Album Remarks & Appraisals:
"The Song I Never Wrote" draws from some of Elias' other, more subtle jazz influences. On this tune he proves soul can emerge regardless of the delivery system. "NPR" happened as a fluke. Jack Rock, the owner of The Treefort studio, had just purchased an old Farfisa organ I had written the tune "NPR" a few years earlier, intending it to be a chamber jazz piece with woodwinds and jazz quartet. The sound of the Farfisa inspired me to pull it up on my laptop and quickly re-score the woodwind parts to organ, and, just like that this version was born! "You Can Never Hold Back Spring" is a perfect example of Tom Waits' songwriting genius. His performance of this song on his record Orphans, Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards is grizzled and raw, complete with out-of-tune piano and growling clarinet.
Audio Mixer: Mark Sarisky.
Liner Note Author: John Fremgen.
Photographer: David Barrow .