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Alias Ron Kavana   •   Think Like A Hero

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  • Think Like A Hero
    • 1989 - Chiswick WIK88 LP (UK)
  • Side One
    1. Waxin' the Gaza (Ron Kavana)
    2. Everyman Is a King (In the US of A) (Ron Kavana, T. Woods)
    3. Gone Shopping (Ron Kavana)
    4. Soweto Trembles (The Jo'burg Jig) (Ron Kavana)
    5. Felice (Ron Kavana)
  • Side Two
    1. This Is the Night (Ron Kavana)
    2. Midnight on the Water (Ron Kavana)
    3. Caoimhneadh Róisín/Tré Ceathar a Hocht (Artie Dunn, Ron Kavana)
    4. Four Horsemen (Ron Kavana, T. Woods)
    5. Reconciliation (Ron Kavana)
    6. Rap 'N' Reel (Dream Demons Invoked by Christy's D.T.'S) (Ron Kavana)

  • The Alias Ron Kavana Band
    • Ron Kavana: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Mandola, Tenor Banjo, Synthesiser, Spoons, Whistle & Percussion
    • Mick Molloy: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Mandolin & Backing Vocals
    • Richie Robertson: Bass, Double Bass, African Bean Shaker & Backing Vocals
    • Les Morgan: Drums & Percussion, Timbale, Cowbell & Shaker
  • Musicians
    • Abdul Tee-Jay: Electric Lead Guitar
    • Alan Dunn: Accordion
    • Debi Doss: Backing Vocals
    • Dick Farrelly: Electric Lead Guitar
    • Fife Toumani: Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
    • Fran Byrne: Bodhrán
    • Geraint Watkins: Organ & Piano
    • Mickey Weaver: Fiddle, Congas & Guiro
    • Shirley Roden: Backing Vocals
  • Credits
    • Produced & Engineered: David Young
    • Mixed: David Young & Ron Kavana
    • Assistant Engineer: Dick Meaney
    • Pre-production: Ron Kavana
    • Post-production: Duncan Cowell at DES
    • Recorded & mixed at the Church, Crouch End, London
    • Photograph by Denis Lewis
    • Cover illustration by Christoph Heuer
    • Package designed by Philip Barker Design
    • Direct Metal Mastered from digital tapes

Sleeve Notes

"I did write a poem, so it was not a wholly wasted day, after all. And it occurs to me that there is a proper balance between not asking enough of oneself and asking or expecting too much. It may be that I set my sights too high and so repeatedly end a day in depression. Not easy to find the balance, for if one does not have wild dreams of achievement, there is no spur even to get the dishes washed. One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being."

May Sarton's "Journal Of A Solitude" (Women's Press 1985)