John Wesley Harding's New Deal

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John Wesley Harding's New Deal
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 13, 1996 (1996-02-13)
GenreFolk rock, pop rock
LabelForward Records (an imprint of Rhino Records)
John Wesley Harding chronology
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John Wesley Harding's New Deal

John Wesley Harding's New Deal is an album by the folk-rock singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, released on February 13, 1996 on Forward Records, an imprint of Rhino Records focused on releasing albums by new artists.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[3]
Robert Christgau(dud)[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "To Whom It May Concern"
  2. "Other People’s Failure"
  3. "The Secret Angel"
  4. "Kiss Me, Miss Liberty"
  5. "Heart Without a Home"
  6. "God Lives Upstairs"
  7. "Infinite Combinations"
  8. "The King is Dead Boring"
  9. "The Triumph of Trash"
  10. "Cupid and Psycho"
  11. "Still Photo"
  12. "In Paradise"
  13. "The Speed of Normal"
  14. "The Death of a Ghostwriter"
  15. "Let Us Now"
  16. "When the Beatles Hit America"
  17. "Kiss Me, Miss Liberty" (live)
  18. "The Secret Angel #2"


  • Bennet Bowman - Drums
  • John Wesley Harding - Arranger, Guitar, Guitar (12 String), Guitar (Acoustic), Harmonica, Hammond organ, Percussion, Typewriter, Vocals, Background vocals
  • Greg Leisz - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Steel)
  • David Lewis- Composer
  • Robert Lloyd - Accordion, Farfisa Organ, Guest Artist, Mandolin, Organ, Organ (Hammond), Piano
  • David Phillips - Pedal Steel
  • Tammy Rogers - Cello, Violin
  • Denise Stace - Bells
  • Harry Stinson - Engineer
  • Peter Straus - Bass
  • Geoff Sykes - Mastering
  • Chris Von Sneidern- Arranger, Bass, Drums, Drums (Snare), Engineer, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Tambourine, Background vocals


  1. ^ Borzillo, Carrie (1996-05-18). "Popular Uprisings". Billboard. p. 18.
  2. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "John Wesley Harding's New Deal Review". AllMusic.
  3. ^ Mirkin, Steven (1996-02-16). "John Wesley Harding's New Deal". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (1996-04-19). "Consumer Guide". Village Voice.