“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

- Eden Ahbez - Nature Boy

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M O R N I N G   P R AY E R
Written by Jason Gould, Liz Vidal, and Marsha Malamet

T H I S  M A S Q U E R A D E
Written by Leon Russell

Written by Charlotte Martin, Eric Owyong, and Ken Andrews

H OW  D E E P  I S  T H E  O C E A N ?
Written by Irving Berlin

Written by Eden Ahbez

Tracks produced and all instruments performed by Stephan Oberhoff except * * Piano on MORNING PRAYER performed by Marsha Malamet * Trumpet on THIS M ASQUERADE performed by Tony Guerrero * Soprano saxophone on NATURE BOY performed by Scott Mayo * Percussion on NATURE BOY performed by Walter Rodriguez Background vocals by Jason Gould and Stephan Oberhoff Produced by Stephan Oberhoff and Jason Gould Arrangements by Jason Gould and Stephan Oberhoff except * * MORNING PRAYER arranged by Stephan Oberhoff, Marsha Malamet, and Jason Gould Recorded and engineered at FCP STUDIOS, Pasadena, CA, by Stephan Oberhoff Mixed at BLUEMOON STUDIO, Agoura Hills, CA, by Joe Vannelli Mastered by Bernie Grundman Photography by Russell James; Inside photo by Mary Maurer Design by Mary Maurer /Michael Lau-Robles /2310 Design

With deep gratitude to Allan Rich, Marsha Malamet, Alan Roy Scott, Liz Vidal, Stephan Oberhoff, Joe Vannelli, Joe Primeau, Martin Erlichman, Quincy Jones, Adam Fell, Bruce Roberts, David Coury, Russell James, Christine Russell, David Munk, Joe Argazzi, Peter Fletcher, and my family and friends for their encouragement, guidance, love, and support.

Copyright 2012 BACKWARDS DOG LLC

“Don't die with your music still in you.”

- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

I was recently asked why I was doing this now . . . and the answer is simple: to explore the part of myself that always wanted to make music. I finally got to the place in my life where the fear of not being good enough was not as great as my need to express myself. It’s taken a long time to recognize that nagging voice of judgment, self-criticism, and comparison was not a loving one, and to take contrary action.

The French philosopher and Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, wrote, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” I now know a big part of this human experience has been the journey of finding my own voice, both literally and figuratively. For some of us this happens early in life, and for others later. May your music not die in you either.

Thanks for listening...
with Love, Jason