For Maurice Memorial Edition
It hasn’t been the easiest year for Randy. With multiple worldwide runs of Shadowland behind and ahead of him, his good buddy Chuck retiring from the hustle and bustle of Residents tour, and now Randy’s pet cat and friend Maurice has passed away.
“For Maurice” is a sorrowful and heartfelt goodbye to Randy’s pal. We have all been there. Anyone who hears the ethereal caterwauling haunting the background of this track will certainly share in Randy’s cumulative experience of loss on many levels. Whether the music is a reflection on more than the immediate loss of Maurice or something less specific like the loss of love in general, we may never know. Musically strong and punctuated with delightfully wet horns, the whole track seems to permeate the essence of “meow”, with excellent use of enveloping over the more melodic layers to achieve a cat-like presence throughout. Maurice’s memory and legacy will forever be preserved in this canticle.
To honor Maurice, we put together this limited “For Maurice Memorial Edition” vinyl package. This variation is a one-sided single of “For Maurice” on pink vinyl. The B-Side is laser-etched with the famous Maurice sketch submitted to Randy by a fan while on tour. It all comes in a Pink cloth Bag with a silk screened Plastic cover and a Maurice Memo Magnet Button and a postcard with a portrait of Randy and Maurice. Strictly limited to 50 numbered copies.