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Title: One Big Sky
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Category: Hard Rock
Label: Star Song
Catalog Number: SSD 8184
lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
bass, backing vocals
drums, percussion, backing vocals
|Do We Just Surrender
|I Need You
|Whispers in the Night
|Give Me Love
|Lay it on Me
|Who Are We to Say
|Sweet Rising Sun
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Existing comments about this CD
|Date: February 25, 2002 at 3:30
|This album does more than rock. I got an opportunity to see these guys in concert many years ago. Thier music is unique and definitely has influences on the general direction of music in today's society. A perfect 10!
|Date: February 20, 2004 at 1:18
|This group is absolutely awesome!!! They are quality Christian Rock. I just wish they were still recording. If anyone out there knows what happened to them I'd like to know.
|Date: March 8, 2004 at 21:12
|An undoubted classic of the genre. Simple, talented & powerful with bottomless pits of melody. Only quibble is that when all is said and done the sound is just a tad cliched. 'Melodic Hair Pop Metal' at it's finest!
|From: Rick Schreiner
|Date: June 11, 2004 at 20:22
|I got ahold of novellas cd (a liquid earth) and it rocked.When i received novellas (one big sky )cd i was blown away! Were was i or what was i doing in 1991? Its now one of my top 10 cds for this kind of rock.All i can say is get this cd and hear for yourself and enjoy!
|Date: January 3, 2005 at 23:47
|Man is this a solid album. Very good band, some great songs and just a fine effort. Melodic rock / AOR fans will enjoy this one. Classy, reminding me a little of Giant.
|Date: September 17, 2005 at 6:23
|What a damn fine piece of musicianship!! theres really nothing out there, that ive ever heard, quit like this cd! they sound kind of like, well, id compare them to Novella!!!
|From: adam gibson
|Date: October 22, 2005 at 14:08
|Nice to know there a 6 people who still like us. hehe! Adam Gibson
|Date: October 22, 2005 at 17:49
|If Adam is going to leave a message I certainly must. IM back in NJ and still find it interesting to watch the bidding wars on EBAY when someone sells one of our CD's. Thanks to all the Novella fans old and new. All is well... Jon Spinola
|Date: October 28, 2005 at 14:45
|Ahahaha I add my rate about you!I prefer your”liquid earth”cd to this one that is superior about arrangements and sounds but I find more energy in the other one.BTW my rate is positive too and I’m the 7th person who put good comment for your band!
|Date: September 24, 2006 at 11:39
|Very original one. I saw the video 'Give me love' at YouTube and I run for obtain this CD. It really mixes well the thin line between Hard Rock and AOR music, not all the songs are as good as the above mentioned, but on whole it´s a good album. 8/10.
|Date: October 3, 2006 at 11:20
|I see a entry from Adam on here; Adam or any other member of the Band please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date: March 27, 2007 at 16:52
|7 people? Only 7 people? Do you guys know what Jonathan, Adam, Jon and eventually me went through do write this stuff? 7 people? Thank God we still have 7 people left. Can anybody send me a copy of 'One Big Sky' my favorite of the 2 as one of my students stole mine. Derek Jan Ferwerda
|From: Rafo Phoenix
|Date: March 29, 2007 at 2:10
|Good Melodic Hard Rock album, 7 + 1 = 8 people buen album de Hard Rock Melodico mayormente temas en plan baladas a medio tiempo pero tambien Rock Melodico y AOR es decir cruces de estilos de los cuales Running Home es el tema estrella de la placa una joyita de esas que todos buscan 'Fire Eyes & I Need You' serian los temas que le siguen, como su siguiente trabajo conservan esa linea en estilo y nivel aunque el siguiente me gusta un pelo mas buen trabajo 8/10.
|Date: March 29, 2007 at 10:32
|Rafo come esta ? I will need to get my hands on this one pronto
|Date: March 29, 2007 at 11:43
|This cd is a classic one that needs more listenings before write any comment,in fact my previous one is not so right.Excellent and mature work,better than'Liquid eart'that has an esiest listening IMO.
|Date: May 21, 2007 at 8:45
|Got my copy in the mail today. Together with the Pole Position album. Comments to follow
|Date: August 25, 2007 at 17:51
|I love both Novella albums. The only thing I DON'T like is that there's only two of them! Derek, did you ever get a copy of One Big Sky? There's no way I'm letting go of the one I have, but if you'll contact me, I'll see if I can get you a copy. Send me a posting to email@example.com.
|From: Dan Friml
|Date: May 9, 2008 at 20:50
|I love this album so much! Excellent piece of music! A classic!
|Date: February 11, 2010 at 6:38
| illimey hit's the mark on his review. This Jersey band has CHOPS to spare. A bottomless pit of melody that will take you to harmony heaven. For a debut release the sound is very full and textured. Pagano is almost a one man show(lead vocals/guitar and keyboards) as he sings with range and emotion. The first 6 tracks are very strong. If your a atheist/agnostic rocker don't let that discourage you from picking this one up. The lyrics are subtle and sometimes deep but not in your face or coming off cheesy. Check out the youtube video for 'Give Me Love' and you be the judge. Top 5 CCM Melodic hard rock release in my book, standing aside: The Brave - Battle Cries,Guardian - Fire & Love,Stryper - To Hell with the Devil,Holy Soldier - S/T
|Date: February 20, 2011 at 13:55
|This Christian band's novel approach was to stay true to the commercial hard rock sound that had not quite died by 1991 but invigorate it with their own unique, mature texture. In other words, they sounded like everyone while not sounding quite like anyone. Lots of big hooks on this one--the opening tracks alone make that point quite well--and Pagano's voice possesses a plethora of pure emotive power and the songs give him the space in which to work his vocal magic. Doesn't quite reach heavenly pinnacles of perfection, but a good choice for those looking for a slightly unique style within the melodic hard rock realm.
|Date: January 21, 2012 at 13:12
|hum a classic?i have a doubt.some songs are great others are a little weird.i am not a big fan of this band the singer is average.like many christian rock records this cd is a real raritie.the production is good but.....
|Date: July 8, 2012 at 6:23
|Novella's debut album is in mot parts heavier than their next and unfortunately their last album till this very day.still very melodic album with some great choruses.Jonathan's vocal style and Adam's drumming tends in some songs into progressive waters.That could be heard in their opening track of this album.they followed this formula on A liquid earth album.lyrics again very deep, positive and in some parts of the album also christianic.my faves here include tracks: 1,2,4,6,8 and 9. Give yourself a chance to listen bouth Novella's albums. God bless you all!
|From: rick kerch vzla
|Date: July 13, 2012 at 23:12
|A good album but not so brilliant in my humble opinion...it has some lacks here and there but probably the music of this band is kinda introspective,who knows..."Give Me Love","Sweet Rising Sun" & "Big Sky" my faves...85/100
|Date: January 30, 2013 at 20:54
|This is one of those Christian bands you wish released their albums in the general market. This is a very high quality release. I gather it took a while to get a recording contract though as I have a rawer version of "running home" on a compilation called The Axemen. Incidently, that is probably my favourite song, this album version as opposed to the demo version.
|From: hair metal again
|Date: March 1, 2018 at 2:10
|excellent debut for NOVELLA ,a great band that performs some great commercial metal music with great musicianship ,warm vocals and pretty good songwriting!for sure an under rated act ,mostly because they werent signed in a bigger company i guess ,but it s never too late for fans to enjoy their music!"do we just surrender","i need you","give me love" are the highlights of a very good release!highly recommended if you can find it
|Date: June 6, 2022 at 19:57
|Any chance to see this album on Apple Music etc? We need this!
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