I've Got This Song

Jim Serediak

Released 2019, this collection of songs and guitar instrumentals is a celebration of Jim's early works. The following brief descriptions will give you an idea of the content of the music. "I've Got This Song" is the anthem of the album. Music gives me resiliency and strength. "Waiting" is a part of life. Waiting for love is a special part of life. "These Mountains Sacred" tries to reach a mutual understanding of Indigenous and Western spirituality. "Breathing Arctic Light" -- a guitar instrumental, exploring the merging of the senses. Imagine breathing in space and colour. "That Pounding in My Brain" is a voicing of my nuclear anxiety which I know I share with many listeners. "Through Eloquent Light" -- my channeling of guitarists Egberto Gismonti and Pat Metheny. "Behind Glass Curtain" reflects upon the human condition; the search for love, friendship and meaning. "I Never Really" describes the denial of love when one party alters the emotional landscape. "The One In a Thousand Goodbyes" is a 'song story'; this one about heart break. "The Bison Plains" -- a guitar painting of the plains before human cohabitation. "The Leaves are Turning, Turning" -- "It takes me back, takes me back -- young boy running through the field". "The Magnetic North" -- trying to capture the magnetism of an Arctic landscape on guitar. "Women" is simply all about the feminine mystique. "If Only"--a contemplation on a world where compassion is forefront to all considerations.

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Lover of Life

Jim Serediak

Released 2018, and subsequently on nomination list for CKUA Radio's top 30 albums of the same year. ABOUT THE SONGS "Still to be Dreamed" is meant to encourage -- travel on in spite of adversity, and dream new dreams, whatever one's age. "Meaning is Elusive" suggests exactly that. However, if one reflects on what really matters in life, an answer may appear. "It's a Beautiful Day" focuses one on the shear beauty of this earth, and on being a part of this planet. "Night Tide", a guitar instrumental was composed with an image of the ocean tide breaking on shore in the moonlight. "The End of Summer" -- an analogy to the time of life I feel I am now living. I wish it were spring in that sense, but on we go. "Lover of Life" is an affirmation of my faith in 'faith, miracles and love'. I do like the strings and guitar delay in this song. "A Clearing Sky" -- an instrumental on nylon string; ECMish in nature -- thank you Ralph Towner, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny. "Living On" confirms for me that I wear many 'hats' in life, and that they are all of equal value. "That's what I do", says the song. "Shine Candle Flame Bright" is about renewal. My band mates and I closed many shows with this song. I consider it uplifting! "See You on the Other Side" is about the next life. The melody is a mix of The Tijuana Brass, Bruce Cockburn and Stanley Clarke.

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Lover of Life (alternate title song single release)

Jim Serediak

Release date 2014. This is a solo version of "Lover of Life", the title song of the CD of the same name.

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Angels Behold

Jim Serediak

Released 2013, music on this recording travels across spiritual, natural and cosmic borders. The songs revolve around Jim's acoustic guitar and poetic lyrics, while being augmented by electric guitar and bass of bandmates Jamie Philp and John Towill. The opening and closing songs, "Angels Behold" and "West Coast Vignette" respectively, both wish you the listener, 'a good life' and even 'better days to come'.

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On Nature's Edge

Jim Serediak

Release date 2009. This is a CD release of Jim's 1988 'Alberta Recording Industry Award' winning LP including the bonus song entitled "Of Home", recorded in 2008. The LP was Jim's first official mainstream release, now no longer available. Prior to that the following cassettes were released in limited quantities: "Drifting Through High Grass" 1984 / "Liberating Light"1985 / "All Of This Earth" 1986 / "Inukshuk" 1987 / "Images and Reflections" 1988. In 1995 a cassette of "On Nature's Edge" and "Inukshuk" was also released.

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