You Can Go Home
"You Can Go Home" is a song by the American country rock band The Desert Rose Band, released in 1991 as the lead single from their fourth studio album True Love. It was written by Chris Hillman and Jack Tempchin, produced by Tony Brown. Continuing the band's commercial decline on both the American and Canadian Country Singles Charts, "You Can Go Home" failed to reach the Top 40; the song reached No. 54 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, No. 64 on the RPM Country Singles Chart. It reached No. 35 on the Cash Box Top 100 Country Singles Chart. Although the album gained active play, "You Can Go Home" suffered commercially from a lack of airplay in comparison to the band's earlier releases. Speaking to Billboard in August 1993, Hillman spoke of the single's performance in relation to the record company pressure the band endured with the True Love album: "We were mildly seduced by the record company to go into a direction which they felt would break us through. So we compromised on a lot of things.
We got resistance at radio on the first single "You Can Go Home", the record company bailed."For the True Love album, Curb Records issued a press release which spoke of the song in comparison to the album. They noted that the album "balances elements of traditional country music with bold new ideas", while the songs themselves focus on "adult relationships" and "the heart of country music", adding they have "feelings that come from the heart, but the attitude is one of introspection rather than overt display"; the press release stated "The first single illustrates this unique combination of elements with a thoughtful truism expressed as a traditional country hook line: "You can go home." "You Can Go Home" was released by Curb Records in America and Canada only on 7" vinyl and promotional CD. The 7" vinyl featured the True Love album track "Glory and Power" as the B-side, written by Hillman and frequent collaborator Steve Hill; the cassette version featured both tracks on each side, while for the promotional CD single release, "You Can Go Home" was the only track, which came in a standard CD single case with an insert.
It was distributed by UNL Distribution Corp. A music video was filmed to promote the single, directed by Gustavo Garzón. Licensed under MCA Records, it was produced by ET/VideoLink, a division of Edwards Technology Video, California; the video was shot in mid-1991 at Nashville in Tennessee and Tennessee Railroad Museum in Chattanooga. "You Can Go Home" received medium rotation on the TNN, heavy rotation on CMT. Upon release, The Albany Herald stated: "Hillman as lead vocalist leads the Desert Rose Band through easy-listening music. "You Can Go Home" could have been a poignant wish for the good, old days, but in Hillman's hands becomes the realization that maybe you shouldn't want to go back to the way it was." Cash Box listed the single as one of their "feature picks" during September 1991. They commented: "This cut is pure Desert Rose Band with its rootsy vocal harmony, country-pop melody and breezy tempo. A fine kick-off for what sounds like a top-of-the-line album." In a review of True Love, they said the song had a "traditional country sound with a modern day attitude".
Billboard commented: "Set to an assertive beat, the band takes a trip back home - but finds only memories intact." Robert Santelli of Asbury Park Press described the song as "an account of what it means to meet up with an old sweetheart". In the 2007 Italian book 24.000 Dischi, written by Riccardo Bertoncelli and Cris Thellung, a review of the True Love album highlighted the song, stating "Always open to collaboration with other authors, Hillman signing the opening track, You Can Go Home, with Jack Tempchin. The Desert Rose Band proceeds as a perfect device but a bit too true to itself." Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic highlighted "You Can Go Home" as an album standout by labeling it an AMG Pick Track. 7" single"You Can Go Home" - 3:33 "Glory and Power" - 3:24Cassette single"You Can Go Home" - 3:33 "Glory and Power" - 3:24CD single"You Can Go Home" - 3:33 The Desert Rose BandChris Hillman - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar Herb Pedersen - Acoustic guitar, backing vocals John Jorgenson - Lead guitar, backing vocals Bill Bryson - Bass guitar Steve Duncan - Drums Tom Brumley - Pedal steel guitarAdditional personnelTony Brown - producer
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper, published in Los Angeles, since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers, is the largest U. S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues salient to the U. S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters, it has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of other issues. As of June 18, 2018, ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine. In the nineteenth century, the paper was known for its civic boosterism and opposition to unions, the latter of which led to the bombing of its headquarters in 1910; the paper's profile grew in the 1960s under publisher Otis Chandler, who adopted a more national focus. In recent decades, the paper's readership has declined and it has been beset by a series of ownership changes, staff reductions, other controversies. In January 2018, the paper's staff voted to unionize, in July 2018 the paper moved out of its historic downtown headquarters to a facility near Los Angeles International Airport.
