This rare Derek Scott Markel self-titled album represent's his only recording, containing 12 original compositions. It was pressed in extremely limited quantities. Nothing is known about this singer-songwriter.
The first side is more in the rural singer-song-writer folk composition vein. The second side has a bit more varying styles ranging from the folkish to folk-psych ("House Song") and blues ("I Don't Know for Certain").
The album was produced and arranged by David McNamara. The art direction was by Derek Scott Markel. The photography was by David McNamara.
The album was recorded at Sounds Interchange in Toronto, Ontario and Marc Production in Ottawa, Ontario. All recording and remix engineering was done in Toronto by Jeff Smith, except for "To Whisper Out Your Name" and "House Song", which were recorded by John Sebanski at Marc Productions in Ottawa. The Los Angeles, California, USA consultant was Bill Malone.
The Toronto musicians were: Brian Russell on electric and acoustic guitar; Barry McMullen on piano; Denis Keldie on organ, piano, and accordion; John Lacey on steel guitar; Howard Willett on harmonica; Jeff Smith on vibes; George Hagek on flute; Andy Thompson on strings; Jerry Schnalb on bass; Dave Graziotto on drums. The Ottawa musicians were: Joe Turner on electric, acoustic and 12 string guitars; Brian Reading on bass; Brian Duhearst on drums and percussion; and Robin Moir, Joe Turner, and Brian Reading on background vocals.
The album was released independantly on RH 074601 circa 1974.