Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description and lyrics. Frank Minion's one and only recording is a fascinating window into the world of a jazz performer. Quite cynical and sarcastic toward the jaundiced American view of the jazz life, Minion minces no words in stating his case, his reasons why, and his conclusions as to the home country of the music so thoroughly dismissing the music he loves. As this project was done back in the late '50s and early '60s, it reflects a syndrome that unfortunately still exists 50 years later. The CD reissue begins with a five-part suite based on the talking points and songs reflecting the vagaries and perceptions of a fictional big city neighborhood, which just as easily could be the reality of renaissance Harlem, references to Atlanta, or perhaps his native Baltimore.
Third in a series that began with Fragile Sunrise (2002) followed by Sepia (2004). Guests Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (America), Robert Lamm (Chicago), Jeffrey Foskett and Randell Kirsch. Produced by Hank Linderman. Sunny-breezy-roots-pop!
Make Believe is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band Weezer, released on May 10, 2005. Bolstered by the Top 10 hit single "Beverly Hills", the album gave Weezer their biggest chart album peaks yet, hitting #11 in the UK, #1 in Canada, and #2 in the US, where it went gold quickly, and eventually platinum. The song also earned the band their first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song. Despite this, Make Believe has received mixed reviews from critics and fans, though it has remained a consistent seller. As of December 2007, Make Believe has sold 1,215,000 units in the US alone.