Life Was Never Better Than It Is Right Now offers up 30 Marcus Singletary alternate takes, live cuts, and vault finds, and is a companion piece to the 50-track compilation The Complete Aviation Studio Albums (2004-2020.)
It marks the first appearances anywhere for the studio versions of "King Astrohead," "Roll it One More Time," and "In a Matter of Time," and the first official album inclusions for singles "Big Bass Man," "Carina Sextantis," and the title cut - a radio show theme song mastered by legendary engineer Brian Gardner.
From the progressive Americana of "Tomorrow, No" to the modality of jazz guitar improvisations "Chicago Stomp" and "I Want Someone to Love," a wide range of expression abounds - leaving listeners pondering whether William Shatner inspired such cinematic, Trek-ian cuts as "I'd Like to Find Out What's Going On" and “(Off to the) Shores of Hell."
Elsewhere, you get smoky Bo-Berry blues (“Come On Over to My Side, Baby,” "My Mind's Working Overtime”), LSD-induced apparitions (“Come and Get It,” "Space Train to Babylon”), and a top-tier portfolio of highlights for six-string enthusiasts (“Boys of Summer," "Cartwheel and Comet," "Green Sky Guitar," "King Astrohead," "L.A. Marathon Song.”)
Marcus Singletary wrote, arranged, and produced all 30 of these songs, composed 48 of 50 from the previous collection, and has amassed a prolific catalog that can be presented to new listeners in many different forms. Most other artists cannot exercise such options.
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