Recorded with my touring band:
Ian Charles: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Banjo, Harmonica, Farfisa, Piano, Percussion
Mike Burke: Electric Guitars, Hi-String Guitar, Hammond B-3 on"Heart On You", Theramin on "Exit", Backing Vocals
Marshall St. Clair: Bass, Backing Vocals
Dennis DeMorro: Drums, Shaker
Jon Light: Pedal Steel
Pete Kazaleh: Bottleneck and Resonator
John Holt: Bass on "Born Right Inside"
Produced by: Ian and Mike Burke
Listen to the record...The completion of a creative triad:
Wishing Street (2000)
Minutes From Midnight (2004)
Born Right Inside (2008)
"Born Right Inside" is Ian Charles' 6th solo album released since 1995.
There is an ease about the songs. Catchy, to the point and after learning his craft from the best songwriters in the world. He has made the most accessible album of his career...so far anyway.
The songs are: A series of portraits that link together and are equally divided into a subconscious two sided record. You know, like the design of a vinyl record. With a first and second side.
Previously designing the 2000 release, "Wishing Street" in somewhat the same way. With the feeling that it gives a CD a great consistency and flow.
We are all, "Born Right Inside".
The record starts where his last record left off. On the road to where exactly? "Soul Running". On the run from yourself. It's not an easy ride.
Next, "The Name Of The Game". Lessons learned...or so you think.
Look around. What do we need? What have we learned? Where are we going?
These questions get asked and answered.
"Listen To The Record".
Ironically ending with the prophetic "Exit".
Now there is the looking ahead.
Copyright© 2008 Ian Charles