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Musical Biography: David A. Lane began composing music after his parents bought a piano when he was twelve years old. Decades later, he related that, prior to having ready access to an outlet for his talent, he heard music in his head. At fourteen, he wrote the hauntingly beautiful “Leaves” for a special choir assignment at school. The piano composition so impressed a member of the Seattle Chamber Choir who saw the sheet music that she asked for a copy of the song. The choir later recorded it in four parts for the high school freshman, and he still treasures that tape. The instrumental version on this CD is fully orchestrated, yet still features the original piano part.

Other songs in this adult contemporary album range from the gently flowing “Images” to “The Quest,” a powerful piece that demonstrates Lane’s versatility as a composer. The instrumental version of “Katherine’s Song,” a pop ballad inspired by the protagonist in the novel A Brother Betrayed by L. S. Lane, has been a favorite of many who have heard it. Visit David’s website for a link to hear song samples and order a copy of his debut CD, U Can Dream, also available as a digital download.

Acknowledgments: Sincere and special thanks go out to some key people who played instrumental (no pun intended) roles in their contributions and support of U Can Dream over the years: Amber Leah and Michael David, who sacrificed a lot of ‘dad time’ while I had my head buried in a set of headphones, composing, fixing, and mixing. Lori Lee for her patience and ongoing encouragement over many years. My mom, Linda, for her recognition of my undeveloped talent and abilities and unending aid in many ways. Sharon, my sister, who was my original composing partner with her catchy lyrics and melody lines. Jan, a concert-trained pianist friend, who scored “Leaves” in four-part harmony on staff paper (no small favor by any means). Lin, who took a liking to my songs and was very supportive in her backing and praise of my musical endeavors. Last but by no means least, my Uncle John, who waited patiently for more years than I care to admit for me to complete this project. He has been straightforward with his suggestions and generous with his encouragement in all artistic and musical aspects of U Can Dream.