Sense Of Belonging
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© ℗ 2010 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved. Words & music for all songs written by Scott Cooley, except This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie & Your First True Love music by Scott Cooley & lyrics by Lenore Cooley & Scott Cooley. All vocals (lead & background) & instruments (lead & rhythm acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, harmonica, drums & maracas) by Scott Cooley, except on This Land Is Your Land – ½ duet vocal by Lenore Cooley & on Three Mariachis - accordion & production by Lenore Cooley. Recorded, mixed, mastered & produced by Scott Cooley in Michigan, U.S.A. Cover photo by Lenore Cooley.
Back Cover Photo by Lenore Louise Cooley
I guess the most memorable thing about this album is that it involved my lovely wife Lenore more than other albums. I ran across a place that had signs containing my first and last names (the hall of fame women were no where to be found in case you were wondering), then I thought it would be cool to get my picture taken by these signs (which Lenore took on a beautiful day in a beautiful garden where she unfortunately rolled her ankle and fell - she's okay now though), then I thought they would make good album art, then I thought the feeling of fitting in was a good theme for an album. I happened to have a few songs that had titles and/or subject matter that actually fit this concept. It's got a public domain cover (This Land Is Your Land) that doubles as a duet with my wife, one that she co-wrote the lyrics for (Your First True Love), a song she co-produced with me that also features her amazing accordion playing (Three Mariachis), - all good things (except Lenore's ankle injury).
Sense Of Belonging contains songs about the importance of place & the concept of home. It continues the tradition of mellow acoustic rock with stylistic diversity, including the hit tejano party song "Three Mariachis" which features the accordion, and the sad, heartfelt and thought-provoking folk-rock songs "Forever A Memory," "What Money Can't Buy," and "The Invisible Man."
Gut-wrenching emotions are what you’ll feel as you listen to the contemporary folk-rock of Sense Of Belonging. Cooley uses all acoustic instruments with light percussion and warm vocals to deliver stories that overall explore what it means to be American. It will no doubt leave you pondering what’s most important in life and the enjoyment of life’s simpler things – appreciation of nature, home, love, family and friendship, the re-examination of values, of making a difference in the world and leaving a legacy.
The fourth full-length release from Scott Cooley Records, Sense Of Belonging contains songs about the importance of place & the concept of home. It continues the tradition of mellow acoustic rock with stylistic diversity - from sad ballads to happy, speedy Norteno with heartfelt contemporary folk in between. From a chance encounter with a sign containing both his first and last names in his home state (the hall of fame women were no where to be found in case you were wondering), and a collection of songs with fitting titles and/or subject matter, this album features songs that will tug at your emotions and leave you thinking about what's most important in life.