Lina Ericson & Andy Fite | Oh, The Pain of It All!

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Oh, The Pain of It All!

by Lina Ericson & Andy Fite

The battle of the sexes, but it isn't a battle really, is it? A dance! The dance! Funny, intricate, tragic and touching duets for a boy and a girl, sung by composer/lyricist/guitarist Andy Fite and the amazing Lina Ericson.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. What Do You Want to Do?
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
2:52 $0.99
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2. I'm Sorry I'm Late
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
2:19 $0.99
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3. I'm Not Going to Have an Affair With You
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:00 $0.99
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4. Oh, The Pain of It All!
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
5:27 $0.99
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5. Why Won't You Just Talk to Me?
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:23 $0.99
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6. That's All Right (Passive Aggressive)
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:26 $0.99
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7. I Don't Need to Kiss You
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:52 $0.99
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8. Polite
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:51 $0.99
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9. Darling I Love You
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
4:35 $0.99
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10. I Love You as a Friend
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:14 $0.99
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11. Do You See? (She's Crazy)
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:45 $0.99
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12. I'm Obsessed With Breasts
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:02 $0.99
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13. I'm Starting to Like You
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:37 $0.99
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14. Forever Yours
Lina Ericson & Andy Fite
3:01 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Lina Ericson came into my life ten or twelve years ago as a singing student at the Stockholm music school Kulturama. She quickly became a favorite, but it wasn't until a couple of years later, when I had written a series of duets based on the advice columns in the tabloid papers (Other People's Problems, still unreleased...) and engaged a half dozen friends to sing the Patient parts-- I got to be the Therapist-- that I realized what kind of a musician I was dealing with in Lina.

The tunes were pretty intricate: contrapuntal, heavily chromatic, and rhythmically unusual, and I needed real precision from everyone if the things were going to work at all. Everyone wound up turning in good performances, but all of them except Lina had to dub their parts separately, and go phrase by phrase, over and over till each one came out right and we could go on to the next.

Lina came in with her part better learned than I had mine, and we knocked that track out live.

For this album, we recorded a new version of that song, which started all of this, I'm Sorry I'm Late. Another song from Other People's Problems, originally recorded by someone else, found its way into Lina's repertoire-- I'm Obsessed with Breasts. This, both question and reply, are taken quite directly from the newspaper, though rewritten to go to music and to rhyme in the right places.

When it began to be a more serious pursuit for me to write duets illustrating what is for me the endlessly entertaining dance of the sexes, it was clear to me that Lina was the woman to call. We started meeting every week for a couple of hours, and we kept that up for about a year without even thinking of performing in public. It was so nice to take the time to work on the music in all its considerable difficulty without feeling any urgency to do anything with it. I don't think we could have gotten what we have here if we'd been in a hurry.

Now, however, we've got it, and here it is. All these tracks are recorded live at my studio-- no overdubs, no punching in, no cheating of any kind. We really performed this, just as you hear it.

Andy Fite
Stockholm, March 1, 2015

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