Melbye CD CoverI released this CD on May 1, 2016.  May Day.  Beltane.  The time of year when so many wondrous Spring ephemera appear, including of course Morel Mushrooms.

Most of these songs were written between 1989 and 1996, but some were begun before that time period and some were completed thereafter.  While I have other songs still in the vault, so to speak, these are the ones I have chosen to finally bring Into The Light Of Day!

Visit my page to listen to songs and to purchase digitally or as a Compact Disc.

Because my best source recordings of these songs were lost with so much else in a fire in 2007, I had to gather them from less-than-pristine cassettes (do you remember those?!)  The amazing Corey DeRushia (of Troubadour Recording Studios in Lansing Michigan) cleaned up, edited and mastered the songs in his magical and masterful way.

My lifelong friend and musical collaborator James Demgen (to whom I will refer to as “Jimmy” in the song notes) contributed significantly to these songs as a co-writer, keyboardist, sequencer and/or recording engineer.

These songs represent the wide variety of styles I love to work in – from acoustic guitar-based folk rock to meditative keyboard-based ballads and full-on pop/rock. Two a cappella songs (on which I sing all the parts) are included as well as a mid-tempo country song of lost love. The CD concludes with a groove reminiscent of Jimmy’s work from his days as a member of the Flyte Tyme-signed band King’s English.

The influence of my favorite artist, Todd Rundgren, will be apparent to you Todd-Is-Godd-Heads.  You know who you are and I am proud to be one of you!

I am profoundly grateful to finally be able to bring these songs Into The Light Of Day.  Thank you for listening!

For those of you who have purchased this CD digitally, I still want you to be able to view the credits and see the wonderful graphics done by my friend Julie Szamocki. Here is the back cover followed by the inside of the CD case.

Melbye CD Back


Melbye CD Inside



Lastly, here is the photo I used for the CD itself.  I couldn’t leave you without this one!






Click on a song title to read a note about the song and view its lyrics.