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Film Music, Vol. 1

Alex Kash

PLEASE NOTE: CLICK TO THE LEFT OF THE SONG TITLE TO HEAR THE SONG. Deeply spiritual, playful and loving nature that were conceived and written with visual accompaniment in mind, and provided with appropriate instrumentation for the mood of each piece.

This collection of songs and tone poems was conceived and written over a wide range of time and circumstances, through a long spiritual awakening process with God. The things that tie them together as a collection are their passion, playful nature, unabashed love, spiritual searching, humility, and 'student of life' curiosity. Alex Kash is a musical shaman and an acknowledged Native American thunderbeing. His experience along this path is recorded here and in his other works, both musical and otherwise artistic. It is shamanic and sacred music, healing music, spiritually awakening music, and is meant to be listened to attentively, meditatively. If you are searching for something deep and meaningful, you have found it here. Close the doors and douse the lights, remove other possible distractions and listen intently. You will grow spiritually.

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Reflections

Alex Kash

Deep Soul music inspired by Divine Spirit. A cross of R&B and Rock, reflective, positive and sometimes funny. Masterful singing.

'Reflections' is just that, a series of reflections on life and living. A wide range of styles, centering around old school R&B, and classic rock, with a spiritual tone, and with instrumentation always appropriate to the interpretation of the song's message. End Up Where We Start: written immediately after reading a poetry book by Robinson Jeffers. This is about the circular nature of life, about discovering what we already know in our hearts. Crazy 'Bout You: This is about the funny stuff we do when nobody's looking, and about how love opens us to the infinite possibilities. In My Eyes: about misunderstandings, miscalculations, mistaken identity. In My Heart: I spent 10 years writing this. It's about finding 'the one'. Chain Reaction: This one's about how our loving words and actions create a domino effect that changes ours and others lives.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Alex Kash has been performing in bands professionally as a singer, guitarist, and bassist since the age of 13. Alex's work is a combination of intense introspection influenced by his Native American beliefs, Gospel greats, and the best of R&B and Folk. He combines this with a fine sense of melody, influenced by the Rock and Pop legends of our time. Alex was born into Russian and Native American heritage (Tlingit and Alutiiq), and is deeply committed to positive planetary change, Healing and Love. An accomplished recording artist, songwriter and arranger, Alex has 4 CD's in current release, and has written songs for two different multiplatinum albums, and sang on sessions for Van Morrison, Pablo Cruise, and many others. Alex is mentioned in "Who's Who In America" as composer of a classical piece for ballet, entitled "Transitions", and is also involved in music for film, theatre, and television. Currently living in South Florida, Alex continues to write and produce with his wife Bethany Dalton-Kash. Additionally, he sings, arranges, and engineers for clients at Emotive Studios, and at other studios, as well as playing solo musical engagements, singing, accompanied by 12 string guitar and occasional harmonica, for corporate, public, and private events. Alex also accepts casual engagements with various Soul and R&B bands as a lead singer. WEBSITE: www.alexkash.com Art, Music, Fun!

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Climbing/Longing

Alex Kash

An Honest and Soulful Music from the Heart, performed with dynamic power, passion, and restraint. A marriage of Old School Soul, Rock, Folk and Jazz sensibilities, with a focus and intent towards spiritual awakening to God and Healing.

