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Songs for Laura Volume One

by Various Artists

Great music for a great cause. Forest Sun put together this benefit compilation to raise funds and awareness for people with cancer and their families.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Flowering Spade
Sean Hayes
4:19 $0.99
2. Maria
ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)
3:55 $0.99
3. When I Go
Brett Dennen
6:49 $0.99
4. Be Kind to You
Forest Sun
3:15 $0.99
5. Spaces in Between
Shane Alexander
3:56 $0.99
6. Happy Ending
Matt the Electrician
3:31 $0.99
7. Forms of the Truth
Beth Waters
4:35 $0.99
8. Other Plans
Tom Freund
4:53 $0.99
9. This to Shall Pass
Danny Schmidt
4:20 $0.99
10. Devil May Dance
AJ Roach
3:04 $0.99
11. Mockingbird
Anais Mitchell
3:15 $0.99
12. Be Water
Alex Goldfarb
3:37 $0.99
13. The Weeping Willow
Devon Sproule
3:00 $0.99
14. A Song On Robbing
Paul Curreri
3:55 $0.99
15. Ragdoll
Gavin Glass
4:53 $0.99
16. Southern Smile
Four Year Bender
3:04 $0.99
17. Haircut Money
The Mammals
3:36 $0.99
18. It's Okay to Be Alone
Elam Blackman
4:50 $0.99
19. Jenny's Eyes
Libby Kirkpatrick
2:29 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Painted Sun Records releases Songs for Laura Volume One. A benefit cd to raise funds for cancer treatment dedicated to Forest Suns mother Laura.

" Laura left her body feb 17th..two years later than the doctors said
she had to live. She died at home as she requested. Dressed in her
finest garments and jewelry, holding her lovers hand as she took her
last breath.
My brother and i got to spend a week with her in the hospital and say
goodbye. She couldn't speak but i know she could hear. i brought my
guitar and we sang her favorite songs. i played her the Songs for
Laura cd everyday.
She is a courageous and beautiful and powerful being...and she will
be missed.

Songs for Laura is available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/songsforlaura
. I am immensely grateful to the
all the artists who donated songs to help raise funds for cancer
treatment -sean hayes,alo, brett dennen, shane alexander, matt the
electrician, beth waters, tom freund, danny schmidt, aj roach, anais
mitchell, alex goldfarb, devon sproule, paul curreri, gavin glass,
four year bender, the mammals, elam blackman and libby kirkpatrick.

It's a wonderful compilation that i know you will love and all the
proceeds go to a worthy cause. My gratitude also for everyone's love
and support in the last few years as my mom fought on.

There were so many great musicians wiling to gift their music for
this project that there will be more Volumes to follow. There will be
concerts with the artists involved this year as well... i'll let you

thank you for your care,"


Songs For Laura (Volume 1)
Various Artists

Flowering Spade Sean Hayes
Maria Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO)
When I Go Brett Dennen
Be kind to you Forest Sun
Spaces in Between Shane Alexander
Happy Ending Matt The Electrician
Forms Of The Truth Beth Waters
Collapsable Plans Tom Freund (w/Brett Dennen)
This to Shall Pass Danny Schmidt
Devil May Dance AJ Roach
Mockingbird Anais Mitchell
Be Water Alex Goldfarb
The Weeping Willow Devon Sproule
A Song On Robbing Paul Curreri
Ragdoll Gavin Glass And The Holy Shakers
Southern Smile Four Year Bender
Haircut Money The Mammals
It's Okay To Be Alone Elam Blackman
Jenny's Eyes Libby Kirkpatrick

Dedicated to Laura Purusha
Huge gratitude to all the Artists and their labels who donated these songs to raise funds for cancer treatment. Go check them out and buy all their records right now.
Thanks to Michael Winger and Robert Cross for mastering, Bryn Bowman for cd design.

"The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darknesses. " (Kazantzakis)



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songs for laura
ouch! this compilation is SO good - it hurts! tom freund and i were talking about how these people should be doing a festival together as the collective vibration of this combination of musicians is great! it blends beautifully from top to bottom. its a feel good cd, the first one to go around and around in my disc player for weeks without stopping since i was a teeniebopper, perhaps with the exception of jeff buckley. i think i forgot about life, and it brought it all back to me... so if you like life, youll love songs for laura; may she rest in peace. seriously, this is the best of the best for the americana/acoustic/folk genre, it is worthy of your attention, and im not just saying that because im on it, i know a lot about whats out there cause ive been out there, and these people are the cream of the crop in my not sounding so humble opinion.
i hope you enjoy it as i have.

donna stewart

Songs for Laura
I love this entire CD! It is full of excellent music from a variety of artist and is stuck in my CD player. I have emailed the link to all my friends. I feel like I know these people, like I am sitting in their varied living rooms listening to them play excellent song after excellent song. I will definately pursue more music from many of these artists.

Debbie B

A great find!
I heard the song \"Blackbird\" on public radio and I was captivated. I went home and ordered the CD. I like every song on this album, especially Flowering Spade, and Devil May Dance. My 12 -year-old son loves the song \"When I Go\". The album is filled with varied rhythms, haunting melodies and lyrics that actually make me think. And to think that it was all a labor of love. Wow.