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Frankie Moreno set to release ‘Frankie Moreno’ — the CD, we mean

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Denise Truscello

The cover of Frankie Moreno’s self-titled release.

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Frankie Moreno and Sammy Hagar at the 2012 Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.

Another CD release, the long-awaited self-titled release by Frankie Moreno, is being made official Wednesday night at Stratosphere.

The night begins with an invitation-only release party in the hotel’s showroom at 7 p.m., followed by Moreno’s show at 8 p.m. I’m not too familiar with the Moreno show (cough), but I heard it’s very good.

I’ve heard a few samples of the CD, recorded at Moreno’s home studio with his 10-piece backing band and mixed at Studio at the Palms by guitar and studio great Pat Thrall. It’s a powerhouse.

The song “Tangerine Honey” is noteworthy because the folks at Jelly Belly have developed a candy in that flavor. There is more to say about that song, the CD and Moreno’s various projects -- and soon.

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