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“Anchors Aweigh” (album version) Spotify Playlist

“Anchors Aweigh” was the fourth song written specifically for the MEMOIRS OF A MANWHORE: THE REELING WALTZ OF A DRUNKEN LOTHARIO album. (It also became the first single... and we ARE still planning to shoot a video for it sometime this winter!) A piano ballad in waltz time, we knew it basically flew in the face of everything on the radio at the time (and still) but felt right at home next to artists such as Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Ben Folds, Elton John, Rufus Wainwright, or Billy Joel.

You’ll hear some of those artists on this playlist (but not all of them: there are multiple playlists for “Anchors Aweigh” because there is also a single version). Tom Waits is here with “Shiver Me Timbers,” the final track on the playlist; Billy Joel is here twice, once with “Goodnight My Angel (Lullabye)” and once with “And So It Goes,” two of his loveliest ballads from his later years as a recording artist.

Because there’s an element of musical theatre/cabaret, you’ll hear Josh Groban and Mandy Patinkin with “Dust and Ashes” and “Bein’ Green” respectively. You’ll also hear some gut-wrenching ballads from Stevie Nicks (“Sleeping Angel” from her solo career and “Beautiful Child” from Fleetwood Mac’s TUSK album), New Radicals (“Crying Like a Church on Monday”), Prince (“Sometimes It Snows in April”), and Aimee Mann (“Wise Up”).

There’s also the soaring “Lover’s Lullabye” by Janis Ian and the pensive and wistful “My Old Pals” by Kim Carnes.

At 58 minutes, it’s one of the shortest playlist from the MEMOIRS album. And, of course, here’s the LINK to the SPOTIFY PLAYLIST where you can listen for free! Please listen over and over, and share with your friends: each play of my track will generate about a penny for me, and eventually those pennies can add up and help me pay my recording bills.

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