Owsley (album)

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Owsley
Studio album by Owsley
Released March 23, 1999 (1999-03-23)
Recorded October 1995–December 1998
The Outhouse (Nashville, TN)
Genre Rock, power pop
Length 42:23
Label Giant
Producer Owsley
Millard Powers
Jeff Balding
Chris McHugh (executive)
Owsley chronology
Owsley
(1999)
The Hard Way
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4/5 stars[1]

Owsley is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Owsley, released on Giant Records in 1999.[2] The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album.

Critics have noted musical influences from 1970s pop rock, including The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, and The Cars.[3]

Owsley recorded the album in his own home studio, funded largely by his work as guitarist in Amy Grant's touring band.

Track listing[edit]

Owsley
No. Title Length
1. "Oh No the Radio" (William Reese Owsley III, Millard Powers, Ross Rice) 5:00
2. "I'm Alright" (Owsley, Trevor Morgan) 3:06
3. "Coming Up Roses" (Owsley, Powers) 4:03
4. "Good Old Days" (Owsley) 3:28
5. "The Sky Is Falling" (Owsley, Powers, Jody Spence) 3:47
6. "Sentimental Favorite" (Owsley, Morgan) 3:29
7. "Zavelow House" (Owsley, Morgan) 3:42
8. "Sonny Boy" (Owsley) 4:23
9. "The Homecoming Song" (Owsley) 3:00
10. "Uncle John's Farm" (Owsley) 2:37
11. "Class Clown" (Owsley) 5:48
Total length:
42:23

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
  • Spencer Campbell – bass (on tracks 4, 8), string parts (on track 6)
  • Bob Parr – bass (on track 7)
  • Phil Madeira – Hammond B-3 (on track 9)
  • John Catchings – cello (on track 3)
  • John Mark Painter – string parts (on track 3)
  • Rebecca Walker – backing vocals (on track 7, 11)
Production
  • Jeff Balding – producer (on tracks 9–11), engineer (on tracks 10, 11)
  • Shane Wilson – engineer (on track 3), recorded by (on track 5-instrumental-out)
  • J.R. McNeely – engineer (on track 2, 5), mixer (on track 5-instrumental-out, 6, 8, 10, 11)
  • J.C. Monterrosa – assistant engineer (on track 2, 5)
  • Todd Gunnerson – assistant engineer (on track 6, 8, 10, 11)
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixer (on tracks 1–5, 7)
  • Mauricio Iragorri – assistant mixer (on tracks 1–5, 7)
  • Bob Ludwigmastering
  • Fred Paragano – digital editing
  • Warren Entner – career direction
  • John Dittmar – booking (Pinnacle Entertainment)
  • Mike Dewdney – international booking (ITB)
  • Jeff Aldrich – A&R direction
  • Karen Lichtman – album coordination
  • Stephen Walker – art direction
  • Airedale Brothers – photography
  • Sean Dungan – photography
  • John Clark – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic - review
  2. ^ Discogs (2010). Owsley - Owsley (CD, Album) at Discogs. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
  3. ^ Milward, John (1999-04-08). "Owsley". Salon. Retrieved 2008-01-12.