Sweeping the Spotlight Away

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Sweeping the Spotlight Away
Studio album by Murray McLauchlan
Released 1974
Recorded January-March 1974
Genre Pop, rock
Length 36:56
Label True North
Producer Bernie Finkelstein, Murray McLauchlan
Murray McLauchlan chronology
Day to Day Dust
(1973)
Sweeping the Spotlight Away
(1974)
Only the Silence Remains
(1975)
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Sweeping the Spotlight Away was a 1974 album by Canadian singer-songwriter Murray McLauchlan.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Murray McLauchlan.

  1. "Down by the Henry Moore"
  2. "The Next In Line"
  3. "Honey, Let's Get Up and Dance"
  4. "Shoeshine Workin' Song"
  5. "Maybe Tonight"
  6. "Takin' My Leave
  7. "Do You Dream Of Being Somebody"
  8. "Ragged Hobo Bums"
  9. "Sweeping The Spotlight Away"

Personnel[edit]

  • Murray McLauchlan – vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Dennis Pendrith – bass
  • Chris Parker – drums (tracks 1-3,5-9)
  • Pat Godfrey – piano (track 1)
  • Ben Mink – mandolin (track 1), fiddle (track 5)
  • Mike McKenna – guitar (tracks 2,7), slide guitar (tracks 5-6)
  • Ron Dann – steel (tracks 1,2,8)
  • John Mills-Cockell – horm arrangement (track 3), strings arrangement (track 7)
  • Eugene Amaro – Clarinet (track 3), sax (track 6)
  • Mike Stewart – Sax (tracks 3, 6)
  • Russ Little – Trombone (track 3)
  • Guido Basso – Trumpet (track 3)
  • Barry Keane – drums (track 4)
  • Ollie String – steel (track 4)
  • Richard Armin, Paul Armin, Adele Armin, Gerard Kantarjian, Jaak Liivoja, William Richards, Harry Skura – Strings (track 7)
  • Cathrine Smith – harmony vocals (track 7)
  • Bruce Cockburn – guitar (track 9)