Friday Music - FRM-27500 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at RTI
Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso at Capitol Records With Ron McMaster From Original Warner Bros. Tapes!
What could the Doobie Brothers possibly do to follow-up the excellent The Captain and Me? Plenty. They started by inviting the Memphis Horns to inject more soul into their trademark, Southern-styled boogie rock. Next, they secured the services of Steely Dan virtuoso Jeff “Skunk” Baxter to supply guitar and pedal-steel parts. And for extra spice, the band recruitedArlo Guthrie to play autoharp. The results? What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, the group’s most diverse album to date.
Of course, no record is worth its salt without sharp songwriting. Fret not. What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits overflows with one memorable tune after another. It’s a true collective effort, with the material reflecting the musical strengths of each of the members. Picking up where the disbanded Creedence Clearwater Revival had left off, Tom Johnston contributes the rousing “Pursuit on 53rd Street” and “Down in the Track.” Patrick Simmons’ “Black Water” advances swamp rock, and gave the band its first Number One hit. As an added anniversary bonus, Friday Music presents the audiophile limited edition album in a first time gatefold cover, with artwork elements not seen in years, enhancing your Doobie Brothers listening experience even further.
1. Song To See You Through
3. Pursuit on 53rd St
4. Black Water
5. Eyes of Silver
6. Road Angel
1. You Just Can't Stop It
2. Tell Me What You Want (And I'll Give You What You Need)
3. Down In the Track
4. Another Park, Another Sunday
5. Daughters of the Sea
6. Flying Cloud