Homeward Looking Angel

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Homeward Looking Angel
Studio album by Pam Tillis
Released September 29, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Country
Label Arista
Producer Paul Worley, Ed Seay, Anthony Martin
Pam Tillis chronology
Put Yourself in My Place
(1991)
Homeward Looking Angel
(1992)
Sweetheart's Dance
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Homeward Looking Angel is the third album from American country music artist Pam Tillis. The album was a #23 album on the Billboard charts. This album produced four singles for Tillis on the Hot Country Songs charts: the Top Five hits "Shake the Sugar Tree" (#3) and "Let That Pony Run" (#4), as well as the Top 20 hits "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" (#11) and "Do You Know Where Your Man Is" (#16). The demo tape of "Shake the Sugar Tree", sung by Stephanie Bentley, was incorporated into Tillis's recording.

"We've Tried Everything Else" was also recorded by Canadian country artist Michelle Wright on her 1992 album The Reasons Why, while "Rough and Tumble Heart" was previously recorded by Highway 101 on their 1989 album Paint the Town. The album has been certified Platinum for shipments of over 1,000,000 copies in the U.S.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How Gone Is Goodbye" (Pam Tillis, Bob DiPiero, Jan Buckingham) – 3:16
  2. "Shake the Sugar Tree" (Chapin Hartford) – 3:08
  3. "Do You Know Where Your Man Is" (Carol Chase, Dave Gibson, Russell Smith) – 3:45
  4. "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" (Tillis, DiPiero, Buckingham) – 3:12
  5. "Love Is Only Human" (Annette Cotter, Kim Tribble) – 3:38
  6. "Rough and Tumble Heart" (Tillis, DiPiero, Sam Hogin) – 4:19
  7. "Let That Pony Run" (Gretchen Peters) – 3:30
  8. "Fine, Fine, Very Fine Love" (DiPiero, Jim Photoglo) – 3:12
  9. "We've Tried Everything Else" (Tillis, DiPiero, Steve Seskin) – 3:39
  10. "Homeward Looking Angel" (Tillis, DiPiero) – 4:57

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[2]

  • Eddie Bayersdrums (tracks 5, 7)
  • Stephanie Bentleybackground vocals (track 2)
  • Bruce Bouton – pedal steel guitar (tracks 1, 3, 6)
  • Dennis Burnside – organ (track 2)
  • Larry Byromelectric guitar (tracks 4, 5, 7-10)
  • Joe Chemay – bass guitar (all tracks except 2)
  • Ashley Cleveland – background vocals (track 8)
  • Sonny Garrish – pedal steel guitar (tracks 4, 5, 7-10), lap steel guitar (track 4)
  • Vicki Hampton – background vocals (track 8)
  • John Hobbs – piano (tracks 4, 7-9)
  • Bill Hullett – acoustic guitar (track 2), electric guitar (track 2), mandolin (tracks 2, 5, 7)
  • John Jorgenson – acoustic guitar (track 6), electric guitar (track 1, 3)
  • Mary Ann Kennedy – background vocals (track 7)
  • Paul Leim – drums (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10)
  • Anthony Martin – piano, synthesizer (tracks 5, 7), background vocals (track 3)
  • Gary Morse – steel guitar (track 10)
  • Steve Nathan – piano (tracks 1, 3), organ (tracks 8, 10)
  • Larry Paxton – bass guitar (track 2)
  • Pam Rose – background vocals (track 7)
  • Blaine Sprouce – fiddle (tracks 1, 2, 3)
  • Harry Stinson – background vocals (track 1)
  • Pam Tillis – lead vocals, background vocals (tracks 2, 9, 10)
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar (all tracks except 2)
  • Dennis Wilson – background vocals (track 6)
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums (track 2, 9)
  • Paul Worley – acoustic guitar (all tracks), electric guitar (track 4), electric 12-string guitar (track 10), tic tac bass and background vocals (track 3)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 23
U.S. Billboard 200 82
Canadian RPM Country Albums 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Homeward Looking Angel (Media notes). Pam Tillis. Arista Records. 1992. 07822-18649-2.