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Departure


Vanguard Records

1995
back cover

DEPARTURE



1. OLD FASHIONED LOVE
(By Bill LaBounty and Roy Freeland)
Michael Johnson, classic and acoustic guitar; Pat McGrath, National guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums and percussion; Ron Block, acoustic guitar; Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson, blues and bass harp; Michael Johnson and Alison Krauss, background vocals

2. DEPARTURE
(By Hugh Prestwood)
Michael Johnson, acoustic guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Pat McGrath, electric guitar; Peter Wasner, synthesizer

3. MIAMI BEACH
(By Hugh Prestwood)
Michael Johnson, classic guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums and percussion; Adam Steffey, mandolin and mondola

4. DISTANT FIRE
(By Michael Johnson, Wayne Carson and Bill Piburn)
Michael Johnson, classic and acoustic guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Pete Wasner, Fender Rhodes, Pat Bergeson, electric guitar and harmonica

5. WORTH THE TROUBLE
(By Hugh Prestwood)
Michael Johnson, classic guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums and percussion

6. DIRTY HANDS AND DIRTY FACES
(By Parker McGee)
Michael Johnson, classic guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums and percussion; Pete Wasner, synthesizer

7. UNCONDITIONALLY
(By Brian O'Doherty)
Michael Johnson, classic and acoustic guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums and percussion; Pat McGrath, rhythm guitar; Michael Johnson and Dan Tyminski, background vocals; Pete Wasner, synthesizer

8. SOFTWARE
(By Michael Johnson and Randy Goodrum)
Michael Johnson and Randy Goodrum, background vocals and synthesizer programming

9. SHE'S REAL
(By W. T. Davidson)
Michael Johnson, classic guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums and percussion; Pete Wasner, Fender Rhodes; Roger Williams, sax; Michael Johnson and Alison Krauss, background vocals

10. ALMOST FREE
(By Hugh Prestwood)
Michael Johnson, classic guitar; Pat McGrath, rhythm guitar ;Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums and percussion

11. CAIN'S BLOOD
(By Michael Johnson and Jack Sundrud)
Michael Johnson, classic guitar; Pat McGrath, National guitar and electric guitar; Viktor Krauss, bass; Kenny Malone, drums and percussion, Stuart Duncan, violins

12. IMOGENE
(By Gene and Paul Nelson)
Michael Johnson, classic guitar ; Viktor Krauss and Barry Bales, bass; Kenny Malone, percussion; Alison Krauss, viola trio; Alison and Viktor Krauss, viola trio arrangement.


Total Time 43:05

Produced by Michael Johnson
SOFTWARE produced by Michael Johnson and Randy Goodrum
Recorded at Trace Sound, Franklin, TN
Engineered by Bradley Hartman, Gary Paczosa and Michael Johnson
Mixed by Gary Paczosa and Michael Johnson, Nightingale Studio, Nashville, TN
Mastered by Randy Leroy at Final Stage, Nashville, TN
Photography by Jim McGuire
Package Design by Drew Cartwright
Creative Services: Georgette Cartwright

In memory of Edward Oscar Johnson.

Special thanks to: Kent Crawford for patience and belief, to Gary Paczosa for personal commitment and midnight incense, to Alison Krauss for the greatness and fun - I'll sing with you anytime, to Brad for the generous use of his studio, to the writers for such great gifts, and to Sally, Stan and Leo Johnson for doing without.

Thanks but...to Roger Cruise, Bruce Byron Bolster, Rick Blackburn and that guy in Chicago with the tire iron.

The fact is that most of my friends didn't like each other. I hung out in the smoking area with the hoods in high school, but I also was in the choir and on the Gymnastic team. These songs are all from many different places in my heart. It's time I introduced them to each other. Departures are also reunions. MJ

Alison Krauss, Adam Steffey, Barry Bales, Dan Tyminski and Ron Block appear courtesy of Rounder Records.

Michael Johnson uses GHS strings.



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