Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Walter Becker's Circus Money: UK (and international) release date and track-by-track comments!

Walter Becker press releaseAccording to a press release published today, July 14 is the release date for Circus Money in the UK. The distribution is handled by Sonic360, a record company started by producer Chris Allison in 2000.

The really interesting thing about this press release is that you get a short comment on each track by Walter himself.
Walter Becker Press ReleaseWhat song title came to Walter in a dream?
What song came out sounding a bit like a Brill Building/Lieber & Stoller/Bert Berns composition?
What song was inspired by a name-dropping German businessman?

The answers to these questions can be found in the press release found here!

A couple more quotes:

Sonic360 is pleased to announce the UK release of Circus Money, Walter Becker’s first solo album in fourteen years. “It is,” the artist acknowledges, “a unique career strategy.”

Walter on Larry Klein as producer and co-writer:

"All I can say is that I’m glad Larry came along when he did,” Walter observes. “If he hadn’t, I’d probably still be writing couplets. To me, that’s always been the fun part.”

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UPDATE: Gina on Mizar5 has posted the telephone interview Walter did on KFOG, San Francisco May 22. One minute and 47 seconds.

UPDATE 2: Looks like the UK date of July 14 is also the release date for the rest of the world excluding the US and Canada, as Sonic360 seem to handle that somewhat larger piece of the planet. The different distributors of Sonic360 and Walter's album around the world are listed here.

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