Matthew CDs https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/ Matthew CDs Matthew's 1st CD The first CD had no theme and the cover was printed from clip art. Matthew was getting his first pet this year, a white mouse. He named it Sparkle, but it died in a week. Sparkle 2 and Sparkle 3 lasted until May 13, 2001 before we freed them. Inside cover included tracks and note: For their contribution to the album, we would like to express a special thanks and a hearty handshake to: Julie Schuck (Aunt Julie) for The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Douglas Anderson (Grandpa) for Who Let The Dogs Out, Gloria Anderson (Grandma) for California Girls. Recorded at Home by Dad, Colorado Springs, CO. No Rights Reserved. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115910 206115910 Matthew's 2nd CD Theme: Disney Songs, as we were taking our first trip to Disneyland. Cover: Collage of Disney movie titles. Inside cover included Disney pictures and Dumbo quote. "Listen, little fella, we may have had a lot of hard luck up to now. But you and me is gonna do big things together. Why, your mother is gonna be so proud of ya. I'm gonna be proud of ya too...they can't keep us down." Love Dad. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115911 206115911 Matthew's 3rd CD Theme: America. Cover: American flag sticker on flag paper. Inside cover included The Star Spangled Banner and personal notes about each choice: Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand, Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation; Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us as a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust" And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! The Spirit of America: 1. Mom, "To me, it is a reminder of the history of our country and how magnificent is our flag." 2. Grandma Gloria, "It was inspired by Pikes Peak and the Colorado Springs area." 3. Dad, "It was written on Christmas day 1896 and is the National March." 5. Mom, "Inspirational. Reminds me of having Godly hope and longing for freedom." Grandma Gloria, "It was a song at the 1st concert your father attended, and my great grandparents emigrated from Europe in the 1850's." 6. Grandpa Anderson, "I just like the sound of it and never understood any of the lyrics except for the chorus." 7. Mom, "Reminds me of how proud Americans are to be here, how we love this land, how we won't forget the sacrifices made, and how we would stand up together to defend our freedom. It appropriately says, 'God Bless the USA!'" The Land of America: 8. Grandma Shirley, "On July 4th 2002, when I first heard the album, we were driving into "beautiful" Colorado Springs, so I hope that you enjoy it as much I did the first time that I heard it!" 9. Mom, "Happy song about enjoying America's land." 9. & 10. Grandma Gloria, "Folk songs that celebrate the beauty of the U.S. and the nostalgia of traveling by train (we took 2 trips from Joliet, IL to Houston, TX on the train when Paul & Julie were very young). 11. Mom, "Reminds me of home and comfort." 12. Dad, "Some modern southern pride written in rebuttal to Neil Young's songs Southern Man and Alabama, and if you weren't listening, TURN IT UP!!! 13. & 14. Dad, "My home for the first 18 years of my life before leaving for college and my only other home state (and your only home state): Colorado, Rocky Mountain High!" The History of America: American Revolution (1775-83): 15. Mom, "Originally, it was a British tune (1750s) ridiculing the Americans" dress. The colonials took the song for their own, and when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, while the British played The World Turned Upside Down, the Americans played Yankee Doodle." The War of 1812 (1812-1814): 16. Dad, "The war was remarkable for a failed invasion of Canada, the burning of the Capitol, and the Star Spangled Banner. But the last battle was fought on January 8, 1815, fifteen days after the peace treaty was signed." The Civil War (1861- 1865): 17. Dad, "It began with an attack on Fort Sumter by the Confederates. The Union responded by marching on Richmond but were met at Bull Run on July 21, 1861 and beaten by the Confederates." 18. Mom, "In December 1861, these lyrics were written to improve the marching song for the Army of the Potomac. They remind me of the faith and confidence of American people in God." 19. Dad, "May 10th 1865: After the conquest of the Confederate government, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured in Irwinsville, Georgia by Union forces." World War II (1941-1945): 20. Mom, "This peace song was introduced on Veterans Day 1938 as war was threatening Europe. It reminds me of the faith, dreams, hope, and freedom of others and me. Only God can protect these awesome ideas." Grandma Gloria, "It is a song that celebrates the whole country as one nation, and it was popular just after your great grandparents (Priebe, 1/14/38) were married." The Vietnam War (1964-1975): 21. Dad, "A rare pro-military song during this era, it was the #1 song of 1966." 22. Grandma Gloria, 'It is our national anthem! ' https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115912 206115912 Matthew's 4th CD Theme: Christmas. Covers: Tree sticker decorated with ornament stickers. Inside cover included stickers and note: Merry Christmas! This is Matthew's 4th CD, and we have done things a little different this time. Instead of waiting until Christmas to see his CD, Matthew has created the album cover himself so that each one is hand made and unique. Of course, you have selected the songs, and we have included some from a couple of Matthew's favorite Christmas movies: Home Alone (2,3,6, and 7) and Home Alone 2 (4 and 5). We hope you enjoy it! Love Matthew and Dad. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115913 206115913 Matthew's 5th CD Covers: Numbers 6:24-26 (King James Version) sticker decorated with different cross stickers. Inside cover included a cross sticker in place of the T in Faith and note: FAITH: Acts 4:13 - read by Dad; Matthew 5:16 - read by Matthew; Matthew 22:37-40 - read by Aunt Julie; Isaiah 49:13 - read by Mom; Matthew 3:16-17 - read by Grandma Shirley; John 1:16 - read by Grandma Gloria; Psalm 23:1-4 - read by Grandpa Anderson. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115914 206115914 Matthew's 6th CD Covers: Hand drawn by Matthew, Dad, Mom and Grandma Gloria. Inside cover included a note and signatures: HOPE: This is Matthew's 6th CD, and the following people helped create the cover at Grandma Gloria's on Thanksgiving, 2005. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115915 206115915 Matthew's 7th CD Covers: Hand drawn by Matthew, Dad, Mom and Grandma Gloria. Inside cover included a note and signatures: Love: This is Matthew's 7th CD, and it is meant to commemorate his parents' 15th wedding anniversary. "Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned." https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115916 206115916 Matthew's 8th CD Covers: Hand drawn by Matthew, Dad, Mom and Grandma Gloria. Inside cover included a note and signatures: Comedy: This is Matthew's 8th CD, and the following people helped create the cover at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thanksgiving, 2007. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115917 206115917 Matthew's 9th CD Covers: Hand drawn by Matthew, Dad, Mom and Grandma Gloria. Inside cover included a note and signatures: Cars: This is Matthew's 9th CD, and the following people helped create the cover at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thanksgiving, 2008. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115918 206115918 Matthew's 10th CD Covers: Hand drawn by Matthew, Dad, Mom and Grandma Gloria. Inside cover included a note and signatures: Country & Western This is Matthew's 10th CD, and the following people helped create the cover at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thanksgiving, 2009. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115919 206115919 Matthew's 11th CD Covers: Hand drawn by Matthew, Dad, Mom and Grandma Gloria. Inside cover included a note and signatures: Best Of The Rest: This is Matthew's 11th CD, and the following people helped create the cover at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thanksgiving, 2010. https://matthewsclub.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206115920 206115920