Lost in America

Lost in America

by Gathering Field
     
 
It is always a shame when a band releases one major label album and then is never heard from again. Such is the story of Pittsburgh, PA's The Gathering Field. Their 1996 debut Lost in America came and went unnoticed. Sadly, it was prophetically titled. The band actually got lost in the wake of a more successful rock band also on Atlantic Records, matchbox20.

Overview

It is always a shame when a band releases one major label album and then is never heard from again. Such is the story of Pittsburgh, PA's The Gathering Field. Their 1996 debut Lost in America came and went unnoticed. Sadly, it was prophetically titled. The band actually got lost in the wake of a more successful rock band also on Atlantic Records, matchbox20. The The Gathering Field was musically similar to Train and vocally close to Ireland's The Devlins. The real strength of the band was especially evident on Lost in America; smart, soulful lyrics surrounded by a heartbreaking, Americana sound. The title track was equal parts Raymond Carver and Jack Kerouac. The Gathering Field had wonderful melodies and harmonies. Fans of Train's "Drops of Jupiter" will especially like "Lost in America." "Rhapsody in Blue" should have been on thousands of mix tapes made by high school girls in the midwest, with its world-wise take on sentimentality. Lost in America had a laid-back, traditonal American rock sound similar to Allgood (but less bluesy), The Samples (but more diverse), and Counting Crows (but less tortured). It was, perhaps, the most profoundly emotional release of 1996. If you like jam bands, melodic rock and roll, and Americana, this album will not disappoint. It is the kind of find that will make you question who runs the record labels and radio stations.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/1996
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678294129
catalogNumber:
82941

Tracks

  1. Lost in America
  2. Rhapsody in Blue
  3. Bound to Be
  4. Middle Road
  5. Midnight Ghost
  6. Are You an Angel?
  7. Love Me Good
  8. Win You Back Suzanne
  9. And I Wanted
  10. The Soul Is Human
  11. Blue Sky Song

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gathering Field   Primary Artist
John Platania   Electric Guitar
Dave Brown   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jim DiSpirito   Tambourine,Shaker,Tibetan Bowls
Scott Blasey   Background Vocals
Bill Deasy   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joanna Ithen   Vocals
Eric Riebling   Bass
Kelsey Barber   Background Vocals
Ray Defade   Drums
John Burgh   Piano,Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

John Platania   Composer
Joe West   Engineer
Gathering Field   Producer
Dave Brown   Producer
Jim DiSpirito   Composer,Contributor
Benjamin Niles   Art Direction
Scott Blasey   Composer
Joanna Ithen   Composer
Eric Riebling   Composer
Kelsey Barber   Composer
Ray Defade   Composer
Danyil Goodwin   Engineer
Dave Brown   Composer,Producer
John Burgh   Composer

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