – Instrumental and COMPASS Young Composer of the year for year 2011.
The Piano Spa series was conceptualized in 2005 by Warner Music Singapore’s A&R Director, Mr James Kang.
Says Mr Kang: “There were many Instrumental artistes who were revered by Singaporeans for their beautiful works. Artistes with original instrumental compositions such as Nicholas Gunn, Kevin Kern were wildly popular here. Singaporeans seemed to crave relaxing, soft music giving them relief from the daily hectic lifestyle. So I thought, why not have our very own? By chance, I heard the early works of Chester Tan, and was immediately captured by his delicate piano skills and his strength in composing. His piano-based works have a dreamy and relaxing quality, which immerses you like a spa atmosphere.”
To freshen and reinvent the sound for the latest instalment of Piano Spa, Chester Tan teams up with another prolific local composer, Bevlyn Khoo. Bevlyn Khoo, who has previously released 5 vocal albums, makes her foray into Instrumental music by co-writing and contributing 10 tracks for this release.
Bevlyn Khoo states that “I have always been enthralled by the idea that music is a universal language, so when Chester raised the idea of a collaboration, I jumped at it. It’s a new exploration for me to create stories without the use of any spoken language, and I’m glad that Chester and I have a newly found chemistry.”
Award-winning Singapore composer Chester Tan share his thoughts “While working on the last Piano Spa album in 2011, I met Bevlyn and developed a mutual appreciation for each other’s talents. So, while planning Piano Spa 7, I asked her if she would be keen to write piano music.
Bevlyn is an experienced songwriter who understands the musical style that I was looking for in Piano Spa 7. Her compositions are melodious, catchy, and it has been a great delight producing her songs.
I have been composing for the Piano Spa series since 2005, producing over 100 tracks in 5 albums. I enjoy writing piano music because I find solace in writing them. Every song describes a part of my life, and each Piano Spa album is my music diary.”