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Year: 1978/Reissued 2004
Label: Olivia Records/Reissued Wolf Moon Records

The follow-up album to The Changer and the Changed and a good place to begin the exploration of the many facets of Cris's musical and poetic sensibilities. In addition to the haunting title track, it contains classically beautiful ballads such as Native Dancer as well as rock-and-roll power tunes like When Anger Takes the Wheel - which features Bonnie Raitt on slide guitar - speaking always of Nature and Spirit and Mystery.

Track List

01. Strange Paradise (4:34) listen
02. Live Wire (4:40) listen
03. Marcy (4:06) listen
04. Twisted Love (3:59) listen
05. Live Dream (4:29) listen
06. Rock-and-Roll Child (3:12) listen
07. When Anger Takes the Wheel (5:37) listen
08. On, Judah! (4:32) listen
09. Ship of Fools (4:05) listen
10. Native Dancer (4:27) listen

Album Credits

Produced by June Millington
Engineered by Leslie Ann Jones
Recorded at The Automatt, San Francisco CA
Additional recording at Jennifudy Recording, Los Angeles CA

Graphic Design by Kate Winter
Graphic Design (Reissue) by Studio Pacific, Seattle WA
Front Cover Photo Jackie Robbins
Art Direction (Reissue) by Judy Werle • Suite 5 Artists

Thanks to Judy Werle and Joe Hadlock for special effects on "Ship of Fools." Most special thanks to Wayne Lewis, second engineer to L.A. "Fingers" Jones. - Extra thanks to Karlene, Negra, Jan, the Women of Olivia (Ginny Berson, Liz Brown, Meg Christian, Judy Dlugacz, Sandy Ramsey, Teresa Trull, Kate Winter, Jennifer Woodul), and to all the good souls who understand...and to Mel Brooks, for the gift of laughter.

Bonnie Raitt appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.


Booking/Management/Media: Suite 5 Artists
5215 Ballard Ave NW, Ste 5, Seattle WA 98107  206.706.7960 Email
Licensing/Distribution: Wolf Moon Records
PO Box 30067, Seattle WA 98113 Email
Contact Cris
PO Box 30067, Seattle WA 98113 Email