1978 Shawn Phillips – Transcendence

Transcendence is the twelveth album by Shawn Phillips, released in 1978 on RCA Records.

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

Phillips has recorded twenty six albums and worked with musicians including Donovan, Paul Buckmaster, J. Peter Robinson, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bernie Taupin, Tim Hardin, 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.


1  Take It Easy (Shawn Phillips) 4:44
2  I\’m An American Child On A Nuclear Pile (Shawn Phillips) 4:24
3  Implications (Shawn Phillips) 5:20
4  Lady In Violet (Shawn Phillips) 5:07
5  Good Evening Madam (Shawn Phillips) 2:28
6  Lament Pour L\’enfant Mort (Shawn Phillips) 5:48
7  Julia\’s Letters (Shawn Phillips) 3:18
8  Moses Of Dust (Shawn Phillips) 5:43
9  Ease Your Mind (Michael Kamen) 2:49



GuitarChris Neilsen
GuitarShawn Phillips
VocalsShawn Phillips

Other Musicians

1 Take It Easy

BassPaul Jackson
DrumsMike Clark

2 I\’m An American Child On A Nuclear Pile

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsMike Baird

3 Implications

BassLeland Sklar

4 Lady In Violet

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro

5 Good Evening Madam

DrumsMike Botts

7 Julia\’s Letters

DrumsMike Botts

8 Moses Of Dust

BassLeland Sklar

Liner Notes

Producer – Shawn Phillips
Arranged By – Michael Kamen
Engineer – Mark Curry
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Bruce Tergesen

Art Direction – Acy Lehman
Photography By (Sleeve) – Herbert Wheeler Worthington

Recorded At – One Step Up Recording Studio
Recorded At – The Hit Factory
Mixed At – The Hit Factory
Mastered At – Masterdisk
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records