PressAlbert and Gage Single Song Release – “Wings of War”
Austin, Texas – MoonHouse Records is proud to announce the digital single song release of “Wings of War” by Texas duo Albert and Gage, just in time for Memorial Day. Written by Christine Albert and Chris Gage, along with Steve Brooks (co-writer of Slaid Cleaves’ “One Good Year”), the song tells a personal, yet universal, story of sacrifice in times of war.
While on tour in the UK with Slaid Cleaves in 2006, Albert and Gage visited The American Military Cemetery just outside of Cambridge, England where Christine’s uncle, Second Lieutenant Richard A. Albert, is buried. Lt. Albert died in a plane crash during a training mission over England in February 1944. Ms. Albert says that “the visit to my uncle’s grave was a surprisingly transformational moment for me; I connected with his loss in a much more profound way and felt inspired to capture that in a song.”
Since that time, the Albert family has also learned that a memorial plaque in honor of Richard Albert and Roger Phillips, the other pilot who perished that day, was erected in 2004 at the site of the crash in the village of Wangford, England. They have communicated with villagers who were the first on the scene sixty-six years ago and Albert and Gage are scheduled to play in Wangford on October 9, 2010, four years to the day after the visit to the grave in Cambridge.
The recording was produced by Chris Gage at MoonHouse Studio in Austin, Texas and features Christine Albert on lead vocals, Chris Gage on vocals, guitar and organ, Steve Samuel on drums, Brad Fordham on bass and David Carroll on background vocals.
Albert and Gage have created a Wings of War page at their website - albertandgage.com/wingsofwar - where the song will be available as a free download throughout the month of May in honor of Memorial Day, in both mp3 and broadcast quality WAV format. Chris and Christine are continually adding content related to the song to the site as the story unfolds.
For radio programmers the song is also available at airplaydirect.com/AlbertandGage.
“Rest your head, fallen hero
Over on that foreign shore
May you wear the wings of angels
As you wore the wings of war”
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