...an album that defined a career.
Originally released on October 16, 1995, Home was an album that marked a dramatic change-of-direction for me as an artist. It would also become the album that every release after would be measured. Home, while confusing some fans of my hard-rock debut Black Cat, was an instant hit on local radio and went on to find itself firmly placed in many year-end top ten lists (Acoustic Guitar magazine, Performing Songwriter magazine, and several hometown newspapers). Over the last twenty years, Home has produced several songs that continue to reinforce the album's popularity worldwide and honestly, I couldn't be more grateful.
From American Idol (Canada) to radio and television of South America, songs such as Dream On, Life Alone, and Love Fades Away reach a new audience on a daily basis. Music lovers of all ages continue to be pulled in by the no nonsense, bare-boned approach that Home took so long ago. What began on the beaches of Virginia during the summer of '94 has spawned an album that has never let go of the imaginations of those willing to listen and that's why I put this release together.
Home: 20 Years On is more than just another re-issued album. It's a remembrance of a time that was much simpler and pure. I spent the better part of six months remastering the original album from its source. And while I had planned to include two new songs with this release, the more I worked, the more I realized Home: 20 Years On was about that time: that moment. The bonus tracks have never officially been released until now. Each track represents a moment during the making of Home - from the writing and demo process right through to recording every Tuesday night with Andy Peebles for most of 1995.
I'm very proud of Home: 20 Years On. A lot of work went into making this release what it is. I hope you hear that with each track.