© 2001 Don Conoscenti (SESAC) Published by Desert Muse (SESAC)
Released 2001 Cogtone Records
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY... PLEASE SEE THE "STORE" SECTION. I'M VERY SORRY TO YOU CD BUYERS!
Featuring "The Other Side". This album was recorded at John Kurgan's Hungry goat Studio in New Jersey with the exceptions of The Other Side and Drink Another round which were recorded in Alamosa, CO at Don Richmond's Howling Dog Studio. Hungry, howling animals. Very appropriate settings. I played all the instruments on the cuts recorded by Don Richmond. In New Jersey Billy Braatz and I went in and laid down the basic tracks live then I finished the bass and various overdubs afterwards. We got ellis Paul to come in and do harmony vocals throughout. Aside from being my best friend I had really envisioned the texture of his voice on this album and he delivered. We kept a very "live" sound and feel throughout the project right down to Neale Eckstein's mastering. I'm very fond of this album and pleased with how it turned out on every level...except for the front cover image by Kenn Bird. I love the image and it was a privilege to use Kenn's work, but I predicted at the time that it would be an endless source of ribbing from my friends...and I was right.
DonCon: vocals, guitars, bass, pan pipes, flute, didgeridoo, piano, percussion
Bill Braatz: drums, percussion
Ellis Paul: backing vocals
Jesse Holladay: Kalari conversation on Vigilante Man and backing vocals on Beautiful Valley
Stephanie Gutz: Spanish conversation on Vigilante Man and backing vocals on Beautiful Valley
John Kurgan: engineering, mixing, keyboards, cocktails, bad behavior