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Awake

by Steve Price

Folk-country: hard hitting, one of a kind, sweet yet bold wake-up call about growing old. Real-deal living and dying stories by a front-line nurse/singer/songwriter.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Earl and Edna
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2. Humble or Not
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3. Chest Pain
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4. The One At the End of the Hall
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5. Farewell
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6. Enter the Divine
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7. Awake
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8. Have a Seat
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9. A Love Story
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10. Are We Looking At the Same Thing
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11. Why Do I Do What I Do
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12. Aloha
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is a musical experiment by a creative nurse who hopes to expose and maybe change our attitudes about end of life. Steve Price has been a registered nurse for 25 years. He now works as a palliative care nurse. His experiences have inspired him to write his first CD.

So many experiences unfold in hospitals; love, compassion, sadness, frustration, hopelessness and resolve are a few. These ballads try to capture some of the sweetness and the sadness. Steve has observed how the collective cultural fear about end of life has influenced medical practice and questions some of our healthcare priorities. He witnesses the manifestation of our death defying society in the heroic lengths we expect, request and sometimes demand of our doctors; asking them to stand in deaths way. In these songs he calls into question the wisdom of our choices. In our denial we often see an expensive, cruel drama unfold for so many at the end of life causing much suffering.

The music is timely and will surely stimulate discussion since health care is once again on the political agenda. The baby boomers are at the healthcare doorstep and we are feeling the financial strain on our fragile system. There are problems with the many uninsured, shameful condition of nursing homes and the profiteering at the expense of our old and infirmed citizens.

This CD is:
Bold
Daring
Compassionate
Inviting
Real
Taboo
Timely
Honest
Frightening
Unsettling
Fun

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Suzanne Alvin

Awake
The perfect genre for such deeply moving pieces. I smiled and cried through most of them, especially "Farewell". Rarely have I heard such honesty and never about such a subject.
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Rosemary S Skiner

AWAKE
Steve wrote the words in every LTC nurses' heart. Thank you, Steve for giving life to these feelings.
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Laurel Eden


A brilliantly honest statement of what RNs face on a day to day basis. The struggle to follow our ethical code, yet the dilema of seeing patient's tired and wanting to be left alone.
I praise Steve for his honesty and strength to sing the words that often go unsaid. Earl and Edena will become legendary.
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Mary Rademacher

Awake
I bought this CD as a gift to myself for Nurse's Day and what a great choice I made! I have listened to it daily for the last few weeks and I now know every word. Whether I need a smile after a rough day or a good cry on the way home, Steve Price's music will provide either. The music is primarily about people being honest with themselves; and listening and understanding each other. The voices of many Nurses, caregivers, patients and loved ones are clearly present in the lyrics. I highly recommend you buy and share Awake with anyone and everyone!
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Ken Herrguth

Awake
The lyrics are from the heart and the music is from the soul. Quickly you find yourself moving from listening to feeling. Price has a special gift for telling a story. Smooth melodies.
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Gwen McEwen

Awake
Most definitely a sweet and touching CD sung from the heart of Steve Price. His message gets right to the point about how we respect and care for each other, and how we can learn not to fear death. A "must listen to" for anyone concerned about health care.
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Christine Russo

Awake
This cd is great. All of the songs are meaningful and touching. Being a rn, I could identify with each song. I am sure Earl and Edna will soon be a classic. This cd is a unique and special way too look at our lives. This is a must buy cd today!!!!!
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Gail Sobotkin

Awake
This CD is a must have for anyone who loves folk-country music. It's an amazing collection of songs that will particularly resonate with nurses, patients and families who have faced end of life issues or debilitating conditions requiring costly care.

It would make an unusual, treasured gift for the nurse/caregiver in a patient's life, especially on Nurse's Day or Christmas.
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