Lone Justice – BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert – 1993

Though this album wasn’t released until 1993 it was recorded in 1986 shortly after the release of their album “Shelter”. I’m a little mystified as to why it took so long to release but perhaps it was just originally for airing on radio. But really that’s just a guess as I don’t know the history of these BBC radio concerts. I also found it odd the release was in 93 after the band had already slipped from the public eye. That said they had dedicated fans who must have been thrilled to see this album released. The album has live versions of 5 tracks from their first album, 2 tracks from Shelter, and most excitingly 4 previously unreleased tracks. Lone Justice were an excellent live band and I’m sure most of their dedicated fans hold this album as one of their favorites.

Tracklist
1 – Wait – 4:37
2 – Sweet, Sweet Baby – 5:24
3 – I Ain’t Got No Home In This World – 2:32
4 – The Gift – 4:19
5 – Wheels – 6:28
6 – Shelter – 5:07
7 – Belfry – 6:04
8 – I Found Love – 4:19
9 – Heaven – 6:28
10 – Inspiration – 3:52
11 – Sweet Jane – 9:03

Credits
Bass, Vocals – Gregg Sutton
Compiled By, Coordinator – Jo Bourhill
Drums – Rudy Richman
Guitar – Shane Fontaine
Keyboards – Bruce Brody
Liner Notes – Alan Gardiner
Producer – Pete Dauncey
Sleeve – Coles McConnell Design
Vocals, Guitar – Maria McKee

Companies, etc.
Record Company – BBC Enterprises Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – BBC
Copyright (c) – Windsong International
Published By – Warner/Chappell
Published By – MCA
Published By – BMG
Published By – Tro Essex Music Ltd.
Published By – Copyright Control
Published By – Screen Gems-EMI
Recorded At – The Town And Country Club, London
Glass Mastered At – Mayking Records

Daniel Amos – Motorcycle – 1993

This is the tenth studio album by Daniel Amos and the first one in awhile where they used their full name vs just DA. It also marked the return of longtime guitarist Jerry Chamberlain. This was their second album on the Brainstorm Artists International label which was owned by Gene Eugene and Ojo Taylor. Eugene was also invlved in the engineering of the album. The album was dedicated to Mark Heard though I don’t really feel that any of the songs were written with his passing in mind. The sound of this album was a bit of a step back for the band and a pleasant surprise for their longtime fans. I was reading a review of the album today that called the sound “neo-psychedelia” which made me kind of laugh. By the way if you want a good laugh look up the definition of neo-psychedelia on Wikipedia, it’s hilarious. Anyway here’s a Daniel Amos album with them doing Daniel Amos music with a Daniel Amos sound. Now it’s time for my pet peeve of this album. It is obvious that this album was recorded and engineered for vinyl. Most the songs run together and overlap. While this is fine on vinyl (though I dislike it) it does not work on a CD and I can’t find anywhere that this album was released on vinyl, just cassette and CD. The result is a CD that is choppy and just a nightmare to listen to. I have recreated the tracks here as they are on the CD. I believe this is where the band shows their age and while they were always willing to do do something new and different with their music they unfortunately did not have a good grasp on the changing technology of the industry.

Tracklist
1 – Banquet At The World’s End – 3:47
2 – Traps, Ensnares – 3:49
3 – Hole In The World – 5:33
4 – (What’s Come) Over Me – 3:48
5 – Buffalo Hills – 4:24
6 – Guilty – 4:35
7 – Motorcycle – 3:33
8 – Wonderful – 2:17
9 – So Long – 0:57
10 – My Frontier – 3:48
11 – Grace Is The Smell Of Rain – 4:01
12 – Noelle – 2:44
13 – Wise Acres – 2:15
14 – So Long Again – 2:54

Credits
Arranged By – Daniel Amos
Art Direction, Design – Ed McTaggart
Backing Vocals [Arranged & Performed By] – Jerry Chamberlain, Sharon McCall, Terry Taylor
Bass Guitar – Tim Chandler
Design Concept [Cover] – Bruce Heavin, Jerry Chamberlain, Terry Taylor
Drums, Percussion – Ed McTaggart, Steve Hindalong (tracks: 2)
Engineer [Addtional] – Bob Moon, Chris Colbert, Dave Hackbarth
Engineer [Engineered By] – G. Eugene
Illustration – Bruce Heavin
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Greg Flesch
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Sitar [Electric], Lap Steel Guitar, Percussion – Jerry Chamberlain
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonica – Terry Taylor
Mastered By – Doug Doyle
Piano – G. Eugene* (tracks: On “…now For The Cliffhanger…”)
Producer [Produced By] – Daniel Amos, Jerry Chamberlain, Terry Taylor
Synthesizer [Melotron], Organ [Hammond], Piano – Rob Watson
Trumpet – Buckeye Jazzbo (tracks: 2)

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Brainstorm Artists International
Copyright (c) – Brainstorm Artists International
Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Produced For – Stunt Productions
Recorded At – The Golden Recording Room
Recorded At – Neverland
Recorded At – McCrum’s
Recorded At – Wax Lips
Mixed At – The Golden Recording Room
Mastered At – Digital Brothers
Published By – Twitchen Vibes Music
Published By – Brainstorm Artists International
Published By – Young And Ambitious Music
Manufactured By – JVC

Altar Boys – No Substitute – 2018

As the story goes Mike Stand was resting after a surgery and decided to break out his Tascam 4 track and listen to some recordings the band made in 91 & 93. For some reason back in the day the boys were unable to release these recordings. Mike decided to see if he could get these recordings released so he ran a kickstarter to raise funds for the album. They successfully raised over $23,000 so we are blessed with a new, old album. The sound of this album is classic Altar boys so any fan of them back then will be a fan of this album. It’s not that often a situation likes this comes so I found it to be a real treat.

Tracklist
1 – Rebel Rock – 4:37
2 – No Substitute – 4:00
3 – Let Me See Your Hands – 3:31
4 – Light Of Freedom – 4:01
5 – Outside In The Distance – 3:25
6 – History Comes Back – 5:18
7 – The Kids Cry – 3:58
8 – Surround Me – 4:33
9 – Thousand Miles – 4:27
10 – Devotion – 4:28
11 – Give Our Hearts – 4:16
12 – Revolution Of Love – 2:53

Credits
Design [Artwork Design] – Ron Lara
Mixed By, Mastered By – Keith Sorrells
Performer [Altar Boys Are:] – Jeff Crandall, Mark Robertson, Mike Stand, Steve Pannier

Companies, etc.
Mixed At – Project K Studios
Copyright (c) – Lo-Fidelity Records
Copyright (c) – Oh Oh Nancy Music