Thoughts on Recording Broken Moon
Dan: We thought we were ready to make the follow-up to Walking On A Wire by early 1991, with more than 15 new songs in hand, including I've Had It All, Pride & Hunger (with me singing lead), Writing On The Wall (with Eric singing lead), Rapt In You, Love Will Return, Something To Believe In, Not Like You, Turn Out The Lights (And Go To Bed), plus Please Baby Be On That Train, Wrong Way Down The Street Of Dreams and Pictures In a Magazine. But Chameleon Records suddenly had closed its doors and restructured, switching distribution from Capitol to Elektra, and dropping all but one of the acts, including us. Cocky in the wake of our 1990 success, we thought we'd have a new deal within six months. We cut a nine-song demo with Jim Scott in April of 1991 and went to our first SXSW Conference to drum up business. We toured constantly (almost 50,000 miles in 15 outings) and kept writing. In the end, it would be two full years before Tom Vickers at Mercury signed us in early 1993. Thank God we kept writing, and had come up with All Is Quiet, Constant As The Night, Just To See You, Maybe Later, Broken Moon, Open Your Heart and Dreams I Left Behind in the ensuing two years. The songs came out so well that most of the older songs were either mothballed or saved for other albums. I guess we weren't as ready as we thought.
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Jim Scott
Eric Lowen - Acoustic, electric, slide and 12-string guitars, keyboards, vocals
Dan Navarro - Acoustic & high-string guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Richard Dodd - Cello • Simeon Pillich - Acoustic & electric bass • David Raven - Drums & percussion • Tad Wadhams - Electric bass (I'll Set You Free, Broken Moon) • Jonathan Norton - Drums (I'll Set You Fre, Broken Moon) • Phil Parlapiano - Accordion & mandolin • David Navarro - Electric guitar (Pride and Hunger) • Mark Goldenberg - Electric & acoustic guitars (I'll Set You Free, All Is Quiet, Maybe Later) • Eddie Muñoz - electric guitar (Constant as the Night, Dreams I Left Behind) • Susanna Hoffs - Harmony vocals (I'll Set You Free) • Derek Nakamoto - Keyboards (Broken Moon; I've Had It All) • Ethan James - Hurdy gurdy (Pride and Hunger) • Debra Dobkin - Percussion (Just to See You; Open Your Heart; Dreams I Left Behind) • Rick Sailon - Violin (Dreams I Left Behind) • Garner B. Thomas - Saxophone (Open Your Heart) • Jim Scott - Castanets (I'll Set You Free)
David Navarro appears courtesy
of American Recordings
Dedicated to Thelma Johnson Lowen and Josephine Lucero Navarro
Recorded May 10-28, 1993 at Skip Saylor Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Entourage Studios, N. Hollywood, CA; Clear Lake Audio, N. Hollywood, CA; and Sounder, Granada Hills, CA. Assisted by Louie Teran, Colin Mitchell, Gordon Suffield, Teresa Caffin, Oscar Contreras and Sandy Solomon.
Mixed May 29-June 6, 1993 at Skip Saylor Recording, Los Angeles, CA and Pacifque Studios, N. Hollywood, CA. Assisted by Eric Flickinger, Chris Puram and Sean Rowbottom.
Mastered June 14, 1993 by Alan Yoshida at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA.
© 1993 PolyGram Records, Inc.
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