RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2004
1) Cruise Ship Blues
2) *Joe Knows How To Live (MAX D. BARNES,GRAHAM LYLE, TROY SEALS)
3) Cut Back
4) *Island (TROY SEALS, EDDY RAVEN)
5) The Streets Of Avalon
6) The Opposite Sex
7) Fly To Jamaica
8) *For My Lady (RAY THOMAS)
9)*Changes In Latitudes (JIMMY BUFFETT)
10) Wish You Were Here
12) *A Pirate Looks At Forty (JIMMY BUFFETT)
13) The Shore
EXCEPT WHERE NOTED * ALL WORDS AND MUSIC BY LINDSAY THOMAS MORGAN (SOCAN)
ALL SONGS © 2004 CAPTAIN TOM MUSIC (SOCAN)
INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT SECURED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
LINDSAY: LEAD VOCAL - ACOUSTIC GUITAR - CLASSICAL GUITAR - KEYBOARDS- DRUMS
IAN TANNER: BASS GUITAR - KEYBOARDS - BACK UP VOCAL
CRAIG BIGNELL: DRUMS - PERCUSSION
PAUL CHAPMAN: LEAD GUITAR - ELECTRIC RHYTHM GUITAR
ANDREW AFFLEC: BASS GUITAR
BRIAN TOVEY: HARMONICA
DENNIS KELDIE: ACCORDION - MANDOLIN - BANJO - DOBRO
JOY LEITH: BACK UP VOCAL
MALLORY GILLES: BACK UP VOCAL
PHOTOGRAPHY, DESIGN & GRAPHICS BY BOB WARREN
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CRUISE SHIP BLUES: I was working on a cruise ship out of LA. Singing in the Casino Bar. We'd sail to Catalina Island, San Diego and Ensinada, Mexico. All the Casino staff were from the UK, a great bunch. I hung out and partied with them, got to know them. The food was incredible, the weather-amazing, the booze-cheap, and the tips-abundant and in US dollars. BUT, most of the staff had been on board for at least six to twelve months, and therefore were very homesick. (Even paradise can get boring!) So I wrote them this.
JOE KNOWS HOW TO LIVE: I fell in love with the EDDY RAVEN version of this song, and have done it frequently in my "LIVE" act. When I recorded this, I was influenced heavily by his version.
CUT BACK: I quit smoking a long ago, but all the other addictions still apply. Oh! and it's a love song too.
ISLAND: Here's another song I got from an EDDY RAVEN record, but this is one he wrote himself with TROY SEALS. It still is one of my favourite songs, and just had to be included on a CD called "THE SHORE"
THE STREETS OF AVALON: During that same cruise I mentioned before, the one out of SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA to MEXICO, we frequently stopped at the island of CATALINA. I fell in love with that place and the little town of AVALON. A short time later, I was reading a biography of MARILYN MONROE by DONALD SPOTO (HarperCollins Publishers). Apparently, before she was famous, she was married at 16 years old to Jim Dougherty, who then joined the Merchant Marines. The US government turned CATALINA into a training ground for the military during World War II. Dougherty was stationed at CATALINA during 1943-1944 and allowed to bring his wife, 17 year old NORMA JEAN. I read in SPOTO'S Biography (page 83-85) that apparently the future MARILYN MONROE would 'strut her stuff' in a tight blouse and shorts, on an island of soldiers and very few females. It was very easy for me to write this song from the point of view of one of those soldiers.
OPPOSITE SEX: "THE FLINTSTONES" were on TV, I was in the other room and I overheard BARNEY say, "Hey FRED! how come BETTY always wants to do EVERYTHING differently from me". FRED answered "BARNEY, that's why they call them THE OPPOSITE SEX".
FLY TO JAMAICA: Early on in my career, I worked for most of a winter on the island of Jamaica. Gigging, all over that enchanted island. One cold and freezing winters day, back in CANADA this song was born.
FOR MY LADY: I've always loved this old "MOODY BLUES" album cut (SEVENTH SOJOURN), and have wanted to record it for years. It fits like a glove on this CD.
CHANGES IN LATITUDES
CHANGES IN ATTITUDES: A song about LIFE-CHANGES- and all that heavy stuff, written brilliantly with humour, and insight. Always been one of my favourite JIMMY BUFFETT songs.
WISH YOU WERE HERE: This one was written at the same time as "CRUISE SHIP BLUES", and of course, in the same place- floating around on the Pacific Ocean, somewhere off the coast of MEXICO.
DYLAN: I don't claim to be an expert on DYLAN'S poetry, but I have always been blown away by the richness and imagery of his words. ("CROW BLACK", "BIBLE BLACK"). I have visited his cottage at 'LAUGHARNE', on the shore of the BRISTOL CHANNEL numerous times. This song is as much a tribute to my Welsh boyhood as it is to DYLAN THOMAS. I also miss the coast of WALES. OK you don't have to be Welsh to understand that strange line the Male Voice Choir sings in the last verse. It's a little nod to DYLAN'S sense of humour........"Oot uoy ot llaregub".
A PIRATE LOOKS AT FORTY: A CD like this, begs to include at least one or even two JIMMY BUFFETT songs..........so...........here's the second one.
THE SHORE: One day, when DEVON, my youngest son was about eighteen months old, I was holding him in my arms. I started to think of what his life was going to be like, and it was as if the years were 'stretched out like an ocean'. Thinking of him and his brother JESSE, it was easy to write these lyrics. Beautiful accordion and mandolin by DENNIS KELDIE.
JESSE'S SONG: Since JESSE was too young to remember, I started singing "SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW" to him every night before he goes to sleep. When he was about two, I tried to change the tune but he wouldn't let me. Later, when his little brother DEVON arrived, he insisted I sing it to him too. Now, Years later, I'm still singing it. (And the 'BARNEY' song).
PRODUCED BY LINDSAY THOMAS MORGAN
RECORDED AT DROMORE STUDIOS AND
HOLSTEIN STUDIOS, ONTARIO, CANADA
FINAL MASTERING AT ROTONOTO STUDIOS
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA
BY RANDALL COUSINS