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
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
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