Colin Tyler: Live From Studio A

by Colin Tyler

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"Live from Studio A" is a multimedia release that visually captures the performance of a live studio recording. It was recorded 100% live in a single take to analog tape. There is no post production editing. What you hear and see is exactly how it was performed in the moment it was recorded.

Watch/Listen to all of "Live from Studio A"
"The West"
"Got it Bad"
"Mama, Take Rest"
"Interview & Behind the Scenes"


released July 20, 2012

All music and lyrics written by: Colin Tyler
Video directed and edited by: Chris Hershman
Engineered by: Steve Albini at Electrical Audio
Mixed by: Stephen Shirk at Shirk Music and Sound
Mastered by: Jonathan Pines at Private Studios

Vocals and guitar: Colin Tyler
Lead guitar and auxiliary instruments: Patrick Riley
Lead and acoustic guitar: Jake Bouquet
Bass guitar: Dorian Duffy
Organ and Mellotron: Jason Kearney
Wurlitzer and acoustic piano: Bradford Snow
Drums: John L. Sullivan

String arrangements by: Bradford Snow and Colin Tyler
Violin: Rebecca Faber
Violin: Seamus Delaney
Viola: Elliott Sarich
Cello: Colleen Kowalik

Backing vocals: Joe Quick
Backing vocals: Dan Hochstatter
Backing vocals: Cody Hochstatter
Backing vocals: Dan Lopatka

Cinematographer: Rob Stern
Camera Operator: Francis Claudio
Camera Operator: Scott Diussa
Camera Operator: Chris Neumann
Camera Operator: Scot Stewart
Camera Operator: Amanda Farmer
Camera Operator: Shelby Pollard



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Colin Tyler Chicago, Illinois

Colin Tyler is a Chicago based singer-songwriter. Just like his music, his philosophy is uniformly unique. Colin only records live in a single take and he does not edit the tracks in post production. He also films all of his major releases. He believes that the performance is equally important to music as auditory expression. Furthermore, human imperfections should be celebrated and not concealed. ... more

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Track Name: "The West"
I'm innocent and on the lam
I'm a dying breed
A posse made of horse and man
Has been chasing me

"Alive or dead- cash reward,"
Says the wanted sign
All evidence has been ignored
Injustice is their crime

Hey I don't know what the hell I've done
Hey now I now how the West was won

In a flash they've surrounded me
On every side
No escape and no retreat
Still I won't abide
Track Name: "Got it Bad"
Whisper a prayer softly in my ear
Your breath us quick
"Drink of this potion; all will be splendid"
So we take a sip
Hair brushes my skin; temperatures rising
So the legend goes
And then she said, "I've got it bad for you"

Thwarted by a star maligned against us
The feeling flows
Bodies draw nearer, lips start to quiver
We are in the throes
Shudder, shiver– a tinge of blush
And then I said, "Seems I've got it bad for you too"

There's a mess in here
Where I find my mind
And it's caught between you
And what is good for me
Darling, I'll be damned
But oh God, it feels so true
Like Tristan and Isolde
Track Name: "Mama, Take Rest"
Mama, take rest today
Mama, you have no need to worry anymore
Charon was paid his obolus

Mama, take rest today
Mama, take rest today
I'm safely aboard the ferry