Escape from Monster Island

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All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Jon Dee Graham has a distinct, gruff voice delivering country/folk images of undeniable vision and effect. This eloquent troubadour belies a Texas punk background as guitarist for the Skunks and then True Believers. Following this, a stint in L.A. led Graham to work with members of X, Michelle Shocked, Simon Bonney, and more. Distilling these varied experiences, Graham suggests "A dog may bark out in the night/The sound of the clock by the bed marking time/A door may slam, a dish may beak/I don't give a damn, some songs I can take." Graham has many sounds -- from Texas blues to noncommercial rock -- giving back a forlorn and abandoned beauty. The songbook on this stark ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Jon Dee Graham has a distinct, gruff voice delivering country/folk images of undeniable vision and effect. This eloquent troubadour belies a Texas punk background as guitarist for the Skunks and then True Believers. Following this, a stint in L.A. led Graham to work with members of X, Michelle Shocked, Simon Bonney, and more. Distilling these varied experiences, Graham suggests "A dog may bark out in the night/The sound of the clock by the bed marking time/A door may slam, a dish may beak/I don't give a damn, some songs I can take." Graham has many sounds -- from Texas blues to noncommercial rock -- giving back a forlorn and abandoned beauty. The songbook on this stark album is direct, human, and replete in effective metaphor. A variety of guitars dobro, acoustic, electric, and ghost steel are complemented by piano and B-3 organ on this release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/2003
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396603121
  • Catalog Number: 6031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 $100 Bill (5:06)
  2. 2 When a Woman Cries (4:30)
  3. 3 Big Canal (2:48)
  4. 4 Wave Goodbye (3:23)
  5. 5 Faithless (5:15)
  6. 6 Mockingbird Smile (3:56)
  7. 7 Soonday (4:37)
  8. 8 Kings (4:31)
  9. 9 Wait (1:45)
  10. 10 Airplane (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jon Dee Graham Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Michael Ramos Piano, Hammond Organ
George Reiff Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Rafael Gayol Drums
K. McCarty Vocals
Mike Hardwick Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Jon Dee Graham Producer
Andy Taub Producer, Engineer
Mike Hardwick Producer
Jerry Tubb Digital Editing, Mastering
Earl B. Freedom Executive Producer
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