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California feat. Les Fradkin - 'Perfect World'

Review by Tom "Ace" Owens

“Perfect World” is a catchy rock song with a big heart. A very “singable” tune and a “danceable” beat combine in rich harmony to create something special that we don't hear enough of these days. The guitar lines really scream while the bass and drums roll like thunder. I love the emotional and somehow familiar-feeling of the song's chord progression. There is a fresh atmosphere in this music that makes the song very exciting. The sound is very new while the structure is timeless making it a tune that suits any listening library, past, present and future. Everything about “Perfect World” oozes passion.

“It's a perfect world, with you everything seems right.”

Les Fradkin sings these words with a likable and genuine style. He is clearly coming from an authentic place and listeners can feel his experience. An expert in his vocal delivery, I was blown away at how comfortable he sounds hitting the high notes!

“I finally did discover, never need another…oh how I love her.”

If you're a sucker for a love song, then Fradkin's uncomplicated and straight to the heart lyrics will bring a smile to your face.

Musically, I love the way the verses build from beginning to end on “Perfect World.” During the verses, when the harmonic rhythm is cut in half, the rhythm section crescendos and creates a cathartic feeling. All the while the vocal melody sits perfectly over these chords.

The narrative of this song unfolds very naturally, making it fun to listen to, and the catchy melodic content will have you singing along. California feat. Les Fradkin hits this one out of the park with this very earnest, very positive tune. “Perfect World” is a perfect song!


About California, feat. Les Fradkin

The group California, featuring Les Fradkin (Vocals, Bass, Piano, Mellotron, Guitars, Producer and Songwriter) as it’s founding Original Member and still leading the group to this day, were Laurie Records recording Artists in the 1970’s and 1980’s. California had several Hit Singles during that time period including “See You In September”, “Jeans On”,“Summer Fun Medley” and “He’s Almost You”. Other California highlights included an appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand TV show singing “Summer Fun Medley” as well as a Top 50 UK Chart placing for “He’s Almost You”. In fact, in 2020, a California B-Side “Paris (1945)” roared to the top of the Dutch and EU Charts.

Now, California thunders back at RRO Entertainment with all new material. California returns with Les Fradkin - Vocals, Bass, Mellotron, Piano, Guitars, Ztar, Songwriter and Co-Production and Loretta Pieper Fradkin - Vocals, Songwriter and Co-Production. Les and Loretta have co authored numerous hits during 2022, including 8 consecutive #1 UK Indie Radio Chart hits for Les Fradkin as a Solo Artist, several #1 hits on Los Angeles, California Indie Radio as well as “Under The Covers” placing at #50 in the Billboard Media Base CHR Activator Chart. For 2022 release, California presents it’s brand new Original Hit Single “Perfect World”!

For more information about California Feat. Les Fradkin, please visit their website


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