• Recorded live in the living room of the Montrose Folk Ghetto, Victoria BC, October 2014 •
• Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Freeman, Red Road Studio, Suquamish, WA •
• Cover photos and RabbleBerries Pie by Karen Gillmore (recipe on the website) •
• Graphic design by Karen Gillmore • • RabbleBerries logo: Alan O'Dean •
• Interior photo by Peter Brunette • • Website design by Ron Gillmore •
Many RabbleBerries thanks to Mike Freeman, master chef of the arcane audio arts, for mixing our Pie to perfection, and providing spices in the form of percussion, vocals, and sound effects. And to Tania Opland, for her patience and support of us all throughout the baking, and her exquisite contribution to the recipe of her delicious instrumentals and vocals. And as always, to Bishop, Milley, and Mak, for continuing to love their humans despite the odd noises we make. No cats were more than mildly inconvenienced during the making of this album, and one sang along.
Have some Pie!
This is so much fun. Here we are, opening the boxes just arrived, an abundance of copies of our new CD—“Pie”—and just like last time, we are delighted with the quality of our second recording—again engineered by Mike Freeman in the RabbleBerries’ own living room; thus did we benefit again from his perfectionist drive!
And why not? Most musicians, including Mike and Tania, would agree that to play music well involves a lot of work, however much the result is enjoyed. Playing will never yield satisfaction to performer and audience without much preparation of the ground. Yet, while we practice hard, it would be pointless to expect perfection…
Rather let these RabbleBerries take pride in the distinctive—if not peculiar—songs of Alan O’Dean and the lovely evocations in Karen Gillmore’s work; the clear, canonical presence of Sharon Hazelwood, both solo and soaring with Karen as they both did in Virgo Rising, along with Sue Averill and Tracy Summers; and the emerging character of our new bassist, Ron Gillmore.
Let us entertain you with our arrangements, our choice of material from other sources, and the humour underlying our efforts. Twenty-one songs, each a facet of personality.
For the CD insert details, song list and such, check out our 'the CD' webpage.
To order one or more of these fine CDs, call 250-384-5174, or e-mail email@example.com—There will be a small charge for mailing (or if you are in Victoria B.C. you can arrange to pick it up).
Our CD price is $20 for 1 CD. Also, we’ll sell you 2 CDs for $30 and you can mix and match—we still have some copies of Jam and even a few Virgo Rising CDs left.
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The RabbleBerries are pleased that our 1st album, “Jam”, is still available. We are very happy with the quality of the recording, done by Mike Freeman in our very own living room, and painstakingly and artistically mixed so it sounds “just like us”!
There are 18 songs on the album, both originals by Alan O’Dean and Karen Gillmore, and covers by all sorts of folks. This album is sure to have you singing along in no time—and probably dancing around the house too.
To order one or more of these fine CDs, call 250-384-5174, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org—There will be a small charge for mailing or if you are in Victoria, you can arrange to pick it up.
Our CD price is $20 for 1 CD. Also, we’ll sell you 2 CDs for $30 and you can mix and match—we still have some Virgo Rising CDs left.
“From the joy of trains and homegrown tomatoes, to the injustice of economic globalization and the poverty and homelessness it creates, The RabbleBerries’ first CD promises to both entertain and enlighten.”—Victoria Street Newz, January 2010