El Mirage (Jimmy Webb album)
Infobox Album |
Name = El Mirage
Released = 1977
Genre = Popular
Last album = "Land's End"
This album = " El Mirage"
Next album = "Angel Heart"
"El Mirage" is
Jimmy Webb's sixth album. Released by Atlantic in 1977, it was the first album for which Webb handed production and arrangement duties on to another person: George Martin. It is also notable for containing "The Highwayman", a song that later provided both the name and first hit for The Highwaymen, a country supergroup comprising Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristoffersonand Willie Nelson. Jennings also recorded the track "If You See Me Getting Smaller" for his "'Ol Waylon" lp (1977).
All tracks composed by Jimmy Webb; except where indicated
# "The Highwayman"
# "If You See Me Getting Smaller I'm Leaving"
# "Mixed-Up Guy"
# "Christiaan, No"
# "Moment In A Shadow"
# "Where The Universes Are"
# "Dance To The Radio" (
# "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
# "Skylark (A Meditation)"
Jimmy Webb– vocals, keyboards
Fred Tackett– guitar
Dean Parks– guitar
Lowell George– slide guitar
Herb Pedersen– banjo, 12-string guitar, background vocals
David Paich– keyboards, synthesizer
* Harry Bluestone – concert master
David Hungate– bass
Larry Knechtel– bass
Dee Murray– bass
Harvey Mason, Sr.– percussion
Nigel Olsson– drums
* Jim Gordon – drums
Kenny Loggins– vocals
Billy Davis- vocals
* George Hawkins – vocals
Sherlie Matthews– background vocals
* Susan Webb – background vocals
Clydie King– background vocals
George Martin– arranger, conductor, keyboards, synthesizer, producer
* Bob Fisher – mastering
* John H.R. Mills – engineer
* Steve Smith – photography
* John Mills – engineer
* Bob Defrin – art direction
* George Tutko – engineer
* Henry Diltz – cover photo
* Richie Unterberger – liner notes
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