Demos are often better than records. More energy, more soul, more guts. Peter Ivers / Becoming Peter Ivers tells the story of the late Peter Ivers, a virtuosic songwriter and musician whose antics bridged not just 60s counterculture and New Wave music but also film, theater, and music television. Collected from a trove of previously unheard demos, studio sessions, and rehearsal recordings written and recorded in Los Angeles in the mid-to-late 70s, Becoming Peter Ivers pulls back the curtains on this mischievous master of ceremonies whose exploration of the outer limits of music, and of life, came to a tragic end in 1983. Mastered by Bob Weston, the CD includes a 24-page booklet with expansive liner notes and unseen ephemera.
1.1 Take Your Chances with Me 1.2 Eighteen and Dreaming 1.3 Love Is a Jungle 1.4 Conference Call at Four 1.5 Peter 1.6 Even Stephen Foster 1.7 I'm Sorry Alice 1.8 Deborah 1.9 Miraculous Weekend 1.10 Holding the Cobra 1.11 Audience of One 1.12 Alpha Centauri 1.13 I've Seen Your Face 1.14 My Grandmother's Funeral 1.15 In Heaven 1.16 My Desire 1.17 The Night You Didn't Come 1.18 Untitled 1.19 Love in Flight (Piano Overture) 1.20 Ain't That a Kick 1.21 Jamaica Moon 1.22 Happy on the Grill 1.23 Window Washer (W/ Van Dyke Parks) 1.24 You Used to Be Stevie Wonder 1.25 Nirvana Cuba Waltz