It is clear by the beginning of the second track that this EP is not going to be the typical experience. Each new track surprises the listener with a freshness and originality that is a refreshing change of pace. The Al B EP starts with a blast of ornery, powerful rugged rock and quickly transitions to an uplifting instrumental highlighting the interplay of tenderly arranged cello and acoustic guitar.
The album continues to dance in and out of genres with ease, touching on a southern California reggae-vibe tinged with straight forward southern rock/psychedelia on the third track. Those who listen carefully (and take notes) during the Chorus sections of the song are sure to be rewarded with a tasty summertime adult-type beverage.
Pedal steel beautifully compliments emotional and fragile vocals on the fourth track, 'Flash'. A resonator guitar is featured tastefully as well as the soulful swell of a Hammond Organ. The EP ends with a gentle and breezy track that feels like a day at the beach. 'Credits' features the mandolin and ukelele and uses African and Latin American percussive instruments (udu, guiro and cabasa) instead of a standard drum kit, so the song has more of an old, traditional world-vibe than a typical rock song.
This album is a sneak peak into a full-length debut to soon be released. This is a limited run and sales will be discontinued upon release of the full-length album.
Sales of the album helped raise funds for the children's hospital at the 2013 event, however, this digital distribution is not associated with any charitable organization (other than the starving artist who created it). Also, the promotion of these organizations does not imply their endorsement of this product
released 19 July 2013
"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
1. Rewind - J.R. Wolfe: vocals, guitar. Martin Chaudhry: guitar.
Featuring - Derek Euston: bass. Pat Beseker: drums
5. Credits - J. R. Wolfe: vocals, guitar, ukelele, mandolin, udu, guiro, cabasa, bass (verse and chorus sections).
Martin Chaudhry - guitar.
Featuring - Derek Euston: bass (bridge section).
All songs written by: J.R. Wolfe
Produced by: J.R. Wolfe
Recording Engineer: Derek Euston
Mixed by: Derek Euston and J.R. Wolfe
Mastered by: Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Recorded, mixed and edited at: The Green Room, Harrisburg, PA
Disc/Jacket Design: J.R. Wolfe
All music published by Man at the Bottom Publishing
Emily, whom I cannot thank enough. Your constant support keeps me going. You've believed from the start and it means the world to me.
Ted and Diane Kreider, you have been so generous with your encouragement and I have always been so overwhelmed, thank you.
All musicians featured: it was truly a pleasure and an honor to work with you. I am in awe that such talented individuals would pull together for the sake of my musical creations. You have amazed and humbled me. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your blessings and thank you deeply for enhancing this effort.
Well I been thinkin ‘bout it
I been movin round here
I don’t know what to do
Things aint getting too clear
I used to love you baby
You used to be my sweet thing
You still love me baby
It’s a crying shame
Well I can’t figure it out, no
Not a little bit
I ‘s the only one born to this life
And I’m the only one living it
So how the hell you goin
To come around and tell me how to live?
How the hell you goin?
I can’t figure it, no !
Track Name: emm
Track Name: Skip 'n' Go Naked
lyrics omitted by author
Track Name: Flash
We’re at the start now, that’s where we begin
Before I’m broken down again
And everything looks innocent to me
Well I don’t have time before I die to let you make me change my mind
I’ve got one life, I know the choices mine to make
You know, most times you’ve got to crawl before you walk
And there’ll be times when they put you up just to watch you fall
Did you ever wonder if there’s cameras up above
When you give away your love?
I know, sometimes it seems you’ll fall
And then when you do, the ground comes up to meet you
Sometimes it seems as if the sun is crying down on you
But you can still feel it shining down
I said sometimes it seems as if you’ll fall
And then when you do
The ground comes up to meet you
Track Name: Credits
Well the budget is over, said this cut is a wrap
Yeah the frames they went by much too fast
With everyone watching, this is the end
Said there’s only one way to go
I hope that life’s like a movie; ya figure it out by the end
I hope that life’s like a movie and ya figure it out by the end
(So) Time is not always easy, is it my friend?
Until the credits start rolling, it isn’t the end
The leading lady’s never happy, best boy ain’t so good
Yeah the scenes don’t turn out the way they should
You’ve got to reach everybody by just simply being personal
And the writers are on strike but it’s really a joke
Because the letters are still there, they just haven’t been wrote
But nobody even notices
The frames just keep rolling on
da da da AO
da da da AO
da da da AO
da da da AO
You know it’s lights, camera, action
It’s the ‘present’ they say
I think it means that life’s a gift
So won’t you treat it that way?
With the premier behind you, critics said what they say
Though they hesitate to put their own lives on display
Recognize what it is, continue just to do your thing
Home sales will slowly maintain
What’s important, my friend
Is a personable story with a twist at the end
Or it’s easy: end it happy
The choice is really up to you