Climbing/Longing is a compilation of songs that are about spiritual growth and expansion, discovery, without and within, and the great joy and longing that comes along the way to that discovery. Its tone and sequence is deliberately focused on the progression towards soul awakening and completion. The words and music were given by God, and the music is sacred. Expectations: Written with my wife Bethany about letting go of expectations, in the music business, in life. About circumstances beyond our control, and mastering them anyway. Tore It Apart: Written as three chapters of a life, three views of living, loss of innocence, arrogance, and compassion. Cory Lerios of Pablo Cruise plays B-3 organ on this one. Sensation: This one's about living here in the flesh, to be in a body in this world, and the joys of various sensual experiences, touch, smell, taste, hearing, seeing, being. Freedom: Written with my wife Bethany about the sound of freedom, which is really the sound of breathing. Think about it. Joy In Living: Self explanatory, and a lot of fun to sing. Friends For Life: Though unavailable to listen to, I'd like to say I'm really proud and pleased with this song. It's about former lovers coming to grips with a deeper and more permanent friendship.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Alex Kash has been performing in bands professionally as a singer, guitarist, and bassist since the age 13. Alex's work is a combination of intense introspection influenced by his Native American beliefs, Gospel greats, and the best of R&B and Folk. He combines this with a fine sense of melody, influenced by the Rock and Pop legends of our time. Alex was born into Russian and Native American heritage (Tlingit and Alutiiq), and is deeply committed to positive planetary change, Healing and Love. An accomplished recording artist, songwriter and arranger, Alex has 6 CD's in current release, and has written songs for two different multiplatinum albums, and sang on sessions for Van Morrison, Pablo Cruise, and many others. Alex is mentioned in "Who's Who In America" as composer of a classical piece for ballet, entitled "Transitions", and is also involved in music for film, theatre, and television. Currently living in South Florida, Alex continues to write and produce with his wife Bethany Dalton-Kash. Additionally, he sings, arranges, and engineers for clients at Emotive Studios, and at other studios, as well as playing solo musical engagements, singing, accompanied by 12 string guitar and occasional harmonica.

REVIEW OF 'TORE IT APART' BY MATTHEW HURST AKA DJBOX "According to Alex Kash's website, Mr. Kash has had experience in the music industry for at least 30 years, and has worked with artists such as Journey and Pat Travers (both of whom he has written songs for, apparently). The experience shows in his own work, specifically his song entitled "Tore It Apart". This song is a throwback to Rhythm and Blues in the traditional sense, back to the soulful roots lost somewhere after the 1970s. This track completely encompasses that sound, from the soulful Hammond Organ, to the bittersweet piano, to the kind of rusty acoustic drums seemingly lost years ago. Perhaps most impressive is the artist's vocal talents, varying in range with the kind of mourning soul voice rivaling the greats of the genre. Additionally, Kash crafts his recording technically around the sound of the era - and for better or worse that means the song will not have CD quality range, but should sound like a mint condition record... If you enjoy the kind of acoustic soul reminiscent of an era gone by (and gone by all too soon as this song reminds me), by all means download this song. Otherwise, if you are a bit curious about old-school soul in a neo-soul world, give it a shot. Alex Kash is an amazing and experienced producer and indeed an artist as well..."

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Florida Heat

Alex Kash

Acoustic Island Folk/Rock/Soul, about the total Florida Experience. Unique and Passionate Voice, and 12 String Acoustic Guitar, with occasional harmonica.

When you live in Florida, there is an experience of Florida that no visitor can really experience, except in moments or snippets. When I came to Florida to live, everyone kept asking me what my experience of Florida was, so I wrote the songs of this CD in response to that question. If you can't visit Florida, this will bring you into that experience. If you can visit, I hope you take this home to remember it by. Weeks can go by, and you can re-enter Florida with these sounds. Florida Heat, Mango Season, Hurricane Storm, Kickin' Back On Borrowed Time, Where The Light Shines, and Gone Fishin' have lyrics written by my wife, Bethany Dalton-Kash, and they reflect her impressions of Florida as well. Bio: Once a Songwriter in the San Francisco scene of California, Alex Kash moved to Florida in 2003 to settle down near the Atlantic in South Florida, where the smells of the salty air, Bananas, Mangoes, and other tropical fruits abound. He regularly sticks his feet into that white sand and listens to the tropical sounds coming from the Island cultures there, and blends this with his knowledge of music coming from the San Francisco scene.

"Alex Kash has one of the most beautiful natural voices I've ever heard." - Rita Coolidge, winner of two Grammy Awards.

Alex Kash was voted best singer in Calaveras County by the readers of the Calaveras Enterprise Newspaper.

