Gerry Griffin | Hour Glass

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Hour Glass

by Gerry Griffin

"Folk and blues based with a rock spirit and a world view."
Genre: Blues: Folk-Blues
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1. Hour Glass
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2. It Makes My Blood Run Cold
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3. I'm Not Broken, I'm Just Bent
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4. A Hard Rain Will Fall
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5. I Hate Love
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6. Lisa
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7. Back Home to You
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8. Melilla
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9. Chasing the Dragon
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10. There's No Way to Get Through This Life Alive
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Hour Glass" was recorded "live off the floor" at Lakeside Studios in Clayton, Ontario, in July of 1995 with Gerry's band, "Griffin". The album was produced by Jeffrey Lesser who has worked with Lou Reed, The Chieftains with Sting and Sinead O'Connor, The Chieftains with Los Lobos and Linda Ronstadt, and Barbra Streisand. The CD was released in 1996.

It is a collection of songs that form the incredible diary of his wrongful incarceration for two and a half years in the North African and Spanish prison system in the early 1990’s. The Canadian singer/songwriter had plenty of material to work with and lots of time to write some of his most powerful lyrics and songs. Many of the songs written during this harrowing time speak uniquely about the universal yearning for loved ones; inmates from Senegal, Morocco and Spain would sing and drum along, contributing to the final version of many of Gerry's tunes.


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Dean Verger


A European blues Tom Waits brings 'tough love' to lyrics, melodies and harmonies." Dean Verger, Rasputin’s Folk Cafe, Ottawa, ON

Chopper MacKinnon


"State of the art, ... chillingly gothic, ... listen if you dare." Chopper McKinnon, CBC Radio Ottawa

Jeffrey Lesser


"I have tried to capture the taste and essence of {Gerry’s} lifetime of experiences and interpret it through his passionate and haunting performances. Enjoy and share this philisophical, reflective, often ironic, unusual autobiographical journey. It’s kind of like life itself." Jeffrey Lesser, Producer