Tryin' to Start Out Clean

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Tryin' to Start Out Clean
Studio album by Willie P. Bennett
Released February 1975
Recorded January–February 1975.
Studio Thunder Sound, Toronto,
Genre Country Music, Bluegrass
Label Woodshed Records
Producer David Essig
Willie P. Bennett chronology
Trin' to Start Out Clean
Hobo's Taunt
Singles from Tryin' to Start Out Clean
  1. "White Line"
    Released: 1969

Tryin' To Start Out Clean was the debut album released by Canadian singer-songwriter Willie P. Bennett and was released as an LP album by Woodshed Records in 1975 (WS-004). The album was recorded and mixed at Thunder Sound, Toronto, January–February, 1975.

The album contains one of Bennett's best-known songs, "Music In Your Eyes", which was performed live and recorded, speperately, by Canadian folk icons Stan Rogers and his brother Garnet Rogers, amongst others. "White Line" was first released as a single in 1969. In 2014, Canadian musician , Peter Thompson, released his album Music in Your Eyes which features Thompson's cover as the opening track.

Bennett re-released the album on compact disc in 2001. The album was digitally remastered by Paul Reiemens at Grant Avenue Studios in Hamilton, Ontario and released on Bennett's independent label, Bnatural Music. In 2003 it was re-released by Japanese label Air Mail Archive (AIRAC-1038), as part of their "Canadian Singer Songwriters Series Vol. 2", in an LP-style slipcase. However, this edition was mastered from a vinyl LP.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. Driftin' Snow - 2:42
  2. White Line - 4:26
  3. Me and Molly - 3:34
  4. Don't Blame Your Blues on Me - 2:04
  5. Country Squall - 1:15
  6. In a Prayer - 3:46

Side two

  1. My Pie - 2:58
  2. Music in your Eyes - 5:28
  3. Willie's Diamond Joe - 3:41
  4. Down to the Water - 4:20
  5. Tryin' to Start out Clean - 3:40
  6. Driftin' Snow (Reprise) / Sault Creek III - 1:50

All words and music by Willie P. Bennett, C&R 2001 Bnatural Music