Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 2015 copyright
Keys- Gregg Inhofer
Bass- Matt Senjem
Percussion- Michael Bissonnette
The director of the documentary “A Life Well Played” asked me to write a song especially for use in the film. He wanted to show the development of a tune from writing, rehearsing, and recording.
I was working on a song called “October” at the time and suggested that.
He liked the tune (which served as the main theme for credits as well) but wanted me to change the title.
So I called it “Up Town.”
The film did make the 2016 rounds of Film Festivals in the US and Canada and won Best Documentary Short for Rene Erickson (director) at the Highway 61 Festival.
The award-winning documentary about the life and career of Reynold Philipsek, A Life Well Played, now available free on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StVG2TaKqbw.
A Life Well Played was screened across the U.S. and Canada during the fall 2016 Film Festival circuit, and was awarded “Best Documentary Short” honors by the Highway 61 Film Festival.
What would it be like to do exactly what you wanted with your life? Just ask Reynold Philipsek. Explore the life, music and motivation of eclectic guitarist and prolific composer Reynold Philipsek in this documentary portrait, A Life Well Played. Reynold shares stories from his fifty-year musical career and numerous songs from his catalog of over forty CDs, and fans, fellow musicians and Reynold¹s life partner, Mary, share stories of their journey with Reynold. Includes numerous live musical performances and archival materials spanning a lifetime in the music industry.
Purchase the DVD
A DVD of the documentary, with over an hour of DVD extras, is on sale exclusively at https://reynold.com/my-music/life-well-played-dvd-audio-cd-bundle/. The extras include eight solo acoustic guitar performances by Reynold, and an “Up Town: From Concept to CD” feature which follow Reynold as he writes, records, mixes and masters the documentary theme track, “Up Town.”