THANKS FOR PLAYING - Release Date: 8.14.04
THANKS FOR PLAYING is our follow-up to TEMPTING FATE and features our versions of the Janis Joplin/Big Brother classic "Piece of My Heart" and The Beatles "Eleanor Rigby". We kept "Piece" as true to the original as possible, but "Eleanor" has a completely different sound. You'll love it! Also included will be the showstopper "Don't Let Go". Our newest songs "Breathe" (versions v1 and v2), "Everything" (the first collaborative work by Mary & Tess), "Again" and "If I Could" are also included. The new songs feature Tess on acoustic guitar and Paul Soules on bass (except Breathe v1).
Since we were looking for a new bassist during the recording in April 2001, we decided to lay the bass tracks ourselves - Mary on "Piece"; Tess on both "Don't Let Go" & "Breathe" (v1), and Mark Randall on "Eleanor". We enjoyed being stretched in a different direction and putting our skills to the test (and Miss M. kicks ass on "Piece"!). We're currently adding new songs to the album.
(*Mark Randall = rhythm guitar, Nov. '96-Jan. '02)
We're working with David Freiberg again @ Free Mountain Studio in Novato, CA. The CD artwork was designed by Ann St. James.
Thanks for Playing is dedicated to the memory of Marvin Solkov, Bob Letchworth, Barbara McCord and the great Keith Allen.
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Piano Peace
5. Don't Let Go
7. If I Could
8. Piece of My Heart
9. Breathe (dance mix)
10. Hellbound Angel (live)