Sir Ivan Makes Music History - First Singer To Complete Entire 60s Album In New 'rocktronica' Sound

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Sir Ivan Makes Music History - First Singer to Complete Entire 60s Album in New

'Rocktronica' Sound

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

   Recording Artist Profits Will Fund THE PEACEMAN FOUNDATION, Dedicated to    

Battling Hate Crimes and Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Rock singer and peace activist, SIR IVAN, is breathing new life into the

musical and social legacy of the 1960s with his new album, I AM PEACEMAN, a

collection of classic 60s folk/rock hits rejuvenated and reinvented with 21st

century cutting-edge style.  "A lot of kids today don't know about 60s music,"

says Sir Ivan about the transformational era that shaped the Baby Boomer

generation.  "But now, with increased violence and war all over the world,

global problems have inspired a new generation to make a difference.  I think

this is a good time for everyone to re-explore the music that forged a


    The album's concept actually began eight years ago with Sir Ivan's dream to

record a 60s album that would generate royalties for world peace.  After

building his reputation in the dance music community with a string of Billboard

hits starting with his remake of "Imagine" in 2001, Sir Ivan is now ready to

enter the mainstream pop/rock music arena.  What sets I AM PEACEMAN apart from

other modern interpretations of 60s music is its fresh, exciting blend of rich

melodies and harmonies with live guitar riffs and an undercurrent of electronic

beats -- a sound known as "rocktronica." On the new 15 song album, Sir Ivan

once again re-interprets Imagine, along with 14 other 60s classics, including

For What It's Worth, Blowin' in the Wind, Eve of Destruction, Turn Turn Turn

and Get Together.  The album is produced by FORD, who has 18 gold and platinum

singles to his credit for his work with Michael Jackson, Ludacris, Britney

Spears, Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mick Jagger, and many others.  It was

mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller who has perfected albums for numerous

artists including Kanye West, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Josh Groban,

Leona Lewis, The White Stripes, Neil Diamond, and Barbara Streisand. 

    The album's completion is timed for release early next year to celebrate

and commemorate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.  "Woodstock was much more

than a three-day concert," says Sir Ivan, "it was a rallying point for a

generation that rejected hate, violence and war and wanted to replace it with

love and peace." Indeed, Sir Ivan's goal is much the same.  As passionate about

helping humanity as he is about his music, Sir Ivan believes that music truly

can make a difference in people's lives and affect the way they treat each

other. For that reason, he created The Peaceman Foundation, a private

foundation which supports an array of charities dedicated to fighting Hate

Crimes and treating the victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sir

Ivan is donating 100 percent of his recording artist net profits from his album

to his Peaceman Foundation. 

    To further promote peace through his music and foundation, Sir Ivan always

performs in peace capes, which has earned him the title "PEACEMAN," the rock

star superhero fighting for peace. Sir Ivan is planning a global "I AM

PEACEMAN" tour with his band.  The album, currently under consideration by

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SOURCE  Sir Ivan

    CONTACT:  Edward Callaghan, New York: +1-212-689-4831, or Southampton: +1-

631-283-9130,, or Best number to be reached: John Wegorzewski,

cell, +1-212-729-0834, both of John Wegorzewski & Associates Public Relations &


    Web site: 

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