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Behind Every Word

by Steve Lawson

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Gregory Harper
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Gregory Harper These recordings transcend the bass guitar and it’s role in popular music. This music is fresh, honest, and expertly played. It’s ambient and funky, it’s soulful and progressive. It’s Steve Lawson to a tee. Headphones recommended. Favorite track: One Step.
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Ken Favourite track... Nobody wins unless everybody wins. Absolutely beautiful!! Favorite track: Nobody Wins Unless Everybody Wins.
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Tim Price Oh this just became my fave Steve Lawson track.. until the next one :-) Shades of 'Albatross' - tingles up the spine. Favorite track: Blue Planet.
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Retroprogressive While I love all of Steve's eclectic work I keep coming back to this album. Its late night feel, surrounds and nurtures you, melodies haunt you and I never tire of it. Its like a memory of some special event which moved you. Favorite track: Behind Every Word.
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    Like all the albums I've released on my imaginary record label, Pillow Mountain Records, Behind Every Word is beautifully packaged in high-gloss, triple-gatefold, no-nasty-plastic, looks-like-a-tiny-vinyl-album sleeve. With lots of good words to read. :)

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  • Steve Lawson: Complete Works - 32 albums on USB Stick (new design!)
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    In MP3 format, you get the following albums:

    My Solo Albums:

    1 :: And Nothing But The Bass: Live At The Troubadour (2000)
    2 :: Not Dancing For Chicken (2002)
    3 :: Grace And Gratitude (2004)
    4 :: Behind Every Word (2006)
    5 :: Ten Years On: Live In London (2010)
    6 :: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything (2011)
    7 :: Believe In Peace (2012)
    8 :: What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits (2014)
    9 :: A Crack Where The Light Gets In (2015)
    10 :: The Way Home (2015)
    11 :: The Surrender Of Time (2016)
    12 :: Towards A Better Question (2017)
    13 :: PS, You Are Brilliant (2017)

    Steve and Lobelia Albums:

    14 :: Live In Nebraska (2008)
    15 :: Live So Far (2010)

    Other Collaborations:

    16 :: Conversations (Steve Lawson and Jez Carr) 2002
    17 :: For The Love Of Open Spaces (Steve Lawson and Theo Travis) 2003
    18 :: Numbers (Lawson/Dodds/Wood) 2008
    19 :: Slow Food (Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley) 2010
    20 :: Infrablab (Trip Wamsley and Steve Lawson) 2010
    21 :: Hidden Windows(Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander) 2012
    22 :: Invenzioni (Steve Lawson and Mike Outram 2012
    23 :: Nothing Can Prepare (Steve Lawson and Andy Williamson) 2012
    24 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    25 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 2 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    26 :: Diversion (Steve Lawson and Jon Thorne) 2014
    27 :: Marinate (Steve Lawson and Julie Slick) 2014
    38 :: Ley Lines (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2015
    29 :: Language Is A Music (Steve Lawson & Michael Manring) 2016
    30 :: Ley Lines II (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2017
    31 :: Over Time (Steve Lawson & Andy Edwards) 2017
    32 :: Intersect (Steve Lawson & Pete Fraser) 2017


    :: Steve Live in Belgium (45 minutes - MP4)


    :: "Rock And Roll Is Dead" = Steve's novel.

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Blue Planet 07:17
originally conceived as an homage to Ry Cooder's haunting 'Paris, Texas' soundtrack, it ended up sounding a little more expansive than the claustrophibic heat conjured up in Cooder's epic work, so the title was taken from the David Attenborough series of the same name, with it's glorious vision of the moist parts of the planet.
Jimmy James 06:13
Scott Peck 05:01
FRHU 02:42
Folksong 03:56
One Step 14:55
Deeper Still 03:38


released in 2006, Behind Every Word is my most recent solo album. It features two amazing special guests - BJ Cole plays pedal steel guitar on Scott Peck, and Julie McKee sings on One Step. I'm rather proud of it, and hope you enjoy it too!


released January 6, 2006

Steve Lawson - bass/loops/compositions
BJ Cole - Pedal Steel Guitar on Scott Peck
Julie McKee - vocals on One Step

Co-produced by Steve Lawson and Sue Edwards - www.sueedwardsmanagement.com




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