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Frank Ludwig solo album or?

During Frank's time with Randy, there was always talk about a solo album to give an outlet for songs that didn't really fit the Union/Ironhorse mold or for which it was undecided as to what to do with them...they were never released but are included here for you to discover.

NEWSFLASH! JUNE 2013 Thanks to Brian Barry, former Frank Ludwig band manager and now actor/performing musician, I have been able to find a couple of missing songs recorded at Randy's Linden studio.  Unfortunately they are only tape demos on cassettes that are in the process of dying so there are some audible wobbles...but at least the songs are represented, including our version of Quiet Desperation which has Randy doing the solo, plus a repeat tag line in the chorus and some nice backing vocals.  There are enough songs now that I'm thinking of putting them all on iTunes under the title Later Than Never.  check the CD Showcase to see when it's up and running and available.

 Do Ya (Bachman/Ludwig)
This is perhaps my favourite of all the songs we co-wrote, so I am really  thrilled to finally find it.

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Do Ya
(Frank Ludwig, Randy Bachman)
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4:21 min
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BRAND NEW! (Bachman/Ludwig)
I had written the Little River Band inspired chorus pre-Trooper (I think) but Randy kick started the process  adding
verse chords in the early Beatles Style

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brandnew
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QUIET DESPERATION (Ludwig)
This shows the difference in production styles between Randy and what we ended up with on Trooper's Flying Colours..
I think it has a lot more edge and I really like the guitar work of course, and added turnaround hook and background ahs.

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In Anger (Bachman/Ludwig)

The pathos of some Orbison stories mixed with rage.

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In Anger
(Frank Ludwig)
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3:42 min
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Never Been Like This Before (Bachman/Ludwig)
I think we were inspired by Foreigner a bit on this one

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Never Been Like This Before
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Red Skies (Ludwig)

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Red Skies
(Frank Ludwig)
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inspired by being on the road too long


Cry In The Night (Bachman/Ludwig)

I had just finished singing this (I should say screaming this) late one evening in Randy's studio when, on walking into the control room, we were all informed (Randy, engineerJohnny Austin and I) that John Lennon had just been shot.  It seemed very eerie that this song was occuring simultaneously.

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Cry In The Night
(Frank Ludwig, Randy Bachman)
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Emily (Bachman/Ludwig)
Although the title has the name of one of Randy's daughters, and probably inspired his chord progressions, the lyrics are actually inspired by a movie about a woman who spends her entire life waiting for the man who doesn't return from the sea.  Unlike the movie, there is not a darker side to the tale.

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Emily
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3:49 min
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The misplaced Next Stop London. (Bachman'Ludwig)
I would have preferred the tempo to be back a bunch.  I think it would have had more feel.

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Next Stop London
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2:29 min
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Interview:-  Frank
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Next Stop London
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Mama Said. (Bachman/Ludwig)

This actually seems more Unionish although I think Fred had gone home..If I remember correctly, Lindsay Michell from Prism sang bg's on this with Randy and me.  I like the solo guitar which has that great American Woman sound.

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Mama Said
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Who Cancelled This Fantasy (Ludwig)
The snare drum gives the 80's timeframe away (ala Betty Davis Eyes).  For all my former music students, this song contains a tiers (tierce) de picardie.

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Who Cancelled This Fantasy
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First Love, Last Love (Ludwig)
This has a kind of Procol Harem with the Edmonton Symphony sound to it which is kind of overblown but oh well..

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First Love, Last Love
(Frank Ludwig)
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Where Do You Go When It's Over (Ludwig) 
I think the verses have a kind of Lee Michaels feel for those who might remember.

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Where Do You Go When It's Over
(Frank Ludwig)
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Beam Me Up Scotty (Ludwig)
I discovered this mix recently and prefer it because there is a bit more piano and a bit less gimmic to the sound when compared to what ended up on the 45.  (see The Frank Ludwig Band version)

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Beam Me Up Scotty
(Frank Ludwig)
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