Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Finisher

I love this time of year. Year after year the fall season always conjures up the same feelings of longing, yearning, excitement, nostalgia.... I guess it comes from when I was a kid and the new school year was beginning, bringing the excitement of new faces and experiences. The weather is changing here in the northeast and it's beautiful during the months of September and October, a welcome antidote to the sweaty, sticky summer. As a friend recently said, fall also feels kind of ominous with winter and all of it's hardships right around the corner. With this in mind, have a listen to the album closer "September" in it's current state. Good friend and colleague Chris Thomas and I worked on creating an "oceanic" vibe using a full orchestra to contrast the lonely vocal and guitar. Chris' amazing orchestrating and compositional skills have taken this simple song to new heights. We were striving for a Sixties, Abbey Road studio one/Moody Blues feeling and I think we hit the mark. I still need to record bass guitar and drums and then the record is finito.(phew!) Dave and I are planning on laying down his drums soon. Here's "September".....


  1. Rick, I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! :)

  2. WOW..."September" ...great strings and brass, great composition Rick.
    I hear the Beatles in the beginning and the blend of sounds with it's classical, jazz, blues, rock fusion is orchestrated very well!