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Beautiful Shadow

by Blue Tree

This Britpop influenced Boston/Seattle trio serves up melodic pop/rock on their new release 'Beautiful Shadow' with vocals reminiscent of Brian Ferry from lead singer and principle songwriter Lawson Hancock.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hiding
3:22 $0.99
2. Almost Real
4:45 $0.99
3. Beautiful Shadow
5:39 $0.99
4. Stars
3:17 $0.99
5. Found (in the City)
3:33 $0.99
6. Palo Alto
3:28 $0.99
7. Empty
4:46 $0.99
8. Silver
4:54 $0.99
9. Close the Door
4:28 $0.99
10. Your Old Guitar
4:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
lawson hancock - vocals, guitars, piano
peter fernandez - bass, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
david desimone - drums and percussion

all songs by lawson hancock blue tree music (bmi), except 'palo alto' by radiohead warner/chappell music (ascap).

produced by blue tree, mike ferreira, and brian brown

recorded and engineered by mike ferreira and brian brown on pearl street, somerville, ma

mixing and additional recording by brian brown at the moontower, cambridge, ma

mastered by dana white, specialized mastering, framingham, ma

About the album:
The album was recorded from December 2002 - August 2003 in my recording engineer's apartment in Somerville, MA. The bulk of the recording was done from January - April before I moved to San Francisco, CA to work for Macromedia. There were some additional overdubs done in June and then I came back to Boston in August to do the final overdubs. We mixed the record in September and returned to the studio in October to re-mix a few of the tracks. It was mastered over two days in mid-December with a final master/edit completed in January 2004.

This project actually began for me in August 2002. I had just finished the first record with the band 'Reflections' (2002) and it had been a year since my father's death. I felt a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders that summer. That's when I met the person who would be the catalyst for many of the songs on this record. Our romance lasted only a month before she moved out west.

She was a beautiful shadow that passed through my life. A chance meeting that changed my life and my music. Life is a series of moments and often we can miss them if we aren't paying attention.



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Great sounding cd.
Love the british vocal feel. Great job on this cd. Keep up the good work.

Excellen!!! The guitar parts sound great! BUY THIS CD ITS GREAT!!
When i got this CD i listened to the songs all day long! They are so relaxing and fun to listen to! This band really knows how to play there instruments very very well! i am a musician myself and i have been playing ever since i was little and this band is great!!! A+


I don't have this CD and cannot review it as a whole.
However, I did hear "Palo Alto" on the radio and can tell you that it is an excellent song, sung soulfully and beautifully. Its meaningful lyrics, though they say nothing of this band's talent, are not at the forefront--the guitar part is complex and compelling.
THis may be one of the best Radiohead covers I've ever heard for three reasons: they were not trying to copy their sound, this is not one of RH's better known songs, and the band has ACTUAL TALENT (unlike others that cover RH, like 311).

Tamara Turner, CD Baby

Atmospheric waves crash into looping, multi-tiered harmonies, bursts of guitar and vocals that crest and fall with the taffy-like layers, stretching and rebounding, expanding and recoiling. If this album were a painting, it would be done with brilliant color, with the bare hands, taking handfulls of gooey wet paint and smearing it across a 360 degree canvas; add to that sharp, distinct, three-dimensional texturing and you're getting there. It's the kind of album that leads you to imagine a life without gravity, a limitless existence where a thought is all you need to manifest your desire. This is oceanic pop, turbulent but steady, which fills the mind with iridescent blues and greens.