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initial orders of the cd will contain a five track cd featuring four live versions of songs from the album, plus a version of 'devil in disguise' by elvis presley, recorded especially for his birthday. lightspeed champion returns with his second album, 'life is sweet! nice to meet you'. the follow-up to 2008's 'falling off the lavender bridge' is an epic collection of twelve pop songs, two instrumental intermissions and one piano tude. lightspeed's early leaning towards american country dressings is traded here for a palette that draws on classical music and even musical theatre. producer and mixer ben allen (animal collective, gnarls barkley) assembles the eclectic grab-bag of influences: joltingly '70s guitar and synth sounds, classical piano, greek choruses shouting reprisals, and at least one ukelele-driven moment. all tracks on 'life is sweet! nice to meet you' were written and arranged by dev hynes.
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