Tom 24 & Dan Wills | "Dear Lucy" (A Love Song for the Battle of Plattsburgh)

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"Dear Lucy" (A Love Song for the Battle of Plattsburgh)

by Tom 24 & Dan Wills

This scrumptious buffet of easy-listening delights, seasoned with pure extract of emotion, serves up a 15-song offering sure to remind listeners of the delicious '60s and '70s ballads by the Bee Gees, Bread and America.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dear Lucy
2:50 $0.99
2. Anniversary
2:03 $0.99
3. The Nerve to Fall Apart
1:54 $0.99
4. Mr. Whiskers
2:14 $0.99
5. Family Humanity
2:41 $0.99
6. Wish I Had Told You
3:28 $0.99
7. August Rain
1:27 $0.99
8. All About Us
2:45 $0.99
9. Cheese and Crackers
2:06 $0.99
10. Where Life Is Warm
2:02 $0.99
11. Good Champagne
2:26 $0.99
12. Don't Let Yourself Be Blind
2:52 $0.99
13. Sing For the Best
2:01 $0.99
14. Tell It to Your Heart
3:08 $0.99
15. Sun Forever Shine
1:24 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
As a follow-up to the debut "TWILIGHT BLUE EXCURSION" CD, Thomas Ventiquattro II (Tom 24) presents "DEAR LUCY," and shares the billing with his incredibly talented producer and friend, Daniel Wills. Tom 24 & Dan Wills perform 15 light rock, easy-listening and folk pop numbers, featuring Tom 24 on vocals and guitars, and Dan Wills on bass, drums and keys (Dan also sings bass vocals on the cut, "DEAR LUCY").

War of 1812 history enthusiasts will enjoy the title track, "DEAR LUCY." Tom 24 penned this song when he became inspired after reading about the Battle of Plattsburgh (NY). Tom was intrigued with the story describing this horrific naval battle. On September 11, 1814, American ships under the command of Commodore Thomas Macdonough, forced the surrender of a mighty British fleet in Plattsburgh Bay on Lake Champlain. Tom states, "Few Americans realize that this victory was the true turning point for preserving American freedoms, effectively ending the War of 1812." "DEAR LUCY" is a poignant ballad, taking the form of an imaginary love letter from Commodore Macdonough to his wife, Lucy, immediately after the victory on Lake Champlain.

The remaining 14 tracks give listeners a broad sampling of Tom's versatile writing and performing styles...from the light rocking and Bee Gee-ish "ANNIVERSARY" to the country/folk flavorings on "AUGUST RAIN." "WHERE LIFE IS WARM" mixes shades of the lush harmony stylings made popular by Bread and America in the early 1970s. Midway through this lineup, an element of comic relief is provided by the bouncy "CHEESE AND CRACKERS." Dan Wills, as always, works his magic via production at his Slab City Studio in Malone, NY. Post-production mastering by Thunder Roads Recording Studio (Norfolk, NY) ensures a smoothly warm and crisp treat for the ears.

This album is dedicated to the memory of the late Julie Margaret Wahl St. Louis, a raving fan of the Slab City Studio music project. Julie's kind words of encouragement will forever be an inspiration for Tom and Dan...and for all who were lucky enough to have been touched by her friendship.



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Monique Lannott

Congratulations Tom/Dan!!! It's Great!!!
I love this cd! The songs are great! I'm glad you were able to turn the Dear Lucy single into a cd. Cheese and Crackers is funny and makes me smile. Family humanity gives such a positive outlook on life and being there for each other. Mr. Wiskers sometimes brings me to tears realizing there are so many lonely people in the world who need a friend. In short: it is perfect! Congratulations with this second album. Greetings from the Netherlands!

melissa littlejohn

i grew up listening to tom play at my house
reminds me of the bee gees neil young and america all on one album

Barb from upstate NY

Great job Tom and Dan
Another fine job with continued great songs. Tell it to your heart is another reminder your work comes from the heart. Dear Lucy is an original version derived from a war battle that gives it a special meaning. Congratulaations to both of you on #2 CD. Keep up the good work.

Robyn and family

Tom and Dan well done mates
Hey guys fantastic work. The girls love Family Humanity.The boys loves Don't let yourself be blind. But we all agree we love the whole album.Highly Recommened to everyone well worth listerning to.Well done Tom and Dan