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Perfect Girl

by Liz Painter and the Gallery

A soulful rock and folk album. The album features various themes with songs to inspire emotion and contemplation.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Perfect Girl
2:51 $0.99
2. You're My Boat
2:40 $0.99
3. Peter Pan
3:29 $0.99
4. Time Machine
4:01 $0.99
5. My Unfinished Song
2:59 $0.99
6. Sidewalk Bye
2:26 $0.99
7. Big Strike
3:43 $0.99
8. Madness
3:25 $0.99
9. All I Want
4:17 $0.99
10. Noah's Song
3:04 $0.99
11. Dreamin' & Believin'
2:54 $0.99
12. Best Thing
3:43 $0.99
13. Seabird
3:31 $0.99
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Album Notes
Album Credits:
Liz Painter: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
Chris Burton:electric and acoustic guitars, harmony vocals, synthesizer
Mike Caron: Drums and Bass
Barnaby Hazen: additional bass
Don Richmond: Harmonica
Bob Andrews: Keys and Organ
All songs written by Liz Painter
Except Big Strike was co-written with Chris Burton
Sidewalk Bye was co-written with Chris Burton and Josh Poles
Contact: lizpaintermusic@gmail.com or lizpainter.com
Recorded at Zenith Studio, Taos, NM
Engineered and Produced by Chris Burton, Mike Caron and Liz Painter
Mastered at Mozu Mastering, Georgia, USA
Graphic Design by Katie Maillis and Joseph Fiebiger
Photography by Jim Cox
Thank You to all the amazing people who supported the Kickstarter to help bring this CD to life!

The album features various themes built from Painter’s experiences as a single mother, songs that reach out to her daughter, references to the theater, love in the desert, and vulnerability. Rock ballads, Americana and elements drawn from 1960s psychedelia are present in her compositions. According to Burton, the sound is like “the baby of Pink Floyd and Joan Baez.” With vocals similar to Patti Smith and guitar styles like Jefferson Airplane, the 13-track record plumbs the depths of Painter’s musical soul.

“The songs on this album hopefully inspire the listener to contemplate and feel. There’s a wide range of topics, but it requires a little personal insight and contemplation,” Painter said.

The track, “You`re My Boat,” is a serenade to the struggles of motherhood. Painter uses poetic devices to reveal the desire to connect and communicate with her daughter during past years. The song was written after an art therapy session where a therapist encouraged Painter and her daughter to illustrate a bridge with their problems on either side. The lyric, “a bridge I drew with what I had to use, I hope it brings you closer to me,” represents the mother’s nurturing instinct.

The fourth track, “Time Machine,” was inspired by characteristics of Taos, NM and the boundaries of technology. Painter wrote this song as she was struggling to get back in touch with an old friend and when the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge was closed for construction. Lyrics such as, “I can’t find you online, this time machine can’t find you online so send me a letter” incorporate the closure of the bridge as blocked passage in metaphor with connections of the past.

“Big Strike,” one of the only tracks co-written by Burton is an anthem of companionship. The track is an ode to Burton`s and Painter`s musical relationship. “You’re the reason for my rhyme, pony up girly girl, I’ll show the world, just to count your kisses like stars in the sky,” displays the support and inspiration the two share.
(excerpt by Dawn Franco)



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