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    Petty Troubles is a live orchestral pop album featuring the songs of Matt Montgomery, orchestrated by Brian Adam McCune, and produced by Brendan West. Petty Troubles is also the title of the companion documentary, directed by Isaac Pingree, that chronicles the process, perks, and pitfalls of recording an independent album live in one day with 30 Bay Area musicians. Though risky by design and imperfect by nature, we are extremely proud of the results. We hope that you’ll enjoy our labor of love.
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Petty Troubles is a live orchestral pop album featuring the songs of Matt Montgomery, orchestrated by Brian Adam McCune, and produced by Brendan West. Petty Troubles is also the title of the companion documentary, directed by Isaac Pingree, that chronicles the process, perks, and pitfalls of recording an independent album live in one day with 30 Bay Area musicians. Though risky by design and imperfect by nature, we are extremely proud of the results. We hope that you’ll enjoy our labor of love.

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released January 26, 2014

Matt Montgomery Lead Vocals, Guitars, Vocal Arrangements
Brian McCune Orchestrator, Conductor
Brendan West Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Orchestra

Violin I: Anna Washburn, Sophia Kreide, Evan Craves

Violin II: Kevin Chen, Kerry Borgen, Siena Duarte

Viola: Charith Premawardhana, Carl Larson, Keith Lawrence

Cello: Gretchen Egen, Lewis Patzner, Ami Nashimoto

Flute: Amy Sedan

Clarinet: David Kashevaroff

Bass Clarinet: Cory Wright

Bassoon: Scott Alexander

French Horn: Kathryn Crandell, Gary Crandell

Percussion: Lily Sevier, Sage Baggott

Piano: Brett Strader

Electric Bass: Brian Wilkerson

Drums: Michael Pinkham

Guitar on “Wishing”: Jonny Keigwin

Upright Bass on “Wishing”: Travis Kindred

Backup Vocals: Janelle Elliott, Matt Elliott,

Rebecca Pingree, Jonny Keigwin

Album Art by Rich Black (RBlack.org)

CD/DVD Formatting: Alex Hendriks

Additional Engineering: Murray Orrick

Mastered by Tom Size

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Track Name: On Top of the World
Front of the line, plenty of time
We've waited here for so long
Bags have been packed, take one look back
Smile and wave a goodbye
It's yours, it's mine, the weather is fine
So take a step to the sky

This time we're there
Us on top of the world
So sweet, so fair
We're on top of the world
with no gravity at at all

So pretty in white, dazzles my site
it's been that way all along
Friends are all here, their love so near
voices burst out in song
it's yours, it's mine, the weather is fine
So take a step to the sky

This time we're there
Us on top of the world
So sweet, so fair
We're on top of the world
with no gravity at at all

What was will always be
Track Name: Petty Troubles
Activation, from desolation
take a good look around
simple pleasures, and no pressure
all it takes is a sound
So take a listen, uncover your ears
and Petty Troubles will soon disappear

Eyebrows raising, embracing
all the fates that arrive
So many choices, but your voice is
all it take to decide
So leave a message after the tone
'cause I don't know when again I'll be home
Take a listen uncover your ears
and Petty Troubles will soon disappear

Sometimes it seems that everybody's
waiting for you to faux pas
Don't be afraid to explain that you're not listening
but in your dreams it's never so unlikely
for you to succeed
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba bah
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Do do do do do do do do do

So don't waste your time with Petty Troubles
You could waste your time
listening to the wrong things

So leave a message after the tone
'cause I don't know when again I'll be home
Take a listen, uncover your ears
and Petty Troubles will soon disappear
Track Name: Though I Try
I can't speak for everybody
Though I Try
Though I Try in every way
I can only have so many
points of view at a time
at a time, it's getting crowded

Tell me how I'm supposed to think
Tell me all the things I'm aching to hear
Hold me close I'm scared again

I can' see behind eyes that aren't my own
that aren't my own, Though I Try, Though I try
I can never ever seem to please all
of my invisible friends
invisible friends, Though I Try

Tell me how I'm supposed to think
Tell me all the things I'm aching to hear
Hold me close I think I'm helpless
Track Name: A Thousand Years
Intent on sleeping in
just another year
Throw the clock and daydream
Autumn's getting near
The leaves that fall
will cover all
Block out the rain
Block out the sunshine

I'm comfortable right here
Oh I'm comfortable right here
Don't take me from my fortress on the hill
I've worked to hard to turn back
so until the time is right
I think that might stay here for a while

Towers form surrounding
Brambles twigs and leaves
A Thousand Years forgotten
No one needs to grieve
The leaves that fall
will cover all
Block out the rain
Block out the sunshine

I'm comfortable right here
Oh I'm comfortable right here
Don't take me from my fortress on the hill
I've worked to hard to turn back
so until the time is right
I think that might stay here for a while

Open the door for me
Let in the misery
Let in the sun to see
Winter's almost here and I'm hungry again

Block out the rain
Block out the sunshine
Block out the rain
Block out the sunshine
No More
Track Name: Wishing on a Fallen Star
Looking at the stars alone
Crystal skies we make our own
private wishes
The wind is not always gentle
a breeze can be monumental
though we're barely aware

Riding on the waves that pass
nothing hurts and nothing lasts
there's just tomorrow
An idea and not much more
but it could be what we're hoping for

New beginnings can't be very far
I'll be wishing on a fallen star

Wishing on a fallen star
burns so brightly from a far
a memory
though it's gone we see it now
dead for years but yet some how
it feels so near

an idea and not much more
but it can be what we're hoping for

New beginnings can't be very far
I'll be wishing on a fallen star
I'll be wishing on a fallen star