On May 9, 2000.

On May 9, 2000, “Epic” label released “Open the Door”, the fourth Roger Hodgson album. It was recorded 1998-2000, and was produced by Alan Simon and Roger Hodgson.

Personnel:

  • Roger Hodgson: vocals, guitars, 12 string guitar, keyboards, harmonium, piano, pipe organ, harpsichord, bass guitar
  • Alan Simon: high whistle, bodhran, harmonica
  • Loïc Ponthieu: drums, wavedrum
  • Laurent Verneret: bass guitar
  • Denis Banarrosh: percussion
  • Gerry Conway: percussion, drums
  • Christophe Negre: saxophone
  • Bruno Le Rouzic: bagpipe
  • Pascal Martin: uilleann pipe
  • Arnaud Dunoyer: Hammond organ
  • Jean Louis Roques: accordion
  • Jean Pierre Meneghin: Scottish drums
  • Gurvan Houdayer: Scottish drums
  • Marco Canepa: Morse code
  • Trevor Rabin: electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Olivier Rousseau: piano
  • Didier Lockwood: violin
  • Jean-Jacques Milteau: harmonica
  • Claude Samard: banjo, Dobroslide guitar, bouzouki, pedal steel guitar, oud
  • Dominique Regef: rebec, Hurdy Gurdy
  • Jeff Phillips: drums
  • Alan Thomson: bass guitar
  • Zdenek Rys: oboe
  • Pavel Belohlavek: cello
  • Michel Gaucher: flute
  • Manuel Delgado: Spanish guitar, palmas
  • Dan Ar Braz: arpeggio guitar
  • Ilana Russell (Alana Cunningham): children’s choir
  • Sierrah Dietz: children’s chorus
  • Justine Black: children’s chorus
  • Molly Katwman: children’s chorus
  • The Symphonic Orchestra of Prague: conducted by Mario Klemens
  • The Bulgarian Voices “Philippopolis”: conducted by Hristo Arabadjiev
  • Samples from: speech by Queen Elizabeth II, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ronald Reagan, Sevik the wolf

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Hodgson, except where noted.

  1. Along Came Mary
  2. The More I Look
  3. Showdown
  4. Hungry
  5. The Garden
  6. Death and a Zoo
  7. Love is a Thousand Times
  8. Say Goodbye
  9. Open the Door
  10. For Every Man – Roger Hodgson, Alan Simon

 

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