Awake [Bonus Tracks]

Awake [Bonus Tracks]

by John Wesley HardingJohn Wesley Harding


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Sounding every bit like the bastard child of Elvis Costello and Aimee Mann, it's John Wesley Harding in full remastered form and glory. His quick wit, sly phrasing, and high melodies run rampant through Awake: The New Edition, which includes five extra tracks over the original, the last being a duet with Bruce Springsteen on "Wreck on the Highway." Harding is an original, through and through, in all respects. Have you ever heard anyone fashion a groove out of a lighter flick and match strike? He does just that on none other than "Burn," in which he tells his friend: "Make sure it's me up on the funeral pyre/Make sure the house band's playing "'Light My Fire.'" He's original, perhaps even a little odd, but never off the mark. He calls it like he sees it and his fans love him for it. For some reason, though, his fans are limited, as he's never really gotten the attention he deserves. Maybe Harding is too smart for the masses. He wouldn't be the first to suffer from such a syndrome and likely won't be the last. With 19 tracks to choose from, Awake: The New Edition is a fine entry into the world of Wes. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/23/2001
Label: Appleseed Records
UPC: 0611587104021
catalogNumber: 1040
Rank: 165805


  1. Good Morning (I Just Woke Up)
  2. Your Ghost (Don't Scare Me No More)
  3. Window Seat
  4. Burn
  5. It's All My Fault
  6. Sweat Tears Blood And Come
  7. Poor Heart
  8. Miss Fortune
  9. Song I Wrote Myself In The Future
  10. Something To Write Home About
  11. You're Looking At Me
  12. You So & So
  13. I'm Staying Here (And I'm Not Buying a Gun)
  14. Good Bye (Late O'Clock)
  15. Wooden Overcoat
  16. Jackson Cage
  17. Punch 'N' Judy
  18. I Just Woke Up
  19. Wreck On The Highway

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Wesley Harding   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Cymbals,Electric Guitar,Triangle,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,Bells,Rhythm,Sampling,Mellotron,Ebo,sleigh bells,Tubular Bells,12-string Bass Guitar,Moog Bass,Telephone Voice
Bruce Springsteen   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Scott McCaughey   Piano,Background Vocals
Chuck Prophet   Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar
Kurt Bloch   Guitar,12-string Bass Guitar
Carrie Bradley   Violin
Kelly Hogan   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert Lloyd   Organ,Mandolin,Piano,Hammond Organ
Mike Musburger   Drums
Jim Sangster   Bass
CVS   Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Shaker,E-bow
Peter Straus   Bass
Alison Faith Levy   Background Vocals
Steve Bowman   Drums

Technical Credits

John Wesley Harding   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Scott McCaughey   Producer
Bobby Whitfield   Engineer,Tape Archivist
Sheila Sachs   Redesign
Chris Sneidren   Arranger,Producer,Engineer

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