This is the 16-track Deluxe Edition of Arlin Godwin's debut album.
MAKING "THE SECRET LIFE OF BOYS" ALBUM
Until I made this record I had only done singles. One song at a time.
This was the first time I decided to make a collection of tracks that would be linked in sound and subject matter. In other words, an album.
These tracks were recorded in an empty apartment in southwest Washington, DC in the late winter, spring, and summer of 2001.
9/11 happened not long after this record was finished.
I spent about 7 months writing and recording 23 tracks. Only the ones I really liked made the final cut.
This record was well received by my small fan base at that time and was the reason I got signed to INgrooves when CEO Robb McDaniels heard "Boy Seventeen" on a San Francisco radio station and called me up to ask if I wanted to perform at Burning Man. Yeah! Really.
This is still some of my favorite music. I hope you enjoy it.