Heroes (Mark O'Connor album)

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Heroes
Studio album by Mark O'Connor
Released 1993
Recorded Various; mainly in 1992
Genre Country
Length 66:21
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Mark O'Connor, Jim Ed Norman
Mark O'Connor chronology
Johnny Appleseed
(1992)
Heroes
(1993)
The Night Before Christmas
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Heroes is an album by Mark O'Connor, in which he plays duets alongside his childhood violin heroes, including Jean-Luc Ponty, Benny Thomasson, Byron Berline, Stéphane Grappelli, Johnny Gimble, and others. It crosses a variety of musical genres and contains recordings made from 1976 to 1992.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New Country" (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 3:54
  2. "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia" (Charlie Daniels) – 4:09
  3. "Fiddlin' Around" (Johnny Gimble) – 4:49
  4. "Gold Rush" (Bill Monroe) – 4:36
  5. "House of the Rising Sun" (traditional) – 7:52
  6. "Diggy Diggy Lo" (J. D. Miller) – 2:48
  7. "Sweet Jole Blon" (Doug Kershaw) – 2:21
  8. "Sadness/Darlin' Waltz" (traditional) – 2:51
  9. "Jerusalem's Ridge" (Bill Monroe) – 3:27
  10. "Sally Johnson" (traditional) – 5:09
  11. "Ashokan Farewell" (Jay Ungar) – 4:52
  12. "This Can't Be Love" (Rodgers/Hart) – 5:27
  13. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (T. Waller/H. Brooks/A. Razaf) – 5:30
  14. "Nomad" (L. Shankar/Caroline Shankar) – 8:00

Personnel[edit]

with On New Country:

On The Devil Comes Back to Georgia:

On Fiddlin' Around:

On Gold Rush:

On House of the Rising Sun:

On Diggy Diggy Lo:

On Sweet Jole Blon:

On Sadness/Darlin' Waltz:

On Jerusalem's Ridge:

On Sally Johnson:

On Ashokan Farewell:

On This Can't Be Love:

On Ain't Misbehavin':

On Nomad:

also

  • Mark O'Connor - Producer
  • Mark O'Connor - Mixer
  • Rob Feaster - Mixer for tracks 2,6, and 7
  • Mark O'Connor - Music Editing
  • Denny Purcell - Mastering
  • Craig Miller - Executive Producer
  • Laura LiPuma-Nash - Art Direction/Design
  • Kip Lott - Photography/Background Painting
  • Jonita Aadland - Additional Photos
  • Jim Dant - Gold violin

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 46
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 14

Notes[edit]