Songs from the Crystal Cave

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Songs from the Crystal Cave
Studio album by Steven Seagal
Released 2005
Genre Blues, blues rock
Label Nonsolo Blues, Warner Special Marketing
Producer Al Anderson, Tyrone Downie, Shaun Fisher, Steven Seagal, Ric Wake, Chris Wonzer
Steven Seagal chronology
Songs from the Crystal Cave
(2005)
Mojo Priest
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Songs from the Crystal Cave is a 2005 album by Steven Seagal, his first. Seagal is credited with "Lead Vocals, Rhythm and Lead Guitar" and appears on the cover and throughout the liner notes emotively playing and posing with a guitar. The style can be described as "outsider country-meets-world music-meets-Aikido." Many of the songs reflect Seagal's esoteric Buddhist and spiritualist stance.

Musicians collaborating on this album include Stevie Wonder and Lady Saw.

The All Music Guide published a mixed but supportive review, with the album credited for being "endearing in its own way" and presenting the listener with a "good-vibes experience".

Seagal has sometimes provided soundtrack music for some of his movies. The track "Don't You Cry", among others was featured in the film Into the Sun.

Conan O'Brien endorsed this album, although Conan has admitted not listening to the album, rather basing his endorsement on the cover.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Girl It's Alright" - 3:52 (Steven Seagal, Greg Barnhill)
  2. "Don't You Cry" - 4:59 (Seagal, Barnhill)
  3. "Music" - 4:15 (Seagal, Patrick George Barrett)
  4. "Better Man" - 4:29 (Seagal, Barnhill)
  5. "Route 23" - 4:32 (Seagal)
  6. "My God" - 3:59 (Seagal)
  7. "Lollipop" - 4:36 (Cover of "My Boy Lollipop." Writing credited to Seagal & Shaun Fisher)
  8. "Not for Sale" - 4:58 (Seagal, Fisher)
  9. "Dance" - 3:34 (Seagal, Fisher)
  10. "Jealousy" - 4:22 (Seagal, Marion Hall)
  11. "War" - 3:47 (Seagal, Cleve Laing)
  12. "Strut" - 3:06 (Seagal, Hall)
  13. "Goree" - 6:00 (Seagal)
  14. "The Light" - 4:55 (Seagal)

Personnel[edit]

  • Steven Seagal: Vocals, Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Clay Pot
  • Greg Barnhill: Acoustic Guitars
  • Al Anderson: Rhythm Guitar
  • Tommy K.: Acoustic, Rhythm & Wah-Wah Guitars
  • Russ DeSalvo: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Synthesizers
  • Stevie Wonder: Harmonica
  • Marty Grebb: Keyboards, Organ
  • Veit Renn: Keyboards
  • Patrick Carroll: Bass, Drum & Percussion Programming
  • Habib Faye: Bass, Keyboards, Drum & Percussion Programming
  • Shaun Fisher: Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Percussion
  • Rhonda Smith: Bass
  • Frank Valardi: Drums
  • Babakar: African Drums
  • T.H. Subash Chandran: Ethnic Percussion, Bowls, Tabla, Jew's Harp
  • Remi Kabaka: Talking Drum
  • Mani Subramaniam: Violin
  • Lady Saw, "Lieutenant Stitchie": DJ
  • Tony Rebel: Rap
  • Rose Banks, Sharon Bryant, Dana Calitri, Ripley Fairchild, Lisa Frazier, Curtis King, Michael Okri, Janice Brocking-Renn: Vocal Backing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Songs from the Crystal Cave review allmusic.com. Retrieved on November 20, 2011.