Second Million Miles

Second Million Miles

by Bill Staines
     
 

Bill Staines reckons he's driven two million miles to and from gigs and recording sessions. This compilation includes tracks from the albums he recorded for Red House between 1993 and 2004. The tunes were remastered for this album and while there's no startling contrast between these versions and those that appeared on the original albums, this 17-track set will… See more details below

Overview

Bill Staines reckons he's driven two million miles to and from gigs and recording sessions. This compilation includes tracks from the albums he recorded for Red House between 1993 and 2004. The tunes were remastered for this album and while there's no startling contrast between these versions and those that appeared on the original albums, this 17-track set will provide a good introduction for those unfamiliar with his work. Staines writes mainly about friendship, travel, the natural beauty of America, and, increasingly, the joys of aging and long-term relationships. Highlights include "Journey Home" with its yearning penny whistle and Celtic melancholy, "Distances and Miles," a country flavored meditation on love gone wrong but fondly remembered, and "Where Does the Love Go," another Celtic flavored song of lost love, with a yearning, dramatic arrangement. Staines tips his hat to the muse on "When I Hear the Music Play," a celebration of the power of music and the jaunty "So Sang the River," a rollicking salute to music, travel, and the wide open spaces of the American West. He closes the collection with the old Shaker hymn "How Can I Keep from Singing," a tune that could be his theme song, delivered simply with buoyant waves of swelling synthesizer and his own simple lead guitar embroidering the melody.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2005
Label:
Red House
UPC:
0033651018926
catalogNumber:
189
Rank:
20201

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Staines   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Jeanie Stahl   Background Vocals
Billy Novick   Soprano Saxophone,Human Whistle
Melissa Javors   Vocals,Harmony
John Curtis   Dobro,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Gene Elders   Violin
Ron Erwin   Drums,Bodhran
Randy Glines   Bass
John Hill   Vocals,Cabasa
Frank Kammerdeiner   Cello
Larry Luddecke   Piano
Riley Osborne   Piano
Paul Pearcy   Percussion,Cymbals,Tambourine,Shaker
Stuart Schulman   Violin
Paul Sweeney   Mandolin
Mike Walsh   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
David Webb   Piano
Brian Wood   Guitar,Accordion,12-string Guitar,Hi String
Arty Passes   Pedal Steel Guitar
Hillary Foster   Violin
Stingy Lapel   Percussion,Drums
William Russell   Oboe
Nadine Trudel   Cello
Mickie Merkens   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Gary VanDuser   Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Mary McCaslin   Composer
Bill Staines   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
John Hill   Engineer
Larry Luddecke   Producer,Engineer
Eric Peltoniemi   Producer,Audio Production
Brian Wood   Producer
Chris Frymire   Remastering
Steve Smulian   Producer,Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson   Cover Photo

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