Wheel Peter Bruce Wilder



rough cuts and demos from twenty five years of songwriting
In mid 2000, Peter Bruce Wilder pulled together recordings spanning two decades to create a retrospective of just a small portion of the hundreds of songs composed over the years.  Here are excerpts from the CD text:
"I possess an extremely average singing voice.  This has never stopped me from wanting to sing my own material, however sloppy the result.  Better vocalists are everywhere. But paying them and scheduling, and let's see what other excuses I can come up with..."

"I fell into my first song somewhere between the ages of 10-12.  It repetitively moved the third in an F major chord from B flat to A.  It was average.  Maybe worse.  Regardless, it rudely awakened a primary outlet for self expression and has evolved over the years into fairly comprehensive diary of over 400 songs, lyrics, poetry and stories (to date).  They show where I have been emotionally and topically for the past quarter century."

"The selected songs on these two discs are not arranged in chronological order.  They are presented in a way that makes some wacky type of sense to me.  Dates follow each song to indicate when they were written and when they were recorded."

"There are scores of people to thank for their contributions to these recordings.  Most aren't listed here.  Background vocals on some of these recordings have been graciously performed by Meg Chambers, Christine Lynch Adler, Lane Gibson, Daniel Guy, and Christina Stycos.  Several recordings were engineered and mixed by Lane Gibson (who also played guitar on a couple of tracks).  Some of the earliest recordings were engineered and mixed by Douglas Lang; with Harry Thompson, drums and Peter Persechino, bass.   Valued critiques have come from David Blair, Mary Collins, Meg Chambers, Michael Couture, David Geer, Lane Gibson, Robin Gottfried, Ten Broeck Heussler, Henry Huston, Doug Lang, Christine Lynch, Matt McCarthy, Sandy Paritz, James Robertson, Jimmy Starbuck, Christina Stycos, Tracy Tomasi and Tracy Wolters."

"Recordings were made at Audiovisions/Burlington VT 1982-1984; Clic Studios, Stowe VT 1989 and in the 1990s; three personal-use studios in Eden, Hyde Park and Morrisville VT.  One small snip was recorded in January 1979.   There are two nearly 80 minute CDs in the set, bundled in a two-in-one box.  The song titles, play time, the dates they were written and the dates they were recorded, are listed here..."
 

DISC ONE
running time
year written
year recorded
1) Dreaming in Circles  4:18 1990 1991
2) Cafe at Closing  3:52 1982 1984
3) Glass on the Doorstep 3:53 1981 1984
4) Jenny's Signal 3:21 1999 2000
5) Original Sin  4:05 1998 1999
6) Trial By Fire 3:49 1984 1984
7) Filling A Hole 5:07 1989 1989
8) Say I'm Yours 4:09 1984 1984
9) I Should Have Known 3:29 1999 2000
10)  Noticed By You 3:52 1984 1984
11)  The Painter 5:35 1990 1991
12)  December Melody 3:04 1977 2000
13)  Shades of Grey 4:38 1984 1984
14)  Emblem 2:56 2000 2000
15)  You Said  4:02 1981 1984
16)  Watching Politicians 4:00 1995 1995
17)  Souls One (1984) 3:54 1983 1984
18)  Pawns 7:48 1990 1991
Disc One TOTAL TIME 1hr 16 min 37 sec

 
DISC TWO running time year written year recorded
1) Heidi's Baby  4:31 1998 1999
2) A Slow Amnesia 3:07 1989 1989
3) Fortunes 4:22 1985 1989
4) Lemmings 4:24 1996 1997
5) Souls Two (1989) 3:14 1983 1989
6) Frames  2:49 1989 1989
7) Nervous About You 4:54 1997 1998
8) Figures  4:57 1988 1989
9) Heartbeats  4:22 1999 1999
10) Sounds of Long Distance 4:32 1987 1989
11) The Hunter  4:24 1985 1989
12) Untitled for Daniel  4:47 1985 1989
13) Pivot  4:12 1997 1998
14) Walking in the Dark  3:52 1985 1989
15) The Later Dating 3:15 1998 1999
16) When Do Grown Men Cry 2:38 1982 1989
17) Anna - the Sound of Rain 4:51 1982 1989
18) Dancing On 5:17 1978 2000 (intro 1979)
19) The Tunnel  4:48 1988 1989
Disc Two TOTAL TIME 1hr 19 min 58 sec
Music & lyrics ©2000
Peter Bruce Wilder, Maplewood Earlines, BMI
P©2000 Tundra Records Group, Ltd.

1978                              1990                         2000
 

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