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Songs About Anything

by Chris Belden

14 groovy, literate pop tunes; imagine ryan adams and freedy johnston by way of leonard cohen.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Helpless
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2. Need to Know
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3. Quacks Like Love
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4. Australia
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5. Around She Goes
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6. The Few Things I Know About Her
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7. I Never Knew Your Name
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8. Loose Lips
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9. It Could Happen to You
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10. Hey
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11. Parachute
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12. I Will Not Be There
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13. Goodnight, Again
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14. Song About Anything
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Born in Ohio, Chris Belden grew up listening to records bought by his parents & 5 older siblings, everything from the Beatles & the Monkees to Allan Sherman & the soundtrack to "The Magnificent Seven." For a long time he played the drums, including a stint in Joe Henry's band (that's him playing on Joe's debut album, "Talk of Heaven"), plus years playing in bars around Detroit & NYC. Years went by.

Chris wrote a novel ("Squirt"--find it at amazon.com!), a screenplay ("Amnesia", starring Ally Sheedy), & a slew of plays. Now he's recorded "Songs About Anything," 14 pop tunes refined in performance at various NYC venues, & featuring such groovy players as pianist John Hegner, drummer Aaron Comess (of the Spin Doctors!), guitarist Peter Calo (Carly Simon, Ben Taylor) & bassist Paul Aston. "This is a song about anything/I could be wrong, but there are no right answers. . ."

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Wesley Roemer

Better and better with each listening. Wonderfully original.
One of the most original, creative and comfortable sounds in an album in a long while.
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Michelle Andriano

Wonderful local music!
I heard you on NPR about 7Am, I was half asleep,and woke up after the first song to listen to the interview!

You were gret on the radio, well spoken and funny-thats when I hit the internet and googled you and here I am!
Nice sound, great lyrics-and I can't wait to get the CD.
You have to come to DC someday!
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Danny Windahaven


Great summer cd...good road trip tunes!!!!
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David Horncastle

Help...me....can't..stop...listening...
Tender, touching, tongue in cheek, and just down right contagious.
Every song is my current favourite, each listen reveals new layers. What's more - my wife loves it too! No more arguing over the car stereo..
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Karine Rosenthal

a great surprise I haven't taken out of my car stereo
This CD was recommended to me a friend of a friend, and I bought it to be supportive-- little did I know I was buying a FABULOUS album! This is pop at its best-- clever, heartsick, slyly funny, and ultimately quite moving. Oh, and the tunes are TERRIFIC! great arrangements, production values, etc. On first listen, a few songs really leapt out at me-- Quacks Like Love, A Few Things I Know About Her, Australia, to name a few...but as I keep listening to the album, I discover new favorites all the time-- It Could Happen to You is my current one. This is a really rich album that hasn't left my car stereo since I bought it...and I live in Los Angeles, so that's saying something.
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julie gum

nice and mellow; good driving music. good lyrics
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Keith Kildow

Very catchy, uncomplicated, soothing sounds...
I too first heard of Chris Belden on NRP early one morning. They played a few songs at the end of the interview segments - I was hooked! I immediately purchased the CD. I like nearly every song but my favorite is song #6, "The Few Things I Know About Her."
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kathryn

GREAT
What a wonderful CD, every song is good.
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Liner Notes From Alaska


He calls them songs about anything, but they are actually about something. Mainly heartbreak & the scattered jigsaw pieces of what might add up to the Big Picture. In a decidedly Folk Pop bedside manner, Dr. Beldon places his stethascope firmly on the heart. With a sweetly soothing voice faintly reminiscent of early Paul Simon or Folkster Will Kimbrough he takes you one a guided tour through Romance's quirky, quirky ways. Lyrically, he has all the creative wit of of say, Robyn Hitchock---without the crustation fetish. Personal favorites include Parachute & the ironic lullaby of Goodnight, Again. Does Folk Pop get any better than this? Listen & decide.
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