James Gang Thirds
- Released: September 1, 1991
- Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
Rolling Stone - 7/22/71, p.37"...they are capable of some nice little treats..."
- 1.Walk Away
- 3.Things I Could Be
- 4.Dreamin' in the Country
- 5.It's All the Same
- 6.Midnight Man
- 8.White Man / Black Man
- 9.Live My Life Again
The James Gang: Joe Walsh (vocals, electric & pedal steel guitars, acoustic & electric pianos); Jim Fox (vocals, piano, organ, vibraphone, drums); Dale Peters (vocals, acoustic & electric basses).
Additional personnel: Tom Baker (horns); The Sweet Inspirations, Bob, Mary Sterpka (background vocals).
Producers: The James Gang, Bill Szymczyk.
Recorded at the Record Plant, Los Angeles, California; Cleveland Recording, Cleveland, Ohio; Hit Factory, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Dale Peters and Jim Fox.
Personnel: Joe Walsh (vocals, guitar, piano, electric piano, keyboards, sound effects); Bob Webb (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Jimmy Fox (vocals, tack piano, organ, vibraphone, drums); Jim Fox (vocals, organ, keyboards, vibraphone, drums); Dale Peters (vocals, upright bass, percussion, background vocals); Mary Sterpka (vocals, background vocals); The Sweet Inspirations (vocals); Tom Baker (horns).
Audio Remixer: Bill Szymczyk.
Liner Note Authors: Dale Peters; Jim Fox; John Tobler.
Recording information: Cleveland Recordings; Hit Factory, New York, NY; Hit Factory, NY; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: Jim Fox.
Cleveland hard-rockers The James Gang were soon to kiss their golden age goodbye when their third album (helpfully titled THIRDS) was released; it would be their final studio recording with singer/guitarist Joe Walsh. From the soul/gospel inflections of "White Man/Black Man" to the string arrangements of "Again," and the country rock of "Dreamin' in the Country," THIRDS was the band's most diverse outing to date, but the centerpiece was the rocker "Walk Away," which remains one of the band's best-known tunes. Walsh would soon walk away himself, replaced by Domenic Troiano, and later by Tommy Bolin, so THIRDS is the last waltz for the classic version of the James Gang, whose popularity would soon begin to decrease even as Walsh' own star continued to rise, on his own and then with the Eagles.
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