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Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 09:06:26 -0700
From: bigsix[at] (John Ford)
Subject: John A. Rivers

I apologize for not paying proper attention, and I will write "I will
listen to people's questions more attentively" a hundred times on any
handy surface (so get the dog out of the room), but I think there was a
question a while back on anything else that John A. Rivers had produced.

All I can think of off the top of my head are a few records by one of my
other all-time favorite bands (and eventual JBC Creation label-mates),
Felt. Rivers produced their 1983 "Penelope Tree" single, 1984 album "The
Splendour of Fear," took a break for a couple of albums, and
returned in '86 to produce the "Forever Breathes The Lonely Word"
album and "Rain Of Crystal Spires" single. Generally excellent
production, too. Sound quality on TSoF can be a bit on the murky side,
but that was sort of the point of that one.....beautiful music, and
recommended highly. Interesting coincidence that those are two of my
favorite Felt albums. The first Felt album, "Crumbling The Antiseptic
Beauty," doesn't list a producer, but the sound on it reminds me a lot
of TSoF, so that might be Rivers as well. Aren't you glad you asked?

If I could, I would change the world
But you know my visions, they're absurd
And all my great plans get blurred
By the softest touch, the gentlest word
* --Felt, The World Is As Soft As Lace

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