David Munyon Pretty Blue CD
Brian Wilson quotes Munyon as being"probably one of the best songwriters ever!"
All of David Munyon's songs are preserved in his already legendary and
voluminous songbook, which in the meantime contains almost 500 unique songs.
Twelve wonderful songs have been carefully chosen from this collection - bedded
in a varied mixture of styles from Americana, blues and folk to rock - for the
eagerly-awaited studio album "Pretty Blue". These profound and predominantly
autobiographical stories tell of stations in David Munyon's eventful life. Each
song is a jewel in itself, shining with a dazzling beauty born of David's love
and deeply felt beliefs.
Sit back, enjoy and soak in this special listening experience with
'goose-bumps'! David Munyon sings many extremely personal, deeply touching love
songs with his very intense voice - a voice which gets right under your skin,
and these songs could not have been arranged and instrumented more sensitively
An extensive and detailed booklet - with surprising photos from David's private
family album and fascinating liner notes about his cryptic lyrics - rounds the
whole thing off perfectly and is a fitting accompaniment to this masterpiece.
David Munyon's dream of becoming a famous movie star unfortunately didn't
transpire, as we can glean from the booklet, but that is just one aspect. It is
an irrefutable fact that within the American singer-songwriter tradition he is
on par with such luminaries as Bob Dylan and Townes van Zandt, a fact which far
too few music-lovers have discovered for themselves. Brian Wilson quotes Munyon
as being "probably one of the best songwriters ever!" Enough said.
• Mastering Monitors: B&W Bowers & Wilkins 801 D
• CD Pre-mastering: Hans-Jorg Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics
• Produced and recorded by Gunter Pauler
David Munyon, vocals, guitar
Ian Melrose, acoustic & electric guitar, dobro, low whistle
Lutz Moller, Fender Rhodes
Dagmar Wirtz, backing vocals
Jans-Jorg Maucksch, fretless bass, percussion
Grischka Zepf, electric bass
Bernd Junker, drums
1. Jimi's Guitar
2. Mercy In Her Eyes
3. World Love
4. Pretty Blue
5. I Want Your Love
6. On the Autobahn
7. Hollywood Town
8. Carolina Song
9. Drive to L.A.
11. Rock 'n' Roll Things
12. Lover Hold Me Now
Total playing time, 64:50