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From My Hands

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All Music Guide - Pemberton Roach
When Frank Christian's song "Three Flights Up" appeared on Nanci Griffith's classic 1992 album Other Voices Other Rooms, most of the mass record-buying public was exposed to Christian's work for the first time. A legend among legends in folk circles, Christian has lent his songs and masterful guitar playing to albums by several bigger-name artists, but only sporadically records under his own name. From My Hands represents his best and most consistent work. Kicking off the album with his own version of "Three Flights Up," Christian, as is so often the case when songwriters are given a long-awaited chance to perform their own material, lends the song an emotional depth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Pemberton Roach
When Frank Christian's song "Three Flights Up" appeared on Nanci Griffith's classic 1992 album Other Voices Other Rooms, most of the mass record-buying public was exposed to Christian's work for the first time. A legend among legends in folk circles, Christian has lent his songs and masterful guitar playing to albums by several bigger-name artists, but only sporadically records under his own name. From My Hands represents his best and most consistent work. Kicking off the album with his own version of "Three Flights Up," Christian, as is so often the case when songwriters are given a long-awaited chance to perform their own material, lends the song an emotional depth that others, including Nanci Griffith, frankly just aren't capable of matching. Not content to rest on his writing laurels, however, Christian devises guitar parts that are musical statements unto themselves, weaving in and out of the vocals and heightening the lyrics' emotional impact. The accompanying players, particularly bassist Peter Herbert and drummer/percussionist Jeff Berman, do a fine job of providing interesting support for Christian's subtle, often quirky material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/1997
  • Label: Palmetto Records
  • UPC: 753957201128
  • Catalog Number: 2011
  • Sales rank: 181,376

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Christian Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Nanci Griffith Vocals, Background Vocals
Matt Balitsaris Electric Guitar
Jeff Berman Percussion, Vibes
Peter Abbott Drums
Paul Adamy Bass
Peter Herbert Bass, Acoustic Bass
Garth Hudson Accordion
Lee Satterfield Vocals, Background Vocals
Kid Java Harmonica
Technical Credits
Frank Christian Songwriter
Matt Balitsaris Producer
Michael McDonald Engineer
Pat Metheny Composer
Jeff Berman Producer
Scott Ansell Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Aaron Hurwitz Engineer
Charlie Dos Santos Engineer
A.T. Michael MacDonald Engineer, Mastering
Jay Gorney Composer
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