"alex kash with "florida heat"- not that i'm influenced by the title at all, now that i too am living in Florida. i am looking forward to my first heat wave in this state.. along with hurricane season.. but if it makes for such great songwriting as this delightful husband and wife songwriting team i'm calling "the kash machine" - then bring on the heat!'" -REVIEW OF "FLORIDA HEAT" BY ZOE MONTANA (OF RADIO ACOUSTIC)

"Florida Heat is an album of voice and 12-string guitar with an occasional blast of harmonica. Alex Kash’s voice sounds a bit like James Taylor when he is singing softly and his guitar is capable of laying down a wide range of rhythms and moods. The songs are interesting and everything is done with the understated taste of a man who has spent a long time in the music business, working in various capacities on other people’s projects. A pleasant sound with much to appreciate when you listen a few times." - Michael Devlin

Peter Massey says of the Florida Heat recording: 'Inside the cover of the album is a note from Alex Kash that reads: 'When I first arrived in South Florida, in interviews and conversation, people always asked me what my impressions of Florida were. This compilation album of 13 songs is my way of answering that question.' Alex sings in a very expressive almost pop style, with a smooth laid back feel, with just Kash singing the 12 songs he has written, accompanied strumming on his acoustic 12 string guitar and mouth organ. He put me in mind of Labie Sifrie, and Jose Feliciano, so if you are a fan of these, you might want to lend an ear to Alex Kash.'

Singer/Songwriter ALEX KASH: FLORIDA HEAT Emotive Music Alex Kash is kind of the Hal Blaine of vocals, having backed up or ghosted, well, everybody who has cut a record in the last 25 years! Claim is that he’s done more voice overs and narrations for commercials, short films, and spoken word recordings than any active musician, too. In his spare time, he’s been playing his own material for years, and now and then gets a record out under his own name. Happily, Kash is a fine songwriter with plenty of personality of his own to bring to his own projects, avoiding the trouble that often plagues session players who go solo – that they don’t have many original ideas. Not that Kash goes belting off into uncharted territory: in fact, most of Florida Heat has a safe familiarity to it. This is mostly because Kash can, and does, sound like all the lead singers he’s backed (or propped up!) over the years. This is one of the delights of the record, though, especially for people raised on ‘70s radio or younger folks looking for that vibe. Each tune on Florida Heat either evokes some classic genre, or emerges as an inventive mix of well known signatures. BTO sings Badfinger, unplugged! The New Riders play Journey! What if James Taylor joined The Cars?! Kash personally promotes inner peace, and his songs (all originals, here) follow Woody Guthrie’s dictum to sing about things that make you take pride in yourself, not run yourself down. It adds up to a fun, satisfying record, showing that Kash is deserving of a wide, popular audience. (Tom Petersen, Victory News)

FLORIDA HEAT "When Alex Kash moved to southern Florida, he was asked over and over again what his impressions were of the area. As the ultimate answer to that question, Kash created this compilation ablum, Florida Heat. The term "compilation" takes on a stylistic meaning as well, as his songs are reminiscent of popular singer-songwriters. The harmonica and musical pace of "The Real You" has a bit of a Billy Joel feel (think of a South Florida "Piano Man"). The mellow pace of the title track, "Florida Heat," has a mellow mood and vocal pacing not unlike a James Taylor piece. The easygoing ballad "Gone Fishin'" could easily be mistaken by some parrotheads as a Jimmy Buffet tune. Kash also adds some regional cultural seasoning to some of the songs, notably the Calypso folk taste to "Mango Season." While the style of Kash's music has familiar and comfortable elements, the method of music-making is rather intriguing. Kash employs a tricky form of veiled simplicity in his music. Outside of two songs using additional vocals, the bulk of the album contains just Kash using his voice (no overdubs), a 12-string acoustic guitar and an occasional harmonica. Until reading that in the CD jacket notes, it wasn't an easily discernable situation. (Think of it as a musical form of those 3-D puzzles that were popular a decade or so ago. Once you know what to look for, it becomes obvious thereafter.) Kash does a wonderful presentation that seems to be multi-faceted when in reality he's using an intentionally limited musical palette. Kash's vocal approach is particularly peculiar, because at times he doesn't stay in a comfortable, manageable range. Especially evident in "Love Lives There" and "Only Tonight," Kash pushes the upper limits of his vocal range, to the point that he sounds like he's straining/struggling to hit the notes. It's not an unsettling experience, though, because the straining effect actually accentuates the songs' inherent emotional meaning/intent. Whether this effect is intentional or not, it's perfectly suited to the mood of those songs. And although some songs take on a more noticeable influence, that's not to say that Kash doesn't have his own style. There are plenty of songs that highlight Kash's versatility in approach and performance. "Hurricane Storm" takes a more frantic pace compared to "Just a Little Bit of Soul" and "Kicking Back on Borrowed Time," which showcase Kash's more mellow blues edge. "Where the Light Shines" and "Unwinding" have a light rock feel that showcase Kash's complete package of talented sound. Actually, one could make that claim to the entirety Florida Heat; is is just that: a complete package of talented sound. So, kick back and take a mental trip to southern Florida with Alex Kash. (Plus, you can experience the Florida Heat without that awful humidity.)" (Reviewer: C. Nathan Coyle, Rambles.net)

