The Third Came First

by Brian Church

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about

I wrote these songs in a six-week period during the Summer of 2012. I worked late at night, trying not to wake my kids up, using whatever means available (toy instruments, whistles and a rusted 5-string guitar I had found in an elementary school garbage can a few years previous). As a total reversal of the typical song-writing chain of events (Music->Lyrics->Title), I compiled a list of song titles, wrote lyrics and finally music while trying to meet a self-imposed deadline. I already had 2 albums of material that was too difficult to record on my own so I kept things deliberately simple. Gabe Aguilar and Nick Burgess both graciously donated their services to help record and mix this album. The first album was leftovers from my old band, the 2nd was a collaboration for a super-group that never got off the ground... this is the 3rd but you get to hear it first.

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released August 13, 2014

Brian Church- The Third Came First

All songs by Brian Church except:
Prelude (TtB VV)- based on a Theme by Steve Budney
Leave While You Can- Matt Parish and Brian Church
Give Me A Kiss, Fool- Jaime Church and Brian Church

BC: vocals, Hondo Trasho 5-string, 6-string, First Act Ukulele, Train Whistle, Upright Bass, Percussion

All songs (mostly) written: August 2012
Recorded by Gabe Aguilar, Ward Street, Revere, MA and Nicholas Burgess, Natick, MA Summer/Fall 2013
Mastered by PJ Souless, Watertown, MA Spring 2014

Cover Art and Layout: Nicholas Burgess
Photo: BC

Thanks: Jaime, Gabe, Nick, PJ, TdC, Scott V, Mike Gintz, Andy Wagner, Matt Parish, Trever Smith, Steve G. and Tom W., Ernie Kim, Guerilla Opera, Callithumpian, Roomful of Teeth, King's Chapel, Music 101.

For JRC, EWC and QJC

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Brian Church

Brian Church was born in Somerville, NJ. He lives outside of Boston, MA. He played bass and sang in Tristan Da Cunha. He sings classical music around Boston also. He is married and has two sons.

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Track Name: Prelude (Tom the Botanist Vocal Variations)
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