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HISTORY OF NOW

History of Now

Released: 2005 Outer Bridge OB1004

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Track List

  1. Dead Cool
  2. Instrument Landing
  3. Signal Path
  4. Woman in the Tower
  5. Chord Melody
  6. Radiance
  7. Twang Thang
  8. False Spring (printed music available)
  9. Corazon
  10. Franzl's Saw
  11. Halfway Home (printed music available)
  12. Lost Time
  13. Hit the Ground Running
  14. Valhalla




Liner Notes:

All music composed, performed and produced by Preston Reed
Published by Suite Hoodeet Music, ASCAP.
Recorded January 10-24, 2005 at StarVu Studios, Savage, Minnesota, USA
Engineers: Matt Fink, Steve Hall, Paul Baron. Mixed and mastered by Paul Baron

Thanks to Catherine Maguire, Bruce Muckala, Paul Baron, John Shand and Kaman Music Corporation, Jon Balingrud, Janice Kirkpatrick, Ross Hunter, Jonathan and Olga, Malcolm and Claire and Preston Reed Senior

Special thanks to all of my fans, old and new, around the globe, for your fantastic support. This record is for you.

HISTORY OF NOW is my first recording since moving to Europe in 2000. Living and playing in a new culture has introduced me to a lot of inspiration and evolution, both personally and musically.

One of the biggest changes to my music over the past several years is that I have started playing and writing on different guitars - not just steel string acoustic guitar but solid body electric, semi-acoustic, baritone electric, 12-string and classical guitars.

I started playing multiple guitars with the intention of adding variety to my live concerts, but what I received were benefits I didn't know were coming; new musical evolution, and connectiong with new audiences. I found that I can communicate much more with six instruments than with one. My personality seems to come through no matter what instrument I play. The more instruments I play the more places inside myself I can explore.

I had goals in mind for this project, the first of which was to present the new compositions I have written since 2000's Handwritten Notes. I also wanted to give new life to some favorite compositions by performing them on new (e.g.electric or classical) guitars.

Finally, I wanted to make available - by re-learning and re-recording them - a few of the many compositions of mine that have been locked up in major label vaults since the early nineties.

In 2000, in the booklet to Handwritten Notes, I said that playing music for people of different cultures around the globe had taught me that we are all really the same.

I believe the tragic events of the past five years have made it clear that communicating with people in a meaningful, personal way across cultural, religious, and language lines is more important than ever before. I hope that the music on this record achieves that.

Thanks for listening.

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