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Encyclopedia > Elaine Caswell

Elaine Caswell is a female singer, heard on many recordings, and live appearances. A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ...

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The Dream Engine

Elaine is currently one of the singers for The Dream Engine, a music performance group that performs and records the work of composer and lyricist Jim Steinman. At their live shows, she sings the lead vocal on the song It's All Coming Back To Me Now. She sings one of the four lead vocal parts on the song "We're Still The Children We Once Were". She has also sung the songs "Holding Out for a Hero" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart". She has sung "Loving You's a Dirty Job (But Somebody's Got to Do It)" as a duet with Rob Evan. She sings backup vocals, as applicable, on the rest of the songs performed by The Dream Engine. The Dream Engine (sometimes abbreviated as TDE) is a music performance group created by Jim Steinman and Steven Rinkoff in 2006. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York, New York) is an American rock and musical theater composer. ... Its All Coming Back To Me Now is a power ballad, written by Jim Steinman in 1983. ... Rob Evan is a singer and actor, best known as a lead performer in numerous Broadway musicals, a performer in national and international tours of musical productions, and a featured vocalist on several music albums. ... The Dream Engine (sometimes abbreviated as TDE) is a music performance group created by Jim Steinman and Steven Rinkoff in 2006. ...


Pandora's Box

Elaine was one of the four main vocalists on the 1989 album Original Sin, by the group Pandora's Box. The album was produced and, except for two songs, written by the group's creator Jim Steinman. Elaine sang lead vocals on the original releases of the songs "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" and "It Just Won't Quit". Although the album was not a commercial success, both of the songs Elaine sang later found success with other singers. "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" was a hit single for Celine Dion in 1996, when it was the BMI Song of the Year. "It Just Won't Quit" was a track, not released as a single, on the multi-platinum album "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" sung by Meat Loaf. Elaine was featured in the music videos for Pandora's Box, especially the video for It's All Coming Back To Me Now. According to Christian tradition, original sin is the general condition of sinfulness (lack of holiness) into which human beings are born (Psalm 51:5). ... Pandoras Box is the box entrusted to the mythological figures Epimetheus and his wife Pandora. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York, New York) is an American rock and musical theater composer. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion Angélil, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Meat Loaf is stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947)). He is an American rock singer and actor of stage and screen. ... Pandoras Box is the box entrusted to the mythological figures Epimetheus and his wife Pandora. ... Its All Coming Back To Me Now is a power ballad, written by Jim Steinman in 1983. ...

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Jim Steinman

Over the years Elaine has sung on many demos for composer and lyricist Jim Steinman, many of which have been released to the public. These include demos for the songs "Braver Than We Are", "Vampires in Love" (this is the duet version of Total Eclipse of the Heart featured in Dance of the Vampires and a minor part on the demo for "In the Land of the Pig The Butcher Is King". Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York, New York) is an American rock and musical theater composer. ... Total Eclipse of the Heart is a power ballad written, composed, and produced by Jim Steinman, inspired by the classic novel, Wuthering Heights. ...


Joe Jackson

In the 1980's, Elaine sang on the world tour of Joe Jackson. On his album "Body and Soul", Elaine sang the female lead vocal part on the duet called "Happy Ending". She was also featured in the music video for the song. There are several people named Joe Jackson: Joe Jackson, musician Shoeless Joe Jackson, baseball player Joseph Jackson, father and manager of the Jackson 5 Joe Jackson, football player This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


Studio Singing

Elaine Caswell has done backup vocal singing on my studio albums. This includes albums by Cher, Celine Dion, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Phyllis Hyman, John Waite and Jennifer Rush. Cheryl Sarkisian LaPierre (better known as Cher) (born on May 20, 1946),[1] is an American actress, singer, songwriter, author and entertainer. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion Angélil, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Meat Loaf is stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947)). He is an American rock singer and actor of stage and screen. ... Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a pop/rock singer with a distinctive powerful voice. ... Phyllis Hyman (July 6, 1949 - June 30, 1995) was a soul singer, model and actress. ... Missing You record cover John Charles Waite, born on July 4, 1955, in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, is a rock singer. ... Jennifer Rush on the Cover of Jennifer Rush is an American singer, best known for the million-selling single The Power Of Love (1985). ...


Advertising

Elaine has sung on many commercials. These include ads for Sears, Dr. Pepper, Chrysler-Plymouth, Pontiac, Pepsi, Nutri-System, Royal Caribbean, Cotton, Hasbro, Burger King, Hershey's Twizzlers, Kellogg's, Folgers, Navy and many others. Commercialism redirects here. ...


TV Appearances

Elaine has sung on many television appearances. These include on The Late Show With David Letterman, with Buddy Guy and Ronnie Spector, with Joe Jackson on London Top of the Pops, with Billy Joel on Saturday Night Live, with Ivan Neville on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ... Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett, 10 August 1943, in New York City) was the lead singer of the girl group The Ronettes, and is known as the original bad girl of rock and roll. From a very young age, she took to singing and her large, close family encouraged... There are several people named Joe Jackson: Joe Jackson, musician Shoeless Joe Jackson, baseball player Joseph Jackson, father and manager of the Jackson 5 Joe Jackson, football player This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York, USA) is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. ... ...


Other Live Appearances

Elaine has sung live with many performers including Little Richard, Bonnie Raitt, Nona Hendryx, Darlene Love, Marc Shaiman and others. She also once sang the National Anthem at Shea Stadium, before a Major League Baseball game between the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. She has appeared at industrials for Little Caesars and Tagament. Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... Nona Hendryx (born October 9, 1944) is a vocalist known for her work as a solo artist as well as one-third of the trio LaBelle. ... Darlene Love (born Darlene Wright on July 26, 1938, in Los Angeles, California) is an American popular music singer. ... Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is a composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television and theatre. ...


Film

Elaine sang on the song "You Don't Own Me". This was on the soundtrack for the movie The First Wives' Club.


Sources

  • Official website for Elaine Caswell
  • Official website for The Dream Engine
  • Official myspace page for The Dream Engine, includes audio sample of Elaine Caswell's singing voice.
  • Video of live performance with Joe Jackson of "Happy Ending".

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