LOVE EVOLVE
Anthem for Progressive Minds & Spirits
Shahram Shiva




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LOVE EVOLVE CD Design Front and Back Covers.

LOVE EVOLVE is Shahram Shiva's latest album of transformative songs. It is a multi-genre CD with mind-altering lyrics by Shahram Shiva.

LOVE EVOLVE blends chill-out and dance music with yoga and spiritual transformation.

LOVE EVOLVE features new original lyrics and some of Shahram Shiva's favorite Rumi poems.

Blending elements of rock, dance, groove based, trip-hop, ambient, electronic and acoustic and soaring female vocals with the hypnotic voice of Shahram Shiva, this beautiful and unusual album is an anthem for progressive minds and spirits that yearn to constantly evolve and an empowering experience of love, beauty, freedom, self acceptance, wisdom and joy.

Shahram Shiva began the LOVE EVOLVE project with a very specific vision of a mixed-genre album. LOVE EVOLVE includes 10 songs and features several musical disciplines, including rock (Control, Love Evolve), acoustic (This is Enlightenment), groove based (Love's Touch, Be Guiltless, Light + Dark = One), dance (No Religion, Dance Universe), hip hop (Go Back to Sleep) and ambient (I Have Come to Shine).

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Shahram Shiva is a performance poet, author, recording artist, teacher of advanced spirituality and an award-winning translator of Rumi. He is known for rich and entrancing concerts and performances and captivating talks and lectures.

LOVE EVOLVE is the second album in his planned love-themed trilogy, the first being the celebrated RUMI: Lovedrunk.

CREDITS:
>> Voice: Shahram Shiva
>> Guitars, Bass, Synth, Programming & Mixing: Danny Blume
>> Musser Vibraphone, Yamaha C1 Upright Piano, Moog 3p Modular, Arp 2500 Modular, Synton Syrinx & EMS Putney: David Baron
>> Additional Vocals: Simi Stone (aka Simi Sernaker)
>> Concert Flute, Bamboo Flute & Trumpet: John Ragusa
>> Cello: Jane Scarpantoni
>> Drums & Electric Djembe: Alex Alexander
>> Drums & Percussion: Ben Perowsky

PRODUCTION:
LOVE EVOLVE is Produced by the multiple GRAMMY nominee and GRAMMY Award-winner Danny Blume and Shahram Shiva.

Recorded and mixed by Danny Blume, dannyblume.com, Woodstock, NY
Mastering by The Isokon, theisokon.com, Woodstock, NY

SONG LIST:
1. This Is Enlightenment
(acoustic)*

2. Love Evolve (rock)*

3. Be Guiltless (trip-hop)*

4. No Religion (dance)**

5. Control (rock)*

6. Light + Dark = One (groove based, dance)*

7. Dance Universe (dance)**

8. Love's Touch (r&b, trip-hop)**

9. Go Back To Sleep (hip hop)**

10. I Have Come To Shine
(ambient)**

* Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva
** Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva
Trip-Hop genre = ambient mixed with groove (chill-out, downtempo)

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"This is Enlightenment" Multilingual Chorus
Reciting "Love Yourself" in 13 Languages:
Italian & Portuguese - Julia Crystal
Spanish - Kena Raquel Custage
Swedish - Shikha, Emine and Madhu
Russian & Latvian - Aija Terauda
German - Selin Kaya
Finish - Ava Vartiainen
Persian & Turkish - Mojgan Cyrus
Hebrew - Natanya Green
Arabic - Lee Safar
Hindi - Trupti Patel

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NEWS:
>> August 21, 2014, Watch a Talk Show Interview with Shahram Shiva on Actors Entertainment with host Kim Estes. A Pepper Jay Productions.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/51670005

>> August 2014, An Interview with Spirituality Teacher Shahram Shiva by Eliza Gales Interviews

>> Los Angeles, Aug 2014 - Shahram Shiva is conducting a tour of Los Angeles area. Please visit our EVENTS section for more info.

>> Los Angeles, May 2014 - Shahram Shiva's celebrated new album LOVE EVOLVE is on the Newswire: "New Album by #Rumi Expert, Shahram Shiva Blends Chill-out and Dance Music with #Yoga and Spiritual Transformation."

