Rosler's Recording Booth
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||Recording Booth||Don Rosler||1:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Won't Believe (feat. Spottiswoode)||Don Rosler||4:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||But a Dream (feat. Tam Lin)||Don Rosler||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Give It a Whirl (feat. Terry Radigan)||Don Rosler||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Halfway Honest Living (feat. Jeremy Sisto & the Valentines)||Don Rosler||1:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We'll Have 'em All Over (feat. Ned Massey & Terry Radigan)||Don Rosler||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hard Goodbye (feat. John Margolis)||Don Rosler||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Where Do I Come In? (feat. Spottiswoode)||Don Rosler||4:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Baby Footprints (feat. Terry Radigan)||Don Rosler||1:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pretty As Ever (feat. Jon Albrink)||Don Rosler||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Practicing (feat. Carmen Keating & Isabel Keating)||Don Rosler||4:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||No Sleeping (feat. Terry Radigan)||Don Rosler||3:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Doris from Rego Park||Don Rosler||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||First I Draw the Sun (feat. Tamara Hey)||Don Rosler||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Where I've Been, What I've Done (feat. Kathena Bryant)||Don Rosler||3:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Take It Slow / "Tunnel of Sound" Chorale (feat. Recording Booth Choir & Emily Bindiger's Choir)||Don Rosler||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||"I Will Not Sing A Song (End Segue)||Don Rosler||0:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Wow. Who does a brilliant concept album anymore?
Very moving album inspired by the records regular people used to make so far away loved ones could hear their voices. Excerpts from recording booth records--real people telling others they love them, they miss them, they need to stop drinking for the sake of the family, and so on--introduce a theme picked up by the next song. The writing is very character-driven. I simply can not think of a record with more humanity in it. The arrangements are theatrical, recalling Brecht/Weill and Randy Newman, but quite original. It's a genuine concept album, and a successful one, which is very, very rare. Many fine singers share the vocals, which adds momentum like the varied narrators in a Ken Burns doc. Lastly, if you love baseball, you are guaranteed to love "Doris from Rego Park."