Personnel includes: John McDermott (vocals); Clyde Mitchell (conductor); Cliff Chatterton (spoken vocals); Bill Bridges (guitar); Ray Legere (mandolin, violin); Jonathan Moorman (bazouki, violin); Angela Pickett (violin); Jack Zaza (woodwinds, accordion); Brigham Phillips (trumpet, piano, keyboards); The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Producers: John McDermott, Brigham Phillips, Bill Bridges, Bobby Edwards.
Engineers include: Don Harder, Kevin Doyle, Gary Gray.
Recorded at Manta Eastern Sound, SOunds Interchange, Glenn Gould Studio and Dave Audio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; The Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Includes liner notes by John Downing.
Recording information: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, British; Manta Eastern Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sounds Interchange, TN.
Vocalist John McDermott's fourth solo album Remembrance pays tribute to all the soldiers who served their country during wartime. With a Memorial Day theme, the collection features music from the WWI era to Vietnam, the veterans of whom he honors with his song "The Wall." In the tradition of his Danny Boy and Christmas Memories albums, Remembrance focuses on McDermott's expressive tenor and the emotions he conveys in the songs. ~ Heather Phares