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Departure [Michael Johnson]


  • 1. Old Fashioned Love
    2. Departure
    3. Miami Beach
    4. Distant Fire
    5. Worth the Trouble
    6. Dirty Hands and Dirty Faces
    7. Unconditionally
    8. Software
    9. She's Real
    10. Almost Free
    11. Cain's Blood
    12. Imogene
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79483

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel: Michael Johnson (vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesizer programming); Pat McGrath (acoustic & electric guitars); Ron Block (acoustic guitar); Pat Bergeson (electric guitar, harmonica); Adam Steffey (mandolin, mandola); Stuart Duncan (violin); Alison Krauss (viola, background vocals); Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson (harmonica); Roger Williams (saxophone); Pete Wasner (Fender Rhodes, synthesizer); Viktor Krauss, Barry Bales (bass); Kenny Malone (drums, percussion); Randy Goodrum (programming, background vocals); Dan Tyminski (background vocals).
    Producers: Michael Johnson (tracks 1-7, 9-12); Michael Johnson, Randy Goodrum (track 8).
    Engineers: Bradley Hartman, Gary Paczosa, Michael Johnson.
    Recorded at Trace Sound, Franklin, Tennessee.
    Personnel: Michael Johnson (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals); Ron Block (acoustic guitar); Pat Bergesson (electric guitar, harmonica); Pat McGrath (electric guitar); Adam Steffey (mandola, mandolin); Stuart Duncan (violin); Alison Krauss (viola, background vocals); Kirk Johnson (harmonica); Roger "Rock" Williams (saxophone); Pete Wasner (synthesizer); Kenny Malone (drums, percussion); Dan Tyminski, Randy Goodrum (background vocals).
    Recording information: Trace Sound, Franklin, TN.
    Michael Johnson has a relaxed, pleasant voice with an ever-so-slight bluesy feel. The mellow songs on Departure complement his voice. The four tracks (including the title track) written by Hugh Prestwood plus the W.T. Davidson-penned "She's Real" are the highlights of this fine pop album. There's not a bad song in the bunch. Allison Krauss makes a subtle guest appearance. ~ Tim Griggs

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  • Genre: Rock
  • Label: Vanguard 79483
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707948326
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