Arthur Pinchev | Waking Up Tunes

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Waking Up Tunes

by Arthur Pinchev

Tender, evocative and sentimental original acoustic folk songs.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Like a Child
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3:26 $0.99
2. Come Fly
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3:31 $0.99
3. Feelings That Leave You Left Behind
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3:12 $0.99
4. Introduction to Waking Up Tunes
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1:50 $0.29
5. Waking Up Tunes
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2:52 $0.99
6. Drink to Life
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3:43 $0.99
7. From Me Now
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3:03 $0.99
8. Make-Up Song
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3:29 $0.99
9. Take a Page from My Life
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4:08 $0.99
10. For More Than Just a Little While
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3:00 $0.99
11. Step into the World
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4:04 $0.99
12. Alone Again Blue
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13. I Will Be Waiting for You
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14. I Found a Dream I Lost
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Album Notes
CD RELEASE DATE: January 21, 2005
A Sting-A-Bee-Back Records production (our first!)

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Seattle native Arthur Pinchev, former director of Camp Alonim in Simi Valley, California, has been writing songs for the past 30 years. The pieces on this CD represent the first commercially available recordings of his compositions. Each song features Arthur's singing and guitar playing. Michael Gill has crafted arrangements of the songs that feature fine work by top-tier studio musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and on one track ("Drink to Life"), singers and percussionists from Nigeria and Ghana. Several of the musicians on the album have themselves enjoyed Arthur's music over the years. Others are new fans.

A portion of profits from sale of this CD will continue to benefit the Friends of David Anderson Africa Trust.

Each CD is packaged in a (relatively) environment-friendly cardboard Digipak® with a minimum of plastic.

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"Once in a while, you come across a composer whose music engages your intellect and touches your heart. Pinchev's music is reflective, inspiring and refreshing. His crisp lyrics evoke lively images; his music plays in one's mind, inviting each of us to share in his artful journey or imagine one of our own."

Eddie Westerman
Seattle, Washington

Here are the artist's comments about the project:

"The 13 songs on this album are for me like entries in a journal describing moments in my life. Although I have had many opportunities over the years to share my music, I am especially excited to present these songs in this format. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do."

Arthur Pinchev
Los Angeles, California


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cindy rosenberg

takes me back
it takes me back to my childhood. peaceful days in a beautiful place. i love listening to it!


this is absolutley amazing.
wow...this is truly a masterpiece. his voice is so soothing and the lyrics are brilliant.a definite must buy.

Debbie Dolder

What a wonderful CD! I love it!
This is such a wonderful CD. Having worked with Arthur for 20 years, it was sucha joy to hear his music! Thanks.

ellen gold

thanks for sharing!
not only are the words and melodies a beautiful look into the musician's life experiences, but the artistry that went into designing the cd jacket is reason enough to purchase the cd. i am thoroughly enjoying my copy!

Beth and David Dassa

very inspiring and moving
Beautiful CD; great songs; great arrangements; would buy another cd from this artist any time!

Sharon Koches

Arthur's songs are wonderful and the acoustic musical is beautiful and calming t
I'm really enjoying the CD! Arthur's songs are wonderful and the acoustic musical is beautiful and calming to listen to. I've been listening to it in the morning when I'm getting ready for work. His songs remind me of Harry Chapin, one of my favorite artists who unfortunately passed away many years ago.

Jamie cohen

Arthur this is amazing
Arthur, I was sitting in the library of my school and I got an email to check out your cd. This is amazing and brought my back to my alonim days. This is just great!

Laura Jarquin

Powerfully done with the upmost simplicity.
This project is powerfully done with the upmost simplicity, which is what I value the most, especially when it comes to reproducing the product live. Some of it reminds me of the innocence the world once had during the late sixties. Was it innocence or discovery (sixties)? The story telling through music is awesome. That has been the process of passing on history in African cultures. Speaking of which, I love the prelude of the song “Waking up Tunes”. "Like a Child" is definitely my favorite. “Drink to Life” is my second favorite. I love the mellow, sweet, simple lyrics and the simplicity of the acoustics. At full blast I can feel the emotion of the tunes.

Allen Appel

Arrangements are tasteful, understated, and put the focus on Arthur's clear voic
A very impressive production. It's what I appreciate for ballads: voice up front w/nice, evenly
recorded guitar (where I can hear every finger picking note), bass down low,
and drums out of the picture unless needed (and those should be more felt
than heard). Fantastic fretless sounds on one of the tunes with a real subtle harmonic bend in there. I
just love how it's down in the mix and still tasty as ever, which really
focuses on Arthur's clear voice and powerful images. The percusionists were astounding and it seemed like they really got into the spirit
of the songs when the African rhythms were called for... again, very, very
tasteful. I was surprised to be so moved by it all. One of the tunes
reminded me of John Denver, another few invoked Cat Stevens.

The guitar sounds great (and he's a light picker) and even top to bottom; I can understand
every word (which is usually difficult for me); arrangements are tasteful,
complement the songs and don't get in the way; strings were also understated
and felt very effective (I never agreed w/ the orchestral idea that what one
violin or cello can do, an entire row of them can do better... at least in
folk/rock stuff); it's consistent and quiet and puts the focus on Arthur.

Liron Artzi

A pleasure to listen to!
It's about time Arthur shared his beauty with the world!!