The Very Best of England Dan & John Ford Coley

The Very Best of England Dan & John Ford Coley

by England Dan & John Ford Coley
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The Very Best of England Dan & John Ford Coley

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2008
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227994280
catalogNumber: 399164
Rank: 35762

Album Credits

Performance Credits

England Dan & John Ford Coley   Primary Artist
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
Kyle Lehning   Producer,Engineer
Marshall Morgan   Engineer
Bergen White   Arranger,String Arrangements
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
Rachel Gutek   Art Direction
Bob Gundry   Composer

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The Very Best of England Dan & John Ford Coley 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
toolwoman More than 1 year ago
England Dan and John Ford Coley were a great team and their music will live on forever. Brings me "back in the day"!!