2 LPs on 1 CD: CANNONS IN THE RAIN (1973)/WINGLESS ANGEL (1975).
Personnel: John Stewart (vocals, guitar); Fred Carter, Jr., Fred Carter (guitar, dobro); Chip Young, Buck Wilkin (guitar, background vocals); Peter Jameson, Kelso Herston (guitar); Robert Wachtel (electric guitar, slide guitar); Pete Drake (steel guitar, dobro); Bobby Thompson (banjo); Chris Darrow (mandolin); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, marimba, background vocals); Tom Keene (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano, organ); Jonathan Douglas (piano); Farrell Morris (vibraphone, marimba, congas, percussion); Ron Tutt, Russ Kunkel, Buddy Harman (drums); Dennis Brooks, Stephanie Ford, Lisa Freeman Roberts, Arnie Moore, Jackie Ward, Linda Hargrove, Mike Settle, The Nashville Edition, Bergen White, Daniel Moore, Marti McCall, Buffy Ford (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Peter O'Brien.
Recording information: Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA (01/08/1973-11/27/1974); RCA Victor Studio A, Nashville, TN (01/08/1973-11/27/1974).
Photographer: Henry Diltz.
Unknown Contributor Role: Marvin D. Snyder.
Arrangers: Dave Guard; Jonathan Douglas.
In this two-fer (Cannons in the Rain/Wingless Angels) the Wingless Angels release is the stronger collection of music, featuring Robert "Waddy" Wachtel on guitar and a guest appearance by John Denver. Cannons ... is a nice collection of ballads and folk-rock. ~ Chip Renner
Rolling Stone (7/5/73, p.66) - "...songs that are so pure and so real that they'll stop you in your tracks...our most American song-writer...one of the best we've got..."