released February 16, 2012
Bright Lights & Amplifiers
Spoons & Knives
The Only Things That Matter To Me
What I Had
Lift Up This City
All music and lyrics written by John Bee
John Bee ~ vocals/guitar/bass/piano/organ
Sean Murphy ~ pedal steel/banjo/dobro/mandolin/accordion/organ
Nick Edler ~ drums/percussion
Michael Frigo ~ cello on Spoons & Knives
Guadalupe Martinez ~ additional vocals on Spoons & Knives and What I Had
Joe Bonham ~ guitar on Lift Up This City
Amy Brennan ~ additional vocals on Lift Up This City
Additional vocals, stomps, claps, and snaps by DJ Walano, Deanna Belos, Becca Murphy & Eric Mott
String arrangement on Spoons & Knives by Sean Murphy and John Bee
THANKS God, friends & family, Sean Murphy, Nick Edler, Michael Frigo, Lupe Martinez, Joe Bonham, Amy Brennan, Drew Conner, Aaron McCall, Joe Matteson, Mom and Dad, Cheryl Mapes, Matt Tunney, Garret Shetler, Aaron DeVries, and you.
SUPPORT Giant Robot Productions, Skye Photography & Design, Joe Photography, Omni Guitar Works, PupFresh, Under The Gun Review, AbsolutePunk, Alternative Press, Vince Dynamic, Squid The Whale, The Company We Keep, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Mike Mains & The Branches, Wolves & Machines, sosaveme, The Early Morning, Jacob's Ladder, Sent By Ravens, Shapes & Colors, Fusion Shows, GBS Detroit, WQAC Alma, WDBM East Lansing, AM 1610 Hamtramck.
This is for Michael.
Recorded at Giant Robot Studios in Orland Park, IL
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Sean Murphy
Copyright 2012. American Opera. All right reserved.
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