Watching My Life Go By
Guitarist MIchael Hedges, known for his percussive fingerstyle tappings and brilliant technique, incorporates singing on this effort, entitled "Watching My Life Go By". Hedges' voice is real, honest and poignent - the ideal accompaniment to the host of interesting sounds he regularly coaxes from his acoustic guitar. Special guests include Michael Manring on bass and Bobby McFerrin on vocals ("The Streamlined Man"). A special highligh is Hedges' cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower". Hedges even chips in with more instrumentation on "Watching My Life Go By", contributing flute, keyboards, and even harmonica to a couple of tracks. An emotional, musically engaging work.
|04:14||I'm Coming Home||Vocal|
|04:17||Woman Of The World||Vocal|
|03:16||Watching My Life Go By||Vocal|
|04:00||I Want You||Vocal|
|03:46||The Streamlined Man||Vocal|
|02:58||Out On The Parkway||Vocal|
|03:01||All Along The Watchtower||Vocal|
|Michael Hedges||Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Flute, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Vocals, Engineering|
|Michael Manring||Bass, Fretless Bass|
|Bobby McFerrin||Chant, Solo Vocals|
|Elliot Mazer||Production, Engineering|
|Bryan Lanser||Technical Assistance|
|Marty Atkinson||Technical Assistance|
|Was Weaver||Technical Assistance|
|Neil Janklow||Technical Assistance|
|Anne Robinson||Graphic Design|
|Irene Young||Cover Photography|
|Hilleary Burgess||Wine Glasses, Production Coordination|
|Recorded May-June, 1985 at Naked Ear.
Mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA.