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The Way We Found It

by Syd

Introspective pop/rock
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. All Time High
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1:36 album only
2. On A Friday
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3:21 album only
3. Far Away
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4:19 album only
4. Lady
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5. Interlude
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6. Still Life
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3:33 album only
7. Sail The Sea
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8. You Said
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4:12 album only
9. Best Laid Plans
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3:55 album only
10. Front Lines
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11. Prelude
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12. It Was You
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Album Notes
Syd is a singer/songwriter from Vermont living in Brooklyn whose love of "indie rock", driving rhythms and 50's pop has separated him from the growing legions of boys wielding guitars.

After playing hundreds of shows a year since 2002, selling a combined 3000 physical copies of his first two records and an astonishing 23,000 digital downloads, Syd brought his band (drummer Sam Smith, now Ben Folds' throne man and guitarist Dylan Allen, now also living in New York) into the deep woods of Chelsea, VT to record in a gutted barn what would become 2007's "The Way We Found It" a record that re-defines the sound Syd has been honing all these years. Produced by They Might Be Giants' Danny Weinkauf, "The Way We Found It" is a new sound, and altogether familiar.

Along the way, he's earned a spot in Music Connection magazine's "Top 25 Demos of the Year", a nomination for Coffeehouse Performer of the Year, showcases at NXNE and Nemo Music Festival, plus opening slots in front of Ari Hest, Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers, The Zombies and Hanson, among many others.


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I had to buy more
Bought two copies of this cd for Christmas stockings. Everyone wanted them. Had to buy 3 more!


A display of true talent
A perfect example of Syd's progression and talent.


Great Evolution of an Artist
This cd is a great showcase of what you should expect from Syd. The cd plays like a live show, with ups and downs and simple punctuations of music in between. Each song seems like it was carefully selected for it's place on the disc, which never seems to disappoint. The overall feel envokes the emotions of a person trying to start a new life and still keep a grasp on the pieces of the old one that make it whole. If this cd were a living entity, it'd be at that weird time between college and adulthood where you find yourself at a crossroads and picking your path. This is a perfect album to pick up if you've never heard Syd and want to try something new, or if you are a long-time fan and have loved everything else. All in all it's a fantastic disc, and something that just gets better after repeated listenings.


This CD is his best yet!
This CD shows how much his music has grown and matured. It really is a wonderful set of songs, that you can relate to. The music is different but very enjoyable to listen to. Everysong has it's own style. They really get you singing and up on your feet! A definite worthy buy ;)

Jessica Raney

Yayy dance!
I'm definately digging this cd. I can't elaborate on every song yet, but wow. Just pop it in the car and you're golden!


Great album again, great artist!
Syd is a great artist and this album “The Way We Found It” is really great! I can’t describe it very well and I can’t find words for this masterstroke, but I really love this CD. It’s definitely worth to hear it and he did a good job – again! This is his BEST album by now!!! It’s just music to enjoy and relax. His songs are one of those were you really want to know what they are about! Syd, YOU ARE THE BEST!!! Sincerly, a huge fan from Germany...


Excellent. A must buy for your collection.
The album has songs with meaningful lyrics and a story line that are simply missing from the typical rock/pop album. The music has a warm and genuine sound. Same SYD sound, but more upbeat than the prior albums.

Casey from University College of Bangor... Maine

SYD has done it again. This CD was an instant favorite of mine and of my little
The Way We Found It is a CD I use to suppliment my coffee during the long commute in the AM and a CD I use to forget the BS of my days during the ride home or to happy hour along the way. Great lyrics and world class instrumental talent... I'm a picky listener and I really dig it! Can't wait to hear these tunes live. Just great music from start to finish!


This CD Is Fantastic. Syd is amazing, and I could not be happier with my CD. I hear the same old Syd I have grown know and love with a depth I didn't expect, amazed... That's what I am. Thank you Syd for doing what you so rock at doing. Dana