1978 BIM – Thistles

Roy Charles Forbes (born February 12, 1953 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia) is a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, whose music bears heavy influences from classic American genres of acoustic blues and traditional country.

Formerly known as Bim, his childhood nickname, he began his musical career in Vancouver in 1971. Initially, he appeared as the opening act for such groups as Supertramp and Santana, but soon came to headline and sell out his own shows. His song “Can’t Catch Me” from his first LP “Kid Full of Dreams” was released as a single and hit the Top 10 in several major Canadian markets. His third LP “Thistles” was produced by Emitt Rhodes and featured Mac Cridlin, David Foster, Bob Glaub, Penny Nichols, Jeff Porcaro, Ron Tutt, Blue Williams and Jai Winding. Forbes has appeared as a headliner in most of Canada’s major folk music festivals. In 1984, he toured in the US with fellow Canadian Ferron, with whom he performed a duet on the song “Proud Crowd/Pride Cried” for her album, Shadows on a Dime. In 1987, he began performing and recording as Roy Forbes.

Tracks

1  Tender Lullaby (Roy Forbes) 2:49
2  Right After My Heart (Roy Forbes) 3:13
3  Waitin’ For Mama (Roy Forbes) 2:38
4  Shell Of A Life (Roy Forbes) 2:26
5  Night On A Hill (Roy Forbes, Terry Emslie) 4:32
6  High And Mighty (Roy Forbes) 2:55
7  Broke Down (Roy Forbes) 3:05
8  Woh, Me (Roy Forbes) 3:29
9  Ironbelly (Roy Forbes) 4:16
10  Thistles (Roy Forbes) 2:59

Media

Musicians

1 Tender Lullaby

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRoy Forbes
PianoJai Winding
VocalsRoy Forbes


2 Right After My Heart

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRoy Forbes
PianoDavid Foster
VocalsRoy Forbes


3 Waitin’ For Mama

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRoy Forbes
VocalsRoy Forbes


4 Shell Of A Life

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRoy Forbes
VocalsRoy Forbes
VocalsBlue Williams


5 Night On A Hill

GuitarRoy Forbes
PianoDavid Foster
VocalsRoy Forbes
VocalsBlue Williams


6 High And Mighty

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsRon Tutt
GuitarRoy Forbes
VocalsRoy Forbes


7 Broke Down

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRoy Forbes
PianoDavid Foster
VocalsRoy Forbes


8 Woh, Me

BassBob Glaub
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRoy Forbes
PianoDavid Foster
Background VocalsPenny Nichols
VocalsRoy Forbes


9 Ironbelly

GuitarRoy Forbes
VocalsRoy Forbes


10 Thistles

BassBob Glaub
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRoy Forbes
VocalsRoy Forbes

Liner Notes

Producer – Emitt Rhodes
Arranged By (Strings) – David Campbell

Design – Johnny Lee, Ron Coro
Photography By – Max Hellweg

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Records
Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Recorded & Mixed at the Annex in Sepulveda, California. June 1977 to January 1978