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Gimme A Kickstart .​.​. And A Phrase Or Two

by 77s & Michael Roe

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    This 2 disc set of covers, lovingly chosen by 77s and Michael Roe fans for Michael's Kickstarter campaign is packaged in a gatefold sleeve, and features photos by Jimmy Abegg and Chris Knight.

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about

For those keeping score, in June of 2013 I had the privilege of launching the "Guadalupe" Kickstarter campaign. Part of my campaign included a reward where you, the fan, could sponsor me to record a song of your choosing. And you did, in rather overwhelming numbers. Over 30 songs were chosen ~~ some were your original compositions, others were covers by various artists that you wanted to hear me sing.

Once the campaign ended, I started recording these songs, getting inside them, and in doing so I began to feel like I was getting closer to who you are not only as fans, but as people. Now here's the thing ~ a handful of these cover songs were originally recorded by bands, and not by song and dance men who have transitioned into quiet folk artists. So what was I to do? The idea was floated by Jeffrey at Lo-Fidelity that perhaps The 77s would be a perfect fit for a handful of the more 'band-oriented' tunes. I worked through the pros and cons, and then pitched the concept to the band. They liked it and signed on! So into the studio we went, and with that, I present to you:
"Gimme A Kickstart and A Phrase Or Two" ~ Michael Roe.

Disc 1 - 77s "Gimme A Kickstart ..."
THE LATE GREATS (originally recorded by Wilco)
FEELIN’ (originally recorded by The La's)
I NEED YOU AROUND (originally recorded by The Smoking Popes)
BURY MY BODY (originally recorded by The Animals)
SUSPICIOUS MINDS (originally recorded by Elvis Presley)
FLOWERS NEVER BEND WITH THE RAINFALL (originally recorded by Simon & Garfunkel)
THE BATTLE OF EVERMORE (originally recorded by Led Zeppelin)
IN MY TIME OF DYING (Traditional)
EFFECT AND CAUSE (originally recorded by The White Stripes)
SOUTHBOUND (originally recorded by Doc Watson)
WONDERFUL TONIGHT (originally recorded by Eric Clapton)

Disc 2 - Michael Roe “… and A Phrase Or Two"
LOOKING FORWARD (originally recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
NO ONE’S GONNA LOVE YOU (originally recorded by Band Of Horses)
LORD OF THE STARFIELDS (originally recorded by Bruce Cockburn)
NEVER BEEN UNLOVED/BRIGHT EYES (originally recorded by Michael W. Smith / Art Garfunkel)
HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU (originally recorded by The Waterboys)
I SING A SONG OF THE SAINTS OF GOD (Anglican hymn)
I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR (traditional hymn)
WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS (traditional hymn)
CRASH (originally recorded by The Dave Matthews Band)

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released June 15, 2014

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