Faithlift

Faithlift

by Spirit of the West
     
 

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…  See more details below

Overview

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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Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/1994
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596164627
catalogNumber:
61646

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Album Credits

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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