Bruce T Carroll | Ruckus and Romance

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Ruckus and Romance

by Bruce T Carroll

This album is a heartfelt and well-crafted rumination on life, love, and loss in a world coming apart at the seams....
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. When Two Worlds Collide
5:11 $1.29
2. These Things Are Mine
3:49 $1.29
3. A Dream Is a Dream
4:16 $1.29
4. The House on the Hill
4:14 $1.29
5. Shakedown
4:35 $1.29
6. (Christmas) Without You
4:22 $1.29
7. Hurt You Instead
4:26 $1.29
8. Angel Angel
3:52 $1.29
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Album Notes
This album was a long time in the making and involved the efforts of many great friends and musicians...from the extraordinary musicianship of Clifford Carter, Marc Shulman, Joe Bonadio, David Spinozza, Lincoln Schliefer, and Sara Milonovich, to the aid and counsel of co-producer Al Hemberger and long time friends Marc Shulman and Clifford Carter,... there have been many wonderful contributors to this project....

Most of these songs were written over the last year or so, except "Shakedown", which is a classic "breakup" song and one of the first songs I ever wrote, and "Hurt You Instead", which was co-written years ago by Robert Kraft and me during a somewhat dark period in my life.

The first track, "When Two Worlds Collide", was written just a few months ago in response to the horrific and daily accounts of the sorrows and travails of some 65 million refugees worldwide, mostly women and children, and it reflects my somewhat "deterministic" view that these and other geo-political catastrophes that wrack our world occur in large part due to policies and practices we have carried out in the past that have made these upheavals, and this suffering, almost inevitable. Therefore it strikes me as most cruel, insane really, for us as a country to turn our backs on these refugees..We have a political responsibility and a moral obligation as humans to help them. This song is for them.

The other songs I have included on this album are basically reflections on my own experience on this journey, particularly "The House On The Hill" which describes the very real feelings (my own) of losing a house (my own) to bad economic times (the crash of '08), and "Angel Angel", a reflection on mortality and the passing of my father and the aging of my mother...

"A Dream is a Dream" is intended to capture the ethereal quality of Dreamtime..the past, the present, the future, all tumbling together and bound up in this moment...

"These Things Are Mine" is a depiction of where I have been at different times in my life, and "(Christmas) Without You" tries to capture the feeling of being separated from loved ones at Christmas-time, which I feel is something we can all relate to...

Really hope you enjoy this collection of songs....Looking forward to the next one!




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