Welcome to the Universe Records/Living with the Past Website
The band, from left to right:
Ron LoCurto - acoustic and electric guitars
Christopher Sierzchula - keyboards
Bryan Owczarzak - bass
Ray - vocals, acoustic guitar, flute
John Berg - acoustic and electric guitars
Mark Colicchia - drums
Living with the Past would like to thank everyone
for their strong support for the 2015 shows...what a great road ride it was! For the latest band developments and show update info
be sure to check out our new
"WHAT A SHOW! Opening up with Thick As A Brick was a great start!
I was very impressed with the instrumentation on that tune, and all the others too...
There are some of my favorite tunes in there: Salamander, Skating Away, Budapest, My God and To Cry You A Song!!
Another BIG treat was having Dave Pegg join you. That must have been great for you guys - but everyone in the group is a great musician.
I also have to say that I appreciate your flute playing, which hits every inflection that Ian offers,
and your vocals hit every inflection as well. Great job!
That was really an enjoyable show to watch and hear. Very impressive." - Mike M.
"This is excellent. I picked this up about 1 month ago and was quite impressed with it, and
it also came with 2 CDs . Highly recommended. Thick As A Brick is a great 20 minutes and To Cry You A Song is nicely done as well.
There are some surprises along the way that dance along, and Peggy makes an appearance as well so its a great two hours.
I am watching the DVD again right now. Thanks Ray (and band) for a great show. " - Derek P.
Universe Records - Living with the Past Live DVD CD set:
Life’s A Long Song – 40th Anniversary Tribute to Jethro Tull
The DVD/CD 3 disc set (performance DVD plus two soundtrack CDs) can be purchased
via credit card, Paypal or by
sending a check or money
Universe Records PO Box 2307 Sedona, AZ 86339
The cost of the DVD/CD set is $15 plus $3.00
shipping in the US and Canada, $6.00 shipping elsewhere.
To order the DVD/CD set with credit card or your Paypal account:
Ray bathed in wild light show in NY.
Peggy and Ray jamming Linseed Memories from the new CD, "Galileo's Apology."
Ray with LWTP in NY
Universe Records and Living with the Past Contact Information:
The following information is about the previously released CD, "Somewhere in the Universe", by Ray. This limited edition CD is
no longer available but may be re-released in the future. (Some copies may still be available at Kinesis...information on this page.)
"I'm enjoying your CD very much, listening to it almost daily after a day of hard work...a remarkable and beautiful acoustic album. I really look forward to your next project." Jan Voorbij - "Cup of Wonder" Tull site editor/Holland
"Somewhere In The Universe is an absolutely fantastic album and one of my personal greatest "discoveries". Such music is worthy of wide popularity. You and your band have done a great job indeed!!!" Artur Chachlowski - Art Rock Radio/Krakow, Poland
"I love the album. It is beautifully crafted and well conceived." David Sarney - New Jersey
"I've been listening to Somewhere In The Universe and can't get enough of it! Its one of the best albums I've ever heard since Tull and Pink Floyd. Hope you come up with some more brilliant music in the near future!" Varun Krishna - India
"Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I have enjoyed your "Somewhere in the Universe". I heard it first at a friend's pub here in Zaragoza and loved it from the first song to the last. Now, after having played it quite a few times, I can tell you that it is definitely one of my favourite recordings in recent years. Thanks for the good moments." Luis Vallespín - Spain
This CD contains 14 songs...12 originals and two Jethro Tull songs:
Broadford Bazaar, and Jackalynn.
The following is a list of the players in the SITU CD's band:
Ray - vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, pennywhistle
John Berg - acoustic and electric guitar Mark Colicchia - drums, bells, percussion Greg Piontek - fretless bass, bass
Chris Sierzchula - keyboards Special Guests: Jack Civiletto - electric guitar Elissa Kudrin - violin
Kevin Kukoda - keyboards Bob Praties - bagpipes Bob Serrette - saxophone
Comments and Reviews
"Best wishes for your musical activities and I hope that others enjoy the fruits
of your efforts as much as we did, and that you continue to make music for many
years to come."
- Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
"You may count on continued support for SITU, and on my undying gratitude for your kindness."
- Clay Gaunce (WRFL/Kentucky)
"Super stuff. Quite refreshing to hear music of such originality and quality for a change."
- Tom Dean (WOUI/Chicago)
"I like it a lot!" - Doug Maynard (WBGU/Ohio)
"Please accept my warmest best wishes and hopes for your continued success in the future." - Al Gore (V.P.- U.S.A.)
"The album is a true reflection of enjoyment of music that doesn't exist anymore, until now. It's a pleasure to play this CD."
- Tom Gagliardi (WBZC/New Jersey)
Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, President Bill Clinton, Deepak Chopra, John Entwistle, Dave Mason, Jim Kelly, Al Gore, Ottmar Liebert, Rush Limbaugh, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Doane Perry, Dave Pegg, Kim Mitchell, Andy Giddings, Jon Noyce, Martin Allcock, Robert Fripp, David Crosby, Steve Stills, Graham Nash,Tony Masiello, Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, John Wetton, Rick Wakeman, Glen Cornick, John Evans, Brian Willoughby, David Cousins, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Michael Hedges, Grace Slick, Bruce Hornsby, Todd Rundgren, Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker, David Palmer, Raven, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Dennis Gorski, Billy Sheehan, Johnny Winter, Irv Weinstein, John Tesh, Amanda Marshall, Ted Nugent, Fish, Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Jon Anderson, Stanley Clarke, Rodger Hodgson, Paul Schaeffer, David Letterman, Big Brother and the Holding Company, America, Foghat, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Natalie Merchant, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Vyktoria Keating, Tony Snow, Jeff Beck....