Tag Archives: The Crossing

On June 25, 2013.

On June 25, 2013, “Loud & Proud” label released “American Ride”, the ninth Willie Nile studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Stewart Lerman,  Willie Nile, Johnny Pisano and Alex Alexander.

Personnel:

  • Willie Nile– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Johnny Pisano – electric and upright bass, backing vocals
  • Matt Hogan – guitars
  • Alex Alexander – drums, percussion
  • Steuart Smith– guitars, banjo, harmonium
  • James Maddock– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Leslie Mendelson – backing vocals
  • Rob Morsberger– string arrangement, harmonium
  • Oli Rockberger – piano, organ
  • Suzanne Ornstein – violin, viola
  • Lee Hogans – trumpet
  • Matt Janiszewski – saxophone
  • Johnny Pisano, Rob Morsberger – string arrangement
  • Andrew Fitzsimmons – executive producer
  • James Frazee – engineer
  • Stewart Lerman – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Deborah Maniaci – art direction
  • Christina Arrigoni – photography

Track listing:

  1. This Is Our Time – Willie Nile
  2. Life on Bleecker Street – Willie Nile
  3. American Ride – Willie Nile, Mike Peters
  4. If I Ever See the Light – Willie Nile, Frankie Lee
  5. She’s Got My Heart – Willie Nile, Frankie Lee
  6. God Laughs – Willie Nile, Eric Bazilian
  7. People Who Died – Jim Carroll, Brian Linsley, Steve Linsley, Terrell Winn, Wayne Woods
  8. Holy War – Willie Nile
  9. Say Hey – Willie Nile
  10. Sunrise In New York City – Willie Nile, Frankie Lee
  11. The Crossing – Willie Nile, Frankie Lee
  12. There’s No Place Like Home – Willie Nile

 

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On July 15, 1983.

On July 15, 1983, “Mercury” label released “The Crossing”, the debut Big Country studio album. It was recorded in May 1983, at “The Manor” in Oxfordshire, “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. In December 1983, “The Crossing” was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and in February 1984 it was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Adamson– vocals, guitar, piano, e-bow
  • Bruce Watson– guitar, mandolin, sitar, vocals, e-bow
  • Tony Butler– bass, vocals
  • Mark Brzezicki– drums, percussion, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson, except where noted.

  1. In a Big Country
  2. Chance
  3. 1000 Stars
  4. The Storm
  5. Harvest Home
  6. Lost Patrol
  7. Close Action
  8. Fields of Fire (400 Miles)
  9. Porrohman