All songs recorded at "The Groves" - Jackson Browne recorded at Groovemaster
Mixed at Cornerstone Studios
Mastered at Future Disc Systems
I feel blessed to offer you this music, especially as it is the first album on my record label TallMan. I began this project not really knowing how or where it would end up, but I started the journey spending countless days and nights in an old farm house studio with Todd Smallwood on his avocado ranch in Santa Paula, California. The farm house and the ranch allowed for the perfect setting from which all this music came. Working with Todd for the first time since our musical excursion to Cuba in 1999, I was not only given the luxury of working amongst the serenity of the avocado orchard, but I once again became aware of Todd's multi-faceted talents. This album to me resonates of things in the world that hopefully can be. So I give you these precious songs, and all who sang and played on them, with a prayer for that vision of hope.
Special Thanks from Mick Fleetwood
To my wife Lynn for all you do and all you are! To my beautiful daughters, Amy, Lucy, Ruby and Tessa and my grandson Wolf for bringing so much love and laughter to my life. To my mother, Biddy, for always believing in my dreams. To my sister Sally for supporting from afar. To Kells, Meshell and Jack for their never ending love. To Wendy for being the best sister-in-law ever. To John McVie for all the years of friendship and for contributing his talents to this album. To Jeremy Spencer for the reconnection, personally and musically. To each and every talented artist who contributed to the making of this project. To Carl Stubner for his "deluxe" management and friendship. To Erica, Max and Jackson Stubner for being my extended family. To Merck Mercuriadis, Tom Lipsky and everyone at Sanctuary Records for providing TallMan and this album with a safe home. To Blain Clausen and Phil Goyette for all their hard work and dedication. To Jonathan Todd, for seeing this project through from start to finish. To: Linda Boorman, John Branca, Joe Byrne, Bruce Jacoby, Bruce Kolbrenner, David Lande and Yvonne Seivertson. Ahead Drumsticks/Rick Grossman; DW Drums/John Good, Scott Garrison & Don Lombardi; LP Inc., Steve Nogohosian & Kim Redl; Remo Drumheads/Michelle Jacoby, Matt Connors & Chris Hart; Zildjian/Kirsten Matt, John DeChristopher & Jim McGathey.
Special Thanks from Todd Smallwood
First of all, to Mick Fleetwood for your steadfast belief in me from day one. It is an honor sharing the stage and studio with you and having you as a true friend. To Carlos Santana for lending your eloquent words and beautiful message to our song, "No Borders". To Jackson Browne ... your words and music have influenced me greatly, and it is a blessing to work with you. To Linda Livingston and Michael Jensen for all your help with "No Borders", and your continued friendship. Avocados will follow you for all of your days. To Craig Benson for being my attorney and dear friend. To my friend and manager Jonathan Todd at Sabre Entertainment - you have made this dream possible. Thanks to your assistant Kelly McEnroe and all your staff. To Dan and Susan Pinkerton for your endless generosity. To all the other artists and friends who have supported and inspired me along the way...Gladys Knight, Gregg and Stacey Allman, Jeff Healey, Ed Cherney, Dennis Mays, Jimmy Buffet, Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt. To all who have graced this music with their talents: Matt Andes, Oliver Brown, Lauren Evans, Chris Golden, April Hendrix, Sidney Iverson, Lee Sklar, Andro Kotula, Jim Christie, John McVie, Oleg Schramm and Jeremy Spencer. To Mark Needham for your input on the mixing. To Julian Henslee, J.C. Kim and everyone at Tacoma Guitars. To Hartley Peavey, heartfelt thanks. Special thanks to Carl Stubner, Blain Clausen and all the staff at Sanctuary. To my family who have always believed ... and to Julie and all the angels I have been walking with. I am truly blessed.
May peace on earth prevail,
Jackson Browne appears courtesy of Elektra Records
John McVie appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproiduced reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performances and broadcasting of this record prohibited.
(P) (C) The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Sanctuary Records Group Limited
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