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The Music Lives On - Album

  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”