• Gar Francis Songbook Series

  • VOLUME ONE RELEASE DATE 3.16.18

  • 01. Baby Let's Go - Tom Vicario 2:42
    02. Come On Come On - The Easy Outs 3:10
    03. I Won't Cry Anymore - Genya Ravan 4:35
                                            (Ten Wheel Drive)
    04. Satisfied - Tyce Green 4:17
    05. Born Dainty - Kelly Caruso 3:44
                              (American Idol)
    06. Meet Me - Ricky Persaud Jr 4:12
    07. Sweet Sunshine - The Satisfactors 3:38
    08. Rush On You - Mark Lindsay 2:40
    (former Lead Singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders)
    09. A Spy For Love - Mia Moravis 2:32
    10. A Special Girl - Jim McCarty 4:45
                                 (The Yardbirds)
    11. Ballerina Of The Bowery - Jana Peri 4:10
    12. Break It Down - Anthony Krizan 4:29
                                  (The Spin Doctors)
    13. Fool For Your Love - Crab Bubbles Band 2:47
    14. Make Up Your Mind - Inches From Sin 3:24
    15. Shine Your Love - Kathryn Shipley 3:53
    16. The Hand Of Fate We Hold - The Corridors 3:30

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  • It's been an honor and a pleasure working with so many talented artists over the years. It's the highest form of flattery when someone records one of your songs. I wanted to share these recordings on a series of discs for those that may have missed them from previous singles or album cuts. From co-writing with Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds and Anthony Krizan of the Spin Doctors to writing for newcomers Kathryn Shipley and Kelly Caruso it's always new and exciting. There even is a co-write with my brother from the Doughboys Richard X Heyman recorded by The Corridors, a rock band from Israel. Then there is Genya Ravan, Mark Lindsay, Jana Peri, The Easy Outs, The Satisfactors, Inches From Sin, Mia Moravis, Tom Vicario, The Crab Bubbles Band/Dale Lee Richards, and Ricky Persaud Jr. all artists that I truly respect and am glad to call my friends. 
    All songwriters strive to write that perfect song, that's why we keep doing it. We may never reach that goal but it's a lot of fun trying. 
    I hope you enjoy these recordings as much as we all had making them. - Gar Francis

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  • Album Review by The Grouch | In The Rockies 

    Hej America! 
    Today is a bit of a special day here in Grouchland. Why you ask? Well, today’s review is of an album of songs, most of which were composed solely by one of my favorite musicians, Gar Francis. For those who do not know, Gar is a wizard of musical creativity. Over the years I have heard many songs from Gar’s colossal body of work and I can honestly say I have not heard anything by Gar that I disliked. This is an album of songs composed either solely by Gar or in collaboration with other talented musicians. This album. at least in my opinion, further solidifies Gar’s position among other behind-the-scene greats such as Bob Ezrin and Mutt Lang.

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  • Track 10 - A Special Girl - Jim McCarty (of the Yardbirds) - 4:45 - The first thing the listener notices is the melodic groove that could easily fit in the background of a cocktail party or with a bunch of young neo-hippies hanging in the park. I actually mean that as a compliment. The music does have some Adult Contemporary overtones that would make a dentist smile, but if you really listen to the track you will hear a subtle, yet smoking guitar. That guitar behind the easy-on-the-ears voice really works together to create something special that just may take a couple of listens to fully appreciate. When all is said and done, I find myself speechless and thinking “now that is one cool way to rock and roll.”

    Track 12 - Break It Down - Anthony Krizan (of the Spin Doctors) - 4:29 - WICKED! Good God I love well-used feedback! The blues simply does not get any raunchier or grittier than this. The cool thing about this track is that while the music is head-splitting level loud and confrontation the vocals are, believe it or not, melodic. The background vocals only add to the contrast of the out of control, fire-breathing dragon on lead guitar. Out of all of the truly fine tracks on this album, this could very well be my favorite.

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