Leaving Behind the Tears
All songs written, performed, and recorded by David Oesper
Recorded January – August 1976
Remixed August 20, 1976
Special thanks to Bob Gebhardt for loaning me his open reel tape deck in 1976.
Special thanks also to Jake Ewalt for his skillful analog to digital transfer in July 2002.
|VOLUME 1||VOLUME 2|
|1. Hope||1. Here With You|
|2. Leaving Behind the Tears||2. Memories|
|3. Misled Again||3. So Long|
|4. Reaching Out For Love||4. Did I Tell You|
|5. Rock Star||5. The Day You Left Me|
|6. Time Out||6. Far Away Somewhere|
|7. You Should Have Seen||7. Moments With You|
|8. I’m Thinking About You||8. Hometown Boogie|
|9. Destiny||9. He’s Gone|
|10. Picking Up the Pieces||10. Hold On|
|11. Life||11. If That Is All|
|12. For All Time||12. In the End|
|13. Idol||13. I’ll Come Back|
|14. Rock of the Country||14. You’re the One|
|15. Pathless Roads||15. No Other Person|
|16. You Get In Your Own Way|
2 thoughts on “My Music Recorded in 1976”
Love your music. A man and and his acoustical guitar. You were such a talented musician back in the day. I’d buy the cd’s if you made up some.
Thanks, Phil, this was a big part of my life as a teenager and college student. The popular music of the 1960s and early-to-mid 1970s was so inspiring, wasn’t it? Then disco came along in the late 1970s and popular music in general started to go downhill (IMHO), and I started to turn increasingly towards classical music which is mostly what I listen to today. But I will always love the popular music of that era.
Looking back on it and listening to it again after several years, I am proud of what I accomplished then. Sure, it isn’t “professional” but it does show a very inspired, serious, and passionate musician (me!) with little experience with either multi-tracking or recording giving it a go and doing the best that he can with limited instrumental and vocal skills.
These days, many of us are so immersed in commercialized and professionally produced media that we no longer have the appreciation we once had for amateur music-making in an intimate setting in the folk or Hausmusik tradition. Our loss!