Iain Matthews The Dark Ride / God Looked Down (2-CD)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: November 21, 2006
- Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
Dirty Linen - pp.68-69"Dark in tone, these two albums include some of Matthews' most personal and evocative writing."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.I Drove
- 2.Girl with the Clouds in Her Eyes
- 3.Ballad of Gruene Hall
- 4.Tigers Will Survive, Pt. 2 (Darcy's Song)
- 5.The Breath of Life
- 6.Save Her Love
- 7.For Better or Worse
- 8.Davey's Stung
- 9.Morning Glory
- 10.In London
- 11.This Is It
- 12.Rooted to the Spot
- 13.The Dark Ride
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.The Beat I Walk
- 2.God Looked Down
- 3.Southern Wind
- 4.You'll Know Lightening
- 5.Alone Again Blues
- 6.This Train
- 7.Power of Blue
- 8.Eye of the Needle
- 9.King of the Hill
- 10.Trigger Man
- 11.So Many Eyes
- 12.If It's Not One Thing It's Another
Personnel: Ian Matthews (vocals, acoustic guitar); Kris McKay, Sara Hickman (vocals); Mark Hallman (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, piano, Wurlitzer organ, tabla, tambourine, percussion); Mark Campbell Griffiths (guitar, mandolin, fretless bass); Bradley Kopp (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Michael Fracasso (acoustic guitar); David Grissom (electric guitar); Robert McEntee (slide guitar, dobro); Gene Elders (violin); Michael Ramos (keyboards); Chris Searles (drums, percussion); Steve Meador, Rafael Gayol (drums).
Audio Mixer: Mark Hallman.
Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson .
Liner Note Author: John Tobler.
Recording information: Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (02/1994-06/1996).
Authors: Yogi Berra; Ian Matthews.
Photographers: Ian Matthews; Wyatt McSpadden.
Despite a lack of commercial success since his days with Matthews' Southern Comfort in the early 1970s, the British folk-rock singer-songwriter Iain Matthews has maintained an almost continuous recording career. This twofer highlights a couple of his 1990s releases, both recorded in Austin. Each shows that he remains close to his folk roots, using a mostly acoustic sound palette on autobiographical songs like "You'll Know Lightening" and "In London."
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