Countryside Road

The Album-
"Live" Aspen
Performance

In 1969 the Plain Brown Wrapper signed a recording contract with Dunwich Productions and began working on their first album which was never completed.  The following tracks are recordings made during a live performance, at "The Centre" in Aspen, Colorado. These are the original songs that the band was preparing to record and release as their first album. Go to "Unfinished Studio Recordings"

to hear some of the incomplete studio recordings.

Find the song lyrics listed below the song recordings,

so that you can follow the words as you play each song.

 
 

Rehearsal & ProductionNotes
-INCOMPLETE-

AND NOW YOU DREAM 
Music: Van Decker (1968)
Lyrics: Van Decker, Scott Durbin & Jim Hosley

Lead Vocal: Van Decker
B3 Organ Solo: Scott Durbin

This album version was quite different than the original 45rpm rock version that was released in 1968. Beginning like the original ballad, it quickly changes into an uptempo jazz-style version with some lyric variations. Scott's improvised, Bach-styled, organ solo transitions into the second song on the album, Have You Ever?
 

HAVE YOU EVER?
Music: Van Decker (1968)
Lyrics: Van Decker

Lead Vocal: Van Decker

The Wrapper made a demo of  "Have You Ever?" for Capitol Records and were being considered for a recording contract with John Rhys Eddins producing but the deal fell through. So the Wrapper, thinking this song had top-40 potential, decided to use it as the opener to the album. The drummer, Rick (Soaky) Kalb came up with the short transition lyrics which serve to breaks up the serious tone of Decker's lyrics. Note the rather unusual chord progression on the verses and the trumpet fanfare in the background of the second chorus. Also, Livingston's bass work was amazing!



 

TIME
Music: David Livingston (1968)
Lyrics: David Livingston
Lead Vocal: David Livingston
Trumpet Solo: David Livingston

 

DESTINY
Lyrics & Music: Scott Durbin (1968)
Lead Vocal: Scott Durbin


 

CHUCK'S TUNE & WANDA GLOW FESKY
Music & Lyrics: Chuck Sweitzer (1968)
Lead Vocal: Chuck Sweitzer
Soloist: Durbin (trpt) and Sweitzer (gtr)

 

I CAN'T CARE
Lyrics & Music: Scott Durbin (1968)
Lead Vocal: Scott Durbin
Horns: Durbin & Livingston

 

(DON'T RIDE THE BIG) WHITE HORSE

Music & Lyrics: John Rhys Eddins (1968)

Arranged: by the group
Soloist: Durbin (org & trpt) and Sweitzer (gtr)

Echo Effects: Jim Hosley