Ralph Covert: The Accidental Soundtrack
A great collection of songs performed with passion and an acoustic touch, and recorded live at Waterdog Studios, this CD features Ralph performing with Steve Gerlach and Mike Hartigan. Harmonica legend Corky Siegel guests on two songs as well. Most songs are previously unreleased, including longtime live favorite Pocketful Of Change, and a few older songs from The Bad Examples and Ralph Covert catalogs are revisited with a fresh perspective and expanded sonically by the energy and interaction of the trio. A beautiful and unusual addition to the album is Mike Hartigan's reading of Adam McCarthy arranged in the style of a Chopin Noctourne that closes the album.
1. Pocketful Of Change
2. Me And My Near Blind Hindsight
3. Arthur Carruther's Laboratory
4. Islands Of Lost Certainties
5. When The Captain's Gone
6. In Another Life
7. Adam McCarthy
8. Damn The Consequences
9. Years Down The Line
10. Trying To Prove The Earth Is Flat
11. Another Beautiful Day
12. Out Of My Element
13. Adam McCarthy (Noctourne)
Ralph's new CD is FANTASTIC. It's been my "go-to" CD for the past two weeks, in the coffee shop, while working at my desk, in the gym. Lots of mortality and human frailty in those songs. The lyrics are great and the melodies are clever and very catchy. I find myself humming them all the time. I wanna hear these live again. It's so good. The fellow musicians were great too. Love the guitar work. And closing out the CD with the Chopinesque nocturnalization of Adam McCarthy was very creative. Perfect ending.
Ralph's songwriting has never been stronger, Steve Gerlach fits in with Ralph's music like your best friend and the passenger seat of your car. Mike Hartigan is an amazing talent, and I love the fact that he blends so well, like frosting on cake, sweet and smooth. Great job all.