Best of Cress: 1970-2005
This is a collection of 22 of my best songs dating from 1970 - 2005! There are 6 previously unreleased songs and the rest of the material comes from my 3 previously released CDs: Sweet Spot (2003), Brand New Start (1999) & Can of Worms (1997). I've re-mixed all the songs except for the 5 songs from Can of Worms, and I've re-mastered all the songs. I've also added new drum tracks on 11 of the songs (including some loops by a well known drummer whose name I cannot mention). I am joined by numerous talented musicians who helped in this project. I am very happy with how this CD came out. I wrote my first song around 1970, and created lots of little chord progressions and musical/song ideas. Luckily, I recorded most of them all onto cassettes, which I was fortunate enough not to have lost. The songs From My Heart, Left the Worst Behind and He Thought He Felt Something date from this period. I started writing more "serious" songs in the 80's, and again in the 90's. I was 10 years old when my mom gave me Meet the Beatles. Big mistake because it did change everything. In 1967, I joined my first band when I was in the 6th grade. We played for the middle school social - we only knew 3 songs. Three bands later I graduated from high school, and had lost interest in bands. I became totally immersed in the singer/songwriter "trip" - you know NeilYoung & Bob Dylan. I hope you enjoy!