CDs & downloads

Some of the CDs below are now out of print in hard copy, but they’re still available as downloads through iTunes and various other online digital retailers. The ones that are still available as physical CDs can be ordered through cdbaby. CD baby, by the way, is also arguably the best place to download CDs if you’d rather go digital and you want to buy the whole record (they don’t do individual song downloads). CD baby downloads come with full liner notes and album art, and the artists (me in this case) get 91% of the purchase price.

By the way, my website, davidlamotte.com now has all of these songs available to stream for free if you’d like to “try it before you buy it.”
change

Change (2006) was an experimental project in terms of production. I decided to limit my instrument choices (as opposed to Corners, for instance). The record features the virtuoso cellist Stephanie Winters. Acoustic guitar, some percussion, voices and her cello are the only sounds on the record. Guest vocalists include John Gorka, Tish Hinojosa and an Asheville-based gospel choir. To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

pcdcover

This Is My Song is a collection of songs from my other nine albums on the topics of peace, justice and renewal. It’s not an activist record, with street-protest chants and railing against the machine as much as a reflective collection of songs about how we make the world a better place. Seven of the tracks were taken directly from other CDs, while three were re-recorded just for this collection, including my favorite recorded version of Chuck Brodsky’s classic song We Are Each Other’s Angels. To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

spin

Spin was recorded between Asheville, NC and Tacoma, WA, and was an artistic collaboration between producers Chris Rosser, Evan Brubaker and me. The record covers a broad range of topics and production styles, from stripped-down acoustic pieces to what could almost be called southern rock on the title track. We took some chances here, and it came out to be among the records I’m proudest of. To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

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Good Tar wasn’t originally intended to be a double album, but I ended up with enough material that I felt good about that it seemed like a good idea. Live acoustic performance fans often mourn the absence of stories and banter on studio records, and the addition of other instruments. If you like your music unadorned, this is the one you want. There are only a handful of copies left, all at CD Baby. To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

corners Corners is among my favorites of my own recordings, partially due to the songs, and partially to the fact that I stretched artistically on this record in terms of the recording process. There are some lovely guest musician contributions here as well. To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

ssb S.S. Bathtub, my children’s record, remains my top seller on iTunes to this day, and the title track is my best selling single song. This record also won more and bigger awards than any other I’ve done. And here’s the kicker… I still like singing the song. ’nuff said. To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

smile

Hard Earned Smile was a breakthrough album for me. I took a plunge and went to New Jersey to record it with producer Jeff Tarayla in a stunningly beautiful studio. We worked long hours with great musicians and recorded on 2″ analog tape to get the warmth of old-school recording. I’m still proud of this one after all these years. To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

flying
Flying is my first live CD, recorded at the old Grey Eagle in Black Mountain. It’s about half solo and half band, and captures some fun moments. It also holds my first recording of Chuck Brodsky’s classic We Are Each Other’s Angels (I recorded it again on This is My Song) To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

light In the Light is my very first CD (there was a cassette before it entitled Barefoot, but it’s long out of print, and that’s probably best!). It’s a very young version of me, and probably not the place to start, but if you’ve got the rest of them and would like to see where I began, go for it! Actually, there are some songs on here that I’m really proud of. There are also some with some fairly rough edges. Agree or disagree? To listen to the record, read more about it, review it or order it, click here.

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