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Released 2018

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The Players

 

Wayne Merdinger: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Scott Leader: Piano, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Adam Armijo: Electric Guitars

Joe Costello: Drums

John Hayden: Bass

Ali Welbourn: Backing Vocals

TRACKS 

  1. Long Lost Clown (4:45)
  2. Sip My Wine (3:42)
  3. No One’s Home (4:29)
  4. Let Me Change Your Mind (4:23)
  5. All My Heart (4:12)
  6. Destiny Calls (3:26)
  7. I Play For Me (3:44)
  8. Who Will Wear Your Shoes (4:06)
  9. Ode to the Artist (4:32)
  10. Legacy (3:59)
  11. Let’s Tell the World (3:48)
  12. Jekyll and Hyde (3:27)
  13. Walking On Water (4:55)
  14. Messages (3:37)

 

All music and lyrics written by Wayne Merdinger

 

Produced, engineered & mixed by Scott Leader

 

Recorded at Brick Road Studio, Scottsdale, AZ (www.brickroadstudio.com)

 

Graphic Design: DiscMakers

 

This album is dedicated to my parents whose messages will always live on in my heart.

 

© and ℗ 2018 Wayne Merdinger

All rights reserved

Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws

Made in U.S.A.

 

 

 Released July 2017

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The Players

 Wayne Merdinger: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

 Scott Leader: Piano, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals

 Adam Armijo: Electric Guitars

 Joe Costello: Drums

 John Hayden: Bass

 Zach Clark: Cello

 

 

TRACKS:

1.  People Are People (5:03)

2.  Back to Innocence (4:12)

3.  Abbey Road (4:50)

4.  Break the Devil's Spell (4:40)

5.  Behold the Invisible Man (3.24)

6.  Caroga Lake (5:08)

7.  This One's For Her (3:25)

8.  Just Along For the Ride (3:29)

9.  They're The Ones (3:00)

10. Time to Shine (4:29)

11. Free Will (4:08)

12. We Can Dance (5:21)

 

All music and lyrics written by Wayne Merdinger

Produced, engineered & mixed by Scott Leader

Recorded May-June 2017 at Brick Road Studio, Scottsdale, AZ (www.brickroadstudio.com)

Photography: Ali Welbourn

Graphic Design: Wolfgang Krogmann

©and ℗ 2017 Wayne Merdinger

All rights reserved

Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws

Made in U.S.A.

 

MESSAGE FROM WAYNE

This collection features an introspective reminiscence of years gone by, experiences I’ve had and places I’ve been.  The lyrics are personal and reflective, and espouse my own principles while paying tribute to those people who have touched me in some way.   I hope the songs will inspire emotions for all who listen.

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

My countless friends and family members that comprise my “fan club” (you know who you are).

My dear friend and fellow Beatles aficionado, Tom Minner, for facilitating my private tour of Abbey Road Studios which inspired the song, “Abbey Road.”

Former Studio Manager at Abbey Road Studios, Colette Barber, for graciously hosting my visit there and providing a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at the history that framed the soundtrack of my life and inspired me to make music.

 

  Released 2016

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The Players (Except “I’ll Never Believe You Again”)

Lead Vocals: Wayne Merdinger

Backup Vocals: Scott Leader, Ali Welbourn, Jennifer Robinson, Ebony Green

Piano, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars: Scott Leader

Drums: Joe Costello

Bass: John Hayden

Electric Guitars: Adam Armijo

Sax: Jermaine Lockhart

 

“I’ll Never Believe You Again”

Lead Vocal: Wayne Merdinger

Backing Vocal: Wayne Merdinger, Peter Noone

Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar: Calvin Hayes

Electric Guitars: Chris Spedding

Bass: Phil Chen

 

TRACKS:

 1. Disappearing Angels (7:09)

2.  Standing Tall (3:46)

3.  Head of the Harbor (3:48)

4.  Papa Was a Dreamer (4:45)

5.  Lonely Winter Storm (3.56)

6.  I'll Never Believe You Again (3:41)

7.  Suddenly a Woman (3:58)

8.  What Did I Do to Deserve You (3:16)

9.  Like a Father and Son (3:22)

10. Borrowed Time (3:54)

11. I'll Be With You (5:12)

12. The Music Lives On (4:12)

 

All music and lyrics written by Wayne Merdinger except “I’ll Never Believe You Again” written by Wayne Merdinger & Calvin Hayes

Peter Noone appears courtesy of No.One Records

 

 “Lonely Winter Storm” © 1994, “The Music Lives On” © 1995, “Head of the Harbor” © 1997, “Suddenly a Woman”  © 1997, “I’ll Never Believe You Again” © & ℗ 1999, “ Papa Was a Dreamer” © 1999, “What Did I Do to Deserve You” © 1999, “Disappearing Angels” © 2003, “Borrowed Time” © 2016, “I’ll Be With You” © 2016, “Standing Tall” © 2016, “Like a Father and Son” © 2016

 

All songs except “I’ll Never Believe You Again” recorded July-August 2016 at Brick Road Studio, Scottsdale, AZ

“I’ll Never Believe You Again” recorded June-July 1999 at Calvin Hayes Studios, Hollywood, CA

 

All songs except “I’ll Never Believe You Again” produced & mixed by Scott Leader, Brick Road Studio, Scottsdale, AZ (www.brickroadstudio.com)

“I’ll Never Believe You Again” produced by Calvin Hayes, mixed by Ryan Freeland

 

Photography: Wayne Merdinger

Graphic Design: Wolfgang Krogmann

 

MESSAGE FROM WAYNE:

I dedicate this album to my wife, Tamara, the love of my life, and to our four magnificent children, Blaire, Ashley, Brian and Allison.  Without their love, inspiration and support, this project would never have happened.  Tamara, this was the best 60th birthday present I could have ever imagined

These songs, composed over many years, are deeply personal to me but I hope they are written in a way that will inspire thought and touch familiar ground for all who enjoy them

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Blaire Scheier for saying “Dad, you’ve got to record this music” 

Scott Leader for taking on my project and bringing my years of songwriting to life with his extraordinary talent as a musician, singer and producer

Howard Sperling for teaching me every chord on the piano all those years ago

Peter Noone, lead singer of the popular 60s group, Herman’s Hermits, for letting me into his world and singing backup on “I’ll Never Believe You Again”

Jeff Pitzer for challenging me to write “Standing Tall,” my tribute to the outstanding disabled athletes who play Power Wheelchair Soccer 

Dominic and Karen Russo and all the athletes and families associated with the United States Power Soccer Association for inspiring the lyrics to, “Standing Tall”