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Author-songwriter Ken Sharp releases 50-song album

Sharp's new double album, "I'll Remember the Laughter," is released with a remarkable 50 songs!
ALBUM COVER

For Ken's Sharp 7th album, I'll Remember the Laughter, he's delivering something super-sized, an album that features a whopping 50 songs.

"Like most people, the pandemic turned my world upside down, but in that isolation, I was deeply inspired and found solace in writing and recording my music, and this robust productivity spurred the creation of some of my best music," relates Sharp.

In a recent review, fellow rock scribe Lee Zimmerman calls the album "exceedingly inventive, majestic and melodic, offering the impression that this is indeed an album for the ages. And in that regard, given both its quality and quantity, I’ll Remember the Laughter is hardly a laughing matter."

Akin to his own "White Album," the record displays all the various strands in Sharp's musical DNA — power pop, Phily soul, glam rock, psych-pop, Spector/Brill Building inspired pop, big ballads, R&B, baroque pop, folk ditties plus a few favorite covers —  "The Kids are Alright" (The Who), "Girl" (Davy Jones), "Comic Book Heroes" and "I'm Your Superman" (Rick Springfield) and "Mr. Make Believe," a Beatlesque number from Gene Simmons' 1978 solo album.

GRAMMY Award winning artist Rick Springfield guests on backing vocals on Ken's covers of two songs culled from Rick's 1973 album, Comic Book Heroes. The album is also graced with special appearances by Roger Manning (Jellyfish) and Rob Bonfiglio and Probyn Gregory from Brian Wilson's touring band.

Produced by Ken Sharp and Fernando Perdomo, I'll Remember the Laughter, the album is available on all streaming services, as a 2-CD set and limited edition 4-LP vinyl release.

LISTEN:

https://kensharp.bandcamp.com/album/ill-remember-the-laughter

Note: You can get the album from not only bandcamp, but also buy on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, among others.

WATCH:

"Philly Get Back" video, below