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Knight, Dan - Joy

Format: LP
Label: Battlemount Records BM001
Year: 1982
Origin: Rexdale, Ontario, 🇨🇦
Genre: folk, xian, psych
Value of Original Title: $150.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, Spiritual, 1980's


Side 1

Track Name
Wind Song

Side 2

Track Name
Billys Birthday
Forever Grey Afternoons
Speak Thought - The Pace
"A" Waltz


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An appreciative nod to Fabien Zelicz whose rhythmatical 12 string can be heard on the tracks "I Believe" and "Warm". An equally vigorous tip of my hat to Claudio Milanello whose congas and marraccas grace these same songs and to Gerry Fielding who drummed them (Gerry is also heard backwards on "Speakthought"). All other drums and perscussion are by the not so tiny James Devris. Jim Chard played the piano on "Billys Birthday" and Dennis Peck the same for "Warm". This album was engineered by Paul "The Stemmer" LaChappell for Quest Studios, Oshawa, Ontario (Hello Bogs). Assistant supervision by James G. McDonough.

Special thanks to "the man with the shaggy heart", Ontario Printing, former members of Lakehead, True Wizard, Natch, Motif, and Wynde, Rapid Ron, Lester E., Bruce, Spike to some Mike to mom, Newmarket, Pope and the boys, me mom and me dad, Sis and Grams, and the First Cosmic Glee Club Band Back up singers featuring Linda Rick and my loving wife Anna. Without her support I might never have flown so high.

Lastly (and firstly) to my Lord and my friend Jesus Christ who has taught me with patience, understanding and love...

oy is publisher and songwriter Dan Knight’s sole LP, released on his own Battlemount Records in 1982. Skip Prokop of Lighthouse offered to produce a follow up, but he'd already started down the road to becoming a small press, primarily publishing SF luminary R.A. Lafferty’s fugitive stories on his United Mythologies imprint. The album is an exercise in folk world-building, counter-balancing Lafferty’s dystopian themes with earthy optimism.

“I started out as a lyricist for friend's bands. I picked up my first bass at 16 and eventually realized that, despite how few in number we were, bassists don't command much power in a band structure. I was in a very promising one. We'd made a ten song demo (no one told us not to) and got the attention of a major label. And then, before my eyes, the band evaporated. Poof. So, at the ripe age of 20, I picked up my first guitar and taught myself to play. "Joy" was written and recorded within two years of those first tentative plucks. I played most of the instruments (because no one told me not to). Over the years I've been proud/ embarrassed / proud again/ embarrassed again, by this little clutch of songs. When my son informed me that it was listed on discog and that people had digitized it and put it up on the internet I was flattered and happy that something I had cared so much about was still considered worth listening to. It was the best I could do at the time. I was young and old and serious and goofy. I still am.”
-Dan Knight


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