Cruel Dream: Music From & Inspired By 'The Past is Never Dead'

by Lincoln Barr

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1.
Polite Cruelty #1
2.
03:28
3.
Tango Solitaire
4.
Root Beer Float
5.
Nothing But a Tail #1
6.
04:11
7.
Swallowing Live Frogs
8.
9.
Tradewinds
10.
02:52
11.
Polite Cruelty #2
12.
Ketman Returning
13.
Nothing But a Tail #2
14.
Algoa
15.
Miner Lament
16.
Cruel Dream
17.
Chimera
18.
Polite Cruelty #3
19.
Via Dolorosa
20.
Darkness at Noon

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a collection of songs composed & improvised for filmmaker Steve E. Turner's feature documentary, The Past is Never Dead. Learn more at thepastisneverdeadmovie.com.

Watch the trailer: youtu.be/bv-Kgxh6OiQ

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releases May 17, 2019

The cast: 

Lincoln Barr - vocals, guitars
John Convertino - drums, percussion, marimba, vibraphone
Aaron Harmonson - acoustic bass ("Cruel Dream," "Polite Cruelty," "Swallowing Live Frogs," "Darkness at Noon")
Levon Henry - reeds & woodwinds, FX
Paul Hiraga - keys ("Cruel Dream," "Polite Cruelty," "Swallowing Live Frogs," "Darkness at Noon")
Patrick Porter - pedal steel guitar
Jim Sangster - acoustic & electric bass, marimba
Johnny Sangster - guitars, keys, pocket piano, vibraphone, marimba
Daniel Walker - keys, accordion 

All compositions © 2017 Lincoln Barr/Swallow Swords Music (ASCAP), except:
"Algoa" - Lincoln Barr/Swallow Swords Music (ASCAP), Patrick R. Porter (BMI), Johnny Steele Sangster (BMI)
"Tango Solitaire" - Lincoln Barr/Swallow Swords Music (ASCAP), John G. Convertino/Good Clean Dirt (BMI), Daniel E. Walker/Everyday Tunes (ASCAP)
"The Bottoms" - Lincoln Barr/Swallow Swords Music (ASCAP), Levon Ray Henry (BMI), Johnny Steele Sangster (BMI)
"Tradewinds" - Lincoln Barr/Swallow Swords Music (ASCAP), Johnny Steele Sangster (BMI)

All recordings co-produced & ℗ 2017 Lincoln Barr. All rights reserved. 

Co-produced, engineered, and mixed by Johnny Sangster (sangstermania.com) at Studio Litho and Crackle & Pop!, Seattle, WA
Engineering & mixing on "Cruel Dream," "Polite Cruelty," "Swallowing Live Frogs," and "Darkness at Noon" by Don Farwell at Earwig Studio, Seattle, WA
Additional recording by Levon Henry, Brooklyn, NY
Additional editing by Addison Schulberg at Zimmsound Studio, Pendleton, OR
Mastered by Rachel Field at Resonant Mastering, Seattle, WA

Cover photo by Steve E. Turner
Cover design by Shawn Wolfe (shawnwolfe.com)
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Thank you: 
Christian Barr, Steve & Sheri Turner, David Lee Robinson & family, Bonnie Whiting, Brian Saunders, Daniel Walker & Elaine Fite, and all of the brilliant contributors to this album. 

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Lincoln Barr Pendleton, Oregon

avant-crooner // solo debut Trembling Frames out now.

Soundtrack album Cruel Dream: Music From & Inspired by The Past is Never Dead out May 17.

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Track Name: The Sunset Addition
They say, “Keep to your own
On the right side of town
And don’t stand up too tall
Lest you wanna be cut down”
They tried making a gift
Of my own humanity
Tell me, when does an addition cease to be?

When you steal from a man
His capacity to change
What you mete in control
Will come back to you in rage
When you predicate guilt
But deny complexity
Tell me, when does an addition cease to be?

Accepting the blame for a fate prescribed to me
Tell me, when does an addition cease to be?

Your insistence on progress
Doesn’t jive with what I’ve seen
You say we’ll all be great again
But I don’t know what you mean

Just a few blocks of bottomland
That you gave begrudgingly
Tell me, when does an addition cease to be?

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