My fourth album. Recorded from March - October 2007 in my super small home office.
My intense love of The Who dictated that at some point I would attempt a story-based album, but this album actually began as a joke in 2002 between my friends and I. A few months after that, I wrote the song "He Left Us" (the first song I ever wrote), after which I decided that I would attempt to complete the whole "rock opera" when I could. I released this album roughly five years later.
released October 23, 2007
Recorded direct to hard drive with Cool Edit Pro 2.0 via a Tascam 414 Portastudio.
All songs written, performed and produced by Will Kouf, except:
I'm in the Mood for Love (first published 1935, music by Jimmy McHugh, lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Stars and Stripes Forever (first published 1897, written by John Philip Sousa)
Special Thanks to Dan Benson for unending support and encouragement over the past five years, especially related to these Captain America songs.
Public Domain song info:
I'm in the Mood for Love
performed by Vera Lynn with The Casini Club Orchestra
recorded in October 1935.
This was Vera Lynn's first commercial recording.
Info from Internet Archive.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Third Inaugural Address
Delivered January 20, 1941
Presented in the intro to "A Man to Inspire" in excerpted form
Stars and Stripes Forever
performed by the NBC Symphony Orchestra
arranged and conducted by Arturo Toscanini
recorded May 18, 1945 in Studio 8-H, New York City