Against the Grain (Acoustic Alchemy album)

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Against The Grain
Studio album by Acoustic Alchemy
Released 1994
Recorded 1994 at:
Mayfair Studios, London, UK
Hansa Haus Studios, Bonn, Germany
Winsford Studios, London, UK
Genre Smooth Jazz
Length 53:19
Label GRP 97832
Producer Steven Jones
Klaus Genuit
Acoustic Alchemy chronology
The New Edge
(1993)String Module Error: Match not found1993
Against The Grain
(1996)String Module Error: Match not found1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Against The Grain, Acoustic Alchemy's 7th album, was released in 1994 under the GRP label.

Despite having only ten tracks, "Against The Grain" still manages to notch up a total play time of 53 minutes, notably because of the band's experimentation with some longer, more drawn out tracks.

The most successful effort from this release was "Lazeez", a popular live favourite, and is one of two tracks from this album to appear on the compilation album, "The Very Best Of Acoustic Alchemy" (2002).

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writers Duration
1 "Against The Grain" Webb/Carmichael/McArthur/Parsons 5:39
2 "Lazeez" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 4:54
3 "A Different Kind of Freedom" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 6:20
4 "Lady Lynda" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 5:22
5 "Road Dogs" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 4:19
6 "Shoot The Loop" Webb/Carmichael/McArthur 5:19
7 "Across The Golden Gate" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 5:12
8 "Papillon" Webb/Carmichael 6:39
9 "Silent Partner" Webb/Carmichael 4:30
10 "Nouveau Tango" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 5:05


  1. ^ Sytsma, S. (2011). "Against the Grain - Acoustic Alchemy | AllMusic". Retrieved 22 July 2011.