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Increase the Sweetness

by The Golden Seals

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Kick It 02:06
Wetsuit 03:22
Note to Self 01:33
Half Life 03:17
Civil Unrest 03:07
July 1st 02:56


released September 6, 2011

All songs by David James Merritt except 8 by Robert Palmer
Produced by David James Merritt & Philip Shaw Bova
Mixed & Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova

Drums - Philip Shaw Bova (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7) and Peter Von Althen (5, 9)
Bass on 4 Rick Fry
Bass (high one) on 2 - Matt Ouimet
Keys - Michael Bonnell (1, 5, 6)
Guitar solo on 6 - Jordy Walker (Texas Ranger)
Background vocals on 1 - Janice Hall

All other vocals, bass, guitars, keys
Recorded at home
Additional recording at Bova Lab by Philip Shaw bova and Little Bullhorn by Dave Draves


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The Golden Seals Mississippi Mills, Ontario

Since 1999, Dave Merritt has performed under the moniker The Golden Seals, and has released four critically-acclaimed albums: 2000’s Storybook Endings, 2003’s No-Hitter, 2011’s Increase the Sweetness, & 2014’s Stay Golden. Merritt records with drummer/mastering engineer Philip Shaw Bova. Past members of The Seals include Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara & singer/songwriter Jim Bryson. ... more

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