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The Bayden Sessions

by Pedro Pereira

Warm acoustic guitars and naked vocals, recorded up close for an intimate feel, drive the songs in this sophomore effort. Melodies that stick and lyrics that make you think satisfy both sides of the brain.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. More to Come
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2. Fifty Years
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3. The Sadness
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4. What You're Thinking
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5. Mermaid Dream
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6. All I've Ever Known
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7. Amelia
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8. From Now On
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9. Change the World
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10. Don't Open That Door
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11. Drowning
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12. Something's Gotta Happen
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Thanks for visiting my "The Bayden Sessions" site. If you are familiar with my previous work on "Last Man on the Planet," you will notice I have taken a sharp left turn with my second CD. This time I wanted an intimate feel, with vocals recorded up close and acoustic guitars driving the sound. I wanted you to feel my presence, as if I am sitting next to you on the couch playing a tune. Of course, I had help from other musicians, who elevated the songs to levels I couldn't have achieved alone.

I wrote most of these songs over an 18-month period. As with my debut album, the tracks serve up a mix of social commentary, introspection and bemused observations. "All I've Ever Known" tells the story of a rebel soldier. It is the flip side of my song "Cobblestones" on "Last Man on the Planet." "Fifty Years" uses dark, claustrophobic imagery to convey a sense of despair with the state of the world. "From Now On" zooms in from what you could call an abridged history of the world to a personal milestone. As such, it is the one song that straddles the line between the intimate and the worldly in this collection.

"Don't Open that Door" is a reflection on fatherhood and the protectiveness that parents feel when they realize their babies won't be babies forever. "More to Come," the opening track, offers introspection and a warning, putting the listener on notice that what you're about to hear is different from what I have brought you before. "The Sadness" deals with the helplessness of depression. The CD closer, "Something's Gotta Happen," circles back to the theme of the first track, but rather than dwell on what is and could have been, the song opens a window into the future -- what can and should be.

With so many weighty themes, I wanted to make sure to throw in some laughs. In "Amelia," "Change the World" and "What You're Thinking," I decided to have a little fun, opting for a play on words over deep reflection.

I hope you like these songs. I enjoyed writing and polishing them. My friend and co-producer Bob Blatchley did a masterful job recording and mixing them, and my friend Rick Bonilla provided a valuable soundboard as we worked on the songs. They both played various instruments on these tracks. The other artists who lent their talents and musical sensibilities to the songs were Guy Pezzullo, Claire Kolensky, Andrew White and Claudio Muller. To them all, a big thanks.

And to you, thanks in advance for listening. If you like these songs, please spread the word.

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