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From So Far Away

by Neville Pearsall

Upbeat and varied, this mix of 11 instrumentals and 5 vocal songs includes guitars, bass, drums, trumpet, sax, flute, B3 style organ and more. Tracks feature analog/real instruments played by some of the best musicians in the far NW corner of the U.S.A.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. A Fine Selection of Dangerous Things (feat. Louis Aissen, Tom Svornich & Jay Thomas)
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2. Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge (feat. Jay Thomas, Chris Glenn & Orville Johnson)
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3. From So Far Away (feat. Danny Barnes, Jon Parry, Chris Glenn & Ed Littlefield Jr.)
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4. A Preference for the Good (feat. Tom Svornich & George Radebaugh)
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5. Behind My Mind (feat. Tom Svornich, Jay Thomas & Pete Lack)
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6. 40 Degrees and Raining (feat. Tom Svornich)
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7. The Lucky Ones (feat. Jay Thomas, George Radebaugh & Tom Svornich)
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8. Surfing With the Dolphins (feat. Jay Thomas, Aaron Vallat & Forest Shomer)
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9. Breaking Through (feat. Jay Thomas, George Radebaugh & Tom Svornich)
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10. My Favorite Habits (feat. Tom Svornich, Jay Thomas & Pete Lack)
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11. The One (feat. Pete Lack & Tom Svornich)
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12. Increasing Gravity (feat. Tom Svornich, Jay Thomas & George Radebaugh)
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13. Walking Home (feat. Jay Thomas, George Radebaugh & Tom Svornich)
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14. Three Eyed Dog (feat. Jack Dwyer, Jon Parry & Tom Svornich)
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15. The Coyote's Reply (feat. Jack Dwyer, Ed Littlefield Jr., Tom Svornich & Jon Parry)
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16. Up Under (feat. Jay Thomas, Pete Lack & Tom Svornich)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
From So Far Away was written, recorded, and produced by recording engineer Neville Pearsall starting in 2010 and completing in early 2013. Each song was allowed to develop and grow into a unique blend of style and arrangement utilizing the talents of the local musicians and friends that came out to the Port Townsend WA area for other concert and teaching appearances.
The songs feature Seattle jazz great Jay Thomas on trumpet, sax and flute, Danny Barnes on banjo on the title track, Orville Johnson on lap steel on the second track, local Port Townsend first call favorites Tom Svornich on drums and George Radebaugh on organ and piano on most tracks. All guitar and bass is by Neville Pearsall. Pete Lack contributed organ on several tracks and vocals and keys. Jack Dwyer is on banjo and mandolin. Jon Parry is the fiddle player. A fine selection of local talent filled in all the rest of the parts.
The songs are upbeat in a variety of styles including horn based rock, americana, bluegrass, jazz and jam band.

Song notes:
1. A Fine Selection of Dangerous Things - It might be guns and bombs, it might be books.

2. Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge - Arriving Brooklyn or Manhattan, your choice.

3. From So Far Away - My answer is yes to all the questions asked in this song. I had a dream where i was singing one verse of this. The rest of the details came out quickly one afternoon about 6 months later.

4. A Preference for the Good - I think I started here in this collection of songs. Also known as A Preference for the Good Stuff.

5. Behind My Mind - This is played with a short cut open low E capo that makes a sort of instant DADGAD tuning with a twist. This song is in 6/8 with a few measures in 5/4. Sometimes too much is just enough.

6. 40 Degree and Raining - My Northwest theme song. If you have lived here then you will understand. This uses the electric 12 string I designed and built with fret/finishing help from Steve Grimes

7. The Lucky Ones - This is a relaxed warm afternoon, I call it stroll and roll. The title is from Long John Silver. Like the Grateful Dead, "them's what dies, they be the lucky ones"

8. Surfing With the Dolphins - I know a few people that have done this. Dolphins are the true champion surfers. The acoustic guitar uses a open low E capo on the 4th. fret

9. Breaking Through - The Sun is breaking through and our troubles are fading..

10. My Favorite Habits - We all have our favorites. This features the electric 12 string.

11. The One - This one is for my wife, Iris. My most pop attempt at 3 minutes, I could make a 45 rpm single.

12. Increasing Gravity - They say gravity is increasing, sometimes I feel the pull more. The acoustic guitar uses the short cut open low E capo on the fifth fret.

13. Walking Home - The full concept is walking home after a good night on a nice morning. A little foggy at first and then everything becomes clear. This uses the short cut capo on the 4th. fret.

14. Three Eyed Dog - In another dream, I saw a dog and he looked up at me with 3 eyes and smiled. I woke up.

15. The Coyote's Reply - I picture this as a soundtrack and we are driving through the high desert or perhaps on the old train heading west.

16. Up Under - I've been down under, so relatively I live up under. I try to stay up.


The Musicians:
Neville Pearsall • All guitars and bass, except lap steel and pedal steel guitars

Tom Svornich • Drums on all songs except on #2 Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge,
#3 From So Far Away and #8 Surfing With the Dolphins

Jay Thomas • All horn arrangements

1. A Fine Selection of Dangerous Things
Jay Thomas • trumpet and sax
Louis Aissen • Hammond A 100
Pete Lack, Tim Hulbert, Tim Holbrook
Megan Hudson & Neville Pearsall • vocals

2. Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge
Chris Glenn • drums
Jay Thomas • trumpet and sax
Orville Johnson • lap steel guitar

3. From So Far Away
Chris Glenn • drums
Danny Barnes • banjo
Jon Parry • fiddle
Ed Littlefield Jr. • pedal steel
Neville Pearsall • vocals

4. A Preference For the Good
George Radebaugh • Hammond A 100

5. Behind My Mind
Pete Lack • Hammond A 100 and vocals
Jay Thomas • flute
Neville Pearsall • vocals

6. 40 Degrees and Raining
Neville Pearsall • vocals

7. The Lucky Ones
George Radebaugh • Hammond A 100
Jay Thomas • trumpet and sax

8. Surfing With the Dolphins
Michael Shrieve • Drum Core® drum loops
Aaron Vallat • conga, djembe and bell
Forest Shomer • hosho
Jay Thomas • trumpet and sax

9.Breaking Through
Radebaugh • Hammond A 100
Jay Thomas • flute

10. My Favorite Habits
Pete Lack • Hammond A 100
Jay Thomas • trumpet

11. The One
Pete Lack • keys
Neville Pearsall • vocals

12. Increasing Gravity
Jay Thomas • sax
George Radebaugh • Hammond A 100

13. Walking Home
Jay Thomas • trumpet
George Radebaugh • piano

14. Three Eyed Dog
Jack Dwyer • mandolin and banjo
Jon Parry • fiddle

15. The Coyote's Reply
Jack Dwyer • mandolin and banjo
Jon Parry • fiddle
Ed Littlefield Jr. • pedal steel

16. Up Under
Pete Lack • Hammond A 100
Jay Thomas • trumpet and sax


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