Desert Rose

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All Music Guide - Peter Kurtz
Chris Hillman was never the songwriter of the caliber of Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, or Stephen Stills, his bandmates back in the heady days of folk-rock and early country-rock, so it's not surprising to see him mine the treasures of traditional Nashville once he broke free as a solo artist. Desert Rose is his second album for the Sugar Hill label, and it features largely the same crack backup musicians as on Morning Sky, as well as a lineup of breezy country tunes by the likes of Jimmie Rodgers, and Acuff-Rose publishing. Hillman again plays mandolin, and the use of banjo and fiddle on this record further add to a bluegrass feel. The title track, a Hillman original, would ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Kurtz
Chris Hillman was never the songwriter of the caliber of Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, or Stephen Stills, his bandmates back in the heady days of folk-rock and early country-rock, so it's not surprising to see him mine the treasures of traditional Nashville once he broke free as a solo artist. Desert Rose is his second album for the Sugar Hill label, and it features largely the same crack backup musicians as on Morning Sky, as well as a lineup of breezy country tunes by the likes of Jimmie Rodgers, and Acuff-Rose publishing. Hillman again plays mandolin, and the use of banjo and fiddle on this record further add to a bluegrass feel. The title track, a Hillman original, would later be used as a name for his band, and you can sense Hillman's contentment at leaving his rock baggage behind. This is a pleasant, understated affair, great music to unwind to while sipping cold lemonade on a hot summer day.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/1993
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891374321
  • Catalog Number: 3743
  • Sales rank: 75,306

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Hillman Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
James Burton Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ray Park Fiddle, Violin
Byron Berline Fiddle, Violin, Vocals
Glen D. Hardin Piano
Bernie Leadon Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Mandora, Vocal Harmony
Jay Dee Maness Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar
Herb Pedersen Banjo, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Al Perkins Dobro, Steel Guitar
Jerry Scheff Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Ron Tutt Drums
Dr. Robert Warford Guitar
Bob Warford Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Chris Hillman Composer
Arnie Acosta Mastering
Joe Bellamy Engineer
Dick Cooper Composer
Roger McGuinn Composer
Al Perkins Producer, Audio Production
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