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Track List, Description, & Lyrics
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  story songs by Bill Pere

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Track List

1. Another Touch of Gray (7:40) 
2. The Thief (4:50)
3. Teach Me How to Fly (3:11)                                     
4. My Name Is Mary (5:56)
5. Magdalene (3:46)
6. Orphan Girl (3:01)
7. Old Man (4:38)
8. The Violin Maker (4:37)
9. Quiet Time (6:00)
10 Fortune Teller (2:38)
11. Lamplighter (6:22)
12 Born of a Smile (3:18)

Lyrics: Click Here!
Listen:  Click Here!



Story-songs by Bill Pere, capturing slices of life in today's urban environment

"I admire greatly what you have done. I see this as a powerful suicide prevention resource"  --  Michael Whitman, Executive Producer, "Before Their Time"

"I can't believe the detailed pictures these songs paint, and then the endings that reach so deep into your heart and soul" -- Resident, Teen Group Home


When was the last time a song made you feel unforgettable emotion?

In the tradition of the great musical story-tellers like Harry Chapin, Cityscape, the follow-up album to Bill's award winning "Crest of a Wave", maintains the level of lyrical craftsmanship that Bill has become known for in today's music scene. The songs are character-driven tales about people searching for tenderness in the cold concrete surroundings of contemporary urban America. The tracks are orchestrated with Bill's distinctive full band arrangements featuring 12-string acoustic guitar and Midi guitar, to support the powerful lyrics.

The songs run the emotional range, from the highest highs to the lowest lows. Teenage runaways, small time thieves, orphaned children, domestic violence, growing old, feeling isolated, finding love -- all these are portrayed with sensitivity and musical artistry.

12 Tracks, 57 minutes, Lyric Sheet Included !

Proceeds from the sale of this CD (and all of Bill's CD's) go to help Hunger Relief and family service agencies, through Local United Network to Combat Hunger (LUNCH).

If you like lyrically rich songs that have meaning and emotion:

Cityscape is part of Bill's AMERICANA series of CD's, which also includes "Crest of a Wave" (maritime setting), "Rural Mural" (rural setting), "High School My School" (high school setting) and "College Collage" (college setting).



BILL PERE - background highlights

A national IMC Indie Artist of the Year

• Official Connecticut State Troubadour appointed 1995 by CT Commission on the Arts

• President and Executive Director, Connecticut Songwriters Association

• Founder and Executive Director, LUNCH (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for hunger relief programs in Connecticut through benefit concerts

• 15 CD's of original songs recorded and released

• 25 original theater plays produced

• Producer of the Harry Chapin Legacy Concert series

• International appearances and performances with the Steve Chapin Band

Official judge and critiquer for national and international songwriting and performance competitions

• Citation by the Connecticut State Legislature for Community Service through Music

• Founder, Connecticut Songwriting and Performance Conference

• Director, Connecticut Songwriting Academy

• 1997 Citizen of the Year Award from Mystic Chamber of Commerce

• 1995 Community Service Award from International Artists Cooperative

• Five-time recipient of the CSA Award for Outstanding Community Outreach through Music"

• Author, "Songcrafters Coloring Book -- Songwriting Techniques that Get Results"

• Song "The Wish" selected for inclusion on compilation CD produced by Rhode Island-based Artists Against Hunger

• Editor, Connecticut Songsmith

Member Connecticut Music Educators Association

• Internationally published articles in numerous music industry publications including "Songwriters Market"

• 1981 and 1991 Connecticut Songwriter of the Year

• Two-time recipient, CSA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education through Music

• First recipient of the CSA Renaissance Award for multiple music achievements, presented by Pete Seeger, 1995

• Presenter of award-winning Music Technology programs for teachers and students


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