1993 Matraca Berg – The Speed Of Grace

The Speed Of Grace is the second album by Matraca Berg, released  in 1993 on RCA Records.

Matraca Maria Berg ( born February 3, 1964, in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer and songwriter. She has released five albums: three for RCA Records, one for Rising Tide Records and one for Dualtone Records, and has charted in the top 40 of the U.S. Billboard country charts with “Baby, Walk On” and “The Things You Left Undone,” both at No. 36. Besides most of her own material, Berg has written hits for T.G. Sheppard, Karen Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Deana Carter, Patty Loveless, Kenny Chesney and others. In 2008 she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 2018 she received the Poet’s Award from the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Tracks

1  Slow Poison (Jimmie Fadden; Matraca Berg) 04:17
2  Tall Drink Of Water (Matraca Berg) 04:05
3  Let’s Face It (Paul Buchanan) 03:57
4  I Won’t Let Go (Jim Photoglo; Matraca Berg) 04:07
5  Jolene (Dolly Parton) 04:53
6  Guns In My Head (Gary Harrison; Matraca Berg) 04:51
7  Waiting For The Sky To Fall (Matraca Berg; Wendy Waldman) 04:17
8  Lying To The Moon (Matraca Berg; Ronnie Samoset) 04:10
9  Come To Momma (Earl Randle; Willie Mitchell) 03:59
10  River Of No Return (Gregg Sutton; Matraca Berg) 04:18

Musicians

1 Slow Poison

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMike Landau
OrganNeil Larsen
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsMatraca Berg


2 Tall Drink Of Water

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMike Landau
OrganNeil Larsen
PianoNeil Larsen
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsValery Pinkston Mayo
VocalsMatraca Berg


3 Let’s Face It

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMike Landau
OrganNeil Larsen
PianoNeil Larsen
VocalsMatraca Berg


4 I Won’t Let Go

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsMatraca Berg


5 Jolene

BassDave Pomeroy
DrumsHarry Stinson
Acoustic GuitarKevin Welch
Acoustic GuitarMatraca Berg
MandolinKieran Kane
ViolinLisa Silver
Background VocalsKevin Welch
Background VocalsHarry Stinson
Background VocalsKieran Kane
Background VocalsLisa Silver
VocalsMatraca Berg


6 Guns In My Head

BassJohn Patitucci
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarArthur Adams
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsValery Pinkston Mayo
VocalsMatraca Berg


7 Waiting For The Sky To Fall

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMike Landau
OrganNeil Larsen
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsWendy Waldman
VocalsMatraca Berg


8 Lying To The Moon

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
VocalsMatraca Berg


9 Come To Momma

BassJohn Patitucci
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarArthur Adams
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
SaxWilton Felder
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsValery Pinkston Mayo
VocalsMatraca Berg


10 River Of No Return

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarArthur Adams
OrganNeil Larsen
Background VocalsArthur Adams
VocalsMatraca Berg

Liner Notes

Producer – Stewart Levine (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Harry Stinson, Matraca Berg (Track 5)
Producer (Additional) – Stewart Levine (Track 5)
Arranged By – Stewart Levine
Engineer – Daren Klein
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Daren Klein

Art Direction – Ria Lewerke
Design – Norman Moore
Photography By – Dorothy Low

Mixed At Andora Studios
Recorded At Sound Emporium
Recorded At Recording Arts
Recorded At Conway Studios
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