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Chris Whitley - Rocket House - 2001 ATO/Ulftone label 12-track 2LP

€ 55
ArtistChris Whitley
TitleRocket House - 2001 ATO/Ulftone label 12-track 2LP
Price € 55
Record labelATO Records/Ulftone Music
Catalogue noUTLP 040
Year of release2001
Grading2xVG+ (Vinyl and Labels)/2xVG+ (Inner Sleeves)/VG+ (Cover)
Stock listChris Whitley
Additional info2001 ATO/Ulftone label 12-track 2LP - Texas country bluesman superb 7th album - a hypnotic fusion between the new and the old - between traditional blues rock and Americana accentuations and electronic "abstractions"- turntables, synthesizer and programming - keyboards, synth guitars, synth bass - of which Liana Jonas wrote 'Rocket House is an out-of-body experience, and that just doesn't happen too often these days. Get this album and prepare for takeoff to a place that is like no other' in her Allmusic review.

Vinyl features the hidden Side 4-track, 'Shadowland', requiring one to get up and move the pick up to avoid the locked groove - placed in illustrated lyric inners - ultimately in a gatefold picture cover with front cover illustration by Whitley daughter, Trixie.

Condition: 2xVG+ (Vinyl and Labels)/2xVG+ (Inner Sleeves)/VG+ (Cover)
Vinyl has a very few superficial and very nlight surface lines overall combined with some degree of superfine and light sleeve wear - vinyls have obviously been used directly from the paper inners or placed on a dusty surface.
Labels are extremely close to mint and does only display a single faint and short spindletrace if any.
One inner sleeves has a a small - less than 1" - side split - inner sleeves have otherwise hardly any signs of handling.
Cover has a cuple of smaller tears in lower back barcode area but is otherwise very nice with only a little marginal wrinkling from edges - a touch of ringwear and very little edge or corners rubbing. Cover is overall graded straight VG+.

Side 1:
1 To Joy (Revolution Of The Innocents)
2 Radar
3 Chain

Side 2:
1 Say Goodbye
2 Solid Iron Heart
3 Rocket House

Side 3:
1 Serve You
2 Little Torch
3 From A Photograph

Side 4:
1 Vertical Desert
2 Something Shines
3 Shadowland

Written and composed by Chris Whitley & Tony Mangurian

Recorded at Soho Music Studios, NYC, Little Henri Studios, NYC & Dok Noord, Gent, Belgium
Mixed at at Greene Street, NYC
Mastered at Masterdisc, NYC

Chris Whitley - Vocals , Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Banjo, Bass Synthesizer
Tony Mangurian - Guitar, Drums, Bass Synthesizer, Programming
Stephen Barber - Bass Synthesizer, Programming, Piano, Keyboards, Jaw Harp, Percussion
Blondie Chaplin - Vocals (To Joy, Radar, Solid Iron Heart, Rocket House, Little Torch, Something Shines)
Chick Graning - Vocals (Rocket House)
Trixie Whitley - Vocals (Chain, Serve You)
DJ Logic - Turntables
Darren Vigil Grey, Jill Momaday ? Percussion (To Joy)
Mark Henry - Programming (Serve You )
Badal Roy - Tabla (Little Torch)

Bruce Hornsby - Wurlitzer Outro (Radar)
Dave Matthews - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals

Technical Credits:
Tony Mangurian - Production, Mix
Danny Madorsky - Engineer
Danny Kadar, Mark Henry - Additional Engineering
Renee Kresho, Andy Sarroff, Andrea Gainza - Assisting Engineers
Danny Madorsky - Mix
Roger Lian - Digital Editing
Howie Weinberg - Mastering
Stephen Barber - Arrangements (Vertical Desert)

Trixie Whitley - Rocket House Cover Illustration