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"TIERS"

DOUBLE CD

2011

AND OTHER STORIES
"TIERS" "AND OTHER STORIES"

Like that other music artist from New Jersey, Richard X. Heyman likes to do things his way. So when he decided to record two albums simultaneously, there was no stopping him. The end results are Tiers/And Other Stories, two complete works on two separate discs in one package.

Tiers is a pop opera, the story of Richard meeting a girl in Bethesda, Maryland, then leaving her after a brief courtship to go do battle with the music industry in Los Angeles. It took three years for the reason to rhyme, as Richard puts it, but he finally figured out that the girl he left behind was the love of his life. This musical travelogue takes us from Maryland to California to New York City where Richard reunites with his future wife, Nancy.

And Other Stories is just that – tales of life in NYC. Many of the tracks are what he calls “lifestyle songs”, lyrically dealing with strongly held beliefs on love, life and loss. Along with the usual suspects (Beatles, Dylan, Who, Byrds, Kinks), Richard has always been a huge fan of Broadway musicals, especially the older classics like West Side Story, My Fair Lady and Oklahoma. He also admires the music of Aaron Copland as well as other classical composers. All these influences shaped Richard’s musical landscape and you can really hear this diversity on these two new releases.

AUDIO AND LYRICS
TIERS
Hot On The Trail of Innocence
The Real Deal
Lyrics
Golden In This Town
One Thing I Still Have
Lyrics
Last Thought In My Mind On Gallery Row
Lyrics
Good To Go
There’s A Train
Lyrics
Horizon
Everyone’s Moving In The Wrong Direction
Lyrics
Fire In The Country The Empire Lights
Lyrics
Yellow and Blue
Lyrics   Tiers
Lyrics
Game Stays The Same
Lyrics        
AND OTHER STORIES
Agnostic’s Prayer
When Willy Played Guitar
Lyrics
Birds
Hustler’s Last Stand
Lyrics
Rec Room For a Generation/Baby Boom
Wild Souls
Lyrics
Branded In The Sky
Going For Baroque
Lyrics
No Time To Rest On Sunday
The Finish Line
Lyrics
Gravity Only For You
Lyrics
The Day Before Tomorrow
Lyrics Heaven Surrounds Me
Lyrics
Beyond The Setting Sun
Lyrics
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