Swans Against the Sun

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Swans Against the Sun
Swans Against the Sun.jpg
Studio album by Michael Martin Murphey
Released 1976
Genre Country, cowboy music
Length 41:22
Label Epic
Producer Bob Johnston
Michael Martin Murphey chronology
Blue Sky – Night Thunder
(1975)Blue Sky – Night Thunder1975
Swans Against the Sun
(1976)
Flowing Free Forever
(1976)Flowing Free Forever1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Swans Against the Sun is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey. The album features performances by John Denver, Charlie Daniels, and Willie Nelson, and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard 200.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Swans Against the Sun" (Murphey) – 3:52
  2. "Renegade" (Murphey, Shaw) – 6:11
  3. "Rhythm of the Road" (Murphey) – 2:10
  4. "Pink Lady" (Murphey) – 4:56
  5. "Mansion on the Hill" (Fred Rose, Hank Williams) – 2:57
  6. "Dancing in the Meadow" (Murphey) – 3:28
  7. "Temple of the Sun" (Murphey) – 3:52
  8. "Buffalo Gun" (Murphey) – 3:19
  9. "Wild West Show" (Murphey) – 3:12
  10. "Natural Bridges" (Murphey) – 3:10
  11. "Seasons Change" (Clark, Lewis) – 4:15[2][3]

Personnel[edit]

Music

  • Michael Martin Murphey – vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano, banjo, harp, harmonica, autoharp, arranger
  • John Denver – guitar, vocals
  • Richard Dean – guitar
  • Steve Weisberg – guitar
  • John Goldthwaite – guitar
  • Jerry Mills – mandolin
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • John McEuen – banjo, dobro, fiddle, slide guitar, violin, guitar
  • Charlie Daniels – fiddle, guitar, violin, vocals
  • Jac Murphy – harpsichord, piano, synthesizer, arranger
  • James William Guercio – bass
  • Michael McKinney – bass, vocals
  • Harry Wilkinson – drums, percussion
  • Earl Palmer – drums
  • Tracy Nelson – vocals
  • Jeff Hanna – vocals
  • Willie Nelson – vocals

Production

  • Bob Johnston – producer
  • Tony Martell – executive producer
  • Larry Cansler – arranger
  • Jeff Guercio – engineer
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • Don Hummell – paintings
  • Ron Coro – art direction[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c DeGagne, Mike. "Swans Against the Sun". Allmusic. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Swans Against the Sun". Discogs. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 

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