Cannons in the Rain/Wingless Angels [Bear Family]

Cannons in the Rain/Wingless Angels [Bear Family]

by John StewartJohn Stewart


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The two early- to mid-'70s John Stewart albums contained on this CD comprise an odd but satisfying body of music. Recorded across nearly two years, they start out sounding a half-decade or more out of date, even for their own time, at least in terms of competing in a marketplace that was becoming ever more pop- (and country-pop) oriented at the time, but they do end up flowing into each other seamlessly, bridged by the final number off Cannons in the Rain, "Lady and the Outlaw," and the first song off of Wingless Angels, "Hung on Your Heart (Of a Man Back Home)." The tone of the material shifts from a latter-day folk-based numbers (reminiscent in many ways of the Kingston Trio) to Michael Martin Murphey-style cowboy/western ballads (with a spaced-out, cosmic consciousness edge), and into contemporary outlaw movement-based country pop. And, yet, even on the latter material, Stewart never entirely loses sight of his California-based country-pop past, or his folk roots. The resulting compilation is a fine (and surprisingly rich and diverse) showcase for his voice and songwriting, across an often astounding range of country sounds. As usual with Bear Family, the sound is excellent and the packaging is well put together (if not as elaborate as their box sets or earlier compilations) with full credits, lyrics, and some highly relevant quotes from the artist himself.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127155191
catalogNumber: 15519
Rank: 82153


  1. Durango
  2. Chilly Winds
  3. Easy Money
  4. Anna on a Memory
  5. All Time Woman
  6. Road Away
  7. Armstrong/Spirit
  8. Wind Dies Down
  9. Cannons in the Rain
  10. Lady and the Outlaw
  11. Hung on Your Heart (Of a Man Back Home)
  12. Rose Water
  13. Wingless Angels/Survivors II
  14. Some Kind of Love
  15. Survivors
  16. Summer Child
  17. Josie
  18. Ride Stone Blind
  19. Mazatlan/Adelita
  20. Let the Big Horse Run

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Stewart   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Soloist
Chris Darrow   Mandolin
Pete Drake   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Linda Hargrove   Background Vocals
Fred Carter   Dobro,Guitar
Tom Keene   Piano,fender rhodes
Perry Botkin   Conductor
Chip Young   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jonathan Douglas   Piano
Dan Dugmore   Pedal Steel Guitar
Buffy Ford   Background Vocals
Stephanie Ford   Background Vocals
Lisa Freeman Roberts   Background Vocals
Buddy Harman   Drums
Kelso Herston   Guitar
Peter Jameson   Guitar
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Marti McCall   Background Vocals
Arnie Moore   Bass,Background Vocals
Daniel Moore   Background Vocals
Farrell Morris   Percussion,Conga,Marimbas,Vibes
Nashville Edition   Background Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ,Piano
Mike Settle   Background Vocals
Bobby Thompson   Banjo
Ron Tutt   Drums
Jackie Ward   Background Vocals
Bergen White   Conductor,Background Vocals
Dennis Brooks   Background Vocals
Robert Wachtel   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica,Marimbas,Background Vocals
Fred Carter   Dobro,Guitar
Buck Wilkin   Guitar,Background Vocals
Joe Osborn   Bass

Technical Credits

Fred Carter   Producer
Peter Abbott   Engineer
Perry Botkin   String Arrangements
Chip Douglas   String Arrangements
Jonathan Douglas   Arranger
Dave Guard   Arranger
Andy McDonald   Engineer
Peter O'Brien   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Sergio Reyes   Engineer
Mike Settle   Vocal Arrangements
Nick Venet   Producer
Bergen White   String Arrangements
Fred Carter   Producer
Frank Mulvey   Art Direction
Hoffman Nienburg   Artwork
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Gribbitt!   Graphic Design
Hoffman Bienburg   Artwork
Marvin D. Snyder   Contributor

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