1976 Chris Hillman – Slippin’ Away

ChristopherChrisHillman (born December 4, 1944) is an American musician. He was one of the original members of The Byrds, which in 1965 included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby and Michael Clarke. With frequent collaborator Gram Parsons, Hillman was a key figure in the development of country rock, defining the genre through his work with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and the country-rock group Desert Rose Band.

Chris Hillman released two solo albums, Slippin’ Away and Clear Sailin’, which included several songs co-written with Crawdaddy magazine editor Peter Knobler. One of their songs, “Step on Out,” was recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys on their 1985 album and became the title cut. He was also an in-demand studio musician, playing and singing on sessions for Gene Clark, Dillard & Clark, Poco, Dan Fogelberg and others. After an early 1977 British tour reunited him with Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark, the trio stayed together for two McGuinn-Clark-Hillman albums (on which Hillman continued his songwriting collaboration with Knobler) and one under the McGuinn-Hillman name, with a hit single in 1979’s “Don’t You Write Her Off”.

Tracks

1Step On Out (Chris Hillman, Peter Knobler)3:15
2Slippin’ Away (Chris Hillman)3:27
3Falling Again (Chris Hillman)4:04
4Take It On The Run (Chris Hillman)3:25
5Blue Morning (Chris Hillman)3:51
6Witching Hour (Stephen Stills)4:23
7Down In The Churchyard (Chris Hillman)4:02
8Love Is The Sweetest Amnesty (Danny Douma)3:43
9Midnight Again (Chris Hillman)3:35
10(Take Me In Your) Lifeboat (Chris Hillman)2:46

Media

Musicians

1 Step On Out

BassChris Hillman
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarGeorge Terry
GuitarSteve Cropper
Acoustic GuitarChris Hillman
KeyboardsPaul Harris
PercussionJoe Lala
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit
VocalsChris Hillman

2 Slippin’ Away

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarSteve Cropper
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
KeyboardsPaul Harris
PercussionJoe Lala
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit
Background VocalsMark Volman
Background VocalsHoward Kaylan
VocalsChris Hillman

3 Falling Again

BassChris Hillman
BassJim Fielder
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarGeorge Terry
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
Acoustic GuitarChris Hillman
12 String GuitarChris Hillman
PianoPaul Harris
SynthesizerAlbhy Galuten
PercussionJoe Lala
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
VocalsChris Hillman

4 Take It On The Run

BassJim Fielder
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarAl Perkins
GuitarChris Hillman
Slide GuitarDonnie Dacus
PianoPaul Harris
Background VocalsRick Roberts
VocalsChris Hillman

5 Blue Morning

BassDonald Dunn
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarSteve Cropper
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
KeyboardsPaul Harris
PercussionJoe Lala
Background VocalsRick Roberts
VocalsChris Hillman

6 Witching Hour

BassChris Hillman
DrumsDavid Garibaldi
GuitarSam Broussard
Slide GuitarDonnie Dacus
12 String GuitarChris Hillman
KeyboardsPaul Harris
SynthesizerAlbhy Galuten
Background VocalsChris Hillman
VocalsRick Roberts

7 Down In The Churchyard

BassJim Fielder
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarGeorge Terry
GuitarAl Perkins
GuitarSteve Cropper
KeyboardsPaul Harris
MarimbaHoward Albert
PercussionJoe Lala
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit
VocalsChris Hillman

8 Love Is The Sweetest Amnesty

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarSteve Cropper
GuitarChris Hillman
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
KeyboardsPaul Harris
PercussionJoe Lala
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
VocalsChris Hillman

9 Midnight Again

BassChris Hillman
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarAl Perkins
GuitarSteve Cropper
GuitarChris Hillman
PianoPaul Harris
SynthesizerAlbhy Galuten
Background VocalsRick Roberts
VocalsChris Hillman

10 (Take Me In Your) Lifeboat

BassLeland Sklar
Acoustic GuitarBernie Leadon
BanjoHerb Pedersen
MandolinChris Hillman
FiddleByron Berline
PercussionJoe Lala
Background VocalsBernie Leadon
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsByron Berline
VocalsChris Hillman

Liner Notes

Producer – Howard Albert, Ron Albert

Art Direction, Photography – Lorrie Sullivan
Design – Lorrie Sullivan, Randee St. Nicholas
Illustration – Edward Borein
Mastered By – Alex Sadkin

Produced For – Fat Albert Productions Inc.
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Mixed At – Criteria Recording Studios
Mastered At – Criteria Recording Studios
Lacquer Cut At – Masterfonics
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation