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Ashtanga Hridaya - The Album

Jack Stafford, Ayurvedic Troubadour

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  1. 1 The Forgiveness Song 05:33
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  2. 2 Vikruti 03:57
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  3. 3 Ayurveda Lifestyle Blues 04:53
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  4. 4 Rhapsody For Vata 02:07
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  5. 5 Kapha Cantata 02:05
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  6. 6 The Rules (Dinacharya) 03:07
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  7. 7 Snigdha 01:24
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  8. 8 You Are The Ayurvedic Average (balance With Opposites) 02:50
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  9. 9 Panchakarma 03:30
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  10. 10 Talking Diabetes 03:51
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  11. 11 Agni Vs. Ama 03:07
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  12. 12 Son Of The Sum (Adharaneeya Vega- The 14 Urges) 02:19
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  13. 13 Crimes Against Wisdom 02:09
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  14. 14 Why Are You Running? (Like Increases Like) 02:06
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  15. 15 Lord Of The Doshas (The 6 Tastes) 04:35
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  16. 16 The Opposite Of Vata 03:41
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  17. 17 We're All Completely Screwed 04:14
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My Favourites LP

Jack Stafford, Troubadour

A one off special release of my favourite songs. A mix of stripped down acoustic folk songs and studio produced epics available for free download.

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  1. 1 Every moment matters 02:48
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  2. 2 Tall tales of tranquility 03:03
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  3. 3 The hard way 03:37
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  4. 4 Every day's a joy 04:39
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  5. 5 I want you to fail 03:19
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  6. 6 Debt train 02:16
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  7. 7 Falling 03:21
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  8. 8 Dreams of plenty 03:01
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Cilento time (2015)

Jack Stafford, Troubadour

This album was recorded in the Cilento in the heart of Southern Italy. I'm very grateful to everyone who played on the album. Piera Lombardi (Vocals/percussion), Francesco Citera (Accordion), Denis Citera (Drums), Angelo Loia (Guitar). It was recorded in the wonderful studio of Tonino Valletta with all it's shiny valves. The songs are inspired by life in Italy and my lovely ball and chain, Maria Rosaria della Pepa. Long may she keep me here. (PS - Thanks to Francis Cassidy for the album cover www.thestrayphotographer.com)

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  1. 1 City by the sea 04:26
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  2. 2 Winter in Perdifumo 03:00 Free
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  3. 3 Tall tales of tranquility 03:03
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  4. 4 Falling 03:21
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  5. 5 My mind 03:50
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  6. 6 Man in the middle 02:27
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  7. 7 Slow Cilento 02:42
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  8. 8 The seeds inside me 03:01
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  9. 9 Samsara 03:41
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  10. 10 Clean and regular 03:41
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  11. 11 Berlusconi 02:54
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  12. 12 Rolling round the world 02:59
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2012 - Lost Christmas

Jack Stafford, Troubadour

Covers of four classic Hank Williams songs. Francesco Citera on accordion. Antonio Fiorillo on double bass. And Piera Lombardi provides percussion. It was recorded and produced by Tonino Valletta at TVA studio, in Ascea, Italy. Tonino put so much time working on the sound of the recordings and all the quality you hear is down to him.

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  1. 1 Lost highway 02:52 Free
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  2. 2 I'm so lonesome I could cry 02:55 Free
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  3. 3 Your cheatin' heart 04:25 Free
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  4. 4 Cold cold heart 02:52 Free
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The Troubadour Chronicles

The Troubadour Chronicles is a songwriting journal that records my experiences touring around the world. It's not just all about me though. The best songs are those about the weird and wonderful characters I met, and the local issues I heard about, be it building a wind farm or fighting local developers. It's also a record of the times with stories from the newspapers I read while waiting for a bus.

I travelled by bicycle, boat, train, plane and automobile. With friends, musicians and by myself. Around Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. Couchsurfed with over 200 people. Some of the songs were recorded on the spot, others later in a studio with more musicians. I'd like to go back and record them all again, but then the story would lose it's arc. I hope you can hear how I changed during the experience. Inevitable really. Negative sardonic songs came easy back then. Now I prefer a positive message.

The Chronicles is spread over 8 discs and last over 5 hours, which is more Jack Stafford then anyone should be forced to bear. I certainly wouldn't recommend listening to it in one sitting. Take it slow. As I wish I had done.

