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Comin' Thru

by Benjamin Russell

Intense singer-songwriter power folk pop rock electronic acoustic blend defying categorization, originally recorded in 1996, remastered 2009.
Genre: Rock: College Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Suburban Wasteland Secret Mission
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2. Flying
3:33 $0.99
3. Lucky Guy
3:13 $0.99
4. Frontier
3:47 $0.99
5. Comin Thru
3:13 $0.99
6. Faded Memory
3:35 $0.99
7. Hell to Pay
3:37 $0.99
8. Castle By the Sea
3:46 $0.99
9. Blue Star
3:24 $0.99
10. Shaking the Tree
3:26 $0.99
11. Computerized Man
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12. There With Me
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Album Notes
Originally recorded in 1996, remastered in 2009.

This was an important album for me and marked twenty years of recording. I'd come a long way from the days of the esoteric folky, but Comin Thru included many of the elements and styles I'd acquired over the years.

I had help again from several contributors: Stephane Meszaros co-wrote and played guitar on "Blue Star", while Jose Sierra and Jackie Schuler performed backing vocals on "There With Me". Tony Paduano delivered background vocals on "The Computerized Man".

A sidebar to that song: it was originally called "The Transistorized Man", a title taken from a watch ad back when I was a kid. I brought it up to date with a title change, but otherwise, this song is exactly the same as it was when I first wrote it -- my 2nd song ever at the age of 15. I dedicate it to my grandmother who always encouraged me -- until she died, it was her favourite among the songs I'd written. Thanks also to Ken Kolynchuk, who knew the original and jammed on it back in the day. I remembered his encouraging words when I decided to record it for this album.



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