Ric Proctor | Since We Were Young

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Since We Were Young

by Ric Proctor

It\'s the Blues, it\'s Country Rock, it\'s Folk, and a bit Retro wrapped together to create a \'feeling good\' sound you will play again and again.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Since We Were Young
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2. All Kinds of Blues
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3. Sully's Song
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4. If I Were a Carpenter
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5. When You Are Away
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6. So You Say
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7. Feel No Pain
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8. Spotlight
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9. All Day Lover
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10. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
So how does a 56 year dude get to here? Afterall, what\'s wrong with watching TV and Bingo?


Well, about 2 years ago, I began working on realising my life-long dream of bringing my hidden musical talents ‘outta the closet’ and onto the stage. Funny how you know that you have something to offer but gool old self doubt just keeps you down. Anyhow, I decided that it was time and I spent a lot of time going back to songs I had written along the way and in developing new works. Like so many others, I spent a lot of nights in the basement singing when no one was around and battling that most formidable opponent called self doubt. I kept going with it, but, honestly, it was hard to get over that nasty little voice that kept saying, ‘hey, stupid, you\'re 55 years old! You can’t say you’re a songwriter now!’, but, I just said well, whatever, I’m just some old fool then, and, I played on.


In the Winter of 06/07 I started tuning up at some local Jam Sessions playing a few tunes here and there. I can tell you, I was scared shitless! Even though I have been on stage most of my life, this was really the first time I had said out loud \'uh, hey folks, you know, I have some songs I can sing\" Well, generally , the songs were well received which was certainly encouraging, but, the real turning point came in early Spring of 07 at Zona\'s Bistro when I let loose one night with my version of \"Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood\". The crowd really liked it and this guy, a really big guy, comes up to me and says ‘\" Hey, you know that song Misunderstood …(long towering pause) ... well, I really hate that song’\" so I figured like I was going to get thumped real good, but then he says ‘\'Well, I use to hate it, but after hearing you sing it I’ll never hate it again, you outta record that.\'’

Well, that was really the turning point for me and from then on I started hanging out in the basement a whole lot more. Practicing and working on tunes. Then one night I told Joan that I wanted her to hear what I had been doing and she sat down and listened to the 10 songs that I felt were ready. It was dumb, I was just so ridicously nervous, ‘cause playing for the one you love, well, that\'s is the toughest test. At the end Joan gave me a such an undescribable smile, and, that moment, that was the birth of what has now become my CD - Since We Were Young “

There is much, much more to the story of how this albulm came to be and some interesting \'twists of fate\' that have brought the various contributors into place for the realisation of this dream. In the near future I will be updating this story so you can get a better idea as to how it all came to be.

For now, I can tell you that this album contains 8 original songs written over the years but which are just now being brought to the light of day. There is a mixture of Blues, Folk, Rock n\' Roll and Country Rock. At the end of the day, something for everyone, I guess. One of the songs - \"Spotlight\" - is well over 30 years old, while a couple of others were written just last Spring so it’s an interesting retrospective. Since We Were Young also includes what I believe are unique covers of the classic hits; \"If I were A Carpenter\" and \"Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood\"

One of the most common comments I have received about the songs starts with the phrase \"Great stuff, you know, it reminds me of ... and then the long pause while they look for a name, usually comingbup empty. What I ahve come to realise is that the music, my music is very familiar, very reminicient and comforatble. I believe this means I have succeeded in making some good tunes!


The songs have been recorded and produced by Paul Baker of Bakerstreet Studios, Vancouver and feature arrangements by renowed session player, Robbie Steininger. What can I say, these guys are just plain sick with talent and without them this dream would have died an ugly death. In particular, I will be forever grateful and buying Scotch for Paul for his enormous and important contributions to this work. Thanks to Paul, the members of the band include some of the best players the Coast has to offer and I think you will find that our collective work is \'most excellent\"!

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Sondy


Love, Love, Love these tunes. Thanks Ric for a fabulous album.
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M. Edwards

Since We Were Young
Some great stories in the songs and VERY nice production values. I look forward to cruising some back-country roads with the top down and the stereo blasting!
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Bryan Fishburn

Since We Were Young
I had an opportunity to see Ric when he was performing in Toronto and have to say I was moved. Watching anyone follow there heart brings new hope for us all. Excellent work, highly reccomended.

Bryan
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Comforts

Since we were young
Great listening, great lyrics
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carole

Since We Were Young
Definately a feel good album that entertains and inspires. Love the title track, Since We Were Young. Sure to be a hit.
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Don Hulse

Since We Were Young
\"Since We Were Young\" is an excellent production from a talented Canadian artist with very cool refreshing new material PLUS two covers of great old tunes. There\'s something for everyone in this package and I highly recommend it.
I enjoyed the whole disc
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Judy Vincent

Since We Were Young
Ric Proctor has a warm voice which conveys the emotion and sentiment of his lyrics very convincingly. I love Sully\'s Song.
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Tracey

Since we were young
An inspiring cd that reminds us all to live the dream.
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Hope

Since We Were Young
I listened to ``Since We Were Young`` all the way from back to Fort McMurray from the Canmore Folk Festival. Although I had bought several other CD`s they never got played. I just let it play over and over and sang along. I loved the mix of songs, the orchestration, the lyrics. Ric Proctor is a bright new star in the Canadian music scene. Thanks for the inspiration to live our dreams, Ric!
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Jim Ellis

Since we were young.
Great album, I especially like the original material written by Ric. We take it with us on our journeys in our motorhome, it reminds us of friends & family.
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