On May 12th, 2012, acclaimed singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston performed at a benefit concert which was held to raise funds for his longtime friend and guitarist Brett Hartenbach. Brett has recently been diagnosed with a grade III brain tumor and is fighting the tumor uninsured. To further the efforts of the benefit, Teenarena Records is pleased to announce the limited edition 10” vinyl EP, cassette and digital release of "Normal: Daniel Johnston Live- A Benefit for Brett Hartenbach."
This live set was recorded to two track tape at the Rochester Opera House in Rochester, NH. The 10” vinyl EP includes a hand silk screened jacket featuring a reproduction of Daniel Johnston's “Dead Dog Eyeball” drawing, which are numbered and limited to a run of 500. 250 cassettes will also be produced with the hand numbered “Dead Dog Eyeball” artwork reproduction cover. Domestic US shipping expenses are included. International friends, please kindly add $13 to your donation to help with shipping expenses.
All proceeds from this release will go directly towards assisting Brett in his recovery.
1. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Beatles Cover)
2. Fake Records of Rock 'n' Roll
3. Hey, Joe
4. Speeding Motorcycle
5. "I had this dream ... "
6. The Sun Shines Down On Me
7. Mountain Top
8. Rock 'n' Roll EGA
9. True Love Will Find You In the End
Daniel Johnston is backed by the band Wooden Eye (Joe Rogers, Mike Rogers, Bob Halperin and Dan MacLellan). Other guest musicians include: Jonathan Newell, Dave Morgan, Doug Smith, Matt Kennedy, Zach Lange and Brett Hartenbach.
Thanks to all of the musicians and volunteers who have donated their time and energy to make this release possible.
Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!
For more information on the Brett Fund please visit: http://www.thebrettfund.com