'The Last Waking Moment' is a thematic work based on a lucid dream David's wife experienced several years ago. The dream, an intense vision of a face to face meeting with Christ, had a profound effect on his wife Julie as well as David himself. The music on The Last Waking Moment follows the dream journey though the "Shadowlands" to "The Gathering Fields".
Comments from Fans...
"We Just received "The Last Waking Moment" yesterday. My wife likes it so much that she now wants to go out and buy a CD player for the car!!! Thanks a LOT! I detect a touch of George Winston in your music (that's a GOOD thing), but for the most part, it is fresh and unique -- VERY easy to listen to!!! From now on, when I'm working on spreadsheets and junk at work, I'll be listening to your music instead of Vivaldi." - Tom & Bonnie
"I take care of a 9 month-old baby, who just went through open heart surgery. I tried this CD with her last night. What a difference in her fussiness. She calmed down from a kicking, screaming fit within 5 minutes of commencement of playing this CD. This is wonderful!" - Kal
About the Artist...
With a piano style somewhere between Chopin and George Winston, David Nevue brings melody and heart back to instrumental music. Perhaps Heartsong Review said it best when they described his music as "hauntingly romantic." David's music introduces us to a wilderness of musical ideas which the listener becomes anxious to explore.
Interestingly enough, if you ask David about his musical background he might surprise you. He comes not from a background of polished piano music, but grew up a typical 1980's teenager strongly under the influences of such progressive rock artists as Rush, Pink Floyd, and Kansas. David pursued rock music as a career throughout his college years, playing keyboards for a number of garage bands.
It wasn't until David's college roommate introduced him to the piano music of George Winston that he began to consider a career as a pianist. "Prior to hearing George Winston, my idea of 'solo piano' went no further than classical music, a form a music I've never felt much connection with. Winston's impressionistic style was at that time unlike any music I had ever heard. My roommate played Winston's music all the time, and it just sort of seeped in. As a result, I found myself playing around with a few melodies at the piano and I just never stopped."
In 1992 David released his first album, 'The Tower.' "At the time I recorded The Tower I was listening to a lot of the band Renaissance. I was really going for that very poetic, artsy, dramatic piano sound." David promoted 'The Tower' via mail order and at performances. Building on the support of his small but growing fan base, David put the profits from 'The Tower' back into his music. His efforts eventually resulted his next project, 'While the Trees Sleep' released in 1995. Since that time, Nevue has released several more CDs, including 'The Last Waking Moment,' 'The Vigil', 'Postcards from Germany' and a 'best of' collection called 'Whisperings.'
Today, David markets his music almost exclusively via the Internet. He is the author of the book 'How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet,' and founder of the Music Biz Academy, an online resource for independent musicians selling music on the web.
Check out the artist's website:
1. The Last Waking Moment
2. From Dream to Dream
3. The Shadowlands
4. The Emerald Valley
5. The Gathering Fields
6. Dreamers Waltz
7. Face to Face
8. Ascending with Angels
9. Deep Heaven
10. No More Tears
11. Beyond the Rim
12. The Twilight of Dreams
13. Outside Looking In
14. Be Thou My Vision