Reactions to C. Nathan Coyle's review sent to Alex by Jeannie:

I have all of Alex Kash's CDs and have experienced such a wide variety of visceral vibrations that are almost impossible to describe.

His range of styles and tonal qualities go so far beyond the norm in the music industry on a "per artist" basis. He does not limit his style and presentation which displays such versatility. Too many artists are reluctant to be so adventurous or daring. So to see him compared to other artists to describe his incredible talent often seems so mundane to me. But that is often the only avenue one has to try to convey what is unique about Alex Kash.

I must admit that I have felt a sense of other artists' qualities in a few of Alex's songs. Randy Newman-esque word-play comes to mind. But Alex Kash's body of music cannot be simplified by comparisons to other artists. And I do believe that everything about Alex Kash's music is intentional...even the "straining/struggling" to reach some notes. I was pleased to see that Mr. Coyle could hear beyond that "straining" to the emotional impact the sound added to the songs.

And while you take a mental trip to southern Florida, as Mr. Coyle suggests with Florida Heat, don't forget to pack another bag and visit all of Alex Kash's music; be ready for an artistic, meaningful, internal and emotional experience along the path of discovering his world of love, beauty, awareness, roots, giving, receiving and generosity of spirit to all mankind.

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Whole New World

Alex Kash

Spiritually based, shamanic, mostly acoustic soul music. God's message to me, the songs are sung and played on a 12 string acoustic guitar, in some cases accompanied with full band backing. The music covers genres; old school soul, folk, jazz, rock, regga

Alex Kash is a musical shaman and a recognized thunderbeing of Alaskan Native (Tlingit and Aleut) and Russian heritage. This music represents the path to a new world, one of real divine love and light. The songs herein are illustrative of the steps on that path, towards a dawning of a new and loving reality. The songs are sung and played on a 12 string acoustic guitar, and some have additional instrumental backing. All of the music here was given by the Creator with the sacred purpose of spreading His love and light. For more information, see www.alexkash.com

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My Voices

Alex Kash

The Debut Album from Alex Kash is a great collection of Emotive songs, illustrating the many soulful timbres of his voice. The music is a marriage of Jazz, Folk, Old School Soul, and Pop. The songs were given to Alex by God, for healing the heart.

