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The Journey

by Matthew Temple

While some folks keep a diary, he writes poetry and sets it to music. “The Journey” looks at a few stops along the way. Some blues some folk some country all acoustic
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. A Child
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2. Written On the Rails
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3. Listen
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4. Nobody Loves My Baby
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5. Street Musician
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6. Eyes of a Poet
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7. So Many Young Men
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8. If I Were a Carpenter
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9. After Dark
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10. I Should Go
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Matthew grew up in the Pacific North West. He started taking guitar lessons when he was 7 and sang in the boy’s choir for the Portland Opera Company when he was 12. He began writing folk music in college in the mid 60’s and sang with Duke Ellington in the early 70’s. He formed a band that played the Benson Hotel in Portland, OR, The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, The Olympic & Washington Plaza Hotels and Rosario Resort in Washington. In 1980 Matthew was hit by a drunk driver and lost the strength and control of his left hand. Although he continued to write songs it took years of work before he could play again. The “The Journey” is Matthews first CD. It took 10 years to the day to complete it. If you have ever dreamed of having the world hear your music then take a moment and listen to “Street Musician”.

Just a little bit about production:

“A Child”, “Written On The Rails”, “Listen”, “Nobody Loves My Baby”, “Street Musician”, “Eyes of A Poet” & “If I Were A Carpenter” were recorded & mixed at CedarHouse Studios just outside Nashville, TN by four time Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Johnny Pierce. Johnny also played guitar and bass and sang backup for me. Sadly we lost a great talent when Johnny passed away in December of 2005. The quality of the sound is a testament to his love for music.
(Johnny’s daughter Jess is the child’s voice on “A Child”)

"So Many Young Men", "After Dark" and "I Should Go" were recorded at Carport Studios in Nashville, TN. Earl Drake and I produced them together. Earl did the engineering & mixing and added his considerable skills to the arrangements. When you listen to “Listen” it should be noted that Earl added the clicks and bells. They made a huge difference. But it’s just a small reflection of the care and vision Earl brings to a project. Earl was also able to call in Johnny Garcia from Trisha Yearwood’s band to play guitar (really sweet guitar) on all 3 songs and Chester Thompson, from Genesis, to play drums on “After Dark”.

The mastering was done by Jim DeMaine at Yes Master studios in Nashville, TN. When you have spent all the time and effort to write, arrange, record and mix your music you want to make sure to take it to someone who will share your vision. I learned a lot in a short time working with Jim & Earl during the mastering of “The Journey”. For instance, I didn’t know that the spacing between tracks could have such an impact on the pace of the album.


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Cesar Antonio Calizario Dinamarca


Hola sr. mi nombre es Cesar y soy de chile, yo conozco su musica, pero aqui en mi pais no pudo adquirir sus discos, espero algun dia encontrar su musica en las disquerias de este pais, yo soy un admirador de su hermosa musica y fantastica voz que usted tiene, lo admiro mucho ----
Hello sr. my name is Cesar and I am of chili, I know its music, but here in my country could not acquire its disks, I wait some day to find its music in the disquerias of this country, I am its beautiful music's admirer and fantastic voice that you have, I admire him a lot

cesar calizario

Louise

Journey CD
Hi Matthew,
Just listened to your CD that I bought online. I wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent music to listen to for the car, for resting, for fixing dinner to, etc. Loved the tones and the absolute clarity. Well done. Look forward to hearing more of your work. Take care.

The artist formerly known as "Rick"

Inspiring
An absoulutly exquisite work from Matthew Temple. He is hands down one of the best singer/poets of any generation. This masterwork of his includes gorgeous acoustic guitar work, with wonderful mandolin parts and best of all really smooth vocals. The lyrics are spellbinding. It really leaves me in awe at how exellent and brilliant this Cd "The Journey" is. Treat youeself to this disc. When you hear "Written On the Rails," "Nobody Loves My Baby" His nice, nice version of "If I Were A Carpenter" and closes with the tender "I Should Go." You will surely be a part of Temple's "Journey."

The artist formerly known as "Rick"

Inspiring
An absoulutly exquisite work from Matthew Temple. He is hands down one of the best singer/poets of any generation. This masterwork of his includes gorgeous acoustic guitar work, with wonderful mandolin parts and best of all really smooth vocals. The lyrics are spellbinding. It really leaves me in awe at how exellent and brilliant this Cd "The Journey" is. Treat youeself to this disc. When you hear "Written On the Rails," "Nobody Loves My Baby" His nice, nice version of "If I Were A Carpenter" and closes with the tender "I Should Go." You will surely be a part of Temple's "Journey."

David Riley

Great music and songwriting.
I really enjoyed the entire CD. The music and words allow you to venture down the same path's that the songwriter may have traveled. The CD really allowed me to relate to the words and touched my heart.

Dean

Journey well traveled
This cd is a journey well traveled, from A child to Written on the Rails.. the wonderful twists and turns of Matthew's journeys will keep you on the edge of your seat..buckle up and enjoy the ride

Bart Cline

Awesome. A man that can write from the heart and sing from it too.
I enjoyed the variety of music. Unlike some CD's, all the music sounds alike but his variance caught my attention and I really enjoy it. I hope he puts out another one soon.

MICHAEL

A heartfelt journey worth listening to!
A poet indeed. Matthews music pours out of his soul an into the listeners. A warm combination of inspired lyrics and rich melodies.

Shan Right

A grand voice
Matthew, this is a wonderful CD. There is an undertone of Irish folk in your songs and your voice is grand. The 10 years you put into this was well spent. I’m traveling now but as soon as I return home I’ll buy the CD and add it to my favorites. I’m not generally prone to tears but even the short clip of “So Many Young Men” was my undoing.