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Walt Whitman Songbook - A Song of the Rolling Earth

by Craig Pallett

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Composed by Craig Pallett
Text by Walt Whitman
Copyright 2020 Affinity Systems (BMI)
Based on the 2019 Songbook of the same title available on Amazon.

Craig Pallett has created 7 songs based on Walt Whitman’s ‘A Song of the Rolling Earth’ and 3 songs based other Whitman poems. This album features 11 different vocalists and represents an audio version of his 2019 Walt Whitman Songbook for Voice and Piano. Additional percussion arrangements created by David Crigger, Jessica Collado, and Craig Pallett.

Vocalists
Tiffany Pfeiffer
Philip W. Riegle
Kei Slaughter
Stephanie Meyers
Dawn Clement
Mario Inchausti
Jo-Hannah Reynolds
Marjorie Halloran
Michael Garrett Steele
Peter Spencer
Sarah LeMieux

Additional performance by Steve Bartek and Leon Gaer on ‘I Swear’

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released August 6, 2020

Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered - Craig Pallett

All Programming, Orchestrations, Arrangements, Digital Manipulation - Craig Pallett
Percussion Arrangements and performances by David Crigger, Jessica Collado and Craig Pallett.


Song Credits

The Earth’s Words - 4:19
Vocals - Tiffany Pfeiffer
Vocals recorded/engineered by Craig Pallett in July 2019 Burlington, VT
Percussion Performance and Arrangement - Craig Pallett

Amelioration - 3:34
Vocals - Philip W. Riegle
Vocal Chant - Craig Pallett

Never Fail - 3:46
Vocals - Kei Slaughter
Percussion Ensemble Performance - David Crigger
Percussion Arrangement - Craig Pallett

Three Hundred and Sixty–Five - 6:49
Vocals - Stephanie Meyers
Percussion Ensemble Performance and Arrangement - David Crigger

Whoever You Are! - 3:46
Vocals - Dawn Clement
Vocals recorded/engineered by Craig Pallett in October 2019 - David Cossin studio NYC, NY
Percussion Ensemble Performance and Arrangement - David Crigger

I Swear - 5:47
Vocals - Mario Inchausti
Guitars - Steve Bartek
Bass - Leon Gaer
Drums - David Crigger
Keyboards - Craig Pallett
Guitars recorded/engineered by Chris Bartek in June 2020 Santa Monica, CA

Tones of Souls - 4:11
Vocals - Jo-Hannah Reynolds
Percussion Ensemble Performance and Arrangement - David Crigger

Laws for Creations - 3:34
Vocals - Marjorie Halloran & Michael Garrett Steele
Percussion Performance and Arrangement - Craig Pallett
Halloran vocals recorded/engineered by Craig Pallett in February 2020 Montpelier, VT

On the Beach at Night Alone - 4:21
Vocals - Peter Spencer
Percussion Performance and Arrangement - Jessica Collado
Vocals recorded/engineered by Craig Pallett in August 2019 Montpelier, VT

France, The 18th Year of these States. - 4:49
Vocals - Sarah LeMieux
Percussion Ensemble Performance and Arrangement - David Crigger

Cover Design - Craig Pallett
Cover photo Walt Whitman — George C Cox Photographer 1887
from Feinberg—Whitman collection Library of Congress
Digital manipulation Craig Pallett

Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. 1891–92.
The Walt Whitman Archive. Gen. ed. Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price.
Accessed 2 February 2019.
www.whitmanarchive.org

Special thanks to David Crigger, Steve Bartek, Leon Gaer, and Jessica Collado, for such great performances. And of course all the great vocalists.

Copyright ©2020 Affinity Systems

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