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Chip Taylor gives his perspective on new CD

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 – Chip Taylor will give his perspective on the nation's past, present and future when "New Songs Of Freedom" drops June 10 on his Train Wreck Records.

"Former American Soldier" concerns Laotian soldiers of Vientiane who fought for the U.S. in the Vietnam War and were left behind. "New Song of Freedom" takes a wry look at such diverse issues as the situation in Tibet to the current state of the music business, while "Sunshine's A Waterfall" offers such words of wisdom on the human condition as "little people climb big mountains/little minds can't reach the water fountains" and "rebuild it, don't bomb it/drop your weapons in the name of Muhammad!"

Three more songs are from Taylor's currently out of print 2001 opus "Black & Blue America."

Songs on the disc are:
1. Dance with a Hole in Your Shoe
2. Intro to Former American Soldier (Church of the Train Wreck Podcast)
3. Former American Soldier
4. New Song of Freedom
5. Sunshine's a Waterfall
6. Intro to Black and Blue America*
7. Black and Blue America*
8. Intro to Dance with Jesus*
9. Dance with Jesus*
10. Intro to Theme From an American Hero*
11. Theme From an American Hero*
12. The Making of Dance with a Hole in Your Shoe
*originally appeared on 'Black and Blue America'

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