1972 Shawn Phillips – Faces

Shawn Phillips (born February 3, 1943) is an American folk-rock musician, primarily influential in the 1960s and 1970s.

Phillips has recorded twenty albums and worked with musicians including Donovan, Paul Buckmaster, J. Peter Robinson, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bernie Taupin, Manos Hatzidakis and many others. The Texas-born singer-songwriter was described as “The best kept secret in the music business” by the late rock impresario Bill Graham.

Phillips was born in Fort Worth, Texas. In the 1960s he worked as a session player on several Donovan albums including Fairytale, Sunshine Superman, and Mellow Yellow, performed at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, sang on “Lovely Rita” by the Beatles and was cast to play the lead in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar (he had to withdraw due to his heavy recording and touring schedule). In February 1969 Phillips wrote and performed, with The Djinn, the music for the controversial Jane Arden play Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven at the Arts Laboratory on Drury Lane.

Phillips worked the folk music scene in Los Angeles, New York’s Greenwich Village, and London. In 1967, Phillips moved to Positano, Italy, where he remained throughout the 1970s, recording the albums Contribution, Second Contribution, Collaboration, and Faces’.


1  Landscape (Shawn Phillips) 4:18
2  L’ Ballade (Shawn Phillips) 7:22
3  Hey Miss Lonely (Shawn Phillips) 3:38
4  Chorale (Shawn Phillips) 7:33
5  Parisien Plight II (Shawn Phillips) 13:16
We (Shawn Phillips) 3:45
7  Anello (Where Are You) (Shawn Phillips) 2:24
8  I Took A Walk (Shawn Phillips) 4:56


Guitar Shawn Phillips
Sitar Shawn Phillips
Vocals Shawn Phillips

Other Musicians

1 Landscape

BassBrian Odgers
PianoPaul Buckmaster
CelloPaul Buckmaster
HornJohn Pigneguy
HornMartin Ford

2 L’ Ballade

HarpSkaila Kanga

3 Hey Miss Lonely

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsEd Morin
Steel GuitarPete Kleinow

5 Parisien Plight II

GuitarCaleb Quaye
Steel GuitarGlen Campbell
OrganSteve Winwood
PercussionReme Kabaka
SaxChris Mercer
TrumpetHenry Lowther

6 We

BassJack Conrad
DrumsEd Greene
PianoJoe Sample

7 Anello (Where Are You)

BassJack Conrad
DrumsEd Greene
PianoJoe Sample

8 I Took A Walk

BassJack Conrad
DrumsEd Greene
PianoJoe Sample

Liner Notes

Producer – Jonathan Weston
Arranged By (Orchestral Arrangements) – Paul Buckmaster (Track 2)
Engineer – Robin Cable (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5)
Engineer – Robert Appere (Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8)

Art Direction – Roland Young

Recorded At – Trident Studios
Recorded At – Air Studios
Recorded At – Clover Recorders
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Produced For – Philjo Music Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.