It is Walkley’s ambition to return to the notion of an album as a full musical experience. With Mr. Macy Wakes Alone, Walkley tells the story of Audrey Macy, a Manhattan trust fund kid; her father, an evil record executive; and Calvin the Coroner, an aspiring songwriter exploited by Mr. Macy.
What unfolds is a tragicomedy complete with introduction, climax and resolution, ultimately culminating with the triumphant symphony of “Somebody.” Along with co-producers Mary Wood and Scott Hollingsworth, Walkley brings the story to life with an impressive team of collaborators. Joining Walkley on Mr. Macy Wakes Alone are guitarist Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), trumpeter Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob, Rufus Wainwright), string arranger David Campbell (Beck, Johnny Cash), mixer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Queens of the Stone Age) and Sean Lennon, who plays guitar and piano on several tracks. In addition to his music side projects The Blue Jackets and PT Walkley and the Adventures of Track Rabbit, Walkley has scored and written songs for several major motion pictures. The films include Ed Burns’ Looking For Kitty (2004), The Groomsmen (2006) and Purple Violets (2007), as well as Paul S.
Myers’ Southern Belles (2005), which starred Anna Faris and Judah Friedlander. Walkley has also licensed and composed music for numerous national advertising campaigns including for MasterCard, Dewars, GE and more. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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