From the vaults of the Jeff Healey Band, Eagle Records release ‘House On Fire’, a collection of studio rarities and demos recorded in the nineties.
Track Listing1.House on Fire (Jeff Healey / Joe Rockman / Tom Stephen) – 3:332.Who’s Been Sleepin’ in My Bed? (Jack Tempchin / Bobby Whitlock) – 4:013.You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine (Bill Bell / Kevin Connelly) – 4:264.All the Way (Jeff Healey / Joe Rockman / Tom Stephen) – 3:435.We’ve Got Tonight (Bob Seger) – 3:436.Bish Bang Boof (Jeff Healey / Joe Rockman / Tom Stephen) – 2:547.Too Late Now (Jeff Healey / Joe Rockman / Tom Stephen) – 5:328.Face Up (Jeff Healey / Joe Rockman / Tom Stephen) – 4:589.Adam Raised a Cain (Bruce Springsteen) – 5:0410.Daze of the Night (Marti Frederiksen / Jeff Healey) – 3:5611.Joined at the Heart (Jeff Healey / Will Jennings / Joe Rockman / Tom Stephen / Ken Tobias) – 5:18PersonnelThe Jeff Healey BandJeff Healey – Guitar, VocalsJoe Rockman – Bass, Vocals (Background)Tom Stephen – DrumsRecorded between 1992-1998,Adam Raley Assistant EngineerJames Porteous Remix EngineerTerry Shand Executive ProducerGeoff Kempin Executive ProducerMike Carden Supervising ProducerSean McEneely Project CoordinatorPeter Piasecki CoordinationPeter Tsakiris Design, PackagingJeff Woods Liner NotesLabel Eagle Rock Entertainment[/toggle]
From the original rollicking blues-styled track ‘Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed’ to the breathtaking instrumental gem ‘Bish Bang Boof,’ there is plenty to celebrate on this new release. The opening and title cut ‘House on Fire’ reminds me of a Fabulous Thunderbird’s tune as the vocals reek of Kim Wilson, smooth.
.From the opening track, “House on Fire” listeners will be wondering why this music hasn’t seen the light of day sooner. It’s not leftover album filler either. The one-two-three punch of the opening songs:
Some of this still drifts into somewhat generic major-label blues-rock, where the neon gloss of the production undermines Healey’s chops, but nothing here is embarrassing, it’s all of piece with his Arista records, and it’s a worthwhile odds and sods for the dedicated.