Monday, February 25, 2008


Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1978 on Asylum Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320 Kbps
Produced by John Hall & Charles PLotkin
Recorded By: Peter Granet with Steve Hirsch at Wally Heider Studio 4, Hollywood & with Jay Krugman and Peter Granet at the Record Plant, New York & Mark Howlett at the Sound Factory West
Mixed By: Val Garay at Sound Factory West
Cover Photography: David Alexander
Night / Break Of Day / Messin' Round With The Wrong Woman / Trust Yourself / Give Me The Right / The Fault / Good Enough / Voyagers
John Hall - Vocals, All Guitars, Polymoog, Clavinet
Keyboards - Joe Sample, Sonny Burke, David Paich
Bass - Wilton Felder, Chuck Rainey, David Hungate
Drums - Ed Green, Steve Gadd
Percussion - Milt Holland
Sax - Michael Brecker, David Sanborn
Harmonica - Joel Tapp
Synthesizer - Bill Payne
Background Vocals - James Taylor, Carly Simon, Garland Jeffreys, David Lasley, Arnold McCullough, Phillip Balou, Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George, Lynn Pitney, John Hall & The Persuasions
WEBSITE(S): john Hall for Congress Site John Hall Music Site Siren Songs Site
By Yours Truly
For folks old enough to remember the band ORLEANS and for those not old enough but interested in the great music of the 70's this 2nd solo album of John Hall's (1st one since the demise of Orleans) will be a welcome addition to your collection. John wrote all the songs on this album, sang lead vocals on all the songs and played his guitar on al tracks. Along with his top notch efforts there is a stellar lineup of folks that dropped in to help make this record and their efforts were not in vain as this is an 8 song set that has no low points.
High points for me personally are Trust Yourself & The Fault which contains the lines "Foundations built on indian bones, by black men stolen from their homes, sooner or later have to fall, to the fault running underneath it all" A very short but very honest American history lesson.
John these days has put down the guitar full time and taken up a career in politics to try and elicit some change in the world as a New York state congressman.
READ THIS for more information on this album.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks TC,

I saw John Hall in concert warming up for (and playing with if my memory serves me right) Bonnie Raitt. These Vinyl RIP's are just what the nostalgia DR ordered.


Long Island Steve

Monday, February 25, 2008 at 3:15:00 PM EST  
Blogger Some Awe said...

As ever, looking forward to these, but especially as 'Dance With Me' is a great Orleans favourite of mine - as for many no doubt. I've downloaded John Hall's 'Action' album, 1970 on Columbia - is this not his first solo album? Or do you mean post-Orleans? I read that John Sebastian is on the 'Action' album, but I have no track details. Don't know either of these albums so visiting this site is always a pleasurable discovery.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 5:46:00 PM EST  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

Hey Mike, You are correct, I was referring to post Orleans times but the reader would have to assume that bit of info so I changed the text a bit to make it clearer as to what I meant to say. I shouldn't do this stuff late at night and then not proof it.

Rock on.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 12:31:00 PM EST  
Blogger Some Awe said...

I thought afterwards I hope I didn't sound like some smartarse! I've listened to this album now and it's surprisingly funky in places. Still great harmonies too.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 12:36:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at this list of musicians. I'm downloading now. Can't wait to give it a listen. Must be excellent.

The Swede.

Monday, May 5, 2008 at 12:25:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have been looking for this FOREVER. Thank you!

Monday, June 2, 2008 at 7:11:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to know.

Monday, November 10, 2008 at 11:08:00 AM EST  

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