Against the Grain (Acoustic Alchemy album)

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Against The Grain
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Studio album by
Released1994
Recorded1994
StudioMayfair Studios, London, UK
Hansa Haus Studios, Bonn, Germany
Winsford Studios, London, UK
GenreSmooth Jazz
Length53:19
LabelGRP 97832
ProducerSteven Jones
Klaus Genuit
Acoustic Alchemy chronology
The New Edge
(1993)
Against The Grain
(1994)
Arcanum
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Against The Grain, Acoustic Alchemy's 8th album, was released October 11, 1994 under the GRP label.

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

The most successful effort from this release was "Lazeez", 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" McArthur/Nick Webb/Greg Carmichael/John 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" McArthur/Webb/Carmichael 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

Personnel[edit]

  • Nick Webb - Steel String Guitar, 12 String
  • Greg Carmichael - Nylon String Guitar
  • Iain McArthur - Programming, Keys (Tracks 1 & 6)
  • Rainer Bruninghaus - Piano, Keys (Track 3)
  • John Parsons - Dobro (Track 1,7), Electric Guitar
  • Paul Harriman - Bass
  • Bert Smaak - Drums
  • Luis Jardim - Percussion
  • Phil Todd - Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute
  • Terry Disley - Keys (Track 4,9)
  • Jerry Douglas - Dobro (Track 5)
  • Mike Herting - Keys (Track 7)

References[edit]

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