A Sailor's Prayer

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    Designed and assembled by the band themselves, this limited pressing of 400 discs has been distributed to family and friends as well as each of the bandmates' solo shows following the band's eventual break-up. Only 15 copies remain, so the former frontman of Union Pulse is personally making them available from his new headquarters in New York City, where he is pursuing a solo career. Each copy comes with two all-weather stickers featuring the logo of his new singer-songwriter campaign under his own name, James Tristan Redding. An autograph is available upon request, at no extra charge, but be advised that requires first removing the shrink-wrap. An autographed CD will therefor arrive with no shrink wrap.

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Previously unreleased recording from Studio 516, courtesy of Tad Unold.

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Though my sails be worn and ragged and my patrol be turned about
Though the night winds chill me to my very soul
Though temptation seeks my eye and the stars no sight provide
Give me just enough of morning's light to hold

And I will not lay me down, this rain a-raging
And I will not lay me down in such a storm
And if this night be unblessed I shall not take my rest
Until I reach another shore

If the only well is bitter and I cannot quench my thirst
I will drink the rain that falls so steady down
If night's blindness be my gift and from my fire the heat is rift
I will strive against the darkness and the doubt

And I will not lay me down, this rain a-raging
And I will not lay me down in such a storm
And if this night be unblessed I shall not take my rest
Until I reach another shore

Though my friends be drained and weary, and it seems all hope is lost
We shall the night endure for sight of dawn's first blossom
And if death should take us now, he cannot contravene our vow
We'll stand on and face the morning light without him

credits

from Ten Year Anniversary, released April 14, 2012
Words and music by Rod McDonald. Adapted by Free Hot Lunch. Reinterpreted, arranged, and performed by James Tristan Redding.

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Union Pulse Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded by singer-songwriter James Tristan Redding, Union Pulse was an idiosyncratic icon at the intersection of Americana, roots rock, and alt-country. The band embodied James Redding's soul bound lyrics and leg bending rhythm. In their decade of recording and touring they released five original albums (and one live EP) and delivered over 700 performances throughout the lower 48 states. ... more

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