WELCOME TO MY SPECIAL AUGUST 2014 SALE WHERE ... EVERYTHING'S $10.00!

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As many of you may know, I had open-heart surgery on June 20th.
My recovery seems to be going quite well, but I haven't been able to
work and, so far, it looks as though I won't be able to jump back into
concerts for a bit longer ... probably mid-September or so.

That obviously means that yours truly needs to earn some sort of wage
in the interim. I'm not the sort of guy who posts on the internet with a
"Send Me Money" message. That's just not the way I roll.

BUT ... I am the sort of guy who says to himself, "Hey, Self ... why not
run the sale of a lifetime in your earnest little web store and see what
happens?" So ... here we are! Trust me, if you buy stuff, you'll be
supporting me in a way that I need at the moment ... and, of course, I
very much hope that you'll feel as though you're getting a deal in the
process.

For this special sale, I really don't have hard-and-fast rules, per se, but
I do have a few "on the honor system" requests to tilt this in the
direction I need it to go:

1) Even in Non-Big-Sale Times, I offer free shipping to all U.S. addresses
(including Military APO addresses. That stays the same for this sale.
Call me crazy, but that's how I'm doing it. I normally offer free shipping
for CDs sold at $15.00 ... in this case it's free shipping for CDs at $10.00.

2) If you order more than one CD or multiple copies of any titles, I respect-
fully request that all the discs ship to the same address. That will help
offset my costs to make this worthwhile for all concerned. If you're in
your own time crunch or need a gift sent directly to somebody, then go
right ahead and post a separate sale with a different mailing address.
But, by and large, please try to keep everything coming to you at one
mailing address.

3) All Foreign Orders (as usual) must add-on the $10.00 Flat Charge for
Shipping. I tried to hold the line on this, but even packages to relatively
nearby Canada now clock in at about that minimum amount. Europe can
be slightly more, but I routinely absorb that for the fun of having inter-
national fans! (Everyone, domestic or foreign, simply ignore the
"Calculate Shipping" option in the Shopping Cart. I'm trying to delete
that, but PayPal doesn't make it very easy.)

4) As always, I'll be happy to autograph anything with a brief inscription.
And, as always, I reserve the right to alter a request to suit my sense of
propriety. (Every once in a while somebody asks me to write something
a little awkward ... then I must demur and employ a slight compromise.)

5) I'll try to ship discs out promptly, but because of the low-margin of
this sale and manufacturing considerations, some orders may not ship
until the first week of September or shortly thereafter. Unless you tell me
to "please hurry this up if you can", you agree that a slight delay, if
needed, will be okay with you.

So, that's the deal. Prices are good through August 31st at Midnight
Pacific Daylight Time. Any time someone buys something from me, I
appreciate it. CDs have a life of their own and get into places and
situations that I could never reach in-person. Especially now, on the
recovery side of a major life event, I'm even more aware of what a
privileged life I've led. To sing for you (in recordings or in person)
is, along with being a Husband and Father, one of my greatest joys.

Thanks.
Praises Be to the Healer of My Life.
Bob Bennett
(August 9, 2014)


JOY DEEP AS SORROW CD
(Released December 14, 2012)
 

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I recorded and released JDAS in 2012 with a little help
from a lot of friends via Kickstarter. It was so encouraging.
This album finds me teamed again with my favorite partner-
in-musical crime: the extraordinary Roy Salmond.

Of course, I have a connection to and a kind of affection for
all the albums I've made. But I'm especially proud that my own
Three Beloved Children think this is my best one. I certainly
tried to make it so.

    01    Joy Deep as Sorrow  (4:45)
    02    Birth of a Song (Steve Bell) (4:47)
    03    Faithful (4:04)
    04    Playing the Part of Me (2:48)
    05    Two or More (4:43)
    06    Strange Joy (4:26)
    07    Broken Beauty (John Buller/Bob Bennett) (4:03)
    08    You Went Ahead (3:59)
    09    Panhandled at the Western Wall (4:31)
    10    God My Shepherd (3:39)
    11    A Moveable Feast (4:05)

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CHRISTMASTIDE CD
(Released 2009)

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Produced (and features instrumental performances
throughout) by the incomparable Roy Salmond.
Roy has
produced albums for Carolyn Arends,
Steve Bell and a long list of Artists too numerous to
list here.
Click HERE for complete credits, thank-yous,
lyrics and song notes.

