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The Very Best of England Dan & John Ford Coley

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Sixteen songs by the soft rock duo, cut between March of 1976 and early 1980, that sum up most of their best work. It's unfortunate that the producers couldn't have salvaged one or two cuts from their A&M years, just to delineate the development of their sound, but limited to 16 songs that might not have been possible. This is a handy volume, with excellent sound and ample annotation and session information, which tells the listener a lot about the duo that is often overlooked. For starters, they took care of their own -- their one-time '60s-era partner Shane Keister played keyboards on the Nights Are Forever album. And Jim Seals accompanied them on acoustic guitar, with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Sixteen songs by the soft rock duo, cut between March of 1976 and early 1980, that sum up most of their best work. It's unfortunate that the producers couldn't have salvaged one or two cuts from their A&M years, just to delineate the development of their sound, but limited to 16 songs that might not have been possible. This is a handy volume, with excellent sound and ample annotation and session information, which tells the listener a lot about the duo that is often overlooked. For starters, they took care of their own -- their one-time '60s-era partner Shane Keister played keyboards on the Nights Are Forever album. And Jim Seals accompanied them on acoustic guitar, with Janie Fricke appearing on backing vocals, on the same album. The team were never too far from country music, even when they were topping the pop and adult contemporary charts, but their genius and that of producer Kyle Lehning lay in applying the most compatible country players to the most melodic attributes of pop
ock. The music is as smooth and virtuosic as the best country-rock, comparable to the work of Firefall but also more personal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227994280
  • Catalog Number: 399164
  • Sales rank: 26,234

Album Credits

Performance Credits
England Dan & John Ford Coley Primary Artist
England Dan Indexed Contributor
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Harrison Calloway Trumpet
Johnny Christopher Acoustic Guitar
John Ford Coley Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
George Cunningham Trumpet
Shane Keister Keyboards
Ronnie Eades Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Emmons Organ
Wilton Felder Bass
Steve Foreman Percussion
Janie Fricke Background Vocals
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Dennis Good Trombone
Ed Greene Drums
Doyle Grisham Steel Guitar
Sheri Kramer Background Vocals
Sheldon Kurland Strings
Kyle Lehning Bass, Keyboards
Steve Lukather Guitar
Farrell Morris Percussion
Billy Puett Flute, Recorder, Saxophone
Ted Reynolds Bass
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Gove Scrivenor Guitar, Autoharp
Don Sheffield Trumpet
Lisa Silver Background Vocals
Buddy Skipper Clarinet, Saxophone
Denis Solee Saxophone
Wendy Suits Background Vocals
Harvey Thompson Tenor Saxophone
George Tidwell Trumpet
Diane Tidwell Background Vocals
Ernie Watts Soprano Saxophone
Jack Williams Bass
Richie Zito Guitar
Wa Wa Watson Guitar
Larrie Londin Drums
Jim Seals Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle
Joe Osborn Bass
Janie Frickie Background Vocals
Billy Payne Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Dan Seals Producer
Jeffrey Comanor Composer
Gene Page Arranger
John Ford Coley Composer, Producer
Dick Halligan Producer
Warren Hartman Arranger, String Arrangements
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
Kyle Lehning Producer, Engineer
Marshall Morgan Engineer
Geoff Sykes Remastering
Bergen White Arranger, String Arrangements
Barry Alfonso Liner Notes
Rachel Gutek Art Direction
Bob Gundry Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Thought this was a great way to bring back memories of the 70's and 80's with this great duo.

    England Dan and John Ford Coley were a great team and their music will live on forever. Brings me "back in the day"!!

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