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    This is the original CD version of A New Low. If you purchase this on bandcamp, you will also get to download the 24-bit extended version with one extra track.

    Produced in collaboration with Pete Weiss of Verdant Studio, recorded at Armory Sound, Dimension Sound Studios and Milk Row Cemetery, with art work by Lisa Deupree; songs by some of our favorite artists, including Brian Eno, Latin Playboys and Dock Boggs. Of course some Morphine chestnuts by Mr. Sandman, done in our own fashion.

    Our auxiliary drummer Jeff Allison played on two tracks and produced the opening Wind Up Radio. And our dear friend, Malian musician Boubacar Diabaté sings on an alternate version of the track Renouveau/Daman N’Diaye found on the bandcamp extended 24-bit download version; his voice is sampled for the CD version.

    We are our own worst critics, and we are really very happy with the way this thing turned out. Really, REALLY happy. We hope you enjoy our addition to the low rock universe.

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Written by Mark Sandman and Dana Colley, published by Head With Wings Music/Pubco/BMI.

A very different version of this song was released on Morphine's 1991 debut album "Good." A drums tour-de-force, Jerome's inspiration for his part comes from the frame drum (or "Tar") that was invented in Turkey, but subsequently became commonplace in North Africa and the Middle East. Jeremy adds a touch of another ancient instrument, the jaw harp (or "jews harp," "trump," etc), versions of which are played over much of the world.

The introduction to this songs was recorded by Jack Pombriant in Atwood's Tavern not long ago, and finessed by Dana and Pete to transition into the version we recorded at Armory Sound in Somerville. (Ain't they clever?)

lyrics

The Other Side
(Mark Sandman/Dana Colley)
published by Head With Wings Music/Pubco/BMI
(Used by permission)

Going down to the river
There's a man I wanna see
Yea he's the ferryman
He'll recognize me
I'm going down now to the riverside
There's a place I wanna be
I'm going to talk to the ferryman
He'll be expecting me
I'm crossing over now to the other side
Life is better there on the other side
The grass is greener there on the other side
And I I get even there on the other side
And everything will turn out all right
On the other side
I'm crossing over now to the other side
The other side
I walked by the church house late last night
Yea I walked by the church house but I didn't go inside
Cause I I once slept with the preacher's wife
She handed me a ticket to the other side
I'm crossing over now to the other side
To the other side

credits

from A New Low (extended 24 bit download), released August 24, 2016
Jerome Deupree: drums
Dana Colley: electric baritone saxophone, effects
Jeremy Lyons: 2-string slide bass, vocals, jaw harp

Jack Pombriant, Pete Weiss, Jeff Gallagher, Michael Healey: engineers
Produced by Pete Weiss and Vapors of Morphine

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Vapors of Morphine Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dana Colley, electric baritone sax;
Jerome Deupree, drums;
Jeremy Lyons, guitar, 2string slide bass, vocals

Dana and Jerome of Morphine revive their late frontman Mark Sandman's catalog with the help of Jeremy Lyons, but they go far afield, exploring uncharted regions in a sea of inspiring, unusual music.
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