Recorded in Toronto with an impressive group of musicians, ranging from Ken and Chris Whiteley of The Original Sloth Band, Kirk Elliott and George Meanwell of Short Turn and one-time Prairie Oyster drummer John Adames to the entire reggae group Ernie Smith and his Roots Revival, this album never allows Norm Hacking's strong songwriting to be submerged.
Cover photography by Leighton McLeod, cover concept by Don Agro and Errol Mitris.
All words and music by Norm Hacking.
Vinyl, no longer available. Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are included on Skysongs... A Writer's Collection (1996), remastered and reissued with lyrics on November 14, 2001.
Norm Hacking: acoustic guitar
Paul Corby: electric and acoustic guitar
Michael Smith: acoustic guitar, bass
Mose Scarlett: acoustic guitar
Ernie Smith: electric guitar
Ken Whiteley: slide acoustic guitar, washboard, mandolin
Chris Whiteley: horn, harmonica
Al Kates: pedal steel
Kirk Elliott: violins
Mike Bodzasi: violins
Jim Chambers: violin
John Arpin: piano
Doug McClement: piano
George Meanwell: cellos
Phil Woodard: bass
John Bullen: bass, Chinese piano
Clive Ross: bass
John Adames: drums
Fred von Engelbrechten: drums
Wadi Daniel: drums and percussion
Terry Nicholson: Chinese gong, congas and percussion
Matt Zimbel: percussion
vocals: Norm Hacking, Ernie Smith, Michael Smith, Dede Higgins, Sandra Pim, Gwen Swick, Ann Madigan, Terry Nicholson, Doug McClement, Andy Flynn, Paul Corby, Mose Scarlett (vocal and human tuba)
Recorded by Doug McClement of Comfort Sound, Toronto.
"Hacking captures a slice of life... The lasting impression is that Norm Hacking is a first class song craftsman."
-Richard Christie, The Whig-Standard Magazine