The Other Side

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Despite his long standing as one of the pioneering figures in country-rock thanks to his work with the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Manassas, Chris Hillman's recordings from the 1990s have made it clear that what he loves best is kicking back with a fine bluegrass band usually featuring his buddy Herb Pedersen and picking his guitar or mandolin on a stack of songs in the classic manner. That's certainly the formula on The Other Side, which Hillman described as an album of "songs to soothe and uplift the soul," and while it's hard to say where the opening acoustic cover of "Eight Miles High" fits into this template, most of the tunes are new Chris Hillman/Steve ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Despite his long standing as one of the pioneering figures in country-rock thanks to his work with the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Manassas, Chris Hillman's recordings from the 1990s have made it clear that what he loves best is kicking back with a fine bluegrass band usually featuring his buddy Herb Pedersen and picking his guitar or mandolin on a stack of songs in the classic manner. That's certainly the formula on The Other Side, which Hillman described as an album of "songs to soothe and uplift the soul," and while it's hard to say where the opening acoustic cover of "Eight Miles High" fits into this template, most of the tunes are new Chris Hillman/Steve Hill compositions that in a gentle but straightforward manner deal with matters of faith. Hillman's take on bluegrass-gospel speaks of the fact this is a genre he's long been comfortable with, and there's a graceful give and take between the casual and the passionate on these sessions, in which the players take their picking and their message very seriously while staying in a comfortable, easygoing groove throughout. The Other Side is a quietly joyous collection of bluegrass-gospel tunes with occasional detours into matters of the heart, and if neither Hillman nor his bandmates work up much a hard sweat on these recordings, that's not to say they're not giving their all in their own low-key way, and this is truly back porch music at its most inspiring.
Entertainment Weekly - David Browne
Hillman's voice is a marvel of ageless wholesomeness. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 711297474022
  • Catalog Number: 849209

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eight Miles High (4:05)
  2. 2 True Love (2:23)
  3. 3 Drifting (3:22)
  4. 4 The Other Side (3:04)
  5. 5 Heaven Is My Home (2:23)
  6. 6 Touch Me (3:55)
  7. 7 The Wheel (3:14)
  8. 8 True He's Gone (4:28)
  9. 9 Heavenly Grace (2:44)
  10. 10 It Doesn't Matter (3:01)
  11. 11 Missing You (3:56)
  12. 12 The Water Is Wide (4:33)
  13. 13 I Know I Need You (3:10)
  14. 14 Our Savior's Hands (4:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Hillman Primary Artist, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Soloist
Jennifer Warnes Vocals, Harmony, Vocal Harmony
Bill Bryson Bass
Skip Edwards Accordion
Sally Van Meter Dobro
Larry Park Guitar
Herb Pedersen Banjo, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, 5-string Banjo, Vocal Harmony
Gabe Witcher Fiddle
Technical Credits
Chris Hillman Arranger, Composer
Tom Russell Composer
Gene Clark Composer
Steve Stills Composer
Jim Sullivan Composer
David Crosby Composer
Steve Hall Mastering
Scott MacPherson Engineer
Mark Matthews Session Photographer
Roger McGuinn Composer
Herb Pedersen Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Richard Sellers Composer
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