Pants On Fire: A Tribute to The Choir. Vol. 1

Friends And Fans of The Choir

Pants On Fire: A Tribute to The Choir. Vol. 1 by Friends And Fans of The Choir
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For fans of:The Choir, Derri Daugherty, Steve Hindalong, The Lost Dogs
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  1. Cross That River - Chris Taylor
  2. Beautiful Scandalous Night - Phil Madeira
  3. Oh How - Greg Chance
  4. Flap Your Wings - Cinder Highway
  5. A World Away - Paul Averitt
  6. The Word Inside The Word - Allen Nichols
  7. Mercy Lives Here - Minco Eggersman (feat. Svante Henryson)
  8. What You Think I Am - Ratmos
  9. To Rescue Me - The Chestertons
  10. O How The Mighty Have Fallen - Michael Walker
  11. Hey Skinny (Bonus Track) - Wayne Everett
For fans of:The Choir, Derri Daugherty, Steve Hindalong, The Lost Dogs
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Description

(Please click the Credits tab for artist and track information)

If I wrote down the names of five bands that have made up the proverbial soundtrack to my life, The Choir would certainly be one of them. I began listening to them when I was 17, and 30 years later, their music (and now their friendship) continues to add a real richness to my life. Their loyal fans, the world over, would echo similar sentiments. It is only fitting that their friends and fans would create a project to say "thank you" for the decades of truly incredible music. This two volume project, consisting of tunes from the band's indie catalog, from "pros" and "regular Joes," is our way of doing just that. This album is an international effort and brings in a diverse collection of musical styles.

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Derri Daugherty, Steve Hindalong, Tim Chandler, Dan Michaels (and Robin Spurs, Mike Sauerbrey and Marc Byrd), thank you. Thank you for the albums that serve as markers for periods of our lives. Thank you for the melodies that are ever with us. Thank you for lyrics that lift us up, cause us to consider and even make us laugh and shed a tear. Thank you for the musical soundscapes that stir us, settle us and help us get lost in the moment. Thank you for laying out your own journeys in song and inviting us to ride along.

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While these Tribute albums give us, as fans, a chance to celebrate The Choir's musical past, The Choir is still creating outstanding NEW music. Their new album, "Bloodshot," is in production this very moment. Check www.TheChoir.net for updates!!! COMING SOON!

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Special Thanks:

To Dan Michaels- Buckeye, it has been a real treat to get to know you over the past few years. Thank you for greenlighting this crazy idea and giving us access to the band's indie catalog. And thank you for replying to the million emails along the way when I needed some guidance. You and Lisa are real gems.

To Deni Gautier- I cannot thank you enough for all you've done. You contributed a (beautifully done) song, mastered every single track for both volumes, AND created the incredible album artwork for volume 2- and not taking one single cent (or whatever the Canadian equivalent is)! You have a generous heart. I am glad to call you friend.

To Chris Taylor- Thank you just doesn't seem to cut it. Before I could even finish asking if you'd like to contribute to this project, you gave an enthusiastic YES! The artwork you did for volume 1 is excellent, as is your reinterpretation of "Cross That River." Thank you for your time and talent. More than that, thank you for your friendship.

Finally, thank you to the artists who contributed to this project. Without your incredible generosity, we would have nothing. You gave of your time so freely, and many of you paid for studio time to record your song. Some of you do this for a living, some just for fun- but you all contributed to this project out of a love for The Choir. Thank you for all of the time you spent. I could not be more proud of the way this turned out, and that is a result of your talents.

B. Frazier

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PS- all tips received will be split 50/50 between Chris and Deni to cover art supplies and mastering time.

Credits

Producer: B. Frazier

Herder of Cats: B. Frazier

Mixed by Deni Gauthier

Volume 1 Artwork: Chris Taylor

All songs used by permission.

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1. “Cross That River.” Chris Taylor. (https://christaylorworld.com/) Chris Taylor - vocals, keyboards, percussion, bass. Mitchell Connell - electric guitar. Val Cronk - pedal steel. Mixed by Deni Gauthier. Original from The Choir album, “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard.” Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

2. “Beautiful Scandalous Night.” Phil Madeira. (http://philmadeira.net/). Dennis Holt: Drums. Fleming McWilliams Harmonies. John Painter- Bass. Phil Madeira, lead vocal, electric and rhythm guitars. Produced by Phil Madeira and John Mark Painter. Engineered by Phil Madeira, Dennis Holt, and John Mark Painter. Mixed By John Painter. Original from The Choir album, “Flap Your Wings.” Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

3. “O How.” Greg Chance. All instruments played by Greg Chance. Original from The Choir album, “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard.” Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

4. “Flap Your Wings.” Cinder Highway. www.thecinderhighway.com

. Vocals and instruments by The Cinder Highway. Engineered by Renee M. and Wes T. Mixed by Wes T. Original on The Choir album, “Flap Your Wings.” Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

5. “A World Away.” Paul Averitt. http://www.paulaveritt.com/. All vocals and instruments performed by Paul Averitt. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Paul Averitt. Recording session catering provided by Paul Averitt. Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

6. “The Word Inside the Word,” Allan Nichols. (http://www.reverbnation.com/allennichols.) Vocals: Allen Nichols. Guitars: Allen Nichols. Bass: John Carter. Keys: Tyler Flewelling. Drums: Tyler Flewelling. Background Vocals: John. Carter, Tyler Flewelling, Leo. Engineer: John Carter. Mix: John Carter. Original from The Choir album, “Burning Like the Midnight Sun.” Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

7. “Mercy Lives Here.” Minco Eggersman (feat. Svante Henryson). (http://www.mincoeggersman.com/). Cello by Svante Henryson, all other instruments by Minco Eggersman. Recording and mixing by Minco Eggersman at Studio Amuzikaal. Original from The Choir album, “Flap Your Wings.” Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

8. “What You Think I Am.” Ratmos. (https://thedoubledownbeats.bandcamp.com/). Performed and recorded by Ratmos. Original from The Choir album, "Shadow Weaver." Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

Original from The Choir album, “Shadow Weaver.” Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong, Derri Daugherty and Marc Byrd.

9. “To Rescue Me.” The Chestertons. (www.thechestertonsmusic.com). Kevin Bianchi: Vocals and Keyboard. Brian Bianchi: Guitar, Drums, Bass, and Percussion. Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Brian Bianchi at 29 Doors Recording. Original from The Choir album, “O How the Mighty Have Fallen.” Lyrics and music by Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty.

10. “O How the Mighty Have Fallen.” Michael Walker. All vocals, instruments, and programming by Michael Walker. Engineered by Michael Walker; mixed by Michael Walker with assistance from J.R. Top. Original from The Choir album, “O How the Mighty Have Fallen.” Lyrics by Steve Hindalong. Music by Marc Byrd.

11. “Hey Skinny.” Wayne Everett. (http://store.northernrecords.com/album/kingsqueens). Vocals: Wayne Everett. Guitars & Atmospherics: Marc Byrd. Bass: Matt Wilder. Percussion: Steve Hindalong. Producers: Steve Hindalong & Wayne Everett. Engineer: Britt Edwards. Mixer: Britt Edwards. “Hey Skinny” will appear on an upcoming full-length record by Wayne. See his website for updates.

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If you made this far, you are a better person than most and I hope you win the lottery.

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