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Seemingly Dreamingly
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It has been almost three years since Jon's last release. Antara Records is very excited to release this long awaited album by Jon Simons.

With ten new original songs, listeners will discover a more lush and somewhat brighter sound as compared to Jon's first album, Through the Walls.

In addition to the music and lyrics, the album features a 16-panel booklet with awesome photography by five different photographers including Jon himself.
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 Track Listings & Audio Samples Open Audio Player
1. Sting Called Life
2. Raindrop Collector
3. Dreamless Town
4. Round and Round
5. Can You See Trees?
6. Inside Closed Eyes
7. Tell the Boy
8. Here for a Minute
9. Like the Rain
10. From the Flood
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 Album Credits

Performers:
Jon Simons: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Drums, Percussion, and more.
Joshua Zarbo: Bass Guitar
Tim Dittmar: Drums
Chelsea Lewis: Backing Vocals
Laura Phelan: Vibraphone
Michal Raizen: Cello

Production:
All words and music written by Jon Simons
Produced and engineered by Jon Simons in various apartments and at The Congress House Studio (Austin, TX)
Assistant engineering by Ned Stewart
Mixed by Mark Hallman and Jon Simons at The Congress House Studio
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering (Boulder, CO)
Artwork and design by Jon Simons
Album Cover photo by Joshua Cohen
Additional photography by Caroline Duncan, Julia Robinson, Alana Eve Burman, Joshua Zarbo, and Jon Simons

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¬†Reviews  

Editorial Review [ June 06, 2003 ]
Singer/Songwriter Jon Simons’ aptly titled sophomore album, Seemingly Dreamingly, seeps with a power that simultaneously lulls and awakens the senses. It’s an album of patience and simplicity, yet its purpose is to expand the mind. The subdued melodies and thought provoking lyrics result in an atypical album that is more than meets the ears. [ Click to Read the Full Review ]
-Michael LeRay (Indieworkshop.com)

Editorial Review [ February 5, 2003 ]
With Spoon bassist Josh Zarbo and various string arrangements providing a fine gray-day backdrop, Simons offers a seamless collection of brooding, Church-meets-Nick Drake melodies and boyish-wonder lyrics. Just when you feel he’s stuck in depressed mode (“I learned to fly when I was 5, I lost the skill at 22’’), the songwriter pulls out life-affirming lines like this: “Turned off the news today/Turned off my fears to say everything’s OK.
-Chris Riemenschneider (Star Tribune, Minneapolis)

Editorial Review [ December 9, 2002 ]
The disc delivers on many fronts. There is a quote in the bio from a reviewer who likened it to “Pink Floyd in a coffee house,” and I would only add that it’s the “freshest” side of Floyd seeping through the veins of Jon Simon’s work. The best moments are reminiscent of the soul-bearing freedom you can feel inside “Ummagumma” or “Atom Heart Mother,” more so than the Floyd of “Meddle” and beyond. [ Click to Read the Full Review ]
-Glenn Pfeifer (2 Walls Webzien)

Seemingly Great! [ October 30, 2002 ]
This album is full of thought-provoking imagery and rich music. Share with a date on a rainy day in front of the fire place or on a long road trip. The music is original and the poetry well crafted.
-Deric Rosenblatt (New York, NY)