Rick Harrington with Emily Truncellito | You Can't Just Sit There

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You Can't Just Sit There

by Rick Harrington with Emily Truncellito

This album delivers a surprisingly eclectic assortment of well-produced songs which address an even broader range of human experience. It's well worth checking out.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. You Can't Just Sit There
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2. Ain't Life Grand
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3. Bertram Harris
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4. Sleeveless
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5. Tractor Song
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6. Mister Smooth
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7. Reach for Me
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8. Midnight Highway
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9. What About You
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10. The Love of Many
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11. Daddy's Love
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12. Place So Still
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Album Notes
Rick Harrington’s debut album will leave you anything but bored. This eclectic assortment of well-crafted and superbly performed songs covers nearly all the musical bases. The title song, "You Can’t Just Sit There," is a folk-rock portrayal of the true-life adventure of Larry Walters (the man who one day decided to see if he could be lifted by a host of weather balloons tied to his lawn chair). "Ain’t Life Grand" is a fun blues-rock tune about being content whatever your circumstances. Emily’s bluesy vocals and Rick’s lead guitar really stand out on this one. Steel guitar and mandolin are featured in "Bertram Harris," a kind of new grass/country/jam song addressing the cruel consequences and regrets of a life of addiction. "Sleeveless" is a rock-jazz portrayal of the tragic pride and carelessness of youth. This song features some excellent saxophone and conga playing as well as a very strong vocal performance by Emily Truncellito. The "Tractor Song" is an amusing, pure country, statement of the reliability of a tractor over a woman. The steel guitar work is a real highlight on this track. "Mister Smooth" is an instrumental, smooth jazz piece showcasing some impressive saxophone, guitar and piano interplay. "Reach for Me" is a delicate love song, assisted by subtle finger-picking guitar and tasteful piano. "Midnight Highway" is a driving rock song featuring some tight breaks and nice lead guitar work. Inspired by the Biblical book, Ecclesiastes, "What About You" is an acoustic, piano-featured song pondering the nature and meaning of life. "The Love of Many" is a beautifully written arrangement of acoustic guitar, cello and piano telling a heart-warming story of adoption. The delicate finger-picking guitar and cello on "Daddy’s Love" appropriately assist in telling of the helplessness a parent can feel in a cruel and unpredictable world. Emily’s sweet vocals in a "Place so Still" beautifully express the vivid picture of an abandoned farm and the profound reality it brings to light. This entire album is well worth a listen.

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Les Wicker

"You Can't Just Sit There
Rick Harrington's songs stick to me,their pictorial & poetic lyrics each approach something grand and profound about life,while telling a true story -like Larry,who tied helium balloons to a lawn chair to escape the bonds of earth ,or a young man full of self-admiration who goes sleeveless in the winter,suffering chills for the sake of his "coolness" until he "can't get any colder" or a father who throws the life away that he had with his wife and three kids, and a house with green shutters and is left with just himself,the next bottle,and the next meaningless hand of cards
on which he cast his hope.Ricks song writing is set apart from the crowd by a long view of life that is refreshing and mature without being pretentious or preachy.The melodies and rhythm are memorable and flow together like soul and spirit entwined.Ricks guitar work is classy,tasteful & smooth and masterfully balanced with an impressive selection of instruments and artist thoughtfully arranged for a fullness of presentation that keeps on giving.Ricks voice is honest and sincerely felt but at times playfully southern.Emily Truncellitos voice contrast with Rick with rare presence and refinement that at once seem ethereal and yet informed with earthy reality and is transformed with material from Rick that pulls out all the love and gifts that she is so bountifully endowed with.I have no other CD that has so bonded to me as Rick Harringtons.This is like a small rare treasure that having found it you want to show it to everybody you know.Can it be that this is Ricks first CD?Amazing!
Leslie J Wicker
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sadie

you cant just sit there
Tired of hearing the same old stuff on the radio? tired of bad lyrics?Then listen to this CD!Each song is unique and tells a story with meaning that you can easily picture in your mind.The music and vocals are superb!I will never get tired of listening to this CD!It is my favorite CD!
Sadie age 14
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