How Can There Be Another Day?

How Can There Be Another Day?

by Gerald CollierGerald Collier


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How Can There Be Another Day? offers an album full of B-sides, live tracks, and rarities recorded by alternative country singer Gerald Collier and a crack band in 1997-1998. There are truly some fun oddities here, as with Collier's long acoustic country version of Leonard Cohen's "Is This What You Wanted?" Despite bizarre lines like "You were KY Jelly/And I was Vaseline" ("Vaseline" rhyming with "Steve McQueen"), Collier manages to inject real feeling into the countrified choruses. There's a solid version of Jagger/Richards' "Jigsaw Puzzle," though Collier and the band stick too close to the original tempo and arrangement. The same stumbling block enters the pathway on Richard Thompson's "Night Comes In," inviting the listener to ask why a similar version of a great song was needed. The take on John/Taupin's "Rocket Man" works better, delivering a version of what the song might have sounded like had it been performed by Crazy Horse. About half the songs on How Can There Be Another Day? are Collier originals, including a fine take of "Don't Discard Me" and the acoustic "For Taking My Baby Away." For fans of Collier's 1997-1998 work, this unearthed material serves as the next best thing to a lost album.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2007
Label: In Music We Trust
UPC: 0678277142428
catalogNumber: 29
Rank: 137023

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald Collier   Primary Artist,Vocals,Guitar (Nylon String)
John Hollis   Drums,Vocals
Brandon Milner   Drums,Vocals
John Hollis   Drums
William Bernhard   Acoustic Guitar
Jason Fitzgerald   Cymbals
Jeff Wood   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Bob Feldman   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Stuart Hallerman   Engineer
Rick Levin   Liner Notes
Dave Dederer   Producer,Audio Production
Johnny Sangster   Engineer
Cheryl Waters   Audio Production

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