The Times was first published on December 4, 1881, as the Los Angeles Daily Times under the direction of Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner. It was first printed at the Mirror printing plant, owned by Jesse Yarnell and T. J. Caystile. Unable to pay the printing bill and Gardiner turned the paper over to the Mirror Company. In the meantime, S. J. Mathes had joined the firm, it was at his insistence that the Times continued publication. In July 1882, Harrison Gray Otis moved from Santa Barbara to become the paper's editor. Otis made the Times a financial success. Historian Kevin Starr wrote that Otis was a businessman "capable of manipulating the entire apparatus of politics and public opinion for his own enrichment". Otis's editorial policy was based on civic boosterism, extolling the virtues of Los Angeles and promoting its growth. Toward those ends, the paper supported efforts to expand the city's water supply by acquiring the rights to the water supply of the distant Owens Valley; the efforts of the Times to fight local unions led to the October 1, 1910 bombing of its headquarters, killing twenty-one people.
Two union leaders and Joseph McNamara, were charged. The American Federation of Labor hired noted trial attorney Clarence Darrow to represent the brothers, who pleaded guilty. Otis fastened a bronze eagle on top of a high frieze of the new Times headquarters building designed by Gordon Kaufmann, proclaiming anew the credo written by his wife, Eliza: "Stand Fast, Stand Firm, Stand Sure, Stand True." Upon Otis's death in 1917, his son-in-law, Harry Chandler, took control as publisher of the Times. Harry Chandler was succeeded in 1944 by his son, Norman Chandler, who ran the paper during the rapid growth of post-war Los Angeles. Norman's wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, became active in civic affairs and led the effort to build the Los Angeles Music Center, whose main concert hall was named the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in her honor. Family members are buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery near Paramount Studios; the site includes a memorial to the Times Building bombing victims. The fourth generation of family publishers, Otis Chandler, held that position from 1960 to 1980.
Otis Chandler sought legitimacy and recognition for his family's paper forgotten in the power centers of the Northeastern United States due to its geographic and cultural distance. He sought to remake the paper in the model of the nation's most respected newspapers, notably The New York Times and The Washington Post. Believing that the newsroom was "the heartbeat of the business", Otis Chandler increased the size and pay of the reporting staff and expanded its national and international reporting. In 1962, the paper joined with The Washington Post to form the Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service to syndicate articles from both papers for other news organizations, he toned down the unyielding conservatism that had characterized the paper over the years, adopting a much more centrist editorial stance. During the 1960s, the paper won four Pulitzer Prizes, more than its previous nine decades combined. Writing in 2013 about the pattern of newspaper ownership by founding families, Times reporter Michael Hiltzik said that: The first generations bought or founded their local paper for profits and social and political influence.
Their children enjoyed both profits and influence, but as the families grew larger, the generations found that only one or two branches got the power, everyone else got a share of the money. The coupon-clipping branches realized that they could make more money investing in something other than newspapers. Under their pressure the companies split apart, or disappeared. That's the pattern followed over more than a century by the Los Angeles Times under the Chandler family; the paper's early history and subsequent transformation was chronicled in an unauthorized history Thinking Big, was one of four organizations profiled by David Halberstam in The Powers That Be. It has been the whole or partial subject of nearly thirty dissertations in communications or social science in the past four decades; the Los Angeles Times began a decline with Los Angeles itself with the decline in military production at the end of the Cold War. It faced hiring freezes in 1991-1992. Another major decision at the same time was to cut the range of circulation.