This CD, "My Voices" is an excellent example of the tones and timbres, and differing styles that I use to sing God's message, as given to me. That message is about Love, Healing, and Light, reflected through my experience of life.The music is a marriage of Old Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Rock and Native American (I'm part Tlingit and Aleut). I wrote and/or co-wrote all of the songs, and played and sang everything (guitar, bass, keyboards, programmed percussion and strings/horns) on all but 2 songs: Read My Mind and Excited, which are recordings of a band named 'Short Stories' I was in. On those 2 songs, I sing lead and play electrified 12 string acoustic guitar. My website, which also includes my discography, history and art, is at: www.alexkash.com

REVIEW OF "MY VOICES", BY PHILLIP JOYCE: "The simple review of this album is that it is not normal.Anywhere you are expecting to make comparisons, you will fail, because the music only truly defines itself, and nothing else. So, I won't bother trying to make comparisons here, but, I will tell you that you will hear some extraodinary vocals on this CD from a person who is clearly adept in the recording studio. There is a lengthy song called, "Thunderbeing" in which he even attempts the call of a raven, and extraodinary background vocals that make you swear he has hired Motown or Jamaican artists, when in fact, it is himself. You will be delighted to listen to this CD over and over, only to realize you hear something new each time. It may be one of your most listened to CDs."

REVIEW OF "MY VOICES" BY RAZ KENNEDY: "A great voice with great tunes."

REVIEW OF 'READ MY MIND' AND 'EXCITED' FROM 'DEMO ROUND-UP' IN "FACE IT!": ..."Most notable of which is a cut called 'Read My Mind'. This effort also includes my favorites, 'Excited' and 'Where No Sun Shines'. The sound is as contemporary, captivating, and exciting as ever; the talent here is inherent and unmistakable."

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Learning To Love

Alex Kash

Honest, Soulful, Simple Acoustic Music from the Heart. Explorations into Folk, Rock, Old School Soul and Jazz, with a focus and intent towards Healing and Reconnection.

"Alex Kash has one of the most beautiful, natural voices I've ever heard." Said Rita Coolidge, two-time Grammy winner. 'Learning To Love' is a collection of 12 of Alex Kash's songs, performed simply yet passionately, using vocal and 12 string acoustic guitar. There are no overdubs, this entire collection was performed 'live' in the studio, and it was recorded to fill the many requests for an acoustic CD of Alex performing solo with the 12-string guitar, as he does in his live performances. People who have bought the CD already tell us that they like it enough to play it over and over, and never get tired of it. People of all ages are loving this CD. If you are wanting a CD with the right kind of feel and tone to take you through the day, and leave you feeling more in love, this is the one. Alex Kash was born in San Francisco, of Russian and Native American roots (Tlinkit and Aleut), and became a professional musician at an early age. He has performed and engineered on recordings by numerous major recording artists. After working as a lead singer, guitarist and bassist in bands, Alex moved on to his solo career as a Singer, Songwriter, and 12-String Acoustic Guitarist. For more about Alex's career, and to see where he is currently performing, see his website: http://www.alexkash.com

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Organic Alchemy

Alex Kash

These two songwriters spent 15 years learning about healing and music, and all that knowledge is here in this CD. The CD has Vocals, a 12-String Acoustic Guitar and occasional Harmonica. It's Organic Music who's purpose is to heal.

