Heroes (Mark O'Connor album)

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Heroes
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Studio album by Mark O'Connor
Released 1993
Recorded Various; mainly in 1992
Genre Country
Length 66:21
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Mark O'Connor, Jim Ed Norman
Mark O'Connor chronology
Johnny Appleseed
(1992)Johnny Appleseed1992
Heroes
(1993)
The Night Before Christmas
(1993)The Night Before Christmas1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Heroes is an album by Mark O'Connor, in which he plays duets alongside his childhood violin heroes, including Jean-Luc Ponty, Benny Thomasson, Byron Berline, Stéphane Grappelli, Johnny Gimble, and others. It crosses a variety of musical genres and contains recordings made from 1976 to 1992.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "New Country" Jean-Luc Ponty 3:54
2. "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia" Charlie Daniels 4:13
3. "Fiddlin' Around" Johnny Gimble 4:49
4. "Gold Rush" Bill Monroe 4:36
5. "House of the Rising Sun" traditional 7:52
6. "Diggy Diggy Lo" J. D. Miller 2:48
7. "Sweet Jole Blon" Doug Kershaw 2:21
8. "Sadness/Darlin' Waltz" traditional 2:51
9. "Jerusalem's Ridge" Bill Monroe 3:27
10. "Sally Johnson" traditional 5:09
11. "Ashokan Farewell" Jay Ungar 4:52
12. "This Can't Be Love" Rodgers/Hart 5:27
13. "Ain't Misbehavin'" T. Waller/H. Brooks/A. Razaf 5:30
14. "Nomad" L. Shankar/Caroline Shankar 8:00

Personnel[edit]

with On New Country:

On The Devil Comes Back to Georgia:

On Fiddlin' Around:

On Gold Rush:

On House of the Rising Sun:

On Diggy Diggy Lo:

On Sweet Jole Blon:

On Sadness/Darlin' Waltz:

On Jerusalem's Ridge:

On Sally Johnson:

On Ashokan Farewell:

On This Can't Be Love:

On Ain't Misbehavin':

On Nomad:

also

  • Mark O'Connor - Producer
  • Mark O'Connor - Mixer
  • Rob Feaster - Mixer for tracks 2,6, and 7
  • Mark O'Connor - Music Editing
  • Denny Purcell - Mastering
  • Craig Miller - Executive Producer
  • Laura LiPuma-Nash - Art Direction/Design
  • Kip Lott - Photography/Background Painting
  • Jonita Aadland - Additional Photos
  • Jim Dant - Gold violin

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 46
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 14

Notes[edit]