About Time is Bob DiGiacomo’s first full length release and features four never before released tracks including Let’s Get Started, Gone But Not Forgotten, Stone, and How About That. The remaining seven tracks have seen the light of day before, but not like this. Everything has gone into the shop for repairs, upgrades, fine tuning, and a shiny, new coat of wax. Organ and Rhodes piano parts were redone, live drums were added, mixes were rebalanced, and everything was completely remastered to get it to the same level of fit and finish as the new songs.
The album opens with two high energy rockers Still Doing’ It, and I Dare You. Next, Let’s Get Started puts us in a funky mood while Gone But Not Forgotten takes us right back to the 70’s. After that the archives were opened to showcase two live recordings (The Beginning and Going Home) which were recorded all the way back in 2004. Stone climbs to the high energy mid point of the album which then gives way to a peaceful Six Months that let’s us regain our bearings. How About That and Garage Band hit us hard once again before Sad Waltz invites us to breathe deep and let it all sink in.
Even though Bob composed, recorded, mixed, and played the majority of the instruments on About Time, the album also features a multitude of talented collaborators. Drum tracks were contributed by Seth Earnest, John Doing, Emmet VanEtten, Daniel Tait, and Tommy Mintel. Horns were played by Mark Morgan, Craig Young, and Dan Puccio leading the Sweet&Low Horns. Additional keyboards were performed by Adam Ahuja and T.A. Williams. Katy Gunn and Adam Maalouf contributed violin and cello, respectively. Rounding out this cast of characters is Kuba Kujawa, who played guitar on all of the live tracks. Finally, the album was mastered by Robert Honablue.
The compositions that appear on About Time are ultimately products of Bob’s imagination. They represent the world, not as it is, but as it could be. Even though the world is filled with so much wonderful music, there is still a vast potential that has not been realized. About Time lays the foundation for this new conception and asks the listener to use the fond memories of the past as a foundation to create a beautiful new future.
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