Big Sugar’s Magnum Opus from 1998. Gordie Johnson’s unique production style created a sonic landscape that defied genres whilst gaining the band hard-won mass appeal.
Includes #1 single ‘The Scene’ as well as the multi radio platform hit ‘Turn The Lights On’.
released September 29, 1998
Produced by Gordie Johnson
Sonic Structuring by: Opium Concepts
Assistant Engineers: Ziad ‘Zee’ Al–Hillal, Scot ‘Watson’ Lake & Mark Erlenmayer
Recorded at: Opium Den, Hardcore Productions and Phase One Recording Studios
Mixed at: Phase One Recording Studios, Toronto, Canada
Mastered by: Howie Weinberg, production co-ordinator Rachel J!, Masterdisk, NYC
Edited by: Roger Lian
Big Sugar is:
Gordie Johnson – guitars, vocals
Garry Lowe – bass, vocals
Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe – harmonica, melodica, keyboards, saxophone, vocals
Gavin Brown – drums
Music Thanks to:
Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule appears courtesy of Capricorn Records on “Let It Ride”
Additional Drums: Paul Brennan (track 8) , Raffa (tracks 5,6,9,11, & 12), Al Cross (tracks 3 & 7)
Background Vocals: Patrick Ballantyne, Chris Johnson, Jeff Ireland, Dave Wall
Keyboards and dubs by AlKaline
Art Direction & Photography: Andrew MacNaughtan
Design: Garnet Armstrong
Personal Thanks: Alex Johnson, Eric Ratz, Domenic Macri, Dianne Wilding, Jeff Ireland, Keith Rudyk, Scott Bartraw, Joel Walsh, Laurie Gelfand, La Stagione Restaurant, Il Gatto Nero, Jeffrey “Luge” Holdip Live Sound inna Rub–A-Dub style, and thanks to everyone at A&M Records, Canada.
My special thanks to Eddie Kramer – King Eddie, your sound and wisdom have and will provide inspiration always, Love G.
Gordie Johnson wears Hugo, Hugo Boss.
Mr. Johnson uses Gibson Guitars, D’Addario strings and Dunlop slides and picks exclusively.
Big Sugar boldly goes forth in 2020 with vinyl re-issues of their classic albums Five Hundred Pounds and Hemi-Vision as well as the release of the long anticipated new album Eternity Now on Universal Music.