Album: Perilous
Artist: Glass Hammer
2012 Sound Resources/Arion Records
CD: SR3027

Fred Schendel: keys, guitars, backing vocals
Steve Babb: bass, keys, backing vocals
Kamran Alan Shikoh: electirc, classic and acoustic guitars
Jon Davison: lead vocals

The Adonia String Trio
    Rebecca James: violin
    Susan Hawkins-Whitacre: viola
    Rachel Beckmann: cello
Randall Williams: drums
Amber Fults: lead vocals (12)
The McCallie School Guitar Choir (Bharath Venkatesh, Aaron Long, Ralston Hartness, Matthew Norris, Drew Shikoh, Charles Evans)
The Chattanooga Girls Choir members (Glory Larm, Laura Ayres, Brooke Pugsley, Kelsey Hodges, with Katherine Stegall, Molly Stegall, Savannah Fantner)
Latin Choir (Stephanie Rumpza, Sarah Snyder, Kelly Stultz, Dr Thomas Hammett, Robert Waller)
Carey Shimbaum: recorders, oboe
Tim Wardle: additional backing vocals

Produced by Babb/Schendel
Mastering by Bob Katz
Recorded at Sound Resources, Chattanooga, TN

Art direction: Rodrigo T Adolfo
Layout: Sound Resources
Photography: Spitestock
Administration: Julie Babb

1. Pt. 1 The Sunset Gate (7:37)
2. Pt. 2 Beyond They Dwell (4:00)
3. Pt. 3 The Restless Ones (3:36)
4. Pt. 4 They Cast Their Spell (3:21)

5. Pt. 5 We Slept, We Dreamed (7:41)
6. Pt. 6 The Years were Sped (2:57)
7. Pt. 7 Our Foe Revealed (6:27)
8. Pt. 8 Toward Home We Fled (6:47)

9. Pt. 9 As the Sun Dipped Low (1:32)
10. Pt. 10 The Wolf Gave Chase (1:59)
11. Pt. 11 We Fell at Last (1:56)
12. Pt. 12 In That Lonely Place (6:10)
13. Pt. 13 Where Sorrows Died and Came No More (6:34)

Music by Babb/Schendel/Shikoh
Lyrics by Babb (1-5, 7, 8, 12, 13)
Latin choral score: Schendel/Mike Rumpza; lyrics & translation: S Rumpza with Babb

Notes: This was Jon Davison's last album with Glass Hammer as sole lead vocalist (although he also sings on the subsequent Ode to Echo) and is perhaps the least successful Glass Hammer album with Davison.

The album is a single, continuous piece, akin almost to a musical as it tells its tale. Davison's new role in Yes meant he was too busy to have any writing input on the album, unlike on If and Cor Cordium. (HP, 26 Aug 2015)

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