To have music that is a part of folks' "every Christmas"
playlist is a true pleasure for me. I love revisiting my
favorite music each Season and I hope you come to feel
that way about Christmastide.

    01 God with Us (Bob Bennett) (4:05) mp3 logo
    02 Brightest and Best (Heber/Hart) (4:07) mp3 logo
    03 Come Thou Not Expected Bossa (Traditional ?!?!) (5:48) mp3 logo
    04 It May Not Have Been December (Bob Bennett) (3:41) mp3 logo
    05 Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Traditional/Poston) (5:36) mp3 logo
            (New Version, Way Different than "Small Graces" Arrangment)
    06 The First Noel (Traditional) (1:13)
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    07 Christmas for Cynics (Bob Bennett) (3:12) mp3 logo
    08 Both Things (Bob Bennett) (3:25) mp3 logo
    09 Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Traditional/Gardner) (2:09) mp3 logo
    10 December MIA (Bob Bennett) (4:12) mp3 logo
    11 O Come All Ye Faithful (Traditional) (1:24) mp3 logo
    12 I Saw Three Ships (Arranged/Adapted: Bob Bennett) (2:49) mp3 logo
    13 Carol of the Moon and Stars (3:15) mp3 logo

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OUT-OF STOCK ... SORRY
SIX STRING PRAYERS
CD
(Released 2007)

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Six String Prayers is my 2007 release with guitarist
extraordinaire John Standefer.  This collection marks
our
first recorded collaboration and is an interesting
musical departure for both of us.  Normally my guitar
is front
and center on all my recordings.  Here, I play
on two tracks. My focus is singing to John's amazing
guitar arrangements
and creative accompaniment on
the album's eleven songs.


John has a string of wonderful instrumental albums
and many years of concert appearances and guitar

workshops across the country.  SSP is the first time
he's recorded an entire album with a vocalist.


We handpicked each of the songs ... well, in John's
case he sort of handpicked them all (a little
guitar
humor, folks) ... an eclectic mix to be sure.  We didn't
start out to make a worship music
genre album, but
there are elements of that here.  Is it a vocal album
with lots of guitar passages or a guitar
album with
lots of singing?  The answer is ... it's really both.

John and I hope each of our separate audiences will
be
pleased to "meet the other guy" and find the work
we did together as rich and  satisfying as we felt about
it when
we were making it.

The songs (right-click on each of the mp3 buttons for a sample):
About the clips ... I had fun doing these.  In some cases I rearranged the actual song structure to give you a taste of John's incredible
guitar work and some of my vocal as well. All web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) are different.  I suggest "right-clicking"
on the mp3 buttons and choosing to open the file in a new window or tab.  In some cases, whatever player you have on your system
(Windows Media Player, Quicktime) may pop up.  Hope it works for you.

    01 Six String Prayers (John Standefer & Bob Bennett) (6:04) mp3 logo
    02 Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional) (6:07)  mp3 logo
    03 All the Diamonds (Bruce Cockburn) (3:33) mp3 logo
    04 Defiant Lamb (Bob Bennett) 4:47)  mp3 logo
    05 Sometimes (Felice Mancini & Henry Mancini) (1:34) mp3 logo
    06 Psalm 5 (Bill Sprouse, Jr.) / Awaken Me (Billy Batstone) (5:42) mp3 logo
    07 Change My Heart O God (Eddie Espinosa) / I Love You Lord (Laurie Klein) (6:09) mp3 logo
    08 Let All Things Now Living (Katherine K. Davis / The Ash Grove) (4:23) mp3 logo
    09 Thankful Boys and Girls (Billy Crockett & Milton Brasher-Cunningham) (4:07) mp3 logo
    10 Abba Father (Bruce Wickersheim) (4:45) mp3 logo
    11 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Traditional / O Waly, O Waly) (4:08) mp3 logo

OUT-OF STOCK ... SORRY

THE VIEW FROM HERE CD
(Released 2002)

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Initially released as part of Signpost Music's
Livingroom Series, the idea here was simple ...
cast the songs in a simple, "this is what it might
sound like in your living room" style with a
small gathering of musicians and friends.

Twelve new recordings, including reinventions of
three older tunes that I wanted to explore differently
and more simply: "Still Rolls the Stone", "Man of
the Tombs", and "Lord of the Past". Also, finally,
a recording of a song I long played in concert:
Mark Heard's classic "Heart of Hearts".