They cut circulation in California's Central Valley, Nevada and the San Diego ed
Herbert Joseph "Herb" Pedersen is an American musician, banjo player, singer-songwriter who has played a variety of musical styles over the past forty years including country, progressive bluegrass, folk rock, country rock, has worked with numerous musicians in many different bands. Pedersen performs with Chris Hillman, both were once members of the Desert Rose Band. Pedersen fronted his own band called the Laurel Canyon Ramblers. Besides this, Pedersen has worked with the following musicians and groups: John Fogerty, Pine Valley Boys, Michael Martin Murphey, Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Smokey Grass Boys, The New Kentucky Colonels, Old & In the Way, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Skip Battin, Tony Rice, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, John Denver, John Jorgenson, Leland Sklar, Rice, Rice and Pedersen, among others. Southwest Epic Sandman Epic Lonesome Feeling Sugar Hill Official Herb Pedersen Website Herb Pedersen discography at Discogs
John Richard Jorgenson is an American musician. Although best known for his guitar work with bands such as the Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters, he is proficient on the mandolin, Dobro, pedal steel guitar, upright bass, clarinet and saxophone. While a member of the Desert Rose Band, he won the Academy of Country Music's "Guitarist of the Year" award three consecutive years. Jorgenson has recorded or toured with Elton John, Tommy Emmanuel, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams Jr. Barbra Streisand, Luciano Pavarotti, Roy Orbison, Patty Loveless, Michael Nesmith, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, he was born in 1956 in Madison, into a musical family. His mother was his father an orchestra conductor and college music professor. Jorgenson has played professionally since the age of fourteen, had been playing both the piano and clarinet since age eight; when Jorgenson was one, he and his family moved to California. Jorgenson attended high school in Redlands, graduating in May 1974.
He attended the University of Redlands, majoring in woodwind performance. One of his early bands in this period was named Rocking Pneumonia, c. 1971. In his early 20s he played full-time at Disneyland, playing clarinet with the Main Street Maniacs, mandolin with the Thunder Mountain Boys and guitar with the Rhythm Brothers; these three groups were composed of the same four members, who changed costumes and music styles at intervals throughout each day. In 1993 Jorgenson formed the guitar trio the Hellecasters with Will Ray and guitarist Jerry Donahue of Fairport Convention. Intended as a temporary collaboration, the Hellecasters went on to release several albums during the 1990s, their debut, Return of the Hellecasters won both "Album of the Year" and "Country Album of the Year" from Guitar Player magazine. In 1994 he was invited to join Elton John's band for an 18-month tour, he remained with the band for the next six years, performing both live and in the studio on saxophone. In 2002 he played bass guitar in the All-star Bluegrass Celebration in Nashville.
Two years he portrayed jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt in the film Head in the Clouds. Jorgenson collaborated with Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner on the song "Cluster Pluck", on Paisley's album Play; the song won a Grammy Award in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category. He is a patron for Guitar-X in London, where he visits to hold master classes, he is a patron for Le QuecumBar, the world's only music venue dedicated to Gypsy swing in London. His gypsy jazz ensemble, John Jorgenson Quintet includes Doug Martin, Jason Anick, Simon Planting, Rick Reed. G&L Guitars made a few signature John Jorgenson ASAT guitars in Silver Sparkle with Silver Sparkle Pickguard, rosewood fretboard and Black ASAT Pickups in 1995. Fender made signature guitar models for Jorgensen in 1997 and 1998; the Fender Limited Edition John Jorgenson Hellecaster was made in Japan in 1997. It features a black sparkle-finished maple body, vintage-tinted, high-gloss maple neck with reversed large-style Strat headstock, rosewood fretboard with gold sparkle dot inlays, 22 jumbo frets and Schaller locking tuners.
Refinements included three Seymour Duncan custom-voiced, split-coil, hum-cancelling pickups which allow players to get controlled feedback in distortion mode and a custom-wired, five-way pickup selector switch with an additional push/pull control allowing seven tone variations. Other touches included a custom two-pivot-point tremolo, a Wilkinson "Wilkaloid" self-lubricating nut, gold sparkle pickguard and gold hardware; the Fender John Jorgenson Signature Custom Korina Telecaster was made at the Fender Custom Shop in 1998, sporting a solid Korina body, a maple neck with pearloid dot inlays and a 25.5" scale length, African rosewood or an ebony on black finish fretboard with 22 Dunlop 6130 frets. Other features included dual side-by-side Telecaster humbucking pickups, a modified vintage style Tele bridge, a special custom five-way pickup switching featuring five different combinations, 1.688" width at the nut and Sperzel Trimlok locking tuners. The most recent John Jorgenson signature guitar is the Fret-King FKV25JJ in Arcadian and Versailles Green.
