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David Roth

"One of the reasons I write songs and play music is to try and bring more beauty into a world that needs more beauty." (David Roth)

"David Roth, a powerful new singer-songwriter has reached our hearts. With voices like his still singing, there's a certainty that the candle will remain lit, the hope reasserted and the dream still sung..." Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)

"David writes and sings songs with a devastating combination of heartfelt wisdom and incisive wit. In my eyes he sets a new 'contemporary singer/songwriter' standard for the rest of us to aspire to, and it's a standard that is very, very high..." Christine Lavin

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David Roth

- where song, spirit, and speaking meet …

"Will You Come Home"

A photograph album full of treasured memories - David Roth's third album with Stockfisch-Records "Will You Come Home". Singer/songwriter Roth transports the listener on a magical journey through highlights in his life.

David Roth is a musical portrait artist who conveys a wealth of stories, anecdotes and remembered scenes with a physically felt intensity. This album is reminiscent, too, of an much-loved anthology of poetry, like one of those marvellous books which one can simply open at any page. That extraordinary feeling of warmth and familiarity that takes us by surprise when listening to this music comes from the sheer magic of the melodies, the mellow harmonies, the irresistible guitar sounds and David Roth's voice. And not least because the message is universal: happiness and serenity, sadness, excited anticipation, gratitude, a dash of regret - and not least the humour lurking in chance observations.

In a snowstorm like the one that created havoc along America's coastline recently, David Roth's "Will You Come Home" would be the THE music for weathering the storm. Being snowed has its advantages: these songs are like much-loved guests - how nice that they cannot leave.

Super-Audio-CD Hybrid: SACD Stereo + CD-Layer
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Also available as Double-Vinyl 12" - 45rpm.


SFR 357.8079.1  •  total time 50:36  •  180g Double-LP

When we planned the Vinyl-Edition of "Will You Come Home" we could not make up or mind, which CD titles should be quitted because of the LP´s limited running time. Therefore we decided in favour of a Double-LP. And now the side-length became really perfect for a four-sided 45 rpm cut.

musicians

performing on this album "Will You Come Home":

David Roth  -  vocal & guitar  /  Ian Melrose  -  guitar  /  Lutz Möller  -  piano  /  Lucile Chaubard  -  violoncello  /  Don Ross  -  dobro  /  Manfred Leuchter  -  accordion  /  Lea Morris  -  backing vocals  /  Mike Silver  -  backing vocals  /  Beo Brockhausen  -  soprano saxophone, tin whistle, bowed psaltery, percussion  /  Kerstin Blodig  -  bodhran  /  Alessandro Gulino  -  electric bass  /  Hans-Jörg Maucksch  -  fretless bass

           


Tracklisting / Samples

    A-Side

  • 1   Song For You Far Away
  • 2   Don Quixote
  • 3   I Will
  • 4   Blowin’ In The Wind
  • 5   Song For Adam
  • B-Side

  • 7   Last Thing On My Mind
  • 11 Streets Of London
  • 8  You´ve Got A Friend
  • 9  Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

"More Pearls" LP

David Roth´s "More Pearls" project is now also available as audiophile 180g/6.4 oz.-Vinyl-LP cutted with Stockfisch´s inhouse NEUMANN VMS-82 Direct-Metal-Mastering (DMM) cutting lathe.

In collaboration with our Chinese distributors - David Roth and his style of singing is very popular in China - we selected songs for the vinyl edition. The sound quality of pressed vinyl relates to the duration of each side. "More Pearls" consists of more than 65 minutes. About 33 minutes is much too long for a good sounding vinyl side. Our selection of David´s cover songs results in about 21 min. for each side - a perfect duration for an audiophile LP!

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musicians

performing on "More Pearls"-LP :

David Roth - vocals, guitar / Chris Jones - guitars / Hans-Jörg Maucksch - fretless bass / Siard de Jong - mandolin, waldzither, electric sitar guitar, fiddle / Fiona Simpson - backing vocals / Roger Nicholls - backing vocals / Beo Brockhausen - saxophone, tin whistle, low whistle, bagpipes, accordion, kantele, hurdy-gurdy, swarmandal, sitar, sarod, glockenspiel, udu, percussion

           


Tracklisting / Samples

  • 1   Song For You Far Away
  • 2   Don Quixote
  • 3   American Tune
  • 4   I Will
  • 5   Blowin’ In The Wind
  • 6   Song For Adam
  • 7   Would You Like To Learn To Dance?
  • 8   Last Thing On My Mind
  • 9   The Dutchman
  • 10 The Great Mandala (The Wheel Of Life)
  • 11 Streets Of London
  • 12 When I´m Gone
  • 13 You´ve Got A Friend
  • 14 Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

"More Pearls"

David Roth about "More Pearls":

"more pearls "came out of a casual conversation Günter and I had in early 2005. We were on another subject when he asked if I’d ever considered making a collection of songs by other songwriters (“evergreens”, he called them). Truth is I’d been thinking about it for years but had never really honed in on such a project...until that moment. “Let me choose some songs” I replied, “and tell me what you think of the list.” A few short weeks later I was back in Northeim at Stockfisch with Chris Jones."