    01 The View from Here (Bob Bennett & Tom Prasada-Rao) (3:43)
    02 Defiant Lamb (Bob Bennett) (4:47)
    03 A Life That is Not My Own (Bob Bennett) (2:37)
    04 Still Rolls the Stone Prelude (Bob Bennett) (1:52)

    05 Still Rolls the Stone (Bob Bennett) (3:38)
    06 The Kings of Summer Street (Bob Bennett) (3:55)
    07 The Communion Rail (Bob Bennett) (2:02)
    08 Lord of the Past (Bob Bennett) (4:40)
    09 We Were the Kings (Bob Bennett) (5:41)
    10 Heart of Hearts (Mark Heard) (3:38)
    11 Man of the Tombs (Bob Bennett) (6:04)
    12 All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Traditional) (3:50)
 

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SMALL GRACES PLAIN DISC-ONLY CD
(Released 1997)
(All of the Music, None of the Artwork)

I'm hoping someday for a re-release with fully restored artwork.
For now, think of it as "iTunes" with full-fidelity sound!

Small Graces was, in some ways, the bookend to Songs from
Bright Avenue
. It was the album that hinted that life might be
joyful again in the aftermath of the-by-definition-bloodbath of
a difficult divorce (really, is there any other kind?)

I'm especially proud of "Jesus in Our Time" and hope that,
someday, it might find its way into the musical lexicon of
the Church. But, until then, I guess I carry on with it alone!

    01 Small Graces (Bob Bennett)
    02 The Only Risk Worth Taking (Bob Bennett)
    03 Lone Star State (Bob Bennett)
    04 Hand of Kindness (Bob Bennett)
    05 Jesus In Our Time (Bob Bennett)
    06 The Better Part of Me (Bob Bennett)
    07 Jesus Christ The Apple Tree (Traditional/Poston)
    08 The Last One (Bob Bennett)   
    09 My Shadow Companion (Bob Bennett)
    10 Altar in the Field (Bob Bennett)

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SONGS FROM BRIGHT AVENUE CD
(Released 1992)

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A difficult time set to music. Grieving, glimpses of hope.
And the occasional laugh at my own folly.
And with a song that Kips Bay Ceili Band described as
"The happiest song about death we've ever heard!"

    01 Here on Bright Avenue (Bob Bennett)
    02 No Such Thing As Divorce
(Bob Bennett)
    03 Angels Around Your Bed
(Bob Bennett)
    04 The Doing of the Thing
(Bob Bennett)
    05 Our Codependent Love
(Bob Bennett)
    06 My Secret Heart
(Bob Bennett)
    07 Save Me
(Bob Bennett & Danny O'Lannerghty)
    08 Unto the Least of These
(Bob Bennett & Phillip Sandifer)
    09 Hope Like a Stranger
(Bob Bennett)
    10 The Place I am Bound
(Bob Bennett)

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FIRST THINGS FIRST CD
(Released 1979)

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First Things First is Bob's debut album, originally released in 1979.
I personally oversaw and prepared this April 2007 re-release.

It contains all of the album's original songs:

    01 Carpenter Gone Bad? (Bob Bennett)
    02 The Night Shift (Bob Bennett)
    03 Whistling in the Dark (Bob Bennett)
    04 The Best (John Fowler)
    05 You're Welcome Here (Bob Bennett)
    06 Forgive and Forget (Bob Bennett)
    07 My Redeemer Lives (Medley/Hatton)
    08 The Garden Song (Bob Bennett)
    09 I Belong to You (Jonathan David Brown)
    10 Healings (Bob Bennett)
    PLUS
    11 Spiritual Equation (the original CD bonus track)
    12 Spiritual Equation (the "lost" no-electric-guitars- version, direct from the vinyl)
    AND ... Bob's song-by-song commentaries recorded especially for this CD.

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All orders outside the United States MUST add this item
(Per order, not per CD!)
FOREIGN SHIPPING



IF you have any questions or problems, please e-mail me.
BOB-at-BOB-dash-BENNETT-dot-COM (The "dash" is a hyphen.)

I almost forgot ... you can also mail me a check (made out to "Bob Bennett") for your total order.
(Remember checks?)

Bob Bennett
PO Box 11866
Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0866

If you choose the "by mail" option, would you please include your e-mail address?
And remember to give me autograph instructions and any personalization info.    

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