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"And you, liar, teller of tall tales; you trample all the Lord's commandments underfoot, you murder steal, commit adultery, and afterward break into tears, beat your breast, take down your guitar and turn the sin into a song. Shrewd devil, you know very well that God pardons singers no matter what they do, because he can simply die for a song..."*
1. TROUBLE 4:02
2. SHELTER 4:37
3. HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS 5:07
4. NARROW ESCAPE 4:39
Guest vocals courtesy of Jennifer Stills
5. BURN 2:52
6. FOREVER MY FRIEND 5:45
7. HANNAH 5:45
Fiddle and background vocals provided by Sara Wilkins
8. HOW COME 4:33
9. JOLENE 4:11
Fiddle provided by Sara Wilkins
10. ALL THE WILD HORSES 3:17
Ray LaMontagne played acoustic guitar, harmonica and sang lead vocals.
Ethan John. played percussion, piano, drums, harmonium, ban and additional guitars.
Strings on "Trouble," "Shelter," "Hold You In My Arms," "Forever My Friend," and "All The Wild Horses":
David Low – cello/contractor
Phillip Levy - violin
Julie Gigante - violin
Mark Robertson - violin
Roger Wilke - violin
Sara Watkins appears courtesy of Sugar Hill Records, a Welk Music Group company
PRODUCED, RECORDED AND MIXED BY ETHAN JOHNS
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY RAY LAMONTAGNE
Published by Chrysalis Music/Sweet Mary Music (ASCAP)
Except "Hold You In My Arms" Written by Ray LaMontagne. & Ethan Johns / Published by Chrysalis Music/Sweet Mary Music (ASCAP) and Three Crows Music admin. by Chrysalis Songs (BMI) /
All String Arrangements by Ethan Johns
Additional Engineering by Chris Reynolds
Recorded and Mixed at Sunset Sound Recorders
A&R Chrysalis Music: James Cerreta and Kenny MacPherson
A&R RCA Records: Steve Ralbovsky and Ashley Newton
Michael McDonald, Mick Management
Art Direction: Brett Kilroe & Robin C. Hendrickson
Illustration: Jason Holley
Letterpress: Purgatory Pie Press (purgatorypiepress.com)
Ray LaMontagne would like to thank the following: Jamie Cerreta, Kenny MacPherson and Jeremy Lascelles at Chrysalis Music. Michael McDonald, Reid Hunter, Rit Venerus, Marty Diamond and John Vlautin, Ashley Newton, Steve Ralbovsky, Richard Sanders and everyone at RCA Records.
A very special thanks to Ethan Johns.
Ethan Johns would like to thank: Bill and Shilo at the Alley, James Phelan and Cheryl dee Stotter at Sanctuary Producer Management, Sara and Jen, and Jamie Cerreta and Kenny MacPherson at Chrysalis.
* From THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, by Nikos Kaztantzakis, translated by Peter A. Bien, 1960.
Used with permission and courtesy of Dr. Patroclos Stavrou.
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