Executive Producer: Jackson Browne
Mixed By Ryan Freeland
DIANA AND JAMES was recorded at Groove Masters in Santa Monica and Winslow Ct. Studio in Los Angeles. Copeland is accompanied by a stellar group of musicians that include, in addition to Greg Leisz on guitars: Jennifer Condos and Bob Glaub (bass); David Piltch (upright bass); Jay Bellerose, Danny Frankel and Don Heffington (drums and percussion); Patrick Warren (keyboards); Phil Parlapiano (keyboards and horns); and Gabe Witcher (violin). Carla Kihlstedt - a founding member of groups including Tin Hat, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and 2 Foot Yard - is also featured on violin and delivers a gorgeous co-lead vocal on "Palace Of Love." Heather Waters and Danny Ott appear on harmony vocals.
Reflecting on his return to songwriting, Copeland says, "It's like that saying, 'if you build it they will come.' If you offer yourself to it, if you show up, the songs will come to you. But first you have to show up. You do your best and hope another one comes, but you never know." As for offering up his first album in 25 years, Copeland says, "it's like putting a baby in a little reed boat and pushing it out into the river."
DIANA AND JAMES sets sail on Inside Recordings on October 7, 2008
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