This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel includes: Jonny Lang (vocals, guitar); Marti Frederiksen (electric guitar, bass, drums, percussion); John Goux (guitar); Jim Cox (piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Scott Gordon (Wurlitzer piano, programming); Bruce McCabe (clavinet); Joey Waronker (drums); Lenny Castro (congas); Kayla Parker (background vocals); Steven Tyler; Anthony Hamilton.
Recorded at MF Studio and The Attic, Monrovia, California.
Personnel: Jonny Lang (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, guitar synthesizer, percussion); Greg Poree, John Goux (guitar); Marti Frederiksen (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, background vocals); Songa Lee, Anatoly Rosinsky, Katia Popov, Robin Olson, Alan Grunfeld, Barbara Porter, Tiffany Yi Hu, Phillip Levy , Franklyn D'Antonio, Mario de Le¢n, Joel Derouin, Jacqueline Brand , Roberto Cani, Bruce Dukov, Clayton Haslop, Natalie Leggett, Sara Parkins, Armen Garabedian, Liane Mautner, Josefina Vergara, Berj Garabedian, Charlie Bisharat (violin); Victoria Miskolczy, Marlow Fisher, Matthew Funes, Steve Gordon, Brian Dembow, Simon Oswell, Harry Shirinian, Samuel Formicola (viola); Paula Hochhalter, Tina Soule, Miguel Martinez, Suzie Katayama, Larry Corbett, Stephen Erdody , David Low , Cecilia Tsan (cello); Steven Tyler (harmonica); Dan Higgins (woodwinds); Gary Grant, Jerry Hey (trumpet); William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (trombone); Jim Cox (piano, Wurlitzer organ); John Beasley (piano); Paul Santo, Bruce McCabe (Clavinet); Michael Bearden, Robbie Buchanan (keyboards); Ron Fair (vibraphone); Alex Al (electric bass); Abe Laboriel, Jr. , Joey Waronker (drums); Lenny Castro (congas); Alex Acu¤a (percussion); Eminem (drum programming); Kayla Parker, Anthony Hamilton (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Tom Lord-Alge; Tony Maserati ; Tal Herzberg.
Recording information: MF Studios (10/11/2001); Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA (10/11/2001); The Attic, Monrovia, CA (10/11/2001); Universal Studios, CA (10/11/2001).
Photographer: Kurt Iswarienko.
Arrangers: Jerry Hey; John Beasley; Jonny Lang; Ron Fair.
LONG TIME COMING may be Jonny Lang's third album, but in terms of creative growth, it may as well be considered a debut for this 22-year-old, who started out as a hotshot teenage guitar prodigy. Teaming with Pink/Aerosmith producer Marti Frederiksen, Lang took five years between albums and emerged with a collection of songs predominantly co-written by himself and Frederiksen, moving him well past an image that found him coming off like a Stevie Ray Vaughn imitator with peach fuzz. Instead, with this outing, Lang not only incorporated more R&B influences into his overall musical style, but his soul singing comes across as significantly more effortless. With just a hint of pop and classic rock in the mix, this lanky musician doles out a few surprises including "Touch," a sparse song brushed with the kind of beats and arrangements you might find on a Justin Timberlake outtake, and "Goodbye Letter" an anthem for broken-hearted suitors everywhere. Among the pleasant surprises included are the raucous roadhouse-flavored "Happiness and Misery," featuring harmonica accompaniment by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and a gritty, live reading of Stevie Wonder's "Livin' for the City."