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I'm Going Back There Someday
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Artist Paul Williams
Release Date 03/12/2007
Genre Rock / Pop
SubGenres/Styles Americana, Vocal
Label AIX Records
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Musicians/Singers:
Paul Williams Vocals
John Lee Sanders Whistle, Hammond Organ & Background Vocals
Chris Caswell Accordian
Laurence Juber Acoustic Guitar
John McEuen Banjo
Cliff Hugo Stand-up Bass
John Lewis Percussion
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Don Raymond Acoustic Guitar
Marcy Vaj Violin
Alwyn Wright Violin
Novi Novog Viola
Timothy Loo Cello
Peter Hume Acoustic Guitar
Special Guests:
Willie Nelson Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Melissa Manchester Vocals & Piano
Eric Rigler Uilleann Pipes
The Great Gonzo Vocals
Dave Goelz Vocals & Puppetry

Album Description  
It was a day of superlatives! A rare treat of creative energy among friends, both new and old. When people (and creatures?) as special as Willie Nelson and Gonzo joined Paul to play one of his special songs, then result was a rare treat. I felt fortunate to have captured it for this project.
Reviews/Comments  
Comments from John McEuen - Co-Producer of the Project: As we set up the second day of recording with Paul for his DVD we knew we had a high mark to shoot for, as the first day was truly wonderful. We had captured 8 songs in one day, only moving ahead when we had it right, and knew this was an easier day in some regards. Only two songs, but the cast was a bit unusual on this December 4th. The previous week, 4 songs with string quartet, piano and bass, one with the full band and the quartet, plus 3 with 'just' the band, had all gone down as a piece of American music history. America's great writer of love ballads, country hits, pop and film music had delivered his up close and personal version of his icon songs that are known worldwide. For the first time on 'tape', along with 5 cameras rolling, the personal side of this great writer and the heartfelt delivery of his magical words will be brought right to the audience. That was a great day... but now, a different assignment lay ahead. To me, some of Paul's lyrics show their magic in their delivery more than in the reading of the words. I read Rainbow Connection, and I am not sure I 'get it'. "...Back There Someday" made me feel the same way…it did not make that much sense to me as 'just words'. After all, until I was about 38 my favorite Beach Boy song was Bop Ma Ran... then I found out it was Barbara Ann. I am the guy who, for about 5 years, did not realize Mr. Bojangles' dog had died. I had thought his dog's name was "upandied" (you know, "....his dog, upandied..."). But just as Paul's songs are icons of American music writing, the guests for today are icons of American culture... and they would be doing the lyrics with Paul. Willie Nelson and Gonzo on the same stage did put me a little on edge, as being the producer it was my responsibility for things to go right. With the great AIX team I had every confidence, and went in to the day with great expectations. I knew it would be good... I didn't know it would be that good. First, Gonzo is so much a fan of Paul and his music that it was evident from the first time out of his box. His cloth fairly bristled with excitement as they got ready for his interview with Paul. They realized, after going over the script, they needed only a couple its ideas in their interview section. These two old pals agreed to 'wing it', and we tuned in on a couple of old friends with the same astrological signs revisiting the good things they have shared in life. Then came the recording of the song "Going to Go Back There Someday". The key and arrangement were changing on the spot, and the guys decided to switch verses as they sang it. Now these lyrics made more sense than ever, as it became a description of these two artists' lives and their wistful view of life as a musical conversation. Chris Caswell's direction of the music was, as always, impeccable, and Gonzo even sighed at the end in a way that some say he shed a first time tear. Since Kermit couldn't make the session that day, Gonzo hung around to say hey to Willie and secretly see how he did Kermit's song, Rainbow Connection. Again, Paul's lyric that had previously eluded me made a new connection - with Mr. Nelson's comforting voice. And again, a long overdue conversation between two long time neighbors who live far apart took place, and everything fell in to place as if we had planned it. Actually, in retrospect, not as we had planned. Capturing it with 5 cameras and in 5.1 surround went as we had planned, but no one could have planned the wonderful spontaneity and pretend the kind of camaraderie exists as it does between Paul and Willie. And when Paul gently suggests "play for us, Willie", Nelson's nylon strings sting you with the sensitivity of the lyric you have just heard, now making more sense than just the printed word ever could. After listening to playback, Paul commented that this was the best session in his career. We got it. Besides all the fun of jamming and pre-song banter with Willie and Gonzo (which we recorded), we had time to visit and shoot photo-op shots with all of these icons. Fun to get snapshots, but actually it is a sad thing to do sometimes, as I would rather be making and producing and playing things of this nature than waiting for the next session. But now we are getting ready, and these magic moments of great songs are preserved for all time. Better get on with the next setup.

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I'm Going Back There Someday 2.0 STEREO
All Tracks Audio [45:52] 5.1 AUDIENCE
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1. Rainbow Connection 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [4:44] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
2. You're Gone 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [3:24] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
3. I Won't Last A Day Without You 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [3:50] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
4. We've Only Just Begun 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [3:20] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
5. Out In The Country 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [4:07] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
6. Rainy Days And Mondays 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [3:49] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
7. Crazy Loving You 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [4:00] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
8. When You Said Hello 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [3:55] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
9. Love Dance 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [5:14] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
10. It's All Been Said Before 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [2:47] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
11. An Old Fashioned Love Song 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [3:01] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE
12. I'm Going To Go Back There Someday 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [2:51] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE

    
Mark Waldrep & John McEuen - Producers • Dominic Robelotto & Mark Waldrep - Audio Engineering • Mark Waldrep - 5.1 Surround Mixing • Dominic Robelotto - Mastering

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