>> Listen to "The Future of Spirituality," a talk by Shahram Shiva. This is a 20 min excerpt of a 90 min keynote speech By Shahram Shiva at the Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg2dbftBL0Y

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

RADIO INTERVIEW on WRPI
August 7, 2014
Radio Show

In The Spirit

Host
Gary Goldberg
Date & Time
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:00 PM Eastern US, 11AM Pacific, 20:00 CET, 19:00 GMT.
Topic New Songs from the CD "Love Evolve" & Soul Evolution Discussion
Coverage Area
Live global broadcast also on the web at www.WRPI.org. In Southern Vermont, Western Massachusetts and Eastern New York set your dial to 91.5 FM.
Information
A frequent guest on "In The Spirit" we are happy to welcome Shahram Shiva once more. Listen to In The Spirit program on WRPI Radio, hosted by Gary Goldberg. You can also listen to the broadcast in real time on WRPI.org.

THE FUTURE OF SPIRITUALITY
August 15, 2014
Title
The Future of Spirituality an Evening with Shahram Shiva
Event
Talk, Transmission & Rumi Poetry
Venue


Mystic Journey Bookstore, Venice, CA

Date & Time
Friday, August 15, 2014, 7-9PM
Tickets
Contact Mystic Journey at 310.399.7070
Information


MOTIVATIONAL CHAT
August 21, 2014
Title
Discussion with Shahram Shiva.
Event
Talk, Inspiration on Motivational Chat
Venue


Motivational Chat - Actors Entertainment

Date & Time
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10-11AM PT, 1-2PM ET and 19:00-20:00 CET
Website
www.ActorsE.com
Information

Motivational Chat is a content-driven conversation between Shahram Shiva and host Kim Estes about motivational topics, techniques and tools – our mission is to empower the viewer to raise their consciousness, think outside the box, set & achieve their goals, increase their prosperity, positivity, well being and passion for living their dreams.


THE FUTURE OF SPIRITUALITY
September 6, 2014
Title
The Future of Spirituality an Evening with Shahram Shiva
Event
Talk, Transmission and Guided Whirling Workshop
Venue


Learning Light Foundation, Anaheim, CA

Date & Time
Saturday, Sept 6, 2014, 7-9PM
Tickets
Contact Learning Light at 714.533.2311
Information


THE FUTURE OF SPIRITUALITY
October 17, 2014
Title
The Future of Spirituality an Evening with Shahram Shiva
Event
Talk, Transmission, Rumi Poetry and Guided Whirling Workshop
Venue


Awakenings Center, Laguna Hills, CA

Date & Time
Friday, Oct 17, 2014, 7-9PM
Tickets
Contact Awakenings Center 949.457.0797
Information


THE FUTURE OF SPIRITUALITY
November 14, 2014
Title
The Future of Spirituality an Evening with Shahram Shiva
Event
Talk, Transmission & Rumi Poetry
Venue


Center for Spiritual Living, Westlake Village, CA

Date & Time
Friday, November 14, 2014, 7-9PM
Tickets
Contact CSL WL at (805) 495-0105
Information

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REVIEWS:
>> Shahram Shiva's voice brings alive the timeless soul of our beloved Rumi.
Hazel Patterson
Yoga Instructor

>> The music is beautiful and the lyrics are powerful. The production values are excellent. Great work!
Todd Steifel
Stiefel Freethought Foundation

>> I have been truly enjoying your amazing LOVE EVOLVE CD. Thanks for developing your gift into such a set of skills and for combining the art with the consciousness and sharing it with the world. In appreciation of you and gratitude for sharing your art with me. Keep up the great work!
Foster Gamble
Founder of the Thrive Movement

>> LOVE EVOLVE radiates a beautiful and inspiring message for our dynamic ever changing world. Shahram Shiva has the ability to fuse modern, progressive new age / chill out music and sounds with profound spiritual insights. His hypnotic voice and empowering poetry sounds effortless and blends beautifully with the pulsating, smooth and ever evolving soundtracks. Very unique - highly recommended.
Suzanne Doucet
NewAgeMusic.com


>> Shahram Shiva's CD LOVE EVOLVE is catching the world by storm. It is an album of original songs & Rumi inspirations. This is the 2nd CD from Shahram, after "Rumi: Lovedrunk." LOVE EVOLVE is dynamic, exciting, adventurous and captivating. The dramatic messages and music is transformative. Each track has it's own story and sound. Modern, hypnotic, it will rock your soul.
Gary Goldberg, radio host
"In The Spirit"
on WRPI.org & WRPI-FM

>> Sometimes provoking, sometimes tender, yet always dynamic, Love Evolve blends poetry and music for a unique sonic experience. Intense percussion, soaring female vocals and trance inducing rhythms create the backdrop, while Shahram Shiva masterfully recites original poetry along with some of his favorite Rumi translations. This is one you don't want to miss.
Bette Timm
Music Reviewer

>> One of my fav tracks is Dance Universe, it combines natural grooves with electric and almost has a reggae jazz feel to it. I like the smooth drum programming.

