BONUS: Let the Toast Pass

Adam Selzer

BONUS: Let the Toast Pass
Performed By Adam Selzer
Album UPC 634479688874
CD Baby Track ID 2885308
Label Adam Selzer
Released 2007-01-01
BPM 114
Rated 0
ISRC usl4r0730968
Year 2007
Spotify Plays 24
Writers
Writer Adam Selzer
Pub Co Adam Selzer
Composer Adam Selzer
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Illinois

Description

Swirling melodies, unforgettable songs, and acceptable singing

Notes

Having retreated from music into the life of a young adult novelist, Selzer crawled out of his semi-retirement for a few rare live appearances in Spring 2007. The result is the best-sounding album he's ever produced, featuring an amalgam of his backing bands from "Suburban Post Modernist" and "Clark Street Carols," roaring through a set of songs both old and new. The older songs have never sounded better, and one new song in particular, "Ebenezer Walked," is downright chilling. The slowed-down, piano-and-violin laden version of "New York Rain" is revelatory, the trumpet on "Friday Avenue" sounds as though it should have always been there, and the violin (not to mention Vixy Dockrey's gorgeous backing vocals) renders all previous versions of "Lullaby in 12 Nursery Rhymes" and "Polly Vaughn Dreams of England" obsolete. And just try not to sing along on the rave-up version of "Death of Me Yet!"

The album - which blends recordings from two nights into one seamless concert - was seen as a supplement to Selzer's literary career - all of his books so far take place in or around the fictional Cornersville Trace, and this concert handily lumps the songs that take place there into one collection. The "punk rock tango girl" will appear in "Pirates of the Retail Wasteland," to be published by Random House in April, 2008, and there's talk of a graphic novel based on "Friday Avenue" and "Pushing Cheerleaders Down the Stairs" somewhere along the line.

It may have been a mercenary excuse to come out of retirement, but the results speak for themselves.

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