Days in Avalon

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Days In Avalon
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Studio album by Richard Marx
Released October 24, 2000
Recorded Renegade Studio, Chicago Recording Company & Hinge Studios (Chicago, Illinois); Music Grinder, Capitol Studios, The Treehouse, Andorra & CocoButt Studio (Los Angeles, California); Woodland Studios, Ocean Way Recording & Soundstage (Nashville, Tennessee); The Sound Kitchen (Franklin, Tennessee).
Genre Adult contemporary, pop rock, country
Length 52:34
Label Signal 21
Producer Richard Marx, David Cole
Richard Marx chronology
The Essential Richard Marx
(2000)The Essential Richard Marx2000
Days In Avalon
(2000)
Timeline
(2000)Timeline2000
Singles from Days In Avalon
  1. "Days In Avalon"
    Released: October 2000
  2. "Straight From My Heart"
    Released: May 2001

Days In Avalon is the sixth studio album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx, released independently in 2000 on the now defunct label Signal 21. This was the only release on the label created by Marx and Blood, Sweat, and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby.

The title track, "Days In Avalon", was the only song within the album to appear on any charts. The song spent twelve weeks on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart,[1] peaking at #25. "Straight From My Heart" was later released to country radio but failed to appear on any chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Days In Avalon" (Marx) - 4:54
  2. "Shine" (Marx) - 4:35
  3. "Someone Special" (Marx) - 4:13
  4. "Almost Everything" (Marx, Bruce Gaitsch) 4:47
  5. "The Edge of Forever" (Duet with Chely Wright) (Marx, Wright) - 4:21
  6. "Power of You and Me" (Marx) - 3:42
  7. "One More Time" (Marx) - 4:26
  8. "Waiting on Your Love" (Marx, Fee Waybill) - 4:27
  9. "More Than a Mystery" (Marx) - 4:19
  10. "Boy Next Door" (Marx) - 4:44
  11. "Too Early to Be Over" (Marx, Waybill) - 3:54
  12. "Straight From My Heart" (Marx) - 4:42

Singles/chart history[edit]

Year Song US A.C.
2000 "Days In Avalon" 25

Album credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Tim Akers – keyboards, loops (9)
  • Eddie Bayers – drums
  • Cliff Colnot – string arrangements & conductor (7)
  • J.T. Cornflos – electric guitar
  • Eric Darken – percussion
  • Paul Franklin – slide guitar, sleet guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Bruce Gaitsch – acoustic guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, arrangements
  • George Hawkins – bass guitar
  • Randy Jackson – bass guitar, arrangements
  • Don Kirkpatrick – slide guitar, arrangements
  • Michael Landau – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Richard Marx – arrangements, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, keyboards, acoustic piano, synth guitar (7), synth strings (10)
  • Herman Matthews – drums, arrangements
  • Blue Miller – acoustic guitar
  • Duncan Mullins – bass guitar
  • Greg PhillinganesWurlitzer
  • Michael Rhodes – bass guitar
  • Matt RollingsHammond B3 organ, arrangements
  • Gary Smith – keyboards
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, arrangements
  • Jeffery "C.J." Vanston – keyboards, programming, drum programming, keyboard programming, arrangements
  • Chely Wright – lead vocals (5)

Background vocals[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers – David Cole & Richard Marx
  • Engineers – David Cole (track 3), Craig Bauer, Butch Carr, Bill Drescher, Matt Prock & Luke Wooten.
  • Assistant Engineers – Chad Brown, Ok Hee Kim, Alan Mason, Cesar Ramirez, Kelly Schoenfield, Christine Sioris & Darrell Thorp.
  • Mixed by David Cole at Conway Studios (Hollywood, CA) & The Village Recorder (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc (Hollywood, CA).
  • Production Coordination – Shari Sutcliffe
  • Art Direction – Willy Lovet
  • Design – Masae Hamanoya & Willy Lovet
  • Photography – Nels Israelson

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The Japanese version of the album contained the following bonus tracks, "This I Promise You", "Until You Come Back To Me", "High" and "I Can't Help It".
  • Album was dedicated to Dick Marx.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard Marx Chart History". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-06-07.