Out of the Shadows is immaculately played, superbly sung and powerfully delivered. The lyrics are powerful and heartfelt, and there will be many who find Out of the Shadows an engaging and faith-fuelling listen.
Russ Bravo, Editor, Inspire Magazine
The constantly changing moods and styles featured on Out of the Shadows are a tribute to Richard Lane's professionalism and versatility.
Ian Whitwood, Crossrhythms.co.uk
"Richard Lane is a talent that deserves worldwide recognition. He's been the orchestrator of musical projects from the Far East to the United States and now Europe. I highly recommend him."
Dave Collard - Joboxers' Keyboardist and Musical Director for Lisa Stansfield during the '90s
"I can honestly say it was a pleasure working with Richard Lane on mixing his album, "Out of the Shadows." Richard's project has the rare combination of great songwriting, fantastic production and solid performances, along with someone at the helm who is genuinely a nice guy and a pleasure to work with. You don't usually get all those things in a single package, and it really made the project a fun as well as rewarding experience. Thanks for letting me be a part of it!"
Blake Eiseman, Grammy Nominated, Producer/Engineer/Mixer
"Richard is a great musician and also his music, and it was so easy to work with him! Thanks Man!"
Carlos Freitas, Multi Grammy award-winning Brazilian Mastering Engineer from Classic Master
"Richard is all personality, big and bold, lots of fun. From the very first time we communicated, humor, verve, and lots of joking around predominated. One more thing, Richard sings his butt off!! Unadulterated goodness, with soulful virtuosity at every turn, that's Richard Lane!!"
Danny Morris, Professor, Bass Guitarist, Berklee College, Boston, MA
"Richard composed some music for my private tutoring business. My brief to him was that the music should be professional and classy to reflect my goals. I gave him the strapline to go with the music that I wished to convey 'an infectious enthusiasm for English'. The resulting piece was bouncy and fun, reminding me of The Magic Roundabout, which perfectly captured the joyful essence of my approach to teaching.
I am confident that Richard will sensitively interpret your request and delight you with his bespoke composition.
He is highly professional and I have no hesitation in recommending his services to you."
R A Coombes
"Since we were children growing up together, Richard has never failed to amaze and entertain with his prodigious talent. Music seems just to course through his veins along with boundless creativity, humour and exuberance."
Jonathan Miller - Asia Correspondent for Channel 4 News
"Richard Lane’s songs touch the elusive space between recollection and regret, a secret place of half formed memories, faded baggage and past hurts. And in the telling there is a healing, and a promise of a brighter morning.
This album is that hardest of musical feats, a musician who has known the joys and the pains of faith, singing with clear-eyed vision of the way back from heartbreak and loss. It’s a journey Richard charts with raw honesty, grace and a compelling brio."
(Review of Richard's new album by Neil Chenoweth, Senior Investigative Writer, Australian Financial Review, Murdoch biographer)
"Finished the session - man, Richard Lane can write some tune!"
Marty Walsh, Guitarist - Supertramp, Neil Diamond, Donna Summer
"Richard has a rich catalogue of songs and brings new ones into the world with enviable ease. He's also superb with arrangements and is an excellent collaborator."
Ben Haynes, Producer
"Richard composed a piece of music for my bespoke heirlooms website, The-secretwardrobe.com. I love the ambience that is created through the beautiful melody, which encapsulates the essence of my website. I am delighted with the result and can highly recommend Richard to create a unique piece of music."
Chris R Lewis
"Richard Lane delivers blue-eyed soul with empathy, as well as passion."
Nick Manson - Pianist, Composer, Producer
"I run a home catering business in Walla Walla and Richard recently wrote a jingle for my website 'What's Cooking'. I was thrilled with its punchiness and loved the voice-over at the end. Thanks Richard!"
"I was hired by Richard a while ago to do some mixing for him.
What immediately struck me was the diversity of his writing and arranging ability, not to mention how professional sounding his musical productions were. His compositions were soulful, exciting, moody and fun, depending on what the song required. During our collaboration he knew exactly what he was after and was able to convey those ideas to me perfectly.
I hope I get the chance to work with him again .... it was a real pleasure."
Don Nafe - TMR Productions
"Richard is a creative & considerate musician, so easy to work with."
James Rose - Vocal Arranger and member of Accent vocal acappella group
"We needed someone to compose, perform and record some music for a gift for our mother's landmark birthday. A friend recommended Richard and I have to say he was absolutely fantastic. My mother was bowled over when she heard the music and I would definitely use Richard again. Thank you sir!"
"I was the recipient of a special surprise birthday song written by Richard and for me to say that I was blown away by it would be an understatement. Thank you so much Richard."
"I was amazed and delighted when I asked Richard to compose a song in a genre he was unfamiliar with and the finished composition was everything I wanted and more."
Bridie Monahan-Hood - Attorney-at-Law, Washington State