The Bottom Line:
Album cobbled together in difficult period with surprisingly strong songwriting and first class production work by Jim Tullio.
"Dedicated to the surgical team & nurses of Orthopaedic Ward One at Waterford Hospital, Waterford Ireland"
All tracks co-produced by Garry Pollitt, except track 09 co-produced by Garry Pollitt & Spencer Cozens, engineered by Garry Pollitt & Jim Tullio, mixed by Scott Steiner & Jim Tullio. Additional engineering Josh Shapera, John Giblin & Scott Steiner; assisted by Lonnie "DJ 007" Bonds, Jan Lowenhaupt, Andrea Wright, Daren Simpson & Mick Cave.
Recorded at: Woolengrange, Thomastown Ireland; The Toolshed, Chicago USA; Doon The Cellar, Birkenhead England; Swan Yard Studios, London England; Parr Street Studios, Liverpool England; Hornyold Road Studios, Malvern England; Black Barn Studios, Ripley Green England; and at The Caliope Recorders, Chicago USA. Mastered by Adamayan, at Gateway Mastering, Portland Maine.
Sleeve: Ritch Ames for Independiente/ Photography: Lawrence Watson.
"Thanks to all the great musicians & to Mavis Staples, Paul Weller, Nick McCabe, Andy Macdonald, Dan Pritzker, Lyn & Eleanor, Andy Berndt, Mike Norton, John Hillarby, Hans van den Berk, Christine Horton, Martin Winning, Steve Cutmoor Chippy, Jan & Lee at Chipwork, Calvin at Studio Care, Paul at Parr Street Studios, Paul Hewitt and Scott Steiner at Caliope Recoders, Gizmo and Tools and Gaz. Special thanks to Theresa for love & devotion above and beyond the call of duty."