Take it to Heart
8 Original songs written to sound like 1950's-60's country pop, and 3 great cover tunes!
Pat Moore & The Vinyl Frontier
Recorded at Skidmore Studio by Al Bragg and Jason Jaknunas
Produced by Al Bragg and Pat Moore
Mixed by Jason Jaknunas - Metropolitan Studio
All songs written by Pat Moore except cuts 4,9,10.
Pat Moore - vocals, bass on track 5
Pat McLaughlin - guitars, harmony vocals
Ann Downey - bass, harmony vocals
Al Bragg - pedal steel, piano, harmony vocals (bass)
Bob Bangs - drums
Artwork - Mary Moore, Cedarlane Studio
1. Forgivin’ and Forgettin’ 2:45
Western Swing – simple message: “forgivin’ and forgetting’, that’s my motto”.
2. How Long 3:56
“First you ignored her, now you adore her”. Where’s the line?
3. Cold-Hearted Man 2:58
We had a lot of fun with this one. What rhymes with circus?
4. Strange 3:02
By Mel Tillis and Fred Burch – a great song that hasn’t been overdone.
5. I’ll Be Your Fool ‘Til the End of My Days 2:03
We were already well into the recording of the CD when I wrote this one. I thought “we don’t have a Louvin Brothers-style duet”. Now we do!
6. There’s a Dark Cloud Hanging Over Me 4:41
Think Johnny Cash. Like Ray Charles, another inspiring artist.
7. From One Cheatin’ Heart to Another 2:55
Hank, Hank, Hank…there are always two sides to the story. Here’s mine!
8. It Hurts 2:46
Yup – it’s a hurtin’ song, complete with full 4-part harmony. Cheesy but fun, “it really hurts”.
9.You Don’t Know Me 3:53
By Cindy Walker and Eddy Arnold – a beautiful song.
10. Are You Drinking Too Much 4:24
A dynamite song by Fred Eaglesmith. When I first heard this song, years ago, I thought “wow, sounds like an oldie!”
11. Take it to Heart 4:02
I have a video running through my mind whenever I sing this song … “Two glasses in the parlour, lipstick smudged on one…” A bit of Patsy Cline, a dash of Ray Charles, add a drop of Ted Hawkins, and you’ve got Take it to Heart.
“Just listened to this from front to back - couldn’t stop! Brilliant. Your band rocks - those guitars!!! ... Your voice is warm and friendly and has beautiful tone. Reminds me of how I felt when I first heard Buddy Holly & the Crickets - and that’s a huge compliment. Your engineer is top notch. This deserves to be a major hit...” Tony Copple, CKCU and Proprietor, Ottawa Beatles Site
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