"As I thought about what it was with these particular songs and writers that drew me near, I was also reminded where I’d first heard each one and how they’d made their mark in my psyche and helped guide me down this path. All are joined with a thread that weaves compassion, empathy, longing, freedom, justice, wonder, reflection, peace, and humility. Though it’s been years since I’ve played some, like cherished old friends they’ve been exhilarating to revisit, relearn, rediscover, and gain new insight from."

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So Günter Pauler recorded David Roth performing a collection of famous and not that famous „evergreens“ of the anglo-american songwriting: „Song For You Far Away“ (James Taylor), „I Will“ (Lennon/McCartney), „Blowin´ In The Wind“ (Bob Dylan), „Streets Of London“ (Ralph McTell), „American Tune“ (Paul Simon), „You´ve Got A Friend“ (Carole King) and 8 other pearls.

musicians

performing on "More Pearls" :

David Roth - vocals, guitar / Chris Jones - guitars / Hans-Jörg Maucksch - fretless bass / Siard de Jong - mandolin, mandola, waldzither, electric sitar guitar, fiddle / Christian Struck - cor anglais / Fiona Simpson - backing vocals / Roger Nicholls - backing vocals / Beo Brockhausen - saxophones, tin whistle, low whistle, bagpipes, accordion, kantele, hurdy-gurdy, swarmandal, sitar, sarod, glockenspiel, udu, percussion / Chamber Choir of St.Sixti´s Church, Northeim

           


Tracklisting / Samples

  • 1 Before I Die
  • 2 Bake Sale
  • 3 Rising In Love
  • 4 Pearl Diver
  • 5 John and Josie
  • 6 The Jordan Waltz
  • 7 Vincent
  • 8 Mother´s Day Card
  • 9 That Kind Of Grace
  • 10 St.Blasien Breath
  • 11 Flag of Hope
  • 12 Some Kind of Hero
  • 13 Lullaby

"Pearl Diver"

The songs of David Roth stimulate all of the listener’s senses... His clear and soulful voice conveys so much emotion that it can be frightening, at first – such is the intensity that he projects. Every word is carefully formed and sounds absolutely unique. The stories he sings reveal themselves as reality. David Roth has not invented these stories, and why should he?

The songs of David Roth appear at first to be harmless, but every word counts: "John & Josie" describes an experience that makes it crystal clear that things are not always as they appear. "That Kind of Grace" is an exemplary portrayal of the all-pervading violence in today’s society.

And then there are the very personal songs that allow the listener to discover almost forgotten memories, - brought to life through the imagery of the lyrics. David Roth is an observer – one with a keen and honest eye. He speaks to the listener’s intellect via the heart.


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Producer Günter Pauler desdcribes his first encounter with the singer-songwriter: "I was amazed at the surety, with which David Roth turns such diverse themes as the career of a basketball player and the closing of a bakery into works of art. It would unfortunately be two years before our working schedules would coincide and this album could be recorded."

David Roth was born in Chicago and lives on Cape Cod – a domicile for musicians and artists, a slightly different America. He has already released 6 CDs in the US – for his Stockfisch debut, he made his way to the Stockfisch studio in Northeim, Germany and recorded 12 wonderful songs and one instrumental piece. An outstanding album – intelligent, poetic and very emotional.

musicians

performing on this album "Pearl Diver" :

David Roth - vocals, guitars, triple ocarina / Chris Jones - guitars / Hans-Jörg Maucksch - fretless bass / Hrolfur Vagnsson - accordion / Thomas Klippel - hammond b3 / Christina Lux - backing vocals / Christiane Eiben - backing vocals / Christine Maringer-Tries - backing vocals / Beo Brockhausen - accordion, saxophone, gu-zheng, sarod, flutes, santur, uillean pipe chanter

           


Tracklisting / Samples

    A-Side

  • 1 Before I Die
  • 2 Bake Sale
  • 3 Rising In Love
  • 4 Pearl Diver
  • 5 John and Josie
  • B-Side

  • 6 The Jordan Waltz
  • 7 Vincent
  • 8 That Kind Of Grace
  • 9 Some Kind of Hero
  • 10 Lullaby

"Pearl Diver" LP

Another highlight for all friends of audiophile vinyl editions. David Roth´s album Pearl Diver is also available as Vinyl-LP!






SFR 357.8031.1  •  total time 43:34  •  LP