Personnel: Greg Brown (vocals, guitar); Prudence Johnson (vocals); Bo Ramsey (guitar); Rob Arthur (Hammond B-3 organ); Gordy Johnson (bass); Steve Hayes (drums); Robin Anders (percussion).
Producers: Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, Bob Feldman.
Recorded at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Personnel: Greg Brown (vocals, guitar); Prudence Johnson (vocals); Gordon Johnson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Bo Ramsey (electric guitar, lap steel guitar); Steve Hayes (drums); Robin Adnan Anders (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Greg Brown; Tom Tucker; Bo Ramsey.
Recording information: Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN.
1992's DREAM CAFE marked the beginning of Brown's most artistically fertile period, and its follow-up ups the ante accordingly. True to its title, the album contains some of Brown's most intensely poetic, lyrically complex tunes. Full of sophisticated imagery, the songs here bear the strong influence of Brown's heroine Ferron. As on DREAM CAFE, the dynamic shifts between earthy blues-based songs like the randy "Ballingall Hotel" and more cerebral efforts like the end-of-the-millennium lament "Here in the Going Going Gone." As always, Brown's husky baritone is a unique, intimate instrument that gives his songs so much of their unmistakable personality.