Flying Jenny

Flying Jenny

by Linda McRae
     
 
A very impressive solo debut. After eight years as the accordionist with Spirit of the West, Linda McRae picked up a guitar (she doesn't even play the accordion on this CD), and this is the result -- hard-edged folk-rock, with a tinge of country. Sounding somewhat similar to Linda Thompson, McRae is

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A very impressive solo debut. After eight years as the accordionist with Spirit of the West, Linda McRae picked up a guitar (she doesn't even play the accordion on this CD), and this is the result -- hard-edged folk-rock, with a tinge of country. Sounding somewhat similar to Linda Thompson, McRae is able to move comfortably from slow, melodic songs to straight-out rock numbers, completing the CD with the long, but beautiful, country-flavored "Take Your Hat Off." Guests include Gord Downie and Gord Sinclair (of the Tragically Hip), Richard Bell (the Band), Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo), Syd Straw, and producer Colin Linden, among others. The title track, "Flying Jenny," a heartfelt tribute to the Louvin Brothers, is a standout, followed by another highlight, a cover of their exquisite "When I Stop Dreaming." A well-crafted, well-produced, great-sounding CD on which McRae is able to distance herself from the incredible work she did with Spirit of the West, and carve out an entirely new career as a storyteller and guitar player.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/1997
Label:
Stony Plain Music
UPC:
0772532123921
catalogNumber:
1239

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Performance Credits

Linda McRae   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Syd Straw   Tambourine,Vocals
Andrew Cash   Vocals
Richard Bell   Organ,Piano,Mellotron
Gary Craig   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine
Jim Cuddy   Vocals
Bazil Donovan   Bass
Gordon Downie   Vocals
John Dymond   Bass
Greg Keelor   Guitar,Vocals
Colin Linden   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Electric Mando Cello
Gurf Morlix   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Bottleneck Guitar,Electric Mando Cello
John Whynot   Acoustic Guitar,Shaker
James Gray   Accordion
Colin Cripps   Electric Guitar
Janice Powers   Keyboards
Willie P. Bennett   Harmonica
Tom Wilson   Vocals
Gord Sinclair   Bass

Technical Credits

Colin Linden   Producer,Engineer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
John Whynot   Engineer
Linda McRae   Art Direction
Jonathon Wreglesworth   Artwork

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