Very cool guitar work on "Control" brings the '70's in a new light used with spoken work. Could imagine this played in a nice setting anywhere from great bar to home drawing the listener in.

Love Evolve = Great combination of various instruments. Shahram, great job on taking the listener to an unforgettable journey.
K'SANDRA

>> I am blown away by the songs. They are amazing. Wow, very powerful, touching and uplifting. Love Evolve will impact the lives of the masses and spread love & light to all.
Sarah

>>
Things come to us at the right time, and that is when this music came to me. When I was ready to hear it, accept it, know it, resonate with it, evolve with it and become part of it. I'm sure this music will also come to many of you who are ready for it, you with a beautiful and "progressive heart" as Shahram so eloquently puts it.
Laura Sullivan
Pianist & Composer


>>
Wow, those words are really beautiful and inspiring. Felt like a new person after listening. Thanks!
Wouter Kellerman

Flutist


>> I enjoyed listening to your album, "Love Evolve." You have a great voice for sure. I found your work to be very thought provoking yet enjoyable to listen to. It was interesting how your voice (deeper vocal register) was contrasted by the higher female vocalists. Well done there!!! The rhythmic element provides that visceral reaction with the help of the electronic effects setting up a pleasing atmosphere. The lyrics got me thinking though. Thank you!
Leonardo Le San
Pianist & Composer

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LOVE EVOLVE LYRICS
All Lyrics © Copyright Shahram Shiva. All Rights Reserved. Do Not Use or Copy without Permission. Contact info@rumi.net for Rights, Publishing and Information.

1. THIS IS ENLIGHTENMENT (Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva)

You are hypnotized by the whirl of the universe.

You are an ageless lone spark,
having a unique experience
in a constantly shifting reality.

You are a spiral of light

A fountain of fire,

Be a shower of shine.

Yes, you can handle love.
Yes, you can be love.
You deserve love.

All that you seek,
is hidden in this truth:
Love yourself.
Love yourself.
Love yourself.

Yes, you can handle love.
Yes, you can be love.
Yes, you can give love.
Yes, you deserve love.
You are love.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

2. LOVE EVOLVE (Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva)

So I talk about love,
Yes I talk about love,
and the chemistry of sound.
I talk about hope,
and the need to expand.
I talk about faith,
with our eyes open wide.
I talk about you,
and the secret that is your heart.

Let go,
Learn to unlearn what you learned
Learn to be love and evolve.

Open up,
It’s time to enhance your essence.
Open up, Open up, Open up to change.

So I talk about love,
And our love is about secrets
And our secrets
are within you.

Let’s talk about you.
Some hearts are progressive
some are regressive.
Which one are you?

Do you push forward,
and wish for a change?

Or cling to the past.
and hide in convention?

Yes,
I talk about love,
I talk about you,
and the secret that is your heart.

Let go,
Learn to unlearn what you learned
Learn to be love and evolve.

Open up,
It’s time to enhance your essence.
Open up, Open up, Open up to change.

Here’s to love and
the need to evolve.
Here’s to change and
the need to transform.
Here’s to hope and
the need to grow.

And here’s to you
and your beautiful progressive heart.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

3. BE GUILTLESS (Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva)

Listen,
my love,
your soul is ever intact.

Don’t mind the destination,
Don’t mind the end.
Don’t mind the good or bad
or right and wrong.

Grow from the past,
but grab hold of now.
Now is always evolving.

The end is eternal
It’s ever reaching.

As there are billions of stars
There are billions of steps.
As there are
billions of souls,
There are
billions of ways to grow.

Last night,
Under the roof of all nations
a woman in red
spoke of self-realization.
She said,
I am fully illuminated.

Listen my love,
Illumination is eternal,
It can never be full.
Evolution is eternal.
Now is always evolving.

The end is eternal
It’s ever reaching.

As there are billions of stars
There are billions of steps.
As there are
billions of souls,
There are
billions of ways to grow.

Listen,
my love,
your soul is ever intact.
You can't be hurt,
you can't be hurt at all.

Listen my love,
as you carve your own path
on this eternal joy ride,
show courage
by remaining
open,
free,
and guiltless
in the midst of an ever-reaching end.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

4. NO RELIGION (Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva)

Tonight,
I see the realm of joy and pleasure.

