AVAIL triumphantly puts it all together on Over the James. The raw energy of their legendary live show is finally conveyed on this thunderously pristine recording. With a more mature take on songwriting and probably Tim Barry's most personal lyrics to date, the 1998 album is the most ferocious and vital statement of their career. The 14 original songs have been remastered and are now bolstered by bonus tracks including the Fall of Richmond split with (Young) Pioneers and the band's covers of Elvis, Billy Joel and Embrace, as well as new liner notes, artwork and rare photographs.
released 11 April 2006
Tim Barry: Vocals
Joe Banks: Guitars
Gwomper: Bass (1-17)
Chuck McCcauley: Bass (18)
Erik Larson: Drums
Beau Beau: Cheerleader
Over The James LP/CD (1-14) Recorded December 1997 at Montana Studios, Richmond, VA. Engineered by Mark Miley. Produced by Mark Miley and Avail. Assembled at Slipped Disc by Grant Rutledge. Guitar interlude by Butch Banks.
The Fall Of Richmond Split 7/CD” (15,16) Recorded July 1997 at Montana Studios, Richmond, VA. Engineered by Mark Miley.
Return Of The Read Menace Compilation (17).
Land Of Greed… World Of Need Compilation (18).
All songs copyright 1997 Avail, except "You May Be Right" written by Billy Joel (Impulsive Music), "Suspicious Minds" written by Mark James (Sony/ATV Songs LLC), "Said Gun" written by Embrace, Courtesy of Dischord Records (Copyright 1986).
Mastered at West West Side by Alan Douches, assisted by Kim Dumas.
Back cover and all booklet photos by Chris Boarts Larson unless otherwise credited.
Layout by Ryan Patterson / Auxiliary.
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