All Words & Music Rick Norman
Except Track 3 Written by Brian Wilson & Gary Usher
Produced by Roger Moutenot
Rick Norman: lead vocals
Roger Moutenot: vocal harmonies
Jules Shear: vocal harmonies on tracks 1, 3, 4, & 6
The South End 2011 Fourth Grade All Stars: vocal harmonies on track 11**
All instrument Rick Norman & Roger Moutenot……well the only thing I can say is that I played all of the 12 string guitar parts….and Roger played all the drums….after that it’s anyone’s guess…but here is what we both played at some point on all the different songs: 6 string guitar, bass guitar, electric sitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, upright piano, Hammond organ, slide guitar, tambourine, maracas, mandolin, E-bow guitar, keyboards, tenor guitar, vibraphone, baritone guitar and other assorted items.
Leif Arntzen: trumpet on “Juniper Road”
Tommy Hannum: pedal steel guitar on “To Lay Down By Your Side”
Joey Trentacosta: additional piano on tracks 4, 5, 6, & 7
This collection of songs is dedicated to Roger Moutenot….for his faith in me, tireless efforts to make this CD sound as it does and being a true friend and partner in this collaboration. The hours that we spent creating, playing and talking…are in my mind…truly one of the greatest times in my life. This CD would not be what it is without Roger helping me reach my dreams. I love ya brother!
Main Tracks: Cue the Birds was recorded and mixed @ Haptown Studios, Nashville, TN….a truly great place to create and hang!
Mastered @: Yes Master, Nashville, TN by Jim DeMain….the best!
Additional tracks recorded @: Trapper Quinn’s Hit the Road Studio, Chester, NY
vocal harmony tracks 1, 3, 4, & 6 / keyboard tracks 4, 5, 6, & 7
South End All Stars recorded @: SES by Hit the Road Studio, Chester, NY, remote mobile facilities
DESIGN & ART
Design & Layout: Bob Colthart & Rick Norman
Front Photo: Bob Colthart, March 2011
Front Cover Birds & Back Cover Painting: Pal Shazar
Painting in Photo Collage: Tracy DiTolla
Thanks to Bob, Pal & Suzy for their designing eyes!
Contact Rick: RalphieNorman@aol.com
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