This is the third CD in a trilogy of recordings that started with the discs "Patience, my boy", and "Gaga Over The S.O.P."
It features a few older pieces from the late 90's that have been re-orchestrated, and re-mastered along side some current, topical material. Here is a sample of what you will find in this collection:
A "one off" live version of "Gorgo Twain Has Gone Hawhyin" from the infamous "Backdoor Xmas Bash" of 1989. This performance is a rare event due to the fact that the personnel employs many of the co-writers I've worked with over the years. They include Nick DiMauro, Gian DiMauro, Meryl Mathews, Marci Geller, Donna Bach-Heitner and Chris Pati.
After eleven years Jim Dexter makes an appearance on the co-written "All The The Things We Need". The outro of which recalls the intro to the song "Questions Keep Getting Deeper". Could this perhaps signal the beginning of a fully realized Dexter / Tabacco CD? It's damn possible.
Also re-appearing, is the lovely Patricia Amendolia, back finally from the dentist skit we did in 1993 on the CD "It's Out There Feeding On Itself". Here, Trish expertly recites more absurdity on the track "The Drain Pipe Card Connectors".
The original take I did of Nigey Lennon's classic sea shanty "The Pirates Of Old Northport" finally sees the light of day after having been in hiding since 1999. It's an odd version (not authentic in the least) that teases with continually changing chord cadences after each verse.
A rare instrumental version of the Fuzzy Gray Logic song "Feels So Good This Time" was un-earthed from very depths of the Sonic Underground period and re-mastered. Nice soloing on this one.
One of the first collaborations I did with Gian DiMauro gets re-recorded and kicks ass. That would be the track, "If I Had A Dollar".
And finally, another musical offering with Mr. Peter "Dalai Lama Town" Kearns. This time Peter composes the music and I write the lyrics for "The End Of The Beginning". A cautionary tale in the vein of "2 Steps Forward / 1 Step Back".
As usual, conceptual continuity abounds and hopefully those astute JT fans out there will have fun recognizing all the musical and lyrical connections. The CD booklet contains detailed information regarding the origin and creation of all the tracks and some nifty art work graces some of the pages.
Yet again, more closure for an open ended musical puzzle that ceases to stop until I stop ceasing; unless the "Cloud" decides otherwise.