Neal Fox | Hotel del Swell

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Hotel del Swell

by Neal Fox

A mellow mix of vocals and instrumentals featuring piano, guitar, and synths, with guest artist John Rekevics on alto, tenor and bari saxes.
Genre: Easy Listening: Mood Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kitchen Help
7:07 $0.99
2. Bridal Suite
5:49 $0.99
3. Don't Wake Me Up
3:51 $0.99
4. Get Off My Back
3:59 $0.99
5. Room For One
4:04 $0.99
6. No Monkeys
5:01 $0.99
7. Working Girls
5:04 $0.99
8. A Night Like This
2:14 $0.99
9. Widgets
4:44 $0.99
10. Next Bottle of Wine
4:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Neal Fox is an award-winning composer/playwright who has written for every medium from TV to theatre. His one-man multimedia show, Pigeonholes, received standing ovations from audiences in San Diego and Hollywood. This September (2007), Fox will premier his new one-man show, Thank You, Dan Rather, in Ft. Lauderdale.

As for Hotel del Swell, it was produced right after Fox finished his first musical, Meat Street—a dark comedy about planet Earth—when he wanted something lighter. Hotel is a departure from his usual work because it’s mainly instrumental, and he’s known for his skills as a lyricist and preference for social commentary.

For the softer sounds of this CD, Fox used piano, guitar and synths, and invited his talented friend, John Rekevics, to add the sax parts.

In Hotel del Swell Fox gives you a musical peek behind closed doors of a once-swank establishment. Each room holds its memories, each occupant has a story. Find a cushy chair, sip a glass of wine, and enjoy.

Kitchen Help—It’s a regular party in here.

(Here in the kitchen, ev’rything is bitchin)
Dirty Water
Take your order
Sprig o’ parsley sits above it
Shine those dishes
Clean those fishes
Take the trash out
God, I love it!
Don’t need no business cards
Don’t need no resumé
No college education is required
In the kitchen all your troubles seem to melt away
And it’s never too hot for the good life that we got.
Chef’s a master
I get plastered
See those rich ladies stuff their faces
Special dishes
Special wishes
I can take them to special places
Where the grease is flying
And the Champagne’s flowing
And the pots and pans beat rhythm like no other
It’s a symphony of sweet ‘n’ sour
Getting sweeter by the hour
Never too hot for the good life that we got.
We’re the players in some
Half forgotten, half-baked play
Still, we’re the ones who get to light your fire
It’s a mystical experience, that’s what they say
And it’s never too hot for the good life that we got.

Bridal Suite—Love, romance, and the anticipation of a new life together

Don’t Wake Me Up—You’ve been traveling all day and can’t wait to hit the pillow. Tick, tick, tick…BZZZZ!

Get Off My Back—Married since they were kids, they don’t hear each other anymore. She nags. He mumbles. Two recordings on an endless loop.

Room for One—Even in a crowded city, you can still be all alone.

No Monkeys—Kasnovski’s Animals made the rooms unlivable, so the story goes. Since then the hotel has strict rules about animal acts. Especially ones with monkeys.

Working Girls—They’ve been around since the Grand Opening. Though still elegant, like the hotel, they’re in need of some minor repairs.

A Night Like This—It was supposed to be a one night stand. Then he looked into her eyes.

Widgets—They descend on the Hotel del Swell from all parts of the world. They wear seersucker suits. They have fake hair. They sell widgets

Next Bottle of Wine—Is he really a hero? Or is his mind gone from booze?

My lady
Do you care to dance with me?
Why don’t you play that song again
Your perfume
The smell of roses
Those shoes you wear
Are they really glass
Now the hour of twelve
Has come to pass

And it sure has been a wonderful evening,
The talk was good and the food was so fine
But the time has come to awake from my dreaming
I’ll be seeing you all
Next bottle of wine

My friends there’s
No need to honor me
I’m sure if
You wore my shoes
You’d have done the same
I’m glad my life
Could have helped few
In the name of God
I thank you all
It’s a lucky man who hears the call

And it sure has been a wonderful evening,
The talk was good and the food was so fine
But the time has come to awake from my dreaming
I’ll be seeing you all
Next bottle of wine



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