Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills


The Book of Kills double album rock opera, SPLENDID TRIGGER, will soon be available from iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, and etc etc. I'm in the process of finalizing the upload to CDBaby who, as usual, will distribute the album worldwide. (Sounds impressive, eh? 'S'not particularly!) Created in the spring and summer of 1996, just after I'd moved my family from Dayton to Bridgewater, Virginia, the album was easily the most massive musical project I ever undertook. I think in some ways, though I would write and release SO FAR IN EVERY DIRECTION in 1997 and IF I SHOULD FALL in 1998, that SPLENDID TRIGGER took so much out of me that I gradually fell into a creative slump for six years after its release. I only snapped out of my funk in 2002 with the release of ALL ABOUT YOU, which presaged another prolific run that lasted into 2008.

Anyway, I think the album will be ready for streaming and download (including the flac format) some time early next week. It takes CDBaby several days to get everything in order after I upload the graphics and .wav files. It takes another couple days to several weeks for the various online music stores to ready the album for sale.