Disc 1

Jack Stafford, Troubadour

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This disc is the preface. The beginning. And in the beginning there was... a day job. The stick to the carrot of the open road. I had the full set... girlfriend, job, house, cats... they were hers. Normal life is tough and offers little in the way of compensation.

CREDITS: Andreas Langhorn and Patrick Fergus produced Every Day's a Joy and Viva la revolucion in Copenhagen. Kevin Wesley Williams and Chris Leggerie produced the other musical tracks in Philadelphia. Ro Halfhide recorded many in Amsterdam. And Simon Wallace from Austin played harmonica on City Life.

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  1. 1 Every day's a joy 04:39
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  2. 2 Rise of the renunciate 04:19
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  3. 3 Debt train 02:16
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  4. 4 IKEA 00:39
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  5. 5 Dreams of plenty 03:01
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  6. 6 Daytime TV 01:21
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  7. 7 Mortgage on mind 03:03
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  8. 8 Job applications 00:43
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  9. 9 Cold cold world 03:33
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  10. 10 Viva la revolucion 03:44
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  11. 11 A cruel beginning to my decline and inevitable death 04:17
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  12. 12 Work eat shit sleep 01:23
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  13. 13 Dear shareholder 03:50
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  14. 14 City life 04:26
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  15. 15 Soulseller 02:45
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The tour started as a lap of the states and Canada but afterwards I kept on going, visiting most states and seeing places you couldn't even find on a map. I ended up doing two tours actually, but for the sake of simplicity let's just lump all the American songs together.

CREDITS: Kevin Wesley Williams for picking me out of a festival in Dewey Beach and giving me recording time. Steini for driving me across Canada. And the hundreds of people who gave me help, places to stay, places to play. I can never pay you back but I hope to pass it on.

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  1. 1 Every moment matters 02:48
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  2. 2 Killing the kids (Jamie Oliver blues) 02:47
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  3. 3 A.D.D. 03:13
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  4. 4 Mother feeder and the homecoming kid 03:15
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  5. 5 The sorrow of Gaia 01:50
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  6. 6 The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones 01:53
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  7. 7 The US economy 02:29
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  8. 8 Another dead man in Afghanistan 04:32
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  9. 9 A day out in Detroit 03:16
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  10. 10 The ballad of Jolie Holland 03:14
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  11. 11 Cabin song 03:50
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  12. 12 Super easy classic rock 01:50
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  13. 13 Mel Gibson's mind 02:19
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Disc 3

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These are all songs I wrote while I lived in Holland. I was there for a long time - 10 years - so technically this is an adjunct to the Chronicles. Some of them are recorded on an ipod way back. I like this sound best. Why do people spend so much on a studio?

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  1. 1 Mr Pleasure Man 03:29
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  2. 2 Ode to the lonely stoner 04:08
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  3. 3 Eindhoven: City of light 02:51
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  4. 4 Song to Woody 01:35
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  5. 5 Vanessa & Sebastian 03:17
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  6. 6 Gay OK 03:45
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  7. 7 The art of conversation 02:57
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  8. 8 Five years on 02:37
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  9. 9 Nick Helderman and the immortals 02:11
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  10. 10 Dance for me 02:49
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  11. 11 The waiting game 03:49
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  12. 12 All-knowing girl 01:52
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  13. 13 Girl with the perfect posture 01:38
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  14. 14 The law of diminishing marginal returns 02:55
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  15. 15 Why are they like the way they are? 02:14
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  16. 16 My leaving was a long time coming 03:38
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I have played a few times in England but haven't lived there since 1998. Still I know more about what goes on there than anywhere else thanks to newspapers and following the football. Most of these songs are inspired by stories I read on guardian.co.uk

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  1. 1 I want you to fail 03:19
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  2. 2 A journey (The Blair Crusades) 03:53
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  3. 3 The end of the farce 03:39
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  4. 4 The loneliness of the bank CEO 03:27
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  5. 5 Gordon Brown Blues 02:51
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  6. 6 Anywhere but here 05:08
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  7. 7 After the Olympics has gone 02:22
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  8. 8 The trial of Toni Terry 01:44
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  9. 9 Tales at the end 03:33
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  10. 10 Strange times 03:11
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  11. 11 The obituary of Will Perrin 04:01
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  12. 12 Nights like these 02:52
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  13. 13 Sleep 04:48
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