america and other faraway places

by Dave Cipriani

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03:20
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04:49
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06:53
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03:49
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05:17
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03:20
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about

I recorded this album from about 2002 to 2004, recording on my 4-track cassette and later 8 track digital.

I think 1 or 2 tracks were recorded during the 2003 Blizzard, in between epic sessions of watching every last commentary of "Fellowship of the Rings" in between hot toddies and sambuca shots.

Actually the whole thing is interesting as a document of where I was 10 years ago, influences that I can now play with knowledge but only had hinted at then.

Several of these tunes got recorded later as band versions with my bands Satabdi Express and Mahadev. (Baba, Dirt Man, Barunji's Waltz

The last 2 tunes are interesting because they were done right after my first trip to India in 2004 on my old beat up harmony guitar that I had gotten from Darren Sheppard and jury rigged to play Indian music on. At this point my playing has completely transformed, particularly for Indian music, so this is sort of a document at my first attempts to do it.



Of course you will figure out the untitled track, it was originally a hidden track on the CD.

credits

released January 1, 2004

recorded, composed & performed by Dave Cipriani
mixing assisted by Charley Jamison, mt. royal recording
mastered by dave nachodsky, invisible sound studios

design & artwork by Kimberly Battista

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