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19 Easy Pieces - Press Release

A collection of hidden cake tunes from film soundtracks, theatreworks, compilations and deleted b-sides. My Friend the Chocolate Cake announce the release of their new limited edition compact disc which contains 19 tracks, some previously unreleased with others from deleted B-sides and soundtracks.

You can only purcahse 19 Easy Pieces at the band's rare live shows and shortly the CD will be available for purchase online.

19 Easy Pieces is a subdued and textural release of songs and instrumentals. Sunday morning listening... It makes the perfect companion to the band's previous three studio albums and the "Live at the National Theatre Set".

19 Easy Pieces contains tracks from the David Bridie, John Phillips and Helen Mountfort soundtracks to "THAT EYE THE SKY" (based on the Tim Winton book) and the John Hughes film "WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN". You'll also find a DB demo "You're no flower" plus his contribution to the LULLABY AND GOODNIGHT Compilation "Sing me soft and sweet and slow". There's also excerpts from Helen and Hope's "MIND'S EYE" soundtrack played by The Cake, plus an assortment of impossible to find B-sides including David's collaboration with Michelle Shocked, "I'll be Alright", live versions of "The pramsitters" and "Thirds for Jackson" and rarities such as "Travel Shop", "Turkish Story", "The Samick" and "Gentle Pain".

19 Easy Pieces costs $20 plus postage. Also available are the albums "My Friend The Chocolate Cake", "Brood" "Good Luck" and "Live at the National Theatre".



19 Easy Pieces - Track Listing 

A collection of hidden cake tunes from film soundtracks, theatreworks, compilations and deleted b-sides.

1.Sing Me Soft & Sweet & Slow (Bridie/Mountfort)
Recorded at Woodstock
Mixed by Mark Forrester for the album Lullaby and Goodnight.

2.Novella (IV) (Bridie/Phillips/Mountfort)
From the soundtrack to the John Hughes film What I Have Written.
Mixed by Simon Polinski at Metropolis.

3. That Eye the Sky (Bridie/Phillips)
From the soundtrack to the John Ruane film based on the Tim Winton novel of the same name.
Recorded at the Pigpen by John Phillips
Mixed by Simon Polinski at Alan Eaton.

4. You're No Flower Anymore (Bridie)
Developed up from the track "G-B" off Good Luck.
Mixed by Simon Polinski at Periscope

5. Bottle (1) (Mountfort/Csutoros)
Composed for the production Mind's Eye by Back to Back Theatre and Handspan Theatre.
Mixed by Paul Kosky at Persicope

6. Gentle Rain (Bridie/Richardson)
Engineered at Sing Sing by Jeremy Allom

7. Still (Bridie/Phillips)
From the soundtrack to the John Hughes film What I Have Written.
Mixed by Simon Polinski at Metropolis.

8. Turkish Story (Bridie/Richardson)
Mixed by Jim Rondinelli at Sorcerer Sound New York

9. Dead Errol (Bridie/Phillips/Mountfort)
From the soundtrack to the John Ruane film That Eye the Sky.
Recorded at Pigpen, mixed by Simon Polinski at Alan Eaton.

10. Wash the Pain Away (Bridie)
Mixed by Simon Polinski at Periscope

11. Emry's (Bridie/Phillips/Mountfort)
From the soundtrack to the John Hughes film What I Have Written.
Mixed by Simon Polinski at Metropolis

12. I'll be alright (michelle shocked/Bridie)
Mixed by Jeremy Allom at Sing Sing Studios.

13. Bottle (II) (Mountfort/Csutoros)
Composed by Helen and Hope for the production of Mind's Eye by Back to Back and Handspan Theatre.
Mixed by Paul Kosky at Persicope

14. The Old Years (Bridie)
Mixed by Doug Roberts at Metropolis.

15. The Samick (Bridie/Carswell/Mountfort)
Mixed by Simon Polinski at Periscope

16. Travel Shop (Bridie)
Mixed by Jim Rondinelli at Sorcerer Sound , New York

17. The Pramsitters (Bridie)
Recorded live at the Universal Theatre, Melbourne 2/12/1994

18. Chinese Envoy (John Cale)
Mixed by Jim Rondinelli at Sorcerer Sound New York

19. Thirds for Jackson (Bridie)
Recorded live at the Universal Theatre 2/12/1994

My Friend the Chocolate Cake are: .

* David Bridie
* Helen Mountfort
* Hope Csutoros
* Andrew Carswell
* Greg Patten.

Also Andrew Richardson, Michael Barker, David Abuiso

John Phillips played guitar and co-composed the soundtracks to John Hughes' What I Have Written and John Ruane's That Eye, The Sky with David and Helen.

Hannah Cooper played the oboe on Emrys and Rebecca Barnard sang the backing vocals on I'll be alright.

Mastered by Simon Polinski.

Photograph of red toilet floor by David B

Art and design Lynne Hamilton

Mftcc are managed by BB management