The Bacon Brothers Getting There [Bonus Tracks]
- Released: November 11, 2003
- Label: Image Entertainment
- 1.Ten Years in Mexico
- 2.Arm Wrestling Woman
- 3.Don't Look Back
- 4.Getting There
- 5.When You Decide You've Stayed Too Long
- 7.It's a Rocky Road
- 8.Not Born to Beauty
- 9.Chop Wood
- 10.Don't Lose Me Boy
- 11.Strung Out
- 12.July Away
- 13.Jersey Girl
- 14.City of Fear
- 16.Everly Brothers Medley: Like Strangers / All I Have To Do Is Dream - (live)
- 17.Ten Years in Mexico - (live)
The Bacon Brothers: Michael Bacon (vocals, acoustic & nylon string guitars, cello); Kevin Bacon (vocals, acoustic guitar, hand claps).
Additional personnel: Jon Herrington (acoustic, electric & slide guitars); Ira Siegel, John Putnam, Marc Shulman (electric guitar); Jack Pearson (slide guitar); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Terry McMillan (harmonica); Charlie Giordano (accordion); Irwin Fisch (piano, organ); Doug Hall, Rob Galbraith (organ); Paul Guzzone (electric bass, background vocals); Frank Vilardi (drums, doumbek); Marshal Rosenberg (percussion, hand claps); Jimmy Doherty, Casey Galbraith (hand claps).
Recorded at Back Pocket Recording Studios, New York, New York.
Personnel: Michael Bacon (vocals, acoustic guitar, nylon-string guitar, cello, background vocals); Jon Herington (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Jack Pearson (electric guitar, slide guitar); Ira Siegel, Mark Shulman, John Putnam (electric guitar); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Terry McMillan (harmonica); Charlie Giordano (accordion); Irwin Fisch (piano, organ); Doug Hall (organ); Paul Guzzone (electric bass, background vocals); Frank Vilardi (drums); Marshall Rosenberg (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Dae Bennett; Joe Arlotta; Butch Jones.
Recording information: Back Pocket Recording Studios, New York, NY (??/??/1990-02/18/2003); John Harms Center for the Arts, Englewood, NJ (??/??/1990-02/18/2003).
Illustrator: Michael Bacon.
Photographers: Daniel P. Derella; Tim White ; Stephanie Deven.
Arranger: The Bacon Brothers.
The Bacon Brothers' debut Forosoco could have been (and was) seen as a novelty item by some observers, since it featured actor Kevin Bacon and his brother, Michael. That was merely short-sightedness, since it was a solid Americana album. Its sequel, Getting There, is even better, filled with natural musical performances and strong songs. Occasionally, Kevin does sound a little strained in his vocals, but there's true conviction to his performances, and the duo has to be commended for trying so many different styles -- country, rock, soul, and folky introspection, among them -- and pulling it off convincingly. Give it a chance and you may be charmed. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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