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October Project is an adult-alternative pop/rock band. The original group members from 1993 through 1996, the Epic Records years, were Mary Fahl (lead vocals), Marina Belica (vocals, keyboards), David Sabatino (vocals, guitars), and husband-and-wife Emil Adler (vocals, keyboards, melodies) and Julie Flanders (lyrics). Urbano Sanchez (percussion) was also listed as an additional musician on both albums released during this period, and he appears in group photos on both albums. The current lineup as of 2003 is Marina Belica (lead vocals, keyboards), Emil Adler (vocals, keyboards), and Julie Flanders (vocals, lyrics).

In the late 1980s, Adler and Sabatino built a recording studio in a New Jersey garage, while Belica and Flanders were roommates for four years at Yale University. The four came together when Adler and Flanders began dating, and in 1990 Fahl was introduced to the group by a mutual friend. In 1993 the group was signed by Epic Records, and in November of that year they released their first album, the eponymous October Project, produced by Glenn Rosenstein. The group toured with Sarah McLachlan and the Crash Test Dummies through much of 1994. Their second album, Falling Farther In, was released in September of 1995 and was produced by Peter Collins.

In 1996, Epic Records dropped the band from their lineup. Soon after, Fahl left the group, reportedly due to friction because she wanted to write songs for the band, while Adler and Flanders were adamantly opposed to the idea. Fahl went on to pursue a solo career, eventually re-signing with Sony and releasing the album The Other Side of Time in May of 2003 under the Sony Classical label.

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  • neurophyre

    oh my god OH MY GOD the Equation cover of "Return to Me" ... Cara Dillon was the right angel to cover that song. oh man.

    18 Jun 5:57am Reply
  • abfdrumz

    @macychick: she wishes

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • abfdrumz

    Mary Fahl's voice can still wreck me in approximately 1.4 seconds. Urban legend has it that we blast Britney these days to discourage piracy on the high seas, but have we even tried simply breaking their hearts?

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • PrideEd

    Came across the album "Falling Farther In" by chance at a local antiques' barn. Best discovery made without Last.fm EVER!

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Great Gothic pop from Ireland! Like a darker Mamas & the Papas

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • douglasC280

    super...♥ ♥ ♥...

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Lubricio

    Wonderful music! :)

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • macychick

    Wasn't Sarah McLachlan in this band at one point?

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • RCori

    Just saw Mary Fahl in concert. Fabulous.

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • KeyWiz

    Underrated.

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • gunslinger71

    I had the opportunity to see them live in a tiny little bar in Phila. when they debuted their first album. It was without a doubt an incredible listening experience. Note for note, a perfect performance. Mary Fahl put shivers up and down my spine all night long. God, how I wish they would regroup with the original line-up. I still listen to them every Sunday morning.

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • oh_bloodyhell

    Does anybody have a link to download the ep "Different Eyes"? Please!?

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • blubin929

    Without doubt one of the most underrated bands ever. They are criminally unknown! Fantastic hooks and melodies in all their stuff.

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • marcoslhc

    Love this group

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • silvertree

    No, they had 2 albums. The second is called "Falling further in".

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • sosoober

    so sad they only had one album and then got dismissed...

    4 Jan 2010 Reply
  • macrocosm144

    I love playing them when were driving around here in the mountains. I wish they would do another album! Her voice is so rich and thick, and they feel a bit witchy too .. I love it!

    6 Dec 2009 Reply
  • brudberg

    still a favourite.... escpecially fist album.

    13 Aug 2009 Reply
  • sandroroxer

    Músicas fantásticas que ficam em nossa mente por muito tempo.

    23 Jul 2009 Reply
  • GreenStorm

    I rediscovered them in my dads music-library a while ago. I listened to them at the age of like.. seven or something like that.. and they are still awesome.

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
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