David Wiffen (album)

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David Wiffen
Studio album by David Wiffen
Released April,1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Country rock/Folk rock
Length 29:00
Label Fantasy
Producer Ed Bogas
David Wiffen chronology
Live at The Bunkhouse
(1965)
David Wiffen
(1971)
Coast to Coast Fever
(1973)

David Wiffen is the first studio album and second solo album [1] by Canadian Singer-Songwriter David Wiffen. The standout tracks are "I've Got My Ticket", "Driving Wheel", and "More Often Than Not". As one reviewer recently commented, "Its complex arrangements sneak around behind seemingly simple songs which gives the whole thing an incredible depth. Stealing the show throughout is Wiffen's incredible baritone. It's smooth but fractured. It's the kind of voice you wish you had. ...As you'll never own his talent, buy the record and get lost in the wonder and heartbreak..."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One Step" (K.Dunham) - 2:33
  2. "Never Make a Dollar That Way" (David Wiffen) - 3:24
  3. "I've Got My Ticket" (David Wiffen) - 2:45
  4. "What a Lot of Woman" (David Wiffen) - 2:12
  5. "Since I Fell for You" (B.B. Johnson) - 3:28
  6. "Driving Wheel" (David Wiffen) - 4:24
  7. "Mr. Wiffen" (David Wiffen) - 2:50
  8. "Blues Was the Name of the Song" (David Wiffen) - 1:34
  9. "Mention My Name in Passing" (David Wiffen) - 2:20
  10. "More Often Than Not" (David Wiffen) - 3:30

Personnel[edit]

  • David Wiffen - acoustic guitar, vocals, organ, arranger
  • Jerry Corbitt - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Ed Bogas - piano, arranger
  • John McFee - steel guitar
  • Sandy Crawley - acoustic guitar[3]
  • Kelly Bryan - bass guitar
  • Vic Smith - bass guitar
  • Bing Nathan - bass guitar
  • Greg Dewey - drums
  • Jeff Myer - drums
  • Jim Stern - drums
  • Jeremy Merrill - French horn
  • Germain Wallace - saxophone
  • Gerry Gilmore - saxophone
  • Bernard Krause - moog synthesizer

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Ed Bogas
  • Recording Engineer: Robert DeSousa
  • Mixing: Robert DeSousa/Mike Fusaro
  • Photography: Tony Lane
  • Liner Notes: n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ The first being a live recording, David Wiffen Live at The Bunkhouse (1965).
  2. ^ Lost Classic...David Wiffen Album review, November, 2007; www.electricroulette.com.
  3. ^ With whom Wiffen had previously played in The Children and 3's a Crowd.