Tom Verlaine (album)
|Studio album by Tom Verlaine|
|Recorded||Blue Rock Studio, 29 Greene Street, NYC|
|Tom Verlaine chronology|
Several tracks, including "The Grip of Love", "Breakin' In My Heart", and "Red Leaves" trace their roots to unreleased Television songs. In the case of "Red Leaves", the verses are drawn from "Adventure", the unfinished title track of Television's 1978 album, Adventure. Fred Smith, bassist for Television, also performs on the record. Ricky Wilson, late guitarist of The B-52's, plays guitar on Breakin' In My Heart. It is the only song Wilson recorded that didn't involve other B-52's members.
The album was originally mixed by Verlaine, but this mix was rejected by Elektra Records. Bob Clearmountain subsequently remixed the album, and it was this version that was released by Elektra in 1979. In 2002, a CD reissue by Collectors' Choice Music inadvertently used the earlier, rejected mix for initial pressings fulfilled by mail order; this was subsequently replaced with the approved Clearmountain mix by the time the CD was made available through traditional retail channels.
All songs written by Tom Verlaine.
- "The Grip of Love" – 3:58
- "Souvenir from a Dream" – 3:47
- "Kingdom Come" – 3:42
- "Mr. Bingo" – 3:57
- "Yonki Time" – 3:54
- "Flash Lightning" – 3:52
- "Red Leaves" – 2:49
- "Last Night" – 4:37
- "Breakin' in My Heart" – 6:06
- Tom Verlaine - guitar, vocals; organ on "Kingdom Come"
- Fred Smith - bass, guitar, percussion, vocals
- Jay Dee Daugherty - drums, percussion, vocals
- Allan Schwartzberg - drums, percussion on "Kingdom Come"
- Tom Thompson - drums on "Last Night"
- Deerfrance - vocals on "Red Leaves"
- Mark Abel - 12-string guitar on "Last Night"
- Bruce Brody - piano on "Last Night"
- Ricky Wilson - guitar on "Breakin' in My Heart"
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