I had a couple reasons for this one of which I can learn how I am playing the pieces and know what to focus my practice on later. And I need a good enough version to send off to a friend who is transcribing pieces for me for an upcoming release. I was fairly certain that one of the three takes of The Call would satisfy this, but I needed find it. I also listened to takes of Forgive Me for future practice purposes.
Jotting down some quick notes on Forgive Me which arose in memory of my departed sister Sharon, I thought of the person I was to meet. They have suffered some incredible losses and are still in the grieving process. I decided to take a copy of my release from a few years back, Scattered Hearts, with me to give to them. Three of the pieces on Scattered Hearts stem directly from the death of family and friends. A couple others deal with loss in a different manner. And yes there is also Joy present throughout the CD. When I gave this to my friend, who said they cry a lot, I heard myself say I cry through my guitar.
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