Turning Point

Turning Point

by David Wilcox


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Turning Point

On his sixth album, David Wilcox finally got around to giving his side of what happened during his five-year, three-album sojourn on a major label between 1989 and 1994. After leaving it, he made the delightful, if uncharacteristic live album East Asheville Hardware, but on Turning Point he reflected on what it had been like to be a "Human Cannonball," reaffirmed his sense of non-traditional spirituality ("Secret Church," "Silent Prayer"), and celebrated romantic and domestic joys. As usual, the singing was sincere, the lyrics a little obtuse, and the guitarwork inventive. You couldn't help thinking that he was straining to find a breakthrough here, and after showing off the more entertaining side of himself on his live album, it seemed more a retreat than an advance. He reserved his sense of humor for the final track, "Waffle House," which came after a delay to let you know it differed from the rest of the record, but that was the problem-maybe if he could integrate his comic sensibility with his more earnest tendencies, he would be easier to like.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/1997
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923794226
catalogNumber: 7942

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Wilcox   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Jarana,Vibes,Music Box,Kettle Drums,Guitar (Resonator)
Newton Carter   Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Mellotron
Ric Hordinski   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar,Mellotron,E-bow,Lap Steel Guitar,Wurlitzer,Wah Wah Pedal
Brian Kelley   Drums
David LaBruyere   Bass
Mike Poole   Background Vocals
Steve Schmidt   Piano
Jeff Victor   Hammond Organ,Background Vocals
Victor Wooten   Bass
Nance Pettit   Background Vocals
Aaron Swihart   Background Vocals
Chris Rosser   Background Vocals
Jimi Englund   Drums
Stephanie Winters   Cello
Billy Jonas   Trombone,Accordion,Bells
Walter Parks   Bass
John Zappa   Trumpet

Technical Credits

David Wilcox   Sound Effects,Producer
Ric Hordinski   Producer,Engineer
Mike Poole   Engineer
Nance Pettit   Executive Producer
Chris Rosser   Engineer
Rob Genadek   Engineer

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