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So long, since I've been wide awake" - Twice In One Day

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Music Discography: Jez Spencer, 4 Track-Mind

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Group: Jez Spencer - solo project for Spencer Gibb, before 54 Seconds (The origins of 54 Seconds)
Album Title: 4-Track Mind
Musicians:  Spencer Gibb (vocals/guitars, various other instruments), Stewart Cochran (rhodes, organ, clavinet), JJ Johnson (drums percussion, vocals), Einar Pedersen (bass, drums), Johnny Goudie (vocals, drums, percussion, bass), George Reiff (bass), & Matthew Vaughan (violin)
Recorded: Spring/summer 1997, Austin, TX.
Re-Mastered Re-release: May 2001 by Jim Wilson for Yes! Mastering.
Features: Re-mastered limited edition. Personally signed & numbered. The folded booklet is printed on all sides, in a waxy feel. Inside it contains liner notes written by Spencer, and the history of the band. Also included in this one off release is a signed Jez Spencer 8x10 glossy B&W promo photo. Only 62 copies have been made, and will never to be released again. All songs Spencer Gibb 1997.
The Story: Originally recorded on Spencer's 4-track machine, at his home in Austin, TX. It is on this album that you can hear the origins of 54 Seconds beginning to form. The song "Twice In One Day", is one of the first songs where Spencer & JJ  really understood what they wanted 54 Seconds to sound like.
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Tracks:
1. In A Box
2. Twice In One Day
3. If I Was Still Your Man
4. Lately Nothing
5. Whatever Happened To The Flowers
6. World Stood Still (original)
7. Pray
8. Sunday Morning
9. I Still Get High

MP3s: Samples from Moonlighting.

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ART CREDITS:
Photos by Todd V. Wolfson.
Original artwork & layout by Traci Goudie.
Re-release artwork by Gabriel.

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Some thoughts by Heather:
In A Box:
"I've been waiting by the telephone."  Harmonies! That bass is absolutely knocking me flat! The guitar and keyboard interplay... man!  Every instrument just gels.
Twice In One Day: Hope :54 covers this one some day... please... The chorus is so :54...
Lately Nothing: Love that intro...
Pray: Listen with headphones, ambrosia.
More....

My Thoughts:
9 fantastic songs all put down on 4-tracks each. It's enough to make the producers of those big extravagant boring albums that are released each year, cringe in complete embarrassment -- And they should. From start to finish, this album has it all, and especially so, considering it was just one big accident - a product of late night jamming, and fooling around with some recording. This album is what music is all about. Creating from the heart. No pressure, and it shows. The vocals, and arrangements are relaxed, and inspiring.
The coolest intro for In A Box, that catches you straight up (this is the song THAT looser didn't like? His taste is in his...  well a place we can't all see. Twice In One Day is such a cool song, and the origins of 54 seconds. It's definitely the coolest on the album, full of those 54 effects. If I Still Was Your Man is so beautiful, and romantic. Not what 54 Fans are used to (..hehe..). Spencer also plays everything on this song. All Spencer. All from the heart! All dripping in honey! Lately Nothing is another excellent tune which features a very beautiful violin accompaniment. Adding that sorrow. Mmm... Mmm... Whatever Happened To The Flowers? This is such a cool song. It's like 2 worlds collide. The Positive & negative, childlike feel at times, and then dark traces at other times. World Stood Still, ahh, the original version. The vocals sound very much jazz influenced more so than the re-write (see Promo 2), and sans bridge. Still excellent vocals and I just love that feel, and those moans. yeah, ahhh... ;o) Pray, is my absolute favourite on the album. Starts off with soft strumming on the acoustic guitar, and Spencer's silky vocals, and builds quite quickly into the chorus. When Spencer & Johnny's voices merge, it is like heaven on earth. Also features backwards guitars in the break. Sunday Morning is probably my third favourite on the album. Just because really. I don't have anything else to add.  It's also the only other track that features Spencer on everything. I Still Get High finishes the album off beautifully. Spencer ends the liner notes with ""listening to it again makes me want to start playing it"... to which I say, "Yes please!"

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[Discography Index] EP (1998) ] Promography (2003) ] Coma (due 2003) ] Promo (1999) ] Promo 2 (2001) ] [ Jez Spencer (2001) ] Memoirs from the Superficially Happy ] Live at the Speakeasy ]
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