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Now available! -- The Trouble With Love

The acclaimed new CD from Richard Burgin featuring 14 new songs!

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Praise for Richard Burgin’s music:

"An enlightening hybrid, Richard Burgin's The Trouble With Love is the rare album that ably sets one mood inside of another....It's ambitious, but Burgin's strength is that of pointed understatement, conferring meaning by leaving out the high-gloss drama that a lot of writers focus on and letting implication do its bit." JazzTimes, August 2009

 

“Frankly these are the freshest most surprising songs of my generation.”  David Shapiro, National Book Award-nominated poet and musician

 

 “I’ve listened carefully to Richard Burgin’s skillful, melancholy and contagious songs.  His songs are the real thing.”  Ned Rorem, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer 

 

 

"It’s a marriage made, if not in heaven, then certainly ‘round the back of a smoky after-hours club. Burgin’s words are an exercise in disenchantment and detachment, and Cefalu delivers the words with stark abandonment and hushed tones. Let’s just say that fans of early Tom Waits, Terry Stamp and John Howard should beat a path to it."
-Leicester Bangs Magazine

“Richard Burgin is a strikingly gifted song writer and composer. Certain of his songs are cries from the heart that lodge powerfully in the listener like the memory of our most heart-rending experiences.”  Joyce Carol Oates

 

Andrew Weinstein, noted arts critic, says:
"What makes Richard Burgin's music so powerful for me is its tension between a suave sophistication and a nervous urgency. By turns a lyricism buoys the work with swanky melodies that recall Stephen Sondheim. But then, an edginess intrudes with lyricis so emotionally raw they startle you with their revelations of loneliness and frustrated desire--psychological terrain well known to fans of Burgin's fiction. Packed with complexity, these lovely songs beg for presentation as serious musical theater. Don't Go There is a CD packaged with Burgin's latest collection of short fiction titled, The Identity Club: New and Selected Stories and Songs, an arresting collection that charms and haunts--unforgettable music that bares its heart and cuts to the bone. "
 

To order the CD "Cold Ocean" (including complete lyrics) please send $12 to:

 

Richard Burgin
7507 Byron Pl 1ST Fl
St. Louis, MO  63105

 

Checks should be made payable to Richard Burgin

 

 

 

1. Don't Go There (4:18)
2. In All of the World (2:27)
3. I Hope That Won't Happen To Me (3:19)
4. My Lost One (3:36)
5. Dream Sweeper (3:41)
6. Never Ignore the Rich (4:52)
7. Isn't It Something (2:31)
8. You're My Eye (2:31)
9. I'm Arriving (4:05)
10. How Can It Be? (3:23)
11. Who Are You? (3:45)
12. I'm Feeling Well (3:00)

"Richard Burgin's skillful, melancholy and contagious songs are the real thing."  - Ned Rorem

National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates says:
"Richard Burgin is a strikingly gifted songwriter and composer.  Certain of his songs, like Don't Go There, My Lost One, and I'm Arriving are cries from the heart that lodge powerfully in the listener, like the memory of our most heart-rending experiences." 

Renowned poet and critic David Shapiro says:
"Frankly, these are the freshest, most surprising love songs of my generation too enamored of rock to conceive of something like this.   Novelist and award-winning story writer Richard Burgin has produced a kind of jazz opera or concept album tracing the evolution of a spirit, where each lyric and note counts."

To order the CD "In All of the World" (including complete lyrics) please send $10 to:

Richard Burgin
7507 Byron Pl 1ST Fl
St. Louis, MO  63105

Checks should be made payable to Richard Burgin

 

 

1. Goodbye Old Park (instrumental) (4:20)
2. In the Sky (4:17)
3. We are not Eastern Men (4:57)
4. Good Old Me (3:00)
5. My Lost One (3:09)
6. Chord Torn Apart (4:40)
7. My Train Will Come (3:53)
8. Without Knowing Why (3:11)
9. Don't Say a Word (2:19)
10. Go (3:44)
11. Santa Barbara (3:43)
12. Goodbye Old Park (4:20)
13. I'm Floating (4:53)
14. Now in this Sunlight (5:02)
15. House of Sun (3:10)
 

To order the CD "House of Sun" (including complete lyrics)
please send $10 to:

Richard Burgin
7507 Byron Pl 1ST Fl
St. Louis, MO  63105

Checks should be made payable to Richard Burgin