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"What She Did" - 5 song EP
Recorded with desert genius Eric Shiveley in 2009, "What She Did" was a truncated version of what was to be a full album called "Bad Girls and the Boys Who Love Them". That project started getting unwieldy, but these tracks were complete. Fortunately, Andy learned that finished is better than perfect, and we have this little postcard that provides a line of demarcation from his direction in the early 2000s.
The raucous "That's What She Did to Me" and "Baby Don't Care" lead off with tales of roller coaster romances. "Wonderful" and "This May Be" take us through the redemptive qualities of love and acceptance. The last track, "Camp Ootahneenohchee" - let's just say it's meant in fun. A friend's kid calls it the "underwear song".
"What Was That EP?" - 4 Song EP
Recorded in 2001 but not released until 2008, the first two tracks "Bridges Burned" and "What Was That Song?" were the beginning of an effort to re-record (with indie wizard Eric Shiveley) the 1999 acoustic album "So Much Left to Say" by Rachel Simring & Andy Ard. That didn't happen, so here's what we have.
Tracks 3 and 4, "Flexia" and "Moonlight Sonata", were Andy's early forays into production music (the kind of music you hear in commercials and promotional videos). For the curious, the main instrument in "Moonlight" is not piano but guitar harmonics.
"A Tour of the White House"
This suite of string and piano music was commissioned by www.Inheritage.org and The White House Historical Association in 2003 for a virtual online tour of America's most famous house. The order was a tall one, given The White House carries significance from its humble beginnings to its worldwide influence today. Accordingly, the music needed to be both solemn and uplifting, and at times a bit rustic. Elements within the pieces recall themes from folk music, church hymns and classical forbears. The tours in their original form are still viewable online at www.whitehousehistory.org under History & New Media > Tours.
"So Much Left to Say" CD