Faithlift

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
The veteran band Spirit of the West this is their sixth release goes for more of a rock edge with Faithlift. It's an evolution not unlike fellow Canadians Blue Rodeo. The act still injects a healthy does of Celtic influences, though, on songs like the sprightly "Sadness Grows" or the lazy "Sincerely Yours." Lead singer John Mann's lyrics are amusing, insightful and, yet, down to earth. He's adept at writing dark moody pieces like "Bone of Contention" or "Mum's the Word." The latter is a somewhat jarring track, featuring the clever, heartbreaking lyrical twist on the song's title and a tortured guitar solo from Hugh McMillan. Mann also shines on lighter fare like the sweetly...
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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
The veteran band Spirit of the West this is their sixth release goes for more of a rock edge with Faithlift. It's an evolution not unlike fellow Canadians Blue Rodeo. The act still injects a healthy does of Celtic influences, though, on songs like the sprightly "Sadness Grows" or the lazy "Sincerely Yours." Lead singer John Mann's lyrics are amusing, insightful and, yet, down to earth. He's adept at writing dark moody pieces like "Bone of Contention" or "Mum's the Word." The latter is a somewhat jarring track, featuring the clever, heartbreaking lyrical twist on the song's title and a tortured guitar solo from Hugh McMillan. Mann also shines on lighter fare like the sweetly romantic "And If Venice Is Sinking" with the music building to a joyous, horn-tinged stomp and a lovely singalong on the final chorus. Literate and melodic, Faithlift is worth a listen for listeners who appreciate a healthy dose of substance but want some pop-sense style, as well.
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  • Release Date: 5/10/1994
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596164627
  • Catalog Number: 61646

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Performance Credits
Spirit of the West Primary Artist
Ben Webster Vocals
Paul Baron Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Anne Bourne Vocals
Vince Ditrich Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Vocals
Bill Kelly Vocals
Geoff Kelly Flute, Guitar, Vocals, Human Whistle, Whistle (Instrument), Bodhran
Sue Leonard Vocals
Hugh McMillan Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Mandolin, Piano, Strings, Electric Guitar, Horn, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Fretless Bass Guitar, Chapman Stick
Michael Phillip Wojewoda Percussion, Strings, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ian Putz Bass Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Richard Sera Vocals
John Webster Vocals
Linda McRae Bass, Accordion, Vocals
Alison Kelly Vocals
John Mann Guitar, Vocals
Adua Porteous Vocals
Peggy Lee Cello
Neil Nicholson Trombone, Tuba
Ben Kelly Vocals
Sheila MacDonald Violin
Technical Credits
Spirit of the West Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Hugh McMillan Arranger
Michael Phillip Wojewoda Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Greg Reely Producer, Engineer
Mandy Contributor
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