I hadn't done an album of my favorite songs by other writers since 'Gone West' which was recorded in 1994 !! so, in early 2017, I thought one was about due.
As usual for me, a project I thought would take a few weeks finished up taking a year but I am so glad I spent the time.
The early demos were VASTLY improved by the keyboard skills of the legendary John Bickersteth and by the long overdue upgrade to my studio. An Audient ID14 changed my life !! I also bought a Dobro.
The songs stretch from the Nashville studio writers of the '40s and 50's thru the singer/songwriters of the '70s up to the 'modern' country of the almost present.
From 1947 to 2001 is a wide span indeed but I hope they all fit together.
After all, in country music, it is the message that is important and that stays the same no matter the decade.
John Greene Jan 2018
01 It Takes a Lot to Laugh [Dylan] 1965
02 Only Hurts When I Cry [Yoakam/Miller] 1991
03 Sail Away [Young] 1977
04 Sea of Heartbreak [Hampton/David] 1961
05 Alabama Tonight [McClinton] 2001
06 Mystery Train [Parker] 1953
07 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain [Rose] 1947
08 Act Naturally [Russell/Morrison] 1963
09 Back Street Girl [Jagger/Richards] 1967
10 Fast as You [Yoakam] 1993
11 Lost Highway [Payne] 1948
12 Superstition (ain’t the way) [Wonder] 1972
John Greene -
Vocals, BVs, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards,
Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro & Drum Parts
John Bickersteth -
Piano, Fender Rhodes & Hammond B3
Recorded and Produced by John Greene in Falmouth UK
Used software included Cubase 5, Kontakt 4, CSR Reverbs, Waves, Amplitube 3, Superior Drummer & Ozone 5.
Artwork and Photos by #johngreenemusic
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