Designed in conjunction with Trev Wilkinson, the guitar is packed with a whole host of features including a chambered body, three self-intonating brass saddles, a matched, calibrated set of Wilkinson WVT pickups and two auxiliary ‘ghost’ coils which provide both hum-cancelling and classic single coil tones at the turn of a dial, thanks to the unique ‘Vari-coil’ control. John's Fret-King signature model will be joined by the FKV25JCAR in Candy Apple Red in 2019. 2019 will see both Fret-King Jorgenson models shift from chambered to solid body construction. Desert Rose Band Gypsy jazz The Hellecasters Official website John Jorgenson Interview NAMM Oral History Library
In Another Lifetime
"In Another Lifetime" is a song written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill, recorded by American country rock band The Desert Rose Band. It was released in February 1990 as the second single from the band's album Pages of Life. Released as the second single release from the Pages of Life album, "In Another Lifetime" gave the band another top 20 hit, although it was the band's third single since 1987 to miss the top 10 on the American Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart; the single peaked at number 13 on the American Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for a total of 11 weeks. In Canada, the song peaked at number 18 on the RPM Country Singles Chart in mid-June 1990; the single lasted for a total of 13 weeks after debuting at number 99 in late April 1990. The song was written by frequent collaborator Steve Hill, it was produced by both Paul Worley and Ed Seay who had produced all five of the band's albums, except for late 1991’s True Love, whilst only Worley produced the band's self-titled 1987 debut.
For the Page of Life album, Curb Records released a press release, which spoke of the song, quoting Hillman, who stated "...but you take a song like "In Another Lifetime" and you've got John Jorgenson playing guitar like Eric Clapton."In 2009, a MP3 only karaoke version of the song was created and released by Stingray Music, which included an instrumental version as well as a demonstration version which included lead vocals. This karaoke song featured on an album of three other Desert Rose Band tracks from the Pages of Life album; the version was re-released again in December 2011 and September 2012 under the artist name Done Again through Stingray Music. The single was released in Canada only, via Curb Records, on 7" vinyl and cassette; the single featured the Pages of Life album track "Just a Memory" as the B-Side, written by Hillman and band's lead guitarist John Jorgenson. Aside from the main 7" vinyl release, a promotional 7" vinyl single was released, featuring "In Another Lifetime" on both sides.
The Cassette version featured both the b-side tracks on each side of the tape. Although both 7" vinyl releases featured no artwork, the single was issued in a standard MCA Records coloured sleeve. In release with the single, the song was given a sheet music release. Despite the song's commercial success, the song would not appear on the band's compilation A Dozen Roses – Greatest Hits, released in 1991, or Sixteen Roses: Greatest Hits, released in 1995. A music video was created for the single, the album's only music video; the video was licensed under Curb Records and produced by ET/VideoLink, a division of Edwards Technology Video, located in Burbank, California. It was directed by Bill Pope, who directed the band's "She Don't Love Nobody" video. Since appearing on YouTube in August 2008, the video has gained 31,500 views. A big form of promotion was the band's live performances, where the band included the song in their set. Various unofficial audience recordings exist of the song live from circa 1990.
For a live concert at the China Club in New York City, the set, including the song, was professionally filmed in July 1990, whilst audience recorded footage exists of the band performing the song at Redding, California in December 1990. On March 1, 1990, the band performed the song live on Nashville Now - an American country music television talk show, presented by Ralph Emery. In July 2008, professional footage of the band performing the song live in 1990 surfaced on YouTube. In 2010, the band regrouped for the first time since 1994, have played various live shows since then. For Takamine's 50th Anniversary celebration at the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, the band performed an acoustic live set which included the song. 7" Single"In Another Lifetime" - 4:50 "Just a Memory" - 3:317" Single"In Another Lifetime" - 3:28 "In Another Lifetime" - 4:50Cassette Single"In Another Lifetime" - 4:50 "Just a Memory" - 3:31 An Allmusic review of the Pages of Life album stated "This album contains "In Another Lifetime," "Time Passes Me By," "Start All Over Again," and other favorites."Allmusic had highlighted "In Another Lifetime" as an album standout by labeling it an AMG Pick Track.
