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Summer Fiction On World Cafe | March 24, 2011 |

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Summer Fiction is the moniker of Philadelphian Bill Ricchini. He manages to bottle up the warmth of an intimate singer-songwriter and the grandiosity of orchestral arrangements in his new project, Summer Fiction. On his eponymous debut album, Ricchini melds together strings, winds, harpsichord, piano, guitar, vocals and a wealth of percussive instruments.
 
While mostly recorded in his Philly bedroom, the album was later fleshed out with classical performers and contributions from the musicians in BC Camplight and Buried Beds. "I'm always going to be a pop music lover and love arrangement and orchestration," says Ricchini. "In a way, I think this record is an evolution of what I started with 10 years ago. Hopefully people connect that it is coming from an honest place." (link)
 
PLAYLIST - HOUR ONE
 
Van Morrison "Come Running" Moondance
The Equals "Baby Come Back" Back to the 60's: Vol 2
The Cars "Sad Song"Move Like This
Stars "Fixed"The Five Ghosts
Tennis "Marathon" Dory
Real Estate "Fake Blues" Real Estate
Summer Fiction "Chandeliers" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Summer Fiction "By The Sea" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Summer Fiction "She's Bound To Get Hurt" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tim Buckley" Buzzin" Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology
Chris Bathgate" Poor Eliza" Salt Year
Jorma Kaukonen "Genesis" Quah!
Dan Mangan Road Regrets" Nice, Nice, Very Nice
 
PLAYLIST - HOUR TWO
 
Bruce Springsteen "Spirit in the Night" Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ 
The Smithereens "Sorry" 2011
Cake "Sick of You" Showroom of Compassion
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "Rascal King" Let's Face It
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears "Livin' In The Jungle" Scandalous
Abigail Washburn "Chains" City of Refuge
John Hiatt "Slow Turning" Slow Turning
Iron & Wine "Tree by the River" Kiss Each Other Clean
Phosphorescent "Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)" Here's to Taking it Easy
Elbow "Lippy Kids" Build a Rocket Boys
Mark Knopfler "What It Is "Sailing To Philadelphia
Middle Brother "Blood And Guts" Middle Brother
Marshall Crenshaw "Mary Anne" Marshall Crenshaw