"I have been a performing musician all of my life. I have seen the power of music to open up inner vistas, to transform and to heal, to lift my spirit and my audience’s, with or without words. The Creator’s Gift to me in this lifetime has been my passion for a wide range of music, a voice to sing with, and beautiful lyrics and melodies. I began my career as a singer and guitarist in lots of bands around Northern California. About 10 years ago, I decided to challenge myself to create the ‘Essence’ of larger arrangements, using only my voice, a 12 string acoustic guitar, and occasionally, a harmonica. I write songs about my life and about love, from a spiritual perspective. The overall intent of this music is to heal myself, and the world. Having grown up in the San Francisco music scene, I was exposed to an incredibly wide and rich palette of music and the arts, and culture. Subsequently, I write and perform a very wide variety of styles and genres, and mix and match them, sometimes even within a song. It’s this experimentation that keeps me excited about performing, and progressing musically. My voice can do wonderful things with a sound or a lyric, and dynamic range is another thing I love to play with. 12 string acoustic guitar is characteristically a bit orchestral, and yet folkish at the same time. I like to apply some Soul to all of this and I come out with what makes me very proud to stand on a stage. I have 6 CD’s of my original songs in current release. The first 3 CD’s have full instrumentation, as they were recorded when I was still feeling a need for that. They are: ‘My Voices’, ‘Climbing/Longing’ and ‘Reflections’. I played all of the instruments on those, with very few exceptions. The 4th and 5th CD’s; ‘Learning To Love’ and ‘Florida Heat’ reflect the spartan approach I detail above. You can hear all of my CDs here and all my songs are available at Apple iTunes Music Store and other digital download services. My wife writes, works and travels with me. We are writing music to heal, to inspire, and to fit the growing need we had ourselves for sounds, vibrations, tones, beats and lyrics that fit our lifestyle as we become more conscious of our planet, and our higher selves, and the lifestyle that would sustain that. I was born into Russian/Native American (Alaskan) roots, and have developed a strong commitment to the Earth and that which would sustain the natural order of the Earth. My wife, who came from Scottish/Irish roots, grew up with folk music that transformed the daily life and work of the countryside around her. This CD was born with the concept to bring the musical composition into as much organic reality as possible, and let the transformation come from there. A very simple and profound way of approaching music...and life! My short Biography follows: I was born and raised in San Francisco, and have been performing in bands professionally as a singer, guitarist, and bassist since the age of 13. My work is a combination of intense introspection influenced by my Native American beliefs, Gospel greats, and the best of Old School R&B and Folk. I combine this with a fine sense of melody, influenced by the Rock and Pop legends of our time. I have written songs for two different multiplatinum albums: Pat Travers (“Crash and Burn” album), and Journey (“Look Into The Future” album), and sang on sessions for Van Morrison, Narada Michael Walden, Pablo Cruise, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Stacy Lattisaw, Enzo Avitabile and others. I am mentioned in “Who’s Who In America” as composer of a classical piece for ballet, entitled “Transitions”, and am also involved in music for film, theatre, and television." “Alex Kash has one of the most beautiful natural voices I’ve ever heard.” Said three time Grammy winner, Rita Coolidge. REVIEW FROM ZOE MONTANA OF RADIOIO.COM "alex kash with "organic alchemy" - you loved his "florida heat" style songs, now here's MORE from "the kash machine", alex and his lovely wife bethany dalton-kash. these are songs from the heart. listen especially for "love is calling" - sometimes i find love is a corny topic, but this haunting melody captured my heart. another pure acoustic "it doesn't get any better than this" song "quest for love". thanks for another great release alex!"

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The Record Plant Masters

Alex Kash

This represents the first chapter in my spiritual awakening. Though some songs may seem to be 'love songs to a lover', they actually represent a dialog between myself and God, from both sides of the conversation.

