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...To Those Who Wait (reissued)

by Ian Charles

Read the headline: Dylan goes Electric.. It sent shivers through the FOLK community. Springsteen goes Acoustic... It sent shivers through the ROCK community. These are Ian Charles' "Basement Tapes". The foundation for all that has come so far. Awesome.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. On The Blind Side
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2. Walls
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3. Mirrors
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4. Princes and Paupers Etc.
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5. It's Tough To Balance ( on the edge of the blade)
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6. Chain Gang Revisited
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7. Signs ( to show you the way)
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8. John James
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9. Come Home On The Wind (breathe)
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10. Lonely Mornings
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11. Wild Oats
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Album Notes
Absolutely incredible! Originally released in 1995 and now back in print by popular demand. No kidding...

The sound is Raw and Untainted. A powerful combination of Folk, Rock, and Blues. "Americana" music at it's best.

From the second you press "play" this Cd grabs you. With an intensity of uncompromising energy and originality.

Available for two years before it's release as a "Bootleg" within the exception of "Chain Gang Revisited" which was an improvised sound-check in the studio.
Today, Songs like "Wild Oats","John James", and "Tough to Balance" are considered classics with Ian Charles fans.


Written, Arranged,and Produced by: Ian Charles
Studios: River Street -New Haven, Ct.
TNA- Wallingford, Ct.
Long View Farm- North Brookfield, Ma.
Platinum Sound- Boston, Ma.
Engineers: Glen Gallo,Don Comeau,
Jesse Henderson,David Locke
Photography: Judy McKenna
Traycard Artwork: David John Cunningham

Musicians: IAN CHARLES: Acoustic 6 & 12
String Guitars,
Drums (on "Walls",
All instruments on
"Princes and Paupers etc.") Lead and
Backing Vox

PETER KAZALEH- Lead Guitars, Backing Vox

MACE VITALE-Bass Guitars


Also: DON COMEAU- Bass on "Walls"
STEVE DOE- Fretless Bass on "Come Home"

Eternal Thanks to my fans! Always.

Hey! Good things come....To Those Who Wait


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Jason Inderhauser

With or without the mullet haircut cover
I don't know exactly why. But I like this more than any of his other albums. It's simple and straight forward.Kind of a mixed bag but cool.


A bargain at twice the price
I really have enjoyed this Cd lately. It's really bare bones. But, at the same, it's rockin'. It is one I listen to alot for reasons sublime.

Sara Clemons

A taste of the past and the future
Get it in the mail, Open it up. Put it in your CD player, From "On the Blind Side" to "Wild Oats" you can listen and listen and listen to this album. It is so great. It is just as it says, Raw and untainted. Rock and Roll, Folk, and everything else that matters. It just works. So, take it out of the CD player, put on the radio, flick around for ten minutes. Then put the CD back in the player. Get it, got it, Good.

Jerry Madigan

A great find
I was tossed between a 4 and 5 star review for this CD. But, after repeated listenings I find that I just love it. 5***** stars all the way.
It is a complete collection. No loose ends, or weak points.
I can't wait to get his others.
A great find. I wish I'd found it sooner.


Well Worth The Wait. In many ways
I knew Ian Charles' music from the days of our youth. We grew up and went to High School together. I used to watch a variety of bands that he was in either as a drummer or a lead singer/frontman. I remember commenting to my friends at one of his shows that "He will be on stage forever. He's gonna make it". His talent was unusual and very, very obvious from his earliest teen years. He was as I remember, obsessed with Rock-n-Roll and alot of other music too. He was a very rebellious kid. But, a nice kid and popular with alot of different kinds of circles. He wasn't in any particular click. In listening to his music today. I see that diverse stance still exists.You know? He had a huge record collection. he and his mom even had a record store in town when he was still in High School. Well, I have long since moved on with living my life and recently, I was reminiscing with some old friends about good times back in our hometown. We brought up Ian Charles and my friend said, "Yeah, I think he has a bunch of albums out". Well, I bought his entire catalog. He is still there up on that stage. He is still unique and his talent is still very obvious. It is surreal to listen to that familiar voice of my youth but, it is so much better now. His music keeps getting better. This is his first solo album. What a great moment this is for me. Way to go Ian. Keep them coming.

Bruce Bennett

Good stuff
I like this CD alot. I like it for it's simplicity and it's basic rocknroll feel.
There is some looseness to it that pretty cool too.

Gwen Millar

Ian Charles is...
Oh my goodness. Where to start. He is so amazing. His music shakes me, breaks me and makes me.
I love this Cd because it is like, so energetic. I saw him in concert recently and he made feel all funny inside. Which I could not contain to myself.

Go Ian!!


One I got through it...
Once I got through the cd for the first time. I realized that I really liked almost every tune. The closing song on it's own is worth the price. The truth is that it's all really good. Definitely basement tapes or maybe demos recordings but, really good as far as songs and songwriting goes. I'll get the other ones in time.