Mothers Heaven

Mothers Heaven

by Texas


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Mothers Heaven

Texas is a good name for this band, whose sound is open, brooding and just a bit on the twangy side; if you can imagine a sound somewhere between the dour, minimalist bluesiness of Cowboy Junkies and the yearning, gospel-tinged bombast of early U2, you'll have a good idea what to expect. Singer Sharleen Spiteri has the perfect voice for this kind of thing: it's low-ptched and dark-hued, and is shown off to best effect when she's belting out big, cathartic numbers like the title track and "Why Believe in You." Ally McErlaine is a brilliant slide guitarist who can move from grungy, greasy rock to desolate acoustic Delta blues without missing a beat. It's true that the group still needs to digest its influences a bit -- "Dream Hotel," in particular, sounds like a U2 reject -- but most of the time, Texas does a good job of mapping out its own territory. And this is just their second album, remember.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/08/1991
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0042284857826
catalogNumber: 8485782

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Texas   Primary Artist
Maria McKee   Background Vocals
Sharleen Spiteri   Guitar,Vocals
Eddie Campbell   Keyboards
Claudia Fontaine   Background Vocals
Richard Hynd   Drums
Johnny McElhone   Bass
Ally McErlaine   Guitar
Beverley Skeete   Background Vocals
Stuart Kerr   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Texas   Contributor
Kenny Mac Donald   Engineer
Tim Palmer   Producer
George Shilling   Engineer
Simon Vinestock   Engineer
Stuart Kerr Gouranga   Contributor

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