New York, NY (PRWEB) October 26, 2006
A Lawyer's Christmas Album? Yes, Virginia (and other jurisdictions).
Holiday revelers and shoppers looking for relief from the annual deluge of major-label albums of traditional Christmas songs performed by celebrity singers backed by lush orchestras have an appealing alternative: original law-related rock-and-roll holiday songs composed, performed, and produced by an attorney. With the holiday season approaching, independent-label LawTunes (LawTunes.com Website) has now released "Merry Lexmas From The Lawtunes," its third full-length album of allegedly-humorous lawyer-created holiday songs.
Following the precedent of its earlier releases, "The Lawyer's Holiday Humor Album" and "Legal Holidaze," the 15 songs on the new holiday CD continue to take on a broad range of subjects regarding lawyers, the law, legal education, and the legal system. They cover the spectrum of life (and strife) as an attorney, "including but not limited to" ridiculous hours and the other sacrifices lawyers (and their families) make, headhunters and lateral movement, client relations, the adversarial system, the art of negotiating, time records and bills, meeting deadlines, document reviews, legal reasoning and argument, cross-examination, business travel, and year-end bonuses.
The tracks include: "Another Billable Christmas," "Santa's Headhunter's Calling," "Livin' Life In Six Minutes," "Merry Lexmas, Baby," "I Got A Footnote In My Stocking," "Ridin' On A Red-Eye With Santa On Christmas Eve," "Hey, Santa, I Appeal," "We're All Just Elves," "So If Your Client's Name Is Santa," "Billable Christmas Blues," "Merry Lexmas Time," "You Don't Wanna Cross Santa," "Down the Halls of Nussbaum, Hanley" (parody of "Deck The Halls"), "The Twelve Days of Lexmas" (parody of "The Twelve Days of Christmas"), and "Billin' On Christmas Eve."
The songs incorporate a broad spectrum of rock-and-roll styles, reflecting the influence of both current bands like Coldplay as well as classic groups and performers like The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, Jerry Lee Lewis, and, of course, Elvis.
Composed, performed, and produced by practicing (so to speak) litigation attorney Lawrence Savell, the CD -- offered either solo or in partnership with its two predecessor albums as the "LawTunes Holiday Trio" -- fills a void (as no fruitcake can) as a reasonably-priced individual or corporate/firm holiday gift or party giveaway for lawyers, law students, law professors, law office and law department personnel, and the people who work with, live with, know and/or love them – or anyone else who owns a vest.
Savell's unique albums are dedicated to the proposition that lawyers' zealous representation of clients and furtherance of the public good can be only enhanced by a healthy willingness of lawyers to poke fun at themselves appropriately on occasion. They hopefully contribute to the effort to make people think a little differently about lawyers, and show that attorneys are not necessarily humorless, boring, or incapable of self-deprecation (success on at least the last item is guaranteed).
Although Savell performs all the vocals and plays a variety of instruments on many of the tracks -- primarily guitar, keyboards, and even sleigh bells -- the literally "home-grown" albums reflect the increasing incorporation of innovative and powerful yet affordable music hardware and software technology, all with the goal of allowing one of admitted limited musicianship to approach the threshold of competence.
For additional information about, sound clips from, and cover shots (good for use in holiday gift guides) of "Merry Lexmas From The Lawtunes," "Legal Holidaze," and "The Lawyer's Holiday Humor Album," visit the LawTunes.com Website or contact Lawrence Savell directly (including for courtesy reporter/reviewer copies). LawTunes' albums are available for purchase at LawTunes.com Website, and at selected on-line music vendor sites.