Entertainment Weekly (2/21-2/28/97, p.125) - "An endlessly inventive soundsmith, Whitley piles layer upon layer of fed-back, distorted guitar, the result is exhilarating, if sometimes harrowing. He also has a plangent, expressive voice..." - Rating: A
Personnel: Chris Whitley (vocals, guitar, banjo, bass); Daniel Lanois, Patricia Place, Louis Lepare Rasan Mo Domingo (guitar); Jason Frangas (cello); John "Heartbeat" Seymour (organ); Steve Almaas, Melvin Gibbs, Matt Gruenberg, Alan Gevaert, Mike Watt (bass); Dougie Bowne (drums, keyboard, bass, guitar); Trixie Whitley, Jessie Lee Montague (background vocals); Brady Blade.
Producers include: Chris Whitley, Toby Wright.
Engineers include: Mark Howard, Toby Wright.
Recorded at Boulevard Teatro, Oxnard, California between March and April 1996; The Best Western Highway Inn, Salem, Oregon in October 1996; Sheffield Holiday Inn, Sheffield, Alabama in February 1994; Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York in July 1996.