So, the last time we made a CD, we had to call it Something, and we did. Now, to avoid confusion, we've called our newest CD Something Different. That works out well, since the songs are mostly about God, and faith in what God has done (i.e. something different). With limited supplies, God feeds the hungry widow and the masses--even those who 'plan to fail,' as it were. Jesus is raised up: by the soldiers on the cross, by God from the tomb, by us in our community of faith. Even after the most complicated machinations on our part, we still cannot change what God has done. Everybody in the whole world matters. (Despite our Sunday-morning hopes of a kingdom that operates according to rules and regulations that favor our expectations and visions of normative behaviors, God surprises us with something different--Grace and Mercy.) God will remember our sin no more. That's something different indeed! And, in the case of Saskatchewan, well that's just something different altogether. As for format, you'll likely notice that each song is recorded twice on this album: the first time with the traditional non-traditional Lost and Found instrumentation, the second time with other stuff added. Whatever you think of the songs and the recordings, you'll have to admit, it's something different. Over the years, some folks have told us they appreciate the 'unique' Lost and Found sound. We blissfully accept this comment as a compliment. When others have wondered what we'd sound like with a full band, we blissfully change the topic. However, we're tanned, rested, and ready--or ready anyway--to try something different. An audiological exegetical experiment. You know, Lost and Found Plugged. Just so you know, we certainly have no intention of changing our live sound. The concerts will always be what we are . . . simple. So do not fear (or hope) that you'll come to a concert and find us backed up by the London Philharmonic. (They're not very tan either, living in England and all.) This recording doesn't suggest a new direction for us; it's just Something Different. If you like the songs in the usual style, just press stop after the first versions. If you like the fleshed out versions, start the CD at track 10. And if you like the spice of life, set your player on random and brace yourself for Something Different. As for the song '1980,' it was written in that year and reflects the thoughts of a fellow reading the daily papers. We don't necessarily endorse all it says, nor did we necessarily then. It's just kind of a snippet of time. That's why it's hard to find, if you catch our meaning. THANK YOU to all the usual suspects and accomplices: our families, our friends, our co-workers, and anyone who's ever carried a speaker, bought a recording, or invited us to play our songs. We are deeply indebted, and we appreciate you. Something Different was produced by Jonathan Rundman and Lost and Found. All songs written by Lost and Found (ASCAP), copyright 2002, Lost and Found AND LIMB RECORDS. Piano, keyboards, vocals, slinky, conga, Musical Powerhorn: George Baum Guitar, vocals: Michael Bridges Drums and loops: Lowell Michelson Saxophone: John Simshauser Bass: Electric guitar: Lloyd Garrels Recording engineer: John Simshauser Recorded at Dave's House, Madison, Wisconsin Props to Jason Rimbo for the Musical Powerhorn inspiration and lessons Something Different is dedicated to George I. Hampton, a saint who from his labors rests. DETAILED CREDITS We recorded Something Different between Sunday night, May 12, 2002 and Wednesday night May 15, 2002. The whole thing was recorded in that time, and John and Jonathan mixed it starting Thursday, May 16, 2002. John and Jonathan left it alone for the weekend, then finished mixing it Monday and Tuesday, May 20-21, 2002. They had a little input from Michael and George, but mostly like this: "Do you guys like this mix?" "Yeah, we like it," replied the band. "OK, good," said the technicians. Ken Sluiter mastered the disc at Western Sound Labs in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, May 22, 2002. You asked for detail, right? The CD was recorded at the home of David Casimir in Madison, Wisconsin. Jonathan Rundman was the producer of the CD, from arranging the location for recording to deciding certain songs required banjo. John Simshauser was the engineer, and there's more involved in the engineering than we can describe. During the recording we had great time, but we were very short on sleep. We don't know if John ever slept since he would be working on stuff when we all went to sleep and working on stuff when we got up in the morning. Jonathan seemed to get energy from listening to songs, playing music and thinking of ways to use the remarkable collection of instruments he brought to Dave's house. Tim made his CD debut playing drums and also added a guitar background noise loop on Elijah and the bass sound (on acoustic guitar) on the bluegrass tune. George took an hour on Monday night to administer himself an injection of Interferon, and Michael took an hour off on Monday afternoon to go for a leisurely seven-mile run with Pete. Dave pursued litigation during the days and came home at night to join the fun. So that he could lay down that musical power horn solo on Saskatchewan, Justin Rimbo flew in from Baltimore on Tuesday and back the next morning to Canton, OH. It was a long trip for four measures. Tuesday evening, as we all sat around chatting and Jonathan walked around the house wearing his banjo, Rimbo picked up a mandolin, Tim got hold of an acoustic guitar, Michael was toying with a National, and George began to sing and strike the tambourine. Next thing we knew, there was a regular jam-well, not so regular, more bluegrass actually. John rigged up a microphone for us and captured the song, "Multiply." It was about three minutes of spontaneity captured on tape and a chance for us all to try out some instruments. We thought: bluegrass is really fun; perhaps the next CD could be Something REALLY Different. Here is who played what on the CD: Tracks 1-9 are all Michael and George only. They both sing. Michael plays acoustic guitar and George plays his Kurzweil keyboard, his ceramic drum, and his plastic recorder. For the most part, George keeps the keyboard set on the "real piano" setting, but for the song, "Can't Take Away," he set it to sound like an organ. So, the first nine tracks are Michael and George exactly like you'd hear them in a concert or if they were playing in your living room. Nothing they play on these tracks requires more hands than they have at one time or additional singers and studio electronic magic. Track 10: REMEMBER George Baum: Organ, Vocals Michael Bridges: Vocals Tim Rundman: Drums (no cymbals) Jonathan Rundman: Bass, Maracas, Tambourines Track 11: CAN'T TAKE AWAY George: Melodica, Vocals Michael: Vocals Jonathan: Guitars, Bass, Tambourine, Harmonica Lowell Michelson: Drums Track 12: NO MATTER George: Piano, Vocals Michael: Guitar, Vocals Jonathan: Bass Lowell: Drums Track 13: ELIJAH George: Chord Organ, Toy Piano, Synth Bass, Vocals Michael: Vocals Jonathan: Drum Sounds, Tambourine, Banjo Tim Rundman: Drum Sounds and Loops, Ambient Guitar Loop Track 14: SASKATCHEWAN George: Vocals Michael: Vocals Jonathan: Guitar, Bass Justin Rimbo: Musical Power Horn Lowell: Drums Track 15: RAISE HIM UP George: Synthesizer, Vocals Michael: Guitar, Vocals Jonathan: Bass, Tambourine, Maracas Tim: Drums Track 16: YOUR MEMORY George: Wurlitzer, Chord Organ, Carillon, Vocals Jonathan: Drums and Loop Track 17: MULTIPLY George: Vocals Michael: Guitars, Vocals John Simshauser: Bass (five string) Lowell: Drums Track 18: EVERYBODY MATTERS George: Wurlitzer, Tambourine, Vocals Michael: Guitar, Vocals Jonathan: Bass, Tambourine Tim: Drums BLUEGRASS MULTIPLY: George: Tambourine, Vocals Michael: National Guitar Jonathan: Banjo Tim: Acoustic Guitar Justin: Mandolin.
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