The Lives of Dexter Peterson
Matthew's piano rock story about a boy from New York City who has lived as over 11,000 different people.
$9.99 — $12.99
The Lives of Dexter Peterson is a two-part project from Matthew Ebel. Based on a novella written by Ebel, the album and story are about a boy from New York City who finds himself inexplicably jumping from one life to the next, as though someone were changing the channels of his life and he’s the star of every single show. He can’t explain why nor can he see a pattern, all he knows is that a girl named Alexandria seems to follow him from one life to the next.
My name is Dexter Jared Peterson. I am 26 years old and I live in New York City. In the last seven years I have lived as 11,577 different people.
This is how Dexter begins every entry he writes in his journal. Whether he wakes up as a World War II soldier in the French countryside or a dolphin off the Hawaiian coast or a cinema-worshiping priest of a post-apocalyptic religious order, all Dexter can do is try to stay alive as his environment changes. Throughout it all he keeps track of his lives in a journal that, somehow, travels with him.
Lyrics & Singles
- Good Morning, New York
- The Last Pirate
- These Wars We Fight
- Frozen Oasis
- A Question of Sanity
- I Met A Girl
- I Wish I Were
- Wait Here
- Normal Is Not For Me
- A Million Miles Away
- All Over Again
- Who I Am
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- Cardboard Sleeve (Self-Mailing)
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- Brad and Jess Bonn, Genesis Whitmore, and Matthew Ebel
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I have always been a pursuant of exquisite, simple, yet complex music. Matthew Ebel is a gold-mine of these type of musical gems. [The Lives of Dexter Peterson] is not just an album, it’s a listening experience that a true fan of piano arrangements and rock can’t miss…taking a listen to this album will make you a fan after the first few songs.— , Amazon Review
[The Lives of Dexter Peterson] is simply excellent…If you like Piano Rock (think Ben Folds or Billy Idol), like memorable songs, and love awesome music, pick this one up. Two thumbs way up!— , Amazon Review
[The Lives of Dexter Peterson] doesn’t dissapoint. Im not fancy and cant say how music is deep or other stuff all I know is when I put this album on, it puts me in a good mood and keeps me rocking from start to finish.— , Amazon Review
I love this! Just bought [The Lives of Dexter Peterson] yesterday, and I can’t stop listening. Still trying to decide which song is my favorite— , Amazon Review
The entire album [The Lives of Dexter Peterson] is a light hearted romp through Mr. Ebel’s musical genius. “The Last Pirate” was my favorite of the album.— , Amazon Review
Such a wonderful and original album [The Lives of Dexter Peterson]! I haven’t enjoyed myself listening to music this way in a long time!— , Amazon Review
Matthew Ebel is the heir apparent to the greats of Piano Rock, and with sounds that remind you of 70′s Elton John and Billy Joel, it’s hard not to love his music. [The Lives of Dexter Peterson] is his best yet…the album is a joy to listen to start to finish.— , Amazon Review
[The Lives of Dexter Peterson] is a great album. The songs individually are very strong… but as a whole they become even better. A great example of soaring piano rock, with a dash of electronics, clever pop culture references and witty lyrics.— , iTunes Review
The music in [The Lives of Dexter Peterson] takes you through a wonderful adventure that inspires to explore new possibilities of existence, and fills you with the energy to make things happen!— , iTunes Review
Matthew Ebel hits it out of the park again [with The Lives of Dexter Peterson]. Wonderful listening from start to finish.— , iTunes Review
I just love [The Lives of Dexter Peterson] from Matthew Ebel, it is quality pop that you just can not find any more, a great showman and a great storyteller with his music.— , iTunes Review
It can be hard to strike the right balance on a concept album…Matthew Ebel struck this balance perfectly [with The Lives of Dexter Peterson]. Not only can every song be enjoyed on its own merits…but he expertly weaves the compelling story of Dexter Peterson throughout the music.— , iTunes Review
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The Lives of Dexter Peterson debuted at #1 on the Amazon Adult Alternative chart.