Far Away From Home

Caroline Blue

Far Away From Home
Performed By Caroline Blue
Album UPC 809030299503
CD Baby Track ID 4177865
Label WWJ Productions
Released 2007-01-01
BPM 137
Rated 0
ISRC usx9p0709072
Year 2007
Spotify Plays 18
Songtrust Track ID 1390727
Writer Wayne W Johnson
Songwriter ID 231457
Pub Co WWJ Productions (ASCAP)
Composer Wayne W Johnson
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Publisher Admin CD Baby Publishing
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Publishing
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - NY - Upstate NY
Lyrics Language English


A melodic hard rock band based in Upstate NY. Our originals are similar in style to bands like KISS & early Judas Priest.


Caroline Blue is a Melodic Hard Rock Band based in Upstate NY. Our originals are similar in style to bands like KISS & early Judas Preist. The band members are Wayne W. Johnson (Vocals/Guitar),Johnny Sniper (Bass/Vocals), and Monster Mike Merrifield (Temp. on Drums).For more info on the band visit our site at http://carolineblue.com/

"Not For The Innocent" is the latest CD from CAROLINE BLUE! 12 brand new tracks. This CD is alittle angrier in mood than "Slave to the Hourglass", as well as being alittle heavier. Musicians on the NFTI CD are as follows:

-Wayne W. Johnson (Vocals/Guitar/Bass)
-Monster Mike Merrifield (Drums)
-Backing Vocals for "Pain"-WWJ/Monster Mike/Nathan Angell/Tom Catera.


4/14/2008-sacredmetal.de (Germany)

Caroline Blue: Not For The Innocent

Classy hard rock on the border to powerful melodic metal (or something like that...) is what you will find on the second release of CAROLINE BLUE "Not Fot The Innocent" (the previous release was an EP called "Slave to the Hourglass"). Two things are common to be found in the three to four minutes long songs: A hooking riff that is strummed more or less, and the tasteful and good vocals of mastermind Wayne W. Johnson which cummulate in straight forward chorusses. These chorusses let you sing along first time around and make you raise your fist and shout. Sometimes I feel reminded of the similar sounding Moore, who also recently released a very convincing album "Bleed".

Songs like the hard rocking twins "Our Love is Wasted" and "Love Me or Leave Me..." or the ballad "Stay" are stereotype "Hard Rockers" (by the way: Please don't do that thing with the distorted vocals on "Out Of My Life (I Want You)..." again, okay?) - But there surely are enough rockers out there that demand songs exactely like that. Somehow CAROLINE BLUE are a car driving band. They make you wanna roll down your windows and show the world what hard rock sounds like in 2008.

Unfortunatly this release is just a printed CD-R, but it comes with a booklet (containing all the lyrics) and a printed back cover.
Get in touch with this band and ask for the price. This is something hard rockers should definately give a try.

(c) 2008, Michael Kohsiek

10/14/2007-The Post Standard/Stars Newspaper (Syracuse,NY-USA)

(Heavy Metal) "Not For The Innocent," Caroline Blue, Independant Recording

Wayne W. Johnson and Monster Mike Merrifield cooked up a dozen blazing songs on "Not For the Innocent."

Caroline Blue likes to churn things up heavy-metal style. Johnson's voice snarls the thick and edgy "Deny."

"Won't Be Home Tonight" employs a sweeter vocal sound and echoes with big sonics.

But the coolest song is "Far Away From Home." It starts off as an acoustic ballad about a tired and cold girl on the side of the road. As she thinks back to a better day, the song soars tantalizingly into fast and electric places.

Catch a show: More gigs will be announced later.

On the Internet: The band's website is www.carolineblue.com

9/16/2007-West Side Dave's Rock/Metal Reviews

"Not For The Innocent" is the latest release for Syracuse Hard Rockers Caroline Blue, and it`s certainly their best yet! This album finds the band at the crossroads of their career; while the Kiss elements of past releases still abound [particularly in the vocals], "NFTI" shows CB finding their own identity. It`s also their most focused release to date. Lyrically, the band have kept things more street level, though the subject matter seems to derive a bit more from personal experience, which usually makes for some good material. This time out, guitarist/vocalist Wayne W. Johnson also assumes bass duties, and is joined on the album by drummer "Monster" Mike Merrifield. The disc took quite a while to complete, and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Scott Patnode at Strangeland Audio studios in Phoenix, NY, which is only 10 minutes from yours truly! Track One is "Our Love Is Wasted", a fist-pumping anthem that kicks of the proceedings nicely; it`s the type of song that CB does well, and holds the listener`s attention throughout. Next up is "Love Me Or Leave Me" and sees the band adding a more "Modern" touch to their trademark style, though in subtle shades. "Deny" sounds at times downright funky, further proof of the bands` willingness to expand musically but still remain within their established structure. Other highlights include the ballad "Stay" and "Pain", which is one of the best cuts on the album. Also worth mentioning are "Out Of My Life [I Want You]" and the flashy "I`ve Seen The light Tonight", which features yet another memorable riff from Mr. Johnson. All told, another solid effort from a band that obviously has no intention of confining themselves TOO much to established patterns. "Not For The Innocent" shows that Caroline Blue are able to stretch out [but not sell out!] in order to ensure both their own musical growth, as well as keeping their fans happy. A tightrope walk to be sure, but it`s not work if you truly love what you do, something clearly on display here. Highly recommended!!!!!

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