Play the King

by Blake Ian

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  • Record/Vinyl

    1 of 270 Limited Edition 7" vinyl singles of "Play the King" with B-Side "Somewhere (@150)". Each record features the original artwork created for the record by renowned NYC pop artist Peter Tunney. Each record cover has been numbered and signed by the artist. A custom digital download card is included.

    SIDE A 27BIPTK
    Play the King - 2:34
    (B. Ian)

    SIDE B
    Somewhere (at 150) - 3:35
    (B. Ian)


    Sides, are not to be drawn between who you are and what you want… Float, above everything, you wear the crown and I'll play the king!


    Music and Lyrics by Blake Ian

    Blake Ian - Vocals / Guitars
    Lee Diamond - Snare Drum / Guitar

    Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Blake Ian at APT27

    Mastered to Vinyl by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (New York)

    Featuring Original Artwork by Peter Tunney

    Graphic Design and Layout by Frank Sabatella

    Special thanks to Jon Goldman and Larry Hess

    Copyright 2010 27 Productions
    Ten Steps Music (BMI)

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Two upbeat tracks from this modern NY singer songwriter, recorded in the simple style of Elvis' early Sun Sessions (1954). Recorded in 1 afternoon in Blake's home studio with long time friend and drummer Lee Diamond who played a single snare drum for the session giving it that minimal 50's sound, this 2 sided single is a departure in style for Blake Ian and reminiscent of artists like Violent Femmes and Jonathan Richman.

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released April 27, 2010

SIDE A 27BIPTK
Play the King - 2:34
(B. Ian)

SIDE B
Somewhere (at 150) - 3:35
(B. Ian)


Sides, are not to be drawn between who you are and what you want… Float, above everything, you wear the crown and I'll play the king!


Music and Lyrics by Blake Ian

Blake Ian - Vocals / Guitars
Lee Diamond - Snare Drum / Guitar

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Blake Ian at APT27

Mastered to Vinyl by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (New York)

Featuring Original Artwork by Peter Tunney

Graphic Design and Layout by Frank Sabatella

Special thanks to Jon Goldman and Larry Hess

Copyright 2010 27 Productions
Ten Steps Music (BMI)

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Blake Ian New York, New York

Blake Ian is a NY singer/songwriter/producer who has released 3 full length albums and 5 singles of his own work. He's toured the country opening for Donovan, Kenny Loggins, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Leon Russell, Duncan Sheik and Christopher Cross. As a producer Ian has co-written and/or released works by all of the other songwriters on his independent label 27 Productions. ... more

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Track Name: Play the King
Sides
Are not to be drawn
Between who you are
And what you want
Fast
is no way to defend
We just crush the things
We rush in the end

And you take a photograph of this
You put it on your desk
Tqo fool everyone

A chance
Will never be
If you don’t have the strength
To just wait and see
Sand
Flies thru your face
Slides out your hands
Right thru the cracks

And you take a photograph of you
A photograph of me
To fake what it means
Ya can’t hold to it fast
Pretend it will last
Just like your dreams

Cough
You need to get out
The dust that got in
While you were in doubt
Float
Above everything
You wear the crown
And I’ll play the king

We save the pictures that we take
Behind the glass
For arguments sake
We try to take the right steps
And cancel the checks
Before it’s too late
Track Name: Somwehre (@150)
We’re always taught to settle
Don’t fight things’ll get better
But some nights you feel you’ll never get there

Strong wings made of leather, well
We all gotta stick together
Cause there’s all kind of storms to weather out there

They move with lightning speed
And they know just what you need
But there’s no guarantee
It’s gonna get us somewhere


They say you’ve got to sever, but
No way not me not never, I
Can’t face it alone forever out there

Thick skinned and part barbarian
Ich bin ein American
I learn to give whatever I can

They move with lightning speed
And they know just what you need
But there’s no guarantee
It’s gonna get us somewhere

Long nights filled with pleasure, brings
Hard days and nothing to treasure, we
Find ourselves bruised and battered and bare

Big bus pulls into the station
Takes us on a year’s vacation and
Leave us feelin scattered and scared
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It moves with lightning speed
And it knows just what we need
But there’s no guarantee
It’s gonna get us somewhere