1999 Joel Smoker and the Red Dirt Band
Joel uses his songwriting skills to explore internal issues such as the search for love and meaning. The song Old Time Songs references the gospel songs that Joel remembers singing as a boy in church. Me And Brother John is a song about sibling rivalry. Orange Valley Road and If We Never Meet Again are bittersweet songs about lost love, while Home reinforces the redemptive power of love. I'm Building A House and Spiritual Eyes explore a spiritual journey, while The Flesh And The Spirit details the tension between the demands of these two aspects of the human condition. Friends documents the value of human companionship, while Dreamers applauds human aspiration. What Shall It Profit A Man and Carry Me Over, finish the album with the assertion that there is more to life than what we see in the here and now.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by James Hewgill
Recorded at Satellite Recording Studio, Burswood
Old Time Songs
Orange Valley Road
Me And Brother John
If We Never Meet Again
I'm Building A House
The Flesh And The Spirit
What Shall It Profit A Man?
Carry Me Over