Two Track Recordings

Hurts So Bad

"This was the first track laid down. I was very nervous, since I'd never recorded in a studio before, but my engineer was very friendly, and tried his best to make me feel at home. This song was given to me by my friend & mentor, Jim Selleck, who helped me muddle my way through my first demo tape way back in the mid 80's. It was a song he liked very much, and he suggested that my voice would sound good doing it. Thanks, Jim. :)"

Purest Love

( © 1984 Jeffrey S. Smith )

"Track two was more terrifying than track one, mostly because this was the first of my own songs that I put down. This song was written back around 1986, for the woman I was infatuated with at the time. Lisa never did appreciate having inspired a song, but I suppose that's why we only dated for the short time that we did. Regardless, she did inspire what has become one of the least-loathed songs (I'm my own harshest critic) that I ever wrote." - Comments by Jim Selleck

Alone Again, Naturally

"Track three was very relaxing. I'd gotten my first track and my first original out of the way, and so it was just, well... just plain fun to fall back on this one, a song I'd heard growing up, and a song which turned out to be (I didn't know it at the time, I only knew that _I_ liked it) my Father's favourite song. It was originally recorded back in the late 60's/early 70's by Gilbert O'Sullivan."

Foolish Man

( © 1988 Jeffrey S. Smith )

"Foolish Man was written back in the late 1980's. I don't think this song was inspired by anyone in particular, but was more a reminder to myself of the perils of closing oneself off to the intricacies of emotional entanglement. It was also a reminder that, in order to find love, you have to be open to love, and that's what it's really all about.