This music was recorded in another time, but it remains timeless. The Record Plant Recording Studio in Sausalito California is one of the premier professional recording studios in the world. The tracks on this CD were recorded there over a 5 year period, with the help of some very talented musicians and engineers. The songs range in style from hard rock all the way to soul and beyond. There are a few landmark recordings using early guitar synthesizer from a company called Zeta out of Berkeley. Guest artists on this CD include Lenny Pickett (from Tower Of Power and Saturday Night Live) on Tenor Sax, Pat Thrall (from Meat Loaf, The Go Project and Pat Travers) on Guitar and Bass, Preston Thrall (from the Greg Allman Band and The East Bay All Stars) on Drums, Corrado Rustici (from Narada Michael Walden and Zucchero) on Guitar, Nate Ginsberg (from Graham Central Station, Todd Rundgren, Steve Miller, Freddie Fender, Norton Buffalo, Del Shannon and Mary Wells)on Piano, and Cory Lerios (from Pablo Cruise) on Hammond B-3 organ. There are a lot of moods and dynamics on this album. It is easy and fun to listen to. I know, I've been listening for 30 years, and I'm still not tired of it. I started recording at the Record Plant while I was a member of a band called ‘Fever’. A recording engineer named Chris Morris worked at several studios in Los Angeles, and liked the band, so we did some recording down there, and when Chris moved to Sausalito, we continued to work with him. Through Chris, we met Chief engineer Tom Flye, who developed an interest and worked with us as well. ‘Like No Tomorrow’, ‘Searchin’ and ‘It Drove Me Crazy’ are 3 good examples of the direction of that band, and the invaluable assistance of Chris and Tom. My songwriting partnership, and lessons in Jazz theory with Ralph Perucci, a fellow guitarist and singer in 'Fever', opened a lot of doors (and windows) for me. When I left that band, I called the studio and, because of my interest in the art of recording, asked for a job as assistant engineer. Amazingly, they had an immediate opening, and I started a few days later. I worked there on staff for about 4 years, made a lot of great records, learned a lot, and then quit and worked there occasionally as an independant engineer. While I worked at Record Plant, I worked on side projects with Pat and Preston Thrall and Brian Godula. ‘Materialize’, ‘I Stand Alone’, ‘Man In The Middle’, ‘Mass Confusion’ and ‘Never Say No’ are all examples of that work. The song ‘Lucky’ was brought to me by Gil Watkins, who is amazing at bringing people together and making them feel at home. ‘Just Ain’t So’ is a song recorded by a band I was in for a brief time after leaving the Record Plant, called ‘Aqua’. There are 12 more masters from this period than are on this album, but they just would not fit on a single CD. Maybe there’s a sequel, a volume 2. Time will tell... -Alex Kash Credit where Due Department: On ‘Materialize’ and ‘Exception To The Rule’: Preston Thrall; Drums, Brian Godula; Bass, Pat Thrall and myself; guitars. On ‘Lucky’: Preston Thrall; Drums, Brian Godula; Bass, David Vogel; Piano, Pat Thrall; Elec. Guitar, myself; Ac. Guitar, Judy Tousseau; vocals, Lenny Pickett; Tenor Sax. On ‘Man In The Middle’: Preston Thrall: Drums, Brian Godula: Bass, Pat Thrall; Guitars. On ‘I Stand Alone’: Preston Thrall: Drums, Pat Thrall; bass, elec. guitar and Synth Guitar, myself on Elec. Guitar. On ‘Searchin’: Ian Thompson: Drums, myself on B3 organ, Ralph Perucci; Bass, Elec. Guitar and vocals, Michael Berman; Elec. Guitar, Daryl Lewandowski: Elec. Piano and Synthesizers. On ‘Mass Confusion’: Preston Thrall; Drums, Brian Godula: Bass, Pat Thrall: Elec. Guitars. On ‘Peace Of Mind’: Preston Thrall: Drums, myself on Bass, Nate Ginsberg on Piano. On ‘Summertime’: myself on Bass and Elec. Guitar, Nate Ginsberg; Piano. On ‘It Drove Me Crazy’: Ian Thompson; Drums, myself on Bass, Ralph Perucci and Michael Berman; Elec. Guitars, Daryl Lewandowski; Elec. Piano and Synthesizers. On ‘Tore It Apart’: Preston Thrall; Drums, myself on Bass and Piano, Cory Lerios; Hammond B-3 Organ, Judy Tousseau; vocals. On ‘Just Ain’t So’: George Francis: Drums, Brian Godula; Bass, myself on Elec. Guitar, Corrado Rustici; Elec. Guitar and Solo. On ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’: Ian Thompson: Drums, myself on Bass, Ralph Perucci, Mike Berman; and John Hug; Elec. Guitars, Daryl Lewandowski; Elec. Piano and Synthesizers. On ‘Never Say No’: Preston Thrall; Drums, Brian Godula; Bass, David Vogel; Piano, Pat Thrall; Elec. Guitar, myself on Ac. Guitar. A Special Thanks to: all of the musicians who played a part in the making of this beautiful music, to Tom Flye, Chris Morris and Rick Sanchez for your help in engineering, to Tom Flye for production assistance and mentoring, to Nina Bombardier, Chris Stone, and Laurie Nicochia for the gift of time in the studio, to Gil Watkins for permission to use ‘Lucky’, to Etra Peterson for all of the great photographs, to Bethany and David, and to my council fire.

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