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This is a compilation album, with some tracks taken from earlier LaMotte recordings.
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About the Making of This Is My Song
Released in the spring of 2006, David’s ninth recording is a collection of topical songs from his other albums, and also includes two previously unrecorded songs from his soon to be released tenth CD, Change. David has re-recorded several of the songs for this project including his early song Whites of Their Eyes, Chuck Brodsky’s We Are Each Other’s Angels, and the the hymn from which the CD title is taken, A Song Of Peace. This Is My Song contains ten songs, and is packaged in a cardboard sleeve, so it’s less expensive than his other recordings.
It was interesting to look back over my catalog and see how this thread has always run through my work. I had been wanting to re-record some of these older songs, and this was a good opportunity to do so. My involvement with peacemaking goes back to my early teens, and it was a focus of study for me in college, where I did independent study in alternative conflict resolution as the focus of my psychology degree. Of course it was less threatening to people to stand for peace when the country was not at war. Just today I spent time writing back to a man who wrote to suggest that I either stick to feel-good songs or quit singing and become a full-time politician. The argument that ‘entertainers’ shouldn’t speak out on political issues has always baffled me, though. If we really believe in democracy, then it’s our job to run the country. We all need to speak out about what we believe. We need to do so respectfully, to be sure, but if we don’t participate in democracy, it’s not democracy. I strongly encouraged my critic to speak out about what he believes, even though it seems to be the opposite of what I believe. Politics is like going to the dentist. It’s not supposed to be fun, but the alternative is worse. Thanks for your interest.