The Way It Is (Snowy White album)

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The Way It Is ...
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Studio album by Snowy White & the White Flames
Released June 21, 2005
Recorded September 2001-Early 2005
Genre Blues rock
Length 50:45
Label White Flames Records
Producer Snowy White
Snowy White & the White Flames chronology
Restless
(1970)
The Way It Is ...
(2005)
The Way It Is...Live!
(2005)
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The Way It Is ... is the comeback album by blues guitarist Snowy White, featuring his band, The White Flames, with two new 2004 members: Max Middleton & Richard Bailey, released in 2005 by his Record Company: White Flames Records. It was recorded between 2001 & 2005, featuring early White Flames drummer Juan Van Emmerloot and keyboardist John "Rabbit" Bundrick, .

This new album included a new acoustic version of the 1983 hit, "Bird of Paradise", and a blues version of Peter Green's "Black Magic Woman".

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Snowy White, except where noted.

  1. "No Stranger to the Blues" (Snowy White/Gilchrist/Gil Marais) – 3:24
  2. "Bird of Paradise" – 3:43
  3. "Black Magic Woman" (Peter Green) – 3:17
  4. "What I'm Searching For" – 5:17
  5. "Angel Inside You (Part 1)" – 4:08
  6. "Angel Inside You (Part 2)" – 5:17
  7. "Falling" – 4:24
  8. "The Way It Is" – 3:48
  9. "A Piece of your Love" – 3:51
  10. "This Time of My Life" – 4:38
  11. "Easy" (Snowy White/Walter Latupeirissa/Juan Van Emmerloot) – 3:25
  12. "Sweet Bluesmaker" – 5:26

Personnel[edit]

Snowy White & The White Flames[edit]

  • Snowy White: Guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, piano, percussion, congas, vocals.
  • Walter Latupeirissa: Bass guitar, guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals.
  • Max Middleton: Keyboards, piano, Hammond Organ.
  • Richard Bailey: Drums, percussion, congas, shakers, synthetizer, Bodhran (Tracks 4-12).

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Kuma Harada: Bass guitar, guitars, percussion, keyboards.
  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick: Keyboards, organ, piano.
  • Juan Van Emmerloot: Percussion, congas, maracas (Tracks 1-3).
  • Orlando Sandoval: Piano, keyboards (Tracks 2-3).
  • James Lascelles: Keyboards, Hammond organ.
  • Dawn Knight: Backing vocals.
  • Ray Carless: Sax.

Production[edit]

  • Snowy White: Producer.
  • Kuma Harada: Engineer.
  • Noel Haris: Engineer.
  • Curtis Schwartz: Engineer.
  • Denis Blackham: Mastering.

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