How to Beat the High Cost of Living

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After a series of low-quality commercial releases for Columbia, Hubert Laws came up with this surprisingly worthwhile album. Featured along with acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh, the flutist performed Patrick Williams' music for the film How to Beat the High Cost of Living, which starred Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, and Jessica Lange. While the light comedy has been long forgotten and none of these ten selections caught on, the music is largely straight-ahead, with some strong melodies, and finds Laws and Klugh playing very well. They are backed by a six-piece rhythm section including keyboardist Michael Lang and both Tim May and Mitch Holder on guitars. This out of print ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After a series of low-quality commercial releases for Columbia, Hubert Laws came up with this surprisingly worthwhile album. Featured along with acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh, the flutist performed Patrick Williams' music for the film How to Beat the High Cost of Living, which starred Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, and Jessica Lange. While the light comedy has been long forgotten and none of these ten selections caught on, the music is largely straight-ahead, with some strong melodies, and finds Laws and Klugh playing very well. They are backed by a six-piece rhythm section including keyboardist Michael Lang and both Tim May and Mitch Holder on guitars. This out of print LP which probably will not get reissued on CD anytime soon is well worth acquiring.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2014
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140674127
  • Catalog Number: 6741
  • Sales rank: 38,177

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down River - Hubert Laws (2:22)
  2. 2 Night Moves - Hubert Laws (5:24)
  3. 3 Piccolo Boogie - Hubert Laws (4:29)
  4. 4 Dream Something - Hubert Laws (3:37)
  5. 5 It's So Easy Loving You - Hubert Laws (4:06)
  6. 6 The Edge - Hubert Laws (2:17)
  7. 7 The Caper - Hubert Laws (2:29)
  8. 8 Ready to Run - Hubert Laws (1:37)
  9. 9 The Scuffle - Hubert Laws (2:15)
  10. 10 Song for a Pretty Girl - Hubert Laws (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earl Klugh Primary Artist, Guitar
Hubert Laws Flute
Patrick Williams Conductor
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Mitch Holder Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Tim May Guitar
Steven Schaeffer Drums
Mike Lang Keyboards
Technical Credits
Patrick Williams Composer, Producer
Dr. George Butler Executive Producer
Don Hahn Producer, Remixing
Cliff Condak Cover Illustration
Robert Kaufman Producer, Screenplay
Samuel Z. Arkoff Executive Producer
Robert Scherrer Director
Jerome M. Zeitman Producer
Leonora Thuna Story
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