Prague

by Brad Hoyt

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about

This is the third of three releases that cover my early days of writing and recording music. This collection, entitled “Prague” contains music selected from the following CDs I released at the time:

Family Tree
Art House: Dream Gate
Hoyt & Carter EP, The Dark Backwards
Prague Archives

About the recordings:

Afghanistan *
Chris Carter: vocals, guitar
Brad Hoyt: keyboards, additional instruments (2019)
Brian Thorsett: tenor vocal (2019)

Chris Carter and I recorded a double-album of ideas entitled “The Dark Backwards” during a couple recording sessions in 2001. We came up with a ton of stuff, some serious and some absurd. This recording was a spontaneous improvisation with Chris’ vocal and I playing a choir on the Roland XP-30. The original recording had glimpses of distinction while other parts were not presentable. For this new ‘mix’ of the tune, I added a myriad of instruments along with some recorded vocal phrases from tenor Brian Thorsett, and I think the result is very close to the original intention of the music, fully expressing the culture along with the desolation and tragedy associated with Afghanistan.

Way Back When
Tereza Janouskova: vocals
Alex Jurman: bass guitar
Ales Pavlicek: drums
Brad Hoyt: mandolin, slide classical guitar, piano, keyboards

Written on the mandolin while sitting on a bench close to the Náměstí Míru station in the year 2001.

To Last a Lifetime
Brad Hoyt: vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion
Alex Jurman: bass guitar

My Bobby McFerrin phase.

In A Minute
Tereza Janouskova: vocals
Alex Jurman: bass guitar
Ales Pavlicek: drums
Ondrej Berka: guitars
Josef Pepson Snětivý: clarinet
Brad Hoyt: piano, keyboards, harmony vocal

One of the most popular tunes performed by “Art House”, this is a tune that can stay inside your head.

Lonely Pictures
Chris Carter: vocals
Brad Hoyt: piano, steel string and classical guitars, lute guitar, end vocal

A McCartney-esque tune I wrote on guitar, it’s a melancholy piece that remembers the past.

Reflection
Brad Hoyt: piano

Reflecting on precarious reality.

Far Away From Everyday
Tereza Janouskova: vocals
Alex Jurman: bass guitar
Ales Pavlicek: drums
Ondrej Berka: guitars
Josef Pepson Snětivý: clarinet
Jiri Zmek: percussion
Brad Hoyt: piano, keyboards, vocals

Kiss of Fate
Tereza Janouskova: vocals
Alex Jurman: bass guitar
Ales Pavlicek: drums
Josef Pepson Snětivý: clarinet
Brad Hoyt: piano, keyboards, classical guitar

I Need Some Money
Alex Jurman: bass guitar, backing vocal
Ales Pavlicek: drums
Ondrej Berka: guitars, slide guitar
Josef Pepson Snětivý: clarinet
Brad Hoyt: vocals, piano, keyboards, harmony vocal

An anthem for those who are burdened with student loans for the majority of their life.

Krasobruslar **
Tereza Janouskova: vocals
Brad Hoyt: keyboards, piano

Dream Gate
Tereza Janouskova: vocals
Alex Jurman: bass guitar
Ales Pavlicek: drums
Josef Pepson Snětivý: clarinet
Brad Hoyt: piano, organ

Broken Dream
Brad Hoyt: vocal, piano, keyboard
Alex Jurman: bass guitar

Brother John
Brad Hoyt: vocal, piano

Written in the aftermath of a friend’s brother who did not survive depression.

Root
Andrea Hoyt: vocal
Brad Hoyt: keyboards

September
Brad Hoyt: piano

Written shortly after arriving the Prague, summer transitioning into autumn.

Still ***
Matthew Stephens: vocals
Brad Hoyt: piano, keyboards, backing vocal

A collaboration with my late friend Matthew Stephens, He wrote the melody and lyric and I put chords to it and arranged it.

Oh Dee Oh Dee Oh
Brad Hoyt: vocals, piano, keyboards, guitars, mandolin
An attempt to comfort a friend.

Loreena (Sheechka Moye)
Brad Hoyt: vocals, keyboards, piano
Andrea Hoyt: vocal
Loreena Hoyt: ‘goo!’

This recording was written and recorded a day or so after my daughter Loreena was born.

This music was recorded shortly before moving back to America and is a reflection on the time I lived in the Czech Republic.

About the next two tracks:

These are impromptu live recordings in my band’s basement studio/practice room. These piano vocal versions are the pieces in their original form. For this release, I remastered them and added subtle strings to “Way Back When”

To Last A Lifetime (reprise)
Tereza Janouskova: vocals
Brad Hoyt: piano

Way Back When (reprise)
Tereza Janouskova: vocals
Brad Hoyt: mandolin

credits

released February 14, 2019

Music written by Brad Hoyt (c)1999-2002 Brad Hoyt Music
* Written by Chris Carter and Brad Hoyt
** Written by Tereza Janouskova
*** Written by Matthew Stephens and Brad Hoyt

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Brad Hoyt is a composer, pianist and harp guitarist. For more information, visit www.bradhoyt.com

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Track Name: Way Back When
Way back when
I’ll always remember
Way back when
This life I surrendered
Way back when
We were innocent beginners
Way back when
No thought to consider

Flowers on my windowpane
And the letters saved from a long time ago
Takes me to a different plane
To another world where I cannot go
Yeah

Way back when
Well when I
Saw your face in the mirror yeah
Way back when
Well when we
Spent all our time together yeah
Way back when
Well when I
Vowed my allegiance yeah
Way back when
Well when you
Denied my repentance

Flowers on my bedroom floor
Signifies the day that you went astray
Always and forever more
I’ll wonder why it had to be that way yeah

Way back when
I’ll always remember
Way back when
This life I surrendered
Way back when
We were innocent beginners
Way back when
No time to reconsider

Way back when
Way back when
Way back when
Way back when
Way back
Track Name: In A Minute
Verse 1

I’m here tonight
For you
Feel free
To say what is on your mind

I hear the things
You’ve done
And I know
You don’t feel so good inside

Verse 2

We need some space
Away
To think
About where we should draw the line
The things we feel
Betray
Our love
I don’t if it’s wrong or right

Chorus

We’re looking for what we cannot find
Can’t classify what’s on our minds
We could save our lives
In a minute

There’s some things we can’t understand
The situation’s getting out of hand
We could lose ourselves
Any minute

We’re sitting pretty in our comfort zone
Then we wonder why we feel alone
Seems you never know
Till you’re in it

There’s some things we cannot control
Don’t know if we’re gonna lose our souls
We could save our lives
In a minute

Verse 3

So we meet again
You share
With me
Your secrets and alibis

I share with you
My thoughts
And fears
I better run away and hide

Chorus

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