Spirits of the Western Sky

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Spirits of the Western Sky, Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward's first solo outing since 1996's View from the Hill, offers up a well-stocked selection of songs that pay homage to all eras of his meal-ticket band while introducing elements of rural folk and country into the mix. Lyrically simple, yet warm and soulful, songs like the gently fingerpicked "Eastern Sun" and the expansive title track should please "Watching and Waiting"-era Moody fans, while twang-tinged, dobro-propelled ballads like "It's Cold Outside of Your Heart" and "What You Resist Persists" retain the autumnal sentimentality that always resides in the heart of a Hayward composition, despite ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Spirits of the Western Sky, Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward's first solo outing since 1996's View from the Hill, offers up a well-stocked selection of songs that pay homage to all eras of his meal-ticket band while introducing elements of rural folk and country into the mix. Lyrically simple, yet warm and soulful, songs like the gently fingerpicked "Eastern Sun" and the expansive title track should please "Watching and Waiting"-era Moody fans, while twang-tinged, dobro-propelled ballads like "It's Cold Outside of Your Heart" and "What You Resist Persists" retain the autumnal sentimentality that always resides in the heart of a Hayward composition, despite their folksy, Nashville trappings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2013
  • Label: Eagle Rock Ent
  • UPC: 826992030425
  • Catalog Number: 203042
  • Sales rank: 7,053

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Justin Hayward Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Alison Brown Banjo
Kenny Loggins Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Glen Duncan Fiddle, Violin
Anne Dudley Performing Ensemble
David Harvey Mandolin, Mandola, Mandocello
Jan Harvey Vocal Harmony
Timothy May Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Lele Melotti Drums
Andy Todd Bass
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Paolo Costa Bass
Barry Crabtree Banjo
Peo Haggstrom Keyboards, Musician
Patty Mitchell Vocal Harmony
Carl Ryden Keyboards, Musician
Andy Hall Dobro
Tracey Ackerman Background Vocals
Frederic Arturi Keyboards
Jill Crabtree Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Justin Hayward Composer, Programming, Producer
Kenny Loggins Composer
David Harvey Producer, Engineer
Bruce Morgan Cover Design
Francis Gavet Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Guitar Engineer
Alberto Parodi Programming, Producer, Engineer
Peo Haggstrom Composer, Producer
Carl Ryden Composer, Producer
Marcus Way Cover Photo
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