last CD sold: August 22nd, 2011
Information about this CD:
Produced by Sam Crain
Remixed and Mastered by David Cain, Umedia Productions
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Springfield IL
Artwork by Zach Crain
All music written and performed by Sam Crain
Instruments used: B. Cook archtop guitar; Fender Telecaster, Glissentar 11-string
fretless; Ensoniq MT-88 keyboard; Ibanez SE series guitar; LIne 6 POD.
The Big Box of Love(liner notes from the actual CD!)
Well, this is my new one. The music dates from 2005-or-so to the present, and was all done in my home studio. I guess you
could liken it to a Tyler Perry movie , in that I played all the parts. From there it was remixed and mastered by
Dave Cain in his studio(much more high-tech than mine!) at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
It's a pretty mixed bag of nuts: you'll find elements of jazz, rock, and classical music in here, sometimes stirred
together, sometimes merely juxtaposed ,but all under one roof. All put in one big box as a total listening experience.
The title of this CD, as it turns out, came from somewhere deep in left field, but ended up being a dead-on shot as far as
the reasoning behind this CD(combining disparate musical elements into one semi-unified whole)
It was actually a comment made by a co-worker, regarding some work delegated to us
from 'above': "oh look, they sent us a big box of love", delivered of course in a voice dripping with sarcasm..
Some remarks are gone even before they reach your ears, and others get in your digestive system and re-emerge as--well, CD titles. She had a number of good quips, this co-worker, some of which as well may have been CD-titleworthy. 'The big box of love' happened to catch me just right.
Or just wrong.
March 9, 2010
my email: email@example.com
my websites: http://www.samcrain.com
Thanks to these folks, who contributed to this CD: my nephew Zach, Dave Cain, Laura Doss, Chaz Blythe,
and the late Tom McGough for providing, respectively: the artwork, remixing, CD title , 11-string
fretless guitar(used on the tune "Pervertimento with Cheese")and the song title "Furry with the Syringe on Top".
Last CD sold: 08/22/11 This CD has sold throughout the US, in Germany, Finland and Denmark