All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Riders in the Sky: Joey the Cowpolka King (accordion); Too Slim (bass instrument); Ranger Doug, Woody Paul.
Personnel: Ranger Doug (vocals, acoustic guitar); Woody Paul (vocals, fiddle); Too Slim (vocals); Richard O'Brien (acoustic guitar); Robby Turner (lap steel guitar); Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson (violin); Kristin Wilkinson (viola); George Tidwell (trumpet); Louis Brown (trombone).
Additional personnel: Louis Brown (trombone); Kristin Wilkinson, Richard O'Brien, Robby Turner, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson , George Tidwell.
Audio Mixers: Joey Miskulin; Kurt Storey; Brent Truitt.
Liner Note Author: Ranger Doug.
Recording information: 1103 Studio, Nashville, TN (03/1983); B. Truitt Music, Nashville, TN (03/1983); Birchmere, Alexandria, VA (03/1983); Springfield, VA (03/1983); The Musicwagon, Nashville, TN (03/1983).
Author: Gene Autry.
Photographers: Beth Gwinn; Jim McGuire .
Riders in the Sky cut this record in the wake of their performing a Gene Autry medley in a television appearance with Autry himself in the audience. The songs are done reverently but with a real sense of fun, essentially the same balancing act that has made them a success on stage and television. Their main innovations are the harmony singing, which works well throughout, and a jazzy approach to Jimmie Rodgers' "Can't Shake the Sands of Texas from My Shoes." Autry's versions have held up magnificently well, but this loving tribute album is a necessary addition to any fan's collection. ~ Bruce Eder