Now (disc 2) introduces eight new and unreleased tracks. Now they are seeking the truth. The lyrics to all eight songs are printed on the CD insert.
The music is deep. The overall theme is that you toughen up from life's joys and sorrows. Once you thought you couldn't go on. Now you not only go on, you do it with passion. Blackheart speaks to this change.
The comparison between Hard On You and So You Wanna Be Friends shows an evolution of the realization that unrequited or changed love affects both people. Heartache doesn't occur in a vacuum. There is a reflection of hard-earned maturity when lyrics are juxtaposed from then to now.
A life experience is learned from 19 Again. As the aphorism goes, "No matter where you go, there you are." Sooner or later you've gone through enough to know what matters most. Society will always say to get a job, buy a house, drive a new car and forever strive to make everything in your life bigger, better and faster. 19 Again makes the point that much of this is nothing more than background noise to life and can be ignored. Go back to when you were young and look at the things you did then for pleasure and fulfillment. Be that person. Grasp a wild ride for what it is, rather than seeing everything as a step toward something else. Try on the 19-year-old you to see if the suit fits. You just might find something worth reliving.
There really aren't enough superlatives to describe the treasures held within these two CDs. Everything from the music to the production to the artwork is outstanding. Greatness truly does come in small packages.
Interpretation? I wonder what yours will be...
Players Disc 2
Mark Davison: lead vocals, guitar - Woody Lissauer: guitar, vocals
Brian Simms: keyboards, accordion (track 1) - Peter Solley: keyboards
Mike Mennell: bass - Bronson Wagner: bass (tracks 4-8)
Keith Cronin: drums - Mark St. Pierre: percussion
Tracks 1-3 recorded post Superconnector. Tracks 4-8 recorded pre Superconnector.
All songs written by Lissauer/Davison, Circular Songs Music, ASCAP.
All songs produced by Pete Solley, except "Across the River", Dave Adams and Pete Solley and "In My Room", Shelly Yakus and Mike Musmanno.
Engineers: Shelly Yakus, Tony Eichler.
Photography + design: Steven Parke, what-design.com.
Recorded and mixed at Cubic Studios, Lutherville, MD.
Mastered at Gateway Mastering by Adam Ayan.
Legal Representation: Ron Bienstock
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