All songs written by Terry Christenson, aka Tango Charlie, while incarcerated in November House, an open security tent at North Fraser Regional Corrections Facility in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. No violence. No threat of violence.
Produced and engineered by Charlie Hase, aka Purple Haze, at the Homestead Studios in Ontario, Canada
Mastered by Chris Hess at Chess Studios
Pressed at Precision Pressing
Graphic design by Aquagraphics
Front cover painting by Ruth Wilgress
Back cover black and white panda pipeline by Rachael Ball
Inside sleeve side A photo by Caroline Holm
Inside sleeve side B photo - peace sign hoody by Bruce Schell
Musicians: Purple Haze - pedal steel, lap steel, dobro, weissenborn,
lap slide, mandolin, lap slide bass, analog synthesizer,
keyboards and cajon
Helene Vukovich - electric piano on ‘Seg’ and ‘Watchouse’
Rick Capreol - electric guitar on ‘Grassy Narrows Water’
Tango Charlie - Godin guitars, including baritone,
Strat on ‘First You See The Lightning’, acoustic classical
and steel string Takamine.
Special thanks to the fine people at BC Corrections for the progressive work they do, without whom this collection of songs would never have come to be. Every province and territory in Canada should follow their lead, that is, if you want to call it corrections.
As Johnny Cash once said while performing for indigenous people, ’I have very little Indian blood in me, but tonight, I have a hundred percent in my heart for you’. I thank Jim Leyden, Robert Nahini and the Coast Salish people for their friendship and teachings.
First You See The Lightning 4:06
Big Bear 4:47
If I 4:42
Give Of Yourself 3:19
True Team 4:04
Message For Romantics 3:11
Shawna Brown 3:40
The Right Thing 4:44
The Good Fight 3:29
I See 3:15
Don’t Look Back 3:41