- Hearts & Arrows
- (180 Gram Vinyl)
- Artist: Danny and the Champions of the World
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 3/20/2012
Singer/songwriter Danny Wilson was formally in critically acclaimed alternative country legends Grand Drive. The follow-up to 2009's acclaimed "Streets of Our Time", the album was produced by Tony Poole and mixed by Ted Hutt. The album features an entirely new Champs lineup which includes Rockingbirds bassist Chris Carter. Whereas the Champs were originally a loose and chaotic collective of like-minded souls so loose and so chaotic that, at any given gig or session, you couldn't accurately predict who exactly would be performing alongside Wilson this new incarnation of the group is a proper rock n roll band, wholly and entirely committed to being the Champs. I love folk music, I always have, Wilson says. But I'm so bored of new folk, and the trendiness that surrounds it, everyone pretending that it's 1971 again. I wanted to make a totally un-bearded record. My reference points were Black Flag and Bad Brains, Tom Petty and Thin Lizzy, not Nick Drake and Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Forget 1971, this is 1976: Dr. Feelgood, Nick Lowe, just great rock n roll. 180 gram vinyl housed in a heavyweight sleeve. Tracks:1. Ghosts in the Wire 2. Hearts & Arrow 3. Soul in the City 4. Colonel And the King 5. Brothers in the Night 6. Too Tough to Cry 7. Every Beat of My Heart 8. Can't Hold Back 9. on the Street 10. You Don't Know (My Heart Is in the Right Place)11. Walk with Me.