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fifth full-length studio effort by "the greatest band in the history of recorded music." Highlights of the release:
13 tracks of over-the-top Ego-goodness featuring Jim, Jesse and Dan, many which have never before been played live.
Co-produced by long-time JBE recording engineer, Ducky Carlisle
Guest appearances by a host of amazing musicians such as Catie Curtis, Mike West, Jennifer Kimball and Dave Crossland

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released September 1, 2008

produced by Ducky Carlisle and Jim’s Big Ego
executive producer: Jason Schneider
recorded & mixed by Ducky Carlisle at ice station zebra (Medford, MA) & room 9 from outer space (South Boston, MA)
additional recording & production by Dan Cantor at Notable Productions (Watertown, MA)
additional recording on “pascagoula pawn & gun” by Mike West at the 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor in pre-katrina New Orleans
mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M-Works (Cambridge, MA)

Jim’s Big Ego is:
Jim Infantino: guitar, vocals & harmonica
Jesse Flack: upright bass & vocals
Dan Cantor: drums, percussion & vocals

Special Guests (in order of appearance):
Josh Kantor: piano, electric piano and/or b3 organ on “international”, “sleepwalker”, “everything must go”, and “i (don’t know how to) party”
Catie Curtis: harmony vocals on “international”
Ducky Carlisle: tambourine, shaker and/or bells on just about everything
Steve Sadler: lap steel on “free (and on our own)”, “sleepwalker”, “just like me” & “background vocals”
Dave Crossland: harmony vocals on “free (and on our own)” & “background vocals”
Sean Staples: mandolin on “free (and on our own)” & “depravity”
Jennifer Kimball: lead & harmony vocals on “everything must go” & “utopia”
Michael Dinallo: electric & high strung guitars on “everything must go” & “utopia” respectively
Phil Broikos: accordion & drunken trombone on “depravity” & “i (don’t know how to) party” respectively
Gina Forsythe: fiddle on “pascagoula pawn & gun”
Mike West: banjo, guitar & vocals on “pascagoula pawn & gun”

Visual Credits:
cover photo by Christine Glade
interior photography by Liz Linder
layout by SLABmedia, LLC

“depravity”, “just like me”, “background vocals”, “sleepwalker” & “i (don’t know how to) party” - words & music by Jim Infantino, Dan Cantor & Jesse Flack
“sleepwalker” - contains lyrical contributions by Ducky Carlisle & Jason Schneider
“bon nuit tree” - words written by Jim Infantino & the campers at Camp Thoreau-in-Vermont, music by Jim Infantino
all other songs by Jim Infantino
* our music is free to share (cc) [by-nc-sa] 2008 Jim’s Big Ego
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Jim's Big Ego Boston, Massachusetts

Perform a Google search for "the Greatest Band in the History of Recorded Music" and your top result will be none other than Jim's Big Ego. Hailing from the small New England village of Boston, Jim's Big Ego compares itself to such major players as The Great Wall of China, The Grand Canyon, Antarctica, and other things you can see from space. ... more

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Track Name: International
Lyrics/Chords: D | A | Em (add F# to low E)| G |
D
rise up you lonely wanderers
A
rise up you hungry people
Em (add F#)
the hurricane is coming
G
the land will soon be flooded
D
the past is dead and over
A
rise up now and claim your freedom
Em (add F#)
you are the sleeping giant
G A
arise arise arise

do not beg for your salvation
from god or king or master
the people hold the power
arise and claim your freedom
the wealthy enjoy service
only at your acquiescence
only while you stay in darkness
arise arise arise

Bm A
'cause in the end
G A
freedom will be
D
international

while politicos divide us
they demand their compensation
they should pray we don't refuse them
arise and claim your freedom
the powerful, the wealthy
they are only human beings
on earth we all are equal
arise arise arise

while all of us were sleeping
the stockholders got richer
at the expense of all our children
arise and claim your freedom
they are frightened of our numbers
and of our inter-dependance
and rightfully they should be
arise arise arise

because in the end
freedom will be
international
do not numb yourself with purchases
or vain over-consumption
do not isolate your spirit
arise and claim your freedom
your tv and your radio
seek to keep you in your slumbers
step out into the sunlight
arise arise arise

rise up you lonely wanderers
rise up you hungry people
the hurricane is coming
the land will soon be flooded
the past is dead and over
rise up now and claim your freedom
you are the sleeping giant
arise arise arise

'cause in the end
freedom will be
'cause in the end
freedom will be
international