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This Is My Building (Now Posted Below)
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Circus Money 10 Year anniversary
In Street-Legal
Walter Becker Media
Jun 11, 2018
We would be remiss if we didn't take a moment to reflect on Walter's Circus Money release on June 10th, 2008, a decade ago this week. We hope that those of you who enjoyed the album have also enjoyed the bonus tracks and demos we have shared from it, with more coming in the days and months ahead. At some point in the not so distant past, the online storefront that existed for the site's launch was taken offline, but those interested in purchasing the album can do so in digital format on amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Circus-Money-Walter-Becker/dp/B0016KJS3I) or iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/circus-money/281365415) and on most of, if not all of, your favorite streaming services. Fans looking to purchase an actual physical cd jewel case copy of the album might note that prices on amazon (likely filled through third-party marketplace vendors) are currently astronomically high, in the neighborhood of $50 in the US or £50 in the UK. We have confirmed that Mailboat Records (https://www.mailboatrecords.com/walter-becker) is still shipping the physical jewel case cd for the much more reasonable price of $9.99 US. Long term, we are working to get our custom store back online to ensure all versions are available everywhere. We would also like to take a moment to acknowledge Larry Klein (https://www.larrykleinmusic.com/), Walter's collaborator and producer for the Circus Money project, who has kindly and generously agreed to the release of demos, extras, and goodies from the CM sessions on this site. And a final thank you to you, the fans who have listened to, absorbed, and reflected on Walter's music. If it wasn't obvious by his words at hundreds of concerts, his output on the web, or his insistence on this project and the sharing of his previously unreleased work, he truly cared for his fans and their relationship with his music.
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Three Picture Deal (Demo)
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Paging Audrey (Demo)
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Couchies Demo
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Madeline Peyroux - Bare Bones
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Easter Egg - WARNING! Contains Spoilers!
In Rarities & Unreleased
Walter Becker Media
Apr 03, 2018
Egg has hatched, and results are now visible to all. Thanks for joining us! For those late to the party, these were the steps one would have followed: The initial clue was in the Everybody Read!! post in the Rarities & Unreleased category. The post itself was a clue, with the initial letter of each section spelling "SLIMS." The new comment was a little limerick and another clue, which told seekers "I used to be a song, but I got very lonely. Now I figure I will instead help you crack some eggs. Please find me…" The song in question was Madeline Peyroux's Bare Bones, which lives over in the Brill Bldg Becker category. For the period of the hunt, this post was replaced by a single link, which lead here: https://www.walterbeckermedia.com/huntingforeggsintallgrass The captions on that picture reference the song "Dirty Work," which contains a chess reference...the castle in his corner. The two eggs that would be the rooks contain links to: http://walterbecker.com/news.html#subscribe This part of the page on walterbecker.com talks about preserving history, and how Walter "wanted to entice readers further in." It further asked, "Where can we visit some of this preserved history now?" The answer to that question, and the best place to view the preserved history of Walter's home on the web, is at the Frontpage Archive on walterbecker.com. Each of the pages in the archive contains text, encouraging movement forward while thinking about our first encounter with Walter here at his online home, with the most recent iteration of the homepage saying "Let's go through that entrance again now, and see what's waiting for us this time." A return to that first page of the archive would lead one to the crow and the entrance, which had been made live, sending our intrepid adventurer through the door and to: https://www.walterbeckermedia.com/vitalsmiles Those amongst you with a penchant for anagrams might have picked up on the fact that Vital Smiles is an anagram of Live at Slim's, which was of course the promised egg. All told, 48 people made it through to the end, with varying levels of help. The object of the game was never to keep the video from anyone, but to encourage a little fun. We sure had fun watching the counter trickle up, and helping those of you who asked. These kind of games aren't for everyone, which is why the secret only stayed a secret for a few days. But for those of you who made it to the end, we congratulate you. And for keeping the secret, we thank you. Hope you had fun.
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Three Sisters - Live at Slim's - April 7, 1995
In Rarities & Unreleased
Were You Close Today
In Rarities & Unreleased
Walter Becker Media
Feb 19, 2018
Were You Close Today (Words & Music: Walter Becker ­ ©Zeon LLC 1997/2018) MP3 available for download at: http://walterbecker.com/media/wyct/were_you_close_today_320.mp3 FLAC available for download at: http://walterbecker.com/media/wyct/were_you_close_today.flac MOV available for download at: http://walterbecker.com/media/wyct/were_you_close_today_hq.mov Adam Rogers - Guitar Fima Ephron - Bass Ben Perowsky - Drums Dave Russell - Engineer Were you close today How close were you More than half the way Or just in the mood to Were you on the phone Did you reach the driveway Were you in the car Getting on the freeway Did you cross some line Did you whisper to me Did you say my name Did you look right through me Going past the point Where there’s no return Were your feet on fire Was the sidewalk burning Were you close today How close were you Were you close today How close were you Was the luggage packed Was the passport on you Were you fingers curled Did you palms start sweating Did your arms fill up Were you unforgetting Did you board that train Did you quit the station Did you just renounce Your renunciation When they played our song Did you turn and face it Was it on your lips Could you almost taste it Was I there too And how close were you Were you close today Were you close today How close were you Did you make your play Did you get some on you And then run away Back to your rough and tumble Down on the old back bed Where you dropped your bundle Were you satisfied Did you get that feeling Did you take a ride Staring up at the ceiling Did you face that thought That you don’t care to mention Did your screen go black With your bad intentions Was your throughput clean Was your picture steady Were you duty free Were you cable ready You were just right there Just this far away You came close today (close today) You got close today (close today) You’re So close today (close today) You were close today (close today) You came close today (close today) You got close today (close today) So close today (close today) You got close today (close today) So close today (close today)...
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