I've lost myself in it
and it has lost itself in me:
No religion,
No dogma,
No conformity,
No guilt,
No shame,
No fear,
No conviction,
No uncertainty remain.

In the middle of my heart,
a star appears,
and the seven heavens
are lost in its brilliance.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

5. CONTROL (Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva)

You got it all figured out
You bend your body
real well
You repeat my name
so loud!
You cut your meat
Take away the eyes
in what you eat
You read about the stars and
the wheels that turn eternal
You think, you got it all figured out.
You think, you got it all figured out.

You are all that you’ll ever want,
You are all that you’ll ever need,
You are all that you’ll ever seek.

You believe stories of gods
who were kind.
And trust sparks of
red, white, black and blue
And yes,
you turn the other cheek,
And you think you got it all figured out.
You think you got it all figured out.

You swing from Dogma to Dogma
You switch from Control to Control
Oh friend,
This is a vicious circle to buy your soul.
This is a vicious circle to buy your soul.

You think, you got it all figured out.
You think, you got it all figured out.

You are all that you’ll ever want,
You are all that you’ll ever need,
You are all that you’ll ever seek.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

6. LIGHT + DARK = ONE (Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva)

Walk the middle path,
that's right,
walk the middle path.

Embrace the whole of you
not just a part of you.

(Don't cling to one side or another)

Embrace the dark in your light.
The pleasure in your life.
The chaos in your peace.
The shift in your routine.

{{Set a higher tone,}}
(Sing a higher note.)

This is a master class
and there is a price of admission:
leave your old self behind.

Rid your soul of shackles of convention.
Dust your mind of methods of control.

{{Soul evolution is?}}
(Soul evolution is!)

The beloved
is you.
{{You are the deity that you worship
You are the god that you seek.}}

Come out of your self.
(Come out of your cell)

{{We are eternal beings
currently in 3-dimensional
earth-based bodies.}}

From the moment you are born
an escape hatch is placed in front of you.

{{Escape with your mind and the desire to be free and learn more.}}

You are star light, particles of matter mixed with energy.
You are born of light and will return to light

{{Manifest like a flame}}
(No place in time
power on the inside)

Enjoy this bounty, eat your heart out

Now listen:
to heal your wounds
I get you to dance

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

7. DANCE UNIVERSE (Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva)

When you dance the whole universe dances.

All the realms spun around you in endless celebration.

Your soul loses its grip.

Your body sheds its fatigue.

Hearing my hands clap and my drum beat,

You begin to whirl.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

8. LOVE'S TOUCH (Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva)

Love came,
and moved like blood
in my body.
It rushed through my veins
and surrounded my heart.

Everywhere I looked,
I saw...
Love's touch.

Love's touch:
on my left palm,
on my forehead,
on my eyelids,
on the back of my neck,
on my thighs,
on the tips of my fingers,
on my wings,
on my right big toe...

Love's touch...

Now,
all that you see of me
is just a shell,
and the rest belongs to Love.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

9. GO BACK TO SLEEP (Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva)

Go back,
Go back to sleep.
Yes, you are allowed.
You who have no Love in your heart,
You can go back to sleep.

The essence of Love
is exclusive to us,
you go back to sleep.
I have been burnt
by the fire of Love.
You, who have no such yearning in your heart,
You can go back to sleep.

The path of Love,
has seventy-two folds and countless facets.
Your love and religion
is all about control, deceit and hypocrisy,
you go back to sleep.

I have torn to pieces my robe of speech,
and have let go of the desire to converse.
You who are not naked yet,
You can go back to sleep.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

10. I HAVE COME TO SHINE (Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva)

I have come
to take you by your hand,
and bring you to myself.

I have come
to shine your way
as you walk this path.

I will make you guiltless,
I will make you fearless,
then I will place you in the
brightest point in the universe.

I have come like a breeze of spring
to your field of flowers,
so I can hold you by my side,
and embrace you tight.

I have come
to take you by your hand,
and bring you to myself.

I have come
to shine your way
as you walk this path.

Like the cry of lovers,
I will help you reach the
roof of heavens.

From the dust of the earth to a human being,
there are a thousand steps.
I have been with you through these steps,
I have held your hand and walked by your side.

And I will be with you
as you move beyond this human form
and soar to the highest heavens.

Lyrics from LOVE EVOLVE CD
© Copyright Shahram Shiva
www.LoveEvolve.com

All Lyrics © Copyright Shahram Shiva. All Rights Reserved. Do Not Use or Copy Without Permission. Contact info@rumi.net for Rights, Publishing and Information.

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