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Produced and engineered by Linda Perry at Kung Fu Gardens
North Hollywood, CA
Right hand man and Pro Tools engineer: Andrew Chavez
Assisted by Kristofer Kaufman
All tracks mixed by Ian Lehrfeld and Damon Fox
except “Counting Down” and “Wreckage” mixed by Bill Botrell
Mixes assisted by Andrew Chavez & Kristofer Kaufman
All strings arranged by Eric Gorfain
All strings performed by The Section Quartet
Violin: Eric Gorfain
Violin: Daphne Chen
Viola: Leah Katz
Cello: Richard Dodd

1. Pulse (written by Ben Jelen & Linda Perry)
Vocals & violin: Ben Jelen
Electric guitar: Peter Thorn
Electric sitars: Damon Fox and Linda Perry
Mellotron & Minimoog: Damon Fox
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums: Nathan Wetherington
Intro drone and effects: Linda Perry

2. Where Do We Go (written by Ben Jelen & Linda Perry)
Vocals & piano: Ben Jelen
Guitars, organ, bass and backing vocals: Linda Perry
Slide guitar: Kiyanu Kim
Drums: Nathan Wetherington
Strings: The Section Quartet
Backing vocals: The Shaolin Warriors of Kung Fu Gardens

3. Balance ( written by Ben Jelen)
Vocals & piano: Ben Jelen
bass: Linda Perry
Drums: Nathan Wetherington
Strings: The Section Quartet

4. Philosopher (written by Ben Jelen & Linda Perry)
Vocals: Ben Jelen
Electric guitar: Peter Thorn
Acoustic & electric guitar, piano & marimba: Linda Perry
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums by: Nathan Wetherington

5. Papa Here I Go (written by Ben Jelen)
Vocals & piano: Ben Jelen
Electric Guitar: Peter Thorn
Hammond organ & Minimoog: Damon Fox
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums: Nathan Wetherington

6. Ex-sensitive (written by Ben Jelen & Steve Schbosky )
Vocals: Ben Jelen
Slide guitar & Hammond organ: Linda Perry
Slide guitar: Kiyanu Kim
Piano: Damon Fox
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums: Nathan Wetherington
Backing vocals: The Shaolin Warriors of Kung Fu Gardens

7. Just A Little (written by Linda Perry)
Vocals & violin: Ben Jelen
Electric & acoustic guitar: Peter Thorn
Piano & slide guitar: Linda Perry
Mellotron: Damon Fox
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums: Nathan Wetherington

8. Vulnerable (wriiten by Ben Jelen & Joseph Janus)
Vocals: Ben Jelen
Electric guitar: Damon Fox
Slide guitar: Linda Perry
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums by: Nathan Wetherington

9. Wreckage ( written by Ben Jelen, Scott Cutler & Ann
Priven)–3ways
Vocals: Ben Jelen
Piano & acoustic guitar: Linda Perry
Hammond organ, piano & Mellotron: Damon Fox
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums by: Nathan Wetherington



10. Not My Plan (written by Linda Perry)
Vocals & piano: Ben Jelen
Electric & acoustic guitar: Peter Thorn
Slide Guitar by: Linda Perry
Minimoog: Damon Fox
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums: Nathan Wetherington

11. Counting Down (written by Ben Jelen , Matt Scannell &
Linda Perry)
Vocals: Ben Jelen
Acoustic guitar: Linda Perry
Hammond organ & Mellotron: Damon Fox
Bass: Paul Ill
Drums: Nathan Wetherington
Strings: The Section Quartet

12. Short Of The World (written by Ben Jelen & Steve
Schbosky)
Vocal & piano: Ben Jelen
Slide guitar: Kiyanu Kim
Strings: The Section Quartet

13. Other Side ( written by Ben Jelen)
Vocal & organ: Ben Jelen
Guitar: Linda Perry
Moog bass: Paul Ill
Drums: Nathan Wetherington



Album Liner Notes/Thank You:


This album has been a long time in the making – It hasn’t been the
easiest of times, and I would first like to personally thank the good
friends that have helped my family and I through this time.

To all my fans and supporters, my awesome Street Team and the
Jelenbeans, I am indebted.

Thank you to all the excellent musicians that have played with me
on tour and on the album – for their friendship and inspiration.
James Cruz, Ian O’Neill, Kiyanu Kim, Andrew Frawley, Bill Mann,
Nathan Weatherington, Paul Ill, Peter Thorn, Damon Fox and
Bigelf, Eric Gorfain & The Section Quartet. Thank you to Chris
Lewis, Podge, Tawny Peterson, Marty Mc Dermott, and Cindy Fung
for dealing with us on the road.
Steve Chbosky, Matt Scannell, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, Steven
Trask, Ted Leo, Grant Lee Phillips, Luke Johnson, Ranjit
Arapurukal and Fern for sitting, talking and writing (and even loving
in one case xox).

I’d like to again thank Bernadette O’Reilly for her unwavering
support and help. Without you and Eve I don’t know where I’d be or
what I’d be up to.

A special thank you to Joseph Janus and Kurt Bradley at Fearless
Management.

Keith Sarkisian, Dave Tamaroff, Leora Rosenberg and everyone at
William Morris

Donna Caseine, Tom Sturges and Ross Deonadio at Universal
Publishing

Thank you to Katrina Sirdofsky, Mark Gracious, Minnie Chi, Ben
Lippman, Greg Allen, Ryan Kuper, William Petersen, Norma
Portillo, Rebel Management and Custard Records, Jessica Bianco,
Kristofer Kaufman, Andrew “DREWW” Chavez, Seth Von Paulus,
Randy Austin and the rest of the Kung Fu Crew.

Also, thank you to Tiffany Shipp and Ken Sunshine, The Burbank
Travelodge, Johnny Sutherland, Phil Ek, Andy Fuhrman, Jennifer
Smith and Gibson/Baldwin, Dave Schools, Holly Adams, Hugh
Syme, Bridgit Evans, Alex Gray, Michael Selverne, Mark Donenfeld
and everyone at PS Business management, Annissa Mason and
everyone at Brookes Company, Brian Feit and Bruce Star, Dave
Sokol and the good folk at Euphoria, The Knitting Factory NYC.

And of course Linda, thank you for coping with me for much longer
than you bargained for, thank you for listening and letting me grow,
thank you for the compass.

WEBSITES FOR INCLUSION IN ALBUM SLEEVE
www.c-r-y.org.uk
Natural Resource Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/

This work is dedicated to the life of Nina Jelen

				
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