When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

by Bill Ward


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When the Bough Breaks

Just before the original Black Sabbath lineup became a summer touring institution around the turn of the century, drummer Bill Ward had a lot of time on his hands, hence his second overall solo release, 1997's When the Bough Breaks. Longtime fans expecting Ward to follow in the same direction as Sabbath's trademark sludgy riff rock may be taken aback, but such midtempo selections as "Hate," "Shine," and the bluesy "When I Was a Child" feature lyrics that appear to catch Ward in an "open your heart" mode. And what's not to like about one of the greatest song titles of recent memory, "Please Help Mommy (She's a Junkie)"? Sure, Ozzy's solo albums will outsell Ward's by a wide margin, but of the two artists' most recent recordings, Ward's are the more interesting and unpredictable, as proven by When the Bough Breaks

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/1997
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0741157998122
catalogNumber: 9981

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Ward   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chris Darrow   Mandolin
Jack Lancaster   Saxophone
Ronnie Ciago   Drums
Keith Lynch   Guitar
Lori Perry   Vocals
David Owens   Percussion
Carolyn Perry   Vocals
Sharon Perry   Vocals
Marston Smith   Cello
Steve Tavaglione   Saxophone
Jimmie Wood   Harmonica
George Rossi   Percussion
Adam Ward   Keyboards
Mike Bissonette   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bill Henderson   Artwork
Ronnie Ciago   Arranger
Peter R. Kelsey   Producer,Engineer
Bill Ward   Arranger,Artwork
Agape Beat   Contributor
Barry Goldberg   Engineer

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