"The Other Side Of Love"
Capitol Records (1990)
Produced and arranged by Gail Davies for Little Chickadee Productions
Recorded by Rob Feaster at 16th Avenue Sound, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed at The Castle, Franklin, Tennessee
Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics, Nashville, Tennessee
I'm a Little Bit Lonely
Happy Ever After
Holdin' Out For You
Someone Like Me
A Love That Could Last
With a Boy Like You
Remember How It Was
I Need My Baby Back
The Other Side Of Love
One More Night With You
Gail Davies/Paul Kennerly
Gail Davies/Wally Wilson
Gail Davies and Kevin Welch
Richard Bennett on "Holdin' Out For You"
Steve Fishell on "Happy Ever After"
Gail Davies, Vince Gill, Billy Thomas
Gail recorded most of these songs as demos for her publishing company Warner/Chapell Music. Jimmy Bowen, who had previously been head of
Warner Bros. and MCA Records, was now running Capitol/EMI in Nashville. He gave Gail a budget amd the go ahead to turn these publishing demoes into an album. Gail was also given total production control,
including overseeing the finished artwork. Gail's old friend, Virginia Team, recommended two young photographers to shoot the album cover. The photos were taken on the roof
of Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee where the album was being recorded.
Kevin Welch and John Hadley wrote the first single, entitled Happy Ever After. It barely
missed making the Billboard Top 50. Although touted by music critics and one of her best albums, Gail had lost momentum at country radio, having changed her musical identity with
her alt/country band Wild Choir on RCA Records. Many of the newer, younger radio programers were unfamiliar with her name and her music.
Gail wrote her second single, The Other Side Of Love. It was released during the same week, and on the same label, as Garth Brooks'
classic drinking anthem, Friends In Low Places. Needless to say, Gail's song didn't receive much attention or promotion from Capitol Records and went virtually unnoticed.
One of the most impressive songs on this album, One More Night With You, was written by Gail's older brother, Ron Davies. Gail
sites this song and this album as her favorite.
Although hard to find, it occasionally turns up in Europe where most of the surplus was sold to an overseas distributor. You can also find this album at
vintage record stores like the Great Escape in Nