Coast to Coast Fever

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Coast to Coast Fever
Studio album by David Wiffen
Released March,1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Country rock/Folk rock
Length 39:15
Label United Artists
Producer Bruce Cockburn/Brian Ahern
David Wiffen chronology
David Wiffen
(1971)
Coast to Coast Fever
(1973)
South of Somewhere
(1999)

Coast to Coast Fever is the third solo album by Canadian singer-songwriter David Wiffen. He is assisted on the album by fellow Canadian folkie Bruce Cockburn, who plays guitar, bass and celeste. The standout tracks are "Skybound Station", "Coast to Coast Fever", "Smoke Rings", "We Have Had Some Good Times" and "Lucifer's Blues". The album was nominated for a 1974 Juno Award in the "Best Folk Album" category, but lost to Gordon Lightfoot's Old Dan's Records.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Skybound Station" (David Wiffen) - 3:50
  2. "Coast to Coast Fever" (David Wiffen) - 4:01
  3. "White Lines" (Willie P. Bennett) - 4:00
  4. "Smoke Rings" (David Wiffen) - 3:57
  5. "Climb the Stairs" (David Wiffen) - 4:07
  6. "You Need a New Lover Now" (Murray McLauchlan) - 4:06
  7. "We Have Had Some Good Times" (David Wiffen) - 3:20
  8. "Lucifer's Blues" (David Wiffen) - 5:45
  9. "Up on the Hillside" (Bruce Cockburn) - 2:51
  10. "Full Circle" (David Wiffen) - 3:18

Personnel[edit]

  • David Wiffen - guitar, vocals
  • Bruce Cockburn - guitar, bass, celeste, vocals
  • Dennis Pendrith - bass
  • Skip Beckwith - bass
  • Pat Godfrey - piano
  • Pat Ricio - piano
  • John Savage - drums
  • Bill Usher - congas
  • Andy Cree - drums
  • Bruce Pennycock - saxophone
  • Brian Ahern - string arrangement

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Bruce Cockburn/Brian Ahern
  • Recording Engineer: Bill Seddon/Bruce Cockburn/Chris Skene
  • Album Design: Lloyd Ziff
  • Art Direction: Mike Salisbury
  • Photography: Mike Salisbury
  • Liner Notes: Richard Flohill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Other nominees in this category were Country Man (Valdy), Day to Day Dust (Murray McLauchlan) and Night Vision (Bruce Cockburn). See Juno Awards of 1974.