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Summer Wasn't Made for You and Me

from Every Missing Duck is a Duck Missed by David E. Williams

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    2019 is the 10th Anniversary of EVERY MISSING DUCK IS A DUCK MISSED and we're celebrating by giving back to the disease that inspired it! Buy one (or more!) of the last remaining copies of this 2009 Disques de Lapin CD and we'll donate your payment to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (You will receive proof of donation in an email). Offer applies to physical purchases only (not digital download). "Do I love you as much as I did when you weren't sick?" Um... yes?

    Williams’ 5th full length release (from Disques de Lapin, 2009) is largely inspired by the grief and futility following the illness and death of his girlfriend. Musically, it veers from somber piano ballads to electronic dirges to at least one grandiose epic with virtuoso live drums, odd time signatures and dissonant tone clusters (while still remaining catchy!). And... it's the CD home of his Idi Amin song!

    “… as sad and as brutally real as it is, this is the David E. Williams release to own…” - Tony Dickie, Compulsion

    “It may have been born out of great loss but for those who hear it, Every Missing Duck Is A Duck Missed certainly offers a great number of rewards, and is without doubt David’s finest moment to date…” - Lee Powell, Judas Kiss

    “There is no one else alive who could turn the subject of leukaemia into a catchy two minute pop song, that he does this successfully not just once, but again and again, is testament to his abilities and the quality of his creative vision. No one else could have done this.” – Andrew King, Heathen Harvest

    Cover artwork by Amy Kollar Anderson.
    Released by Disques de Lapin in colorful digipack in keeping with that label's aesthetic.

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    Get all 14 David E. Williams releases available on Bandcamp and save 55%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of LIVE 1990 vs. 2016, Banana Peel Slips on Itself, Women Sing Williams, Songs of David E. Williams in the Female Voice, Film Music 1995-2005, Hospice Chorale, Almost Alive in Two Zero One Five, Trust No Scaffold Built of this Bone, Ensemble Experience Project, and 6 more. , and , .

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written on Labor Day weekend, 2006. Originally appeared on EVERY MISSING DUCK IS A DUCK MISSED, released by Disques de Lapin in 2009. Video by Mr. Thomas Nola at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eutk-lLueWw


from Every Missing Duck is a Duck Missed, track released February 27, 2009
Me, my throat and the living room acoustic piano, plus a marvelous clarinet arrangement mid-song from Kenneth Brune


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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for over 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He is also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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