Days in Avalon

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Days In Avalon
Studio album by Richard Marx
Released October 24, 2000
Recorded Renegade Studio, Chicago Recording Company, Hinge, Music Grinder, Capitol Studios, The Treehouse, Andira, CocoButt Studio, Woodland Studios, Ocean Way (Nashville, Tennessee), Soundstage, and The Sound Kitchen
Genre Adult contemporary, pop rock, country
Length 52:34
Label Signal 21
Producer Richard Marx, David Cole
Richard Marx chronology
The Essential Richard Marx
(2000)
Days In Avalon
(2000)
Timeline
(2000)
Singles from Days In Avalon
  1. "Days In Avalon"
    Released: October 2000
  2. "Straight From My Heart"
    Released: May 2001

Days In Avalon is the sixth studio album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx, released independently in 2000 on the now defunct label Signal 21. This was the only release on the label created by Marx and Blood, Sweat, and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby. The title track, "Days In Avalon", was the only song within the album to appear on any charts. The song spent twelve weeks on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart,[1] peaking at #25. "Straight From My Heart" was later released to country radio but failed to appear on any chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Days In Avalon" (Marx) - 4:54
  2. "Shine" (Marx) - 4:35
  3. "Someone Special" (Marx) - 4:13
  4. "Almost Everything" (Marx, Bruce Gaitsch) 4:47
  5. "The Edge of Forever" (Duet with Chely Wright) (Marx, Wright) - 4:21
  6. "Power of You and Me" (Marx) - 3:42
  7. "One More Time" (Marx) - 4:26
  8. "Waiting on Your Love" (Marx, Fee Waybill) - 4:27
  9. "More Than a Mystery" (Marx) - 4:19
  10. "Boy Next Door" (Marx) - 4:44
  11. "Too Early to Be Over" (Marx, Waybill) - 3:54
  12. "Straight From My Heart" (Marx) - 4:42

Singles/chart history[edit]

Year Song US A.C.
2000 "Days In Avalon" 25

Album credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Tim Akers - keyboards, loops
  • Eddie Bayers - drums
  • David Cole - producer
  • Cliff Colnot - string arrangements & conductor
  • J.T. Cornflos - electric guitar
  • Eric Darken - percussion
  • Paul Franklin - slide guitar, sleet guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Bruce Gaitsch - acoustic guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, arrangements
  • George Hawkins - bass guitar
  • Randy Jackson - bass guitar, arrangements
  • Don Kirkpatrick - slide guitar, arrangements
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Richard Marx - producer, arrangements, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, 12 string guitar, synth guitar, acoustic piano, synth strings
  • Herman Matthews - drums, arrangements
  • Blue Miller - acoustic guitar
  • Duncan Mullins - bass guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes - Wurlitzer
  • Michael Rhoades - bass guitar
  • Matt Rollings - B3 organ, arrangements
  • Gary Smith - keyboards
  • Michael Thompson - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, arrangements
  • Jeffery "C.J." Vanston - keyboards, programming, drum programming, keyboard programming, arrangements
  • Chely Wright - lead vocals

Background vocals[edit]

Engineers[edit]

  • Craig Bauer
  • Butch Carr
  • David Cole
  • Bill Drescher
  • Mat Prock
  • Luke Wooten

Guest stars[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The Japanese version of the album contained the following bonus tracks, "This I Promise You", "Until You Come Back To Me", "High" and "I Can't Help It".
  • Album was dedicated to Dick Marx.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard Marx Chart History". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-06-07.