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Amy's Song

from Soft Verges by Michael Bassett

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    We proudly present Soft Verges in a signed-and-numbered limited vinyl edition! Much of Soft Verges was tracked live at Chicago's legendary Electrical Audio; then lush-sounding 180-gram vinyl was cut directly from the original tape for a completely analog listening experience. The whole thing is wrapped in a holographic foil-embossed jacket designed by Black Sea's Justin Lloyd. Only 300 copies of this edition exist; each one is hand-signed and numbered by Michael Bassett and Justin Lloyd and comes polybagged in crystal-clear archival mylar.

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out on the surface
where the cities edges gleam
there’s a pulling
a pulling down stream

on bending traces
of orange arching
ashes join the night river’s face

and grief will whisper
wherever you will go
it explodes where you throw to the wind

a house gone empty
the simple fallen frame
the photos crumble and fade

grown to dust
and scattered in the breeze

absence is a lasting trace

are you homesick for the wind and the
gentle gestures of the highway

and you will know the way
and your heart beats

well it takes some convincing with you my friend
you’re caught in the shape of things gone

the grey has come to settle in your hair
in your eyes
on your hands
in the cold

and nothing here is stronger now
than the reasons that you should go

and you will know the way
and your heart beats


from Soft Verges, released August 1, 2008
Produced by Michael Bassett
Music and lyrics by Michael Bassett

Michael Bassett: voice, steel-string acoustic guitar

Engineered by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Acoustech, Los Angeles, CA


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Michael Bassett Bath, UK

With soaring vocals and powerful-yet-delicate guitarwork, Michael Bassett combines the raw catharsis of modern indie, the world-wise acoustic lilt of classic folk and the virtuosity of progressive rock on his Eschatone debut, puddleskinwaving, and his wonderful sophomore release, Soft Verges. ... more

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