In the September 20, 1989, issue of the Los Angeles Times, a review of a live Desert Rose Band concert spoke of the song, stating "After an incandescent new song, "Another Lifetime," during the band's late show..."In the September 30, 1990, issue of The Durant Daily Democrat, the song was spoken of in an article/interview with the band. The author Mike Weatherford stated "Traditional the band may be, but its last single, Another Lifetime," could have been released by The Eagles in their heyday."In the February 4, 1990, issue of the San Jose Mercury News, a review of the Pages of Life album spoke of the song, stating "And the rock edge of "In Another Lifetime" provides a provocative hint as to the range that country rock can achieve..."In a May 2010 review/article of a live Desert Rose Band concert by author Randy Lewis for the Los Angeles Times, the review spoke of the song, stating "What made the group's approach such a treat a quarter-century ago was the way the players started with the impeccable instrumental and vocal chops common to bluegrass and infused them with a pronounced jolt of rock energy.
It brought the folk-rock singer-songwriter ethos to many of their songs. "In Another Lifetime," which Hillman wrote with frequent collaborator Steve Hill, puts forth the questions, "Have I lived through the best of times?/Have I hurt anyone?," weaving in a level of self-reflection that hasn't always been at the forefront of the Country genre. Hillman's soulfully keening tenor remains a thing of wond
Come a Little Closer (The Desert Rose Band song)
"Come a Little Closer" is a song by the American country rock band The Desert Rose Band, released in 1991 as the second and final single from their first compilation album A Dozen Roses – Greatest Hits. It was written by Chris Hillman and Steve Hill, produced by Ed Seay and Paul Worley."Come a Little Closer" marked a continuation of the band's commercial decline on both the American and Canadian Country Singles Chart. Earlier in 1991, "Will This Be the Day" had entered the US Top 40, but "Come a Little Closer" was the band's first single not to reach the Top 40 in either America or Canada, it peaked at No. 65 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and No. 67 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles Chart. "Come a Little Closer" was released by Curb Records in America and Canada only, on 7" vinyl and as a one-track promotional CD. For release as a single, the album version of "Come a Little Closer" was edited and reduced by a minute in duration, it was dubbed the "Edited Version". The B-side on the 7" vinyl, "Everybody's Hero", was taken from the band's Pages of Life album.
No music video was created to promote the single, however a live performance of the song would be professionally filmed in Aspecta, Japan, on October 18, 1992. Upon release, Cash Box listed the single as one of their "feature picks" during May 1991, they commented: "What a band, what a sound, what a song! The Desert Rose Band has managed to create its own recognizable sound, with its latest release, the sound undoubtedly sparks a best yet! With a driving hit-n-go pulse and a plead-of-love theme, the band delivers an unusual "live" approach with "Come a Little Closer". In addition to an expected fire-tinged harmony blend, this spicy number lends time for a commanding instrumental performance." In a review of True Love, they said the song had a "traditional country sound with a modern day attitude". Billboard commented: "Desert Rose Band leans in the direction of pop/rock with this crisply sung number. Rock guitar licks are showered throughout."In a review of A Dozen Roses – Greatest Hits, CD Review said: ""Come a Little Closer" ranks as one of Hillman and Hill's best compositions.
Crafty and commercial, the Desert Rose Band offers a seamless blend of country and rock styles..." Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times described the song as a "driving rocker", but added ""Come a Little Closer," teeters too close to rock cliche for comfort, something this group avoids for the most part." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described the track as a "country rock/reggae fusion tune." The Fresno Bee, said of the compilation album: "The best of the bunch on this collection are "Come a Little Closer" and "Price I Pay"." 7" Single"Come a Little Closer" - 3:10 "Everybody's Hero" - 3:17CD Single"Come a Little Closer" - 3:10 The Desert Rose BandChris Hillman - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar Herb Pedersen - Acoustic guitar, backing vocals John Jorgenson - Lead guitar, backing vocals Bill Bryson - Bass guitar Steve Duncan - Drums Tom Brumley - Pedal steel guitarAdditional personnelPaul Worley, Ed Seay - producers