"It's all acoustic and live in the studio with no overdubs and we left the mistakes in" state the handwritten liner notes of this project which was written and recorded during 3 1/2 years of almost nonstop touring. It’s a favorite of those who know Mick and have experienced his performances. The concept is as much about the distance a person's soul has / gets to travel as that on the odometer. It's felt as much as heard due to both the presence of David Hayes (Van Morrison's bassist/band leader/co-producer of over 25 years) whose acoustic bass sings on"Soften The Rough Edges Of The Night" and "Good For My Soul" and to the absence of studio technology. Mick showcases his unaccompanied lead and slide playing on "Heard You Crying Late One Night" and"Get The Lead Out".The record contains 7 originals and 6 covers including "I Wasn't Born To Follow" (from the movie"Easyrider") and the Grateful Dead's "Box Of Rain" which feature Portland OR mandolinist David Pugh.

- Song List with links to lyrics -

1 Hear Me Now

2 Heard You Cryin' Late One Night

3 The Goddess Is A Rockin' Babe

4 Sad And Deep As You

5 I Wasn't Born To Follow

6 Get The Lead Out

7 Amos Talks In Riddles

8 Box Of Rain

9 Soften The Rough Edges Of The Night

10 What Am I Doing Hangin' Around?

11 Birds

12 Good For My Soul

13 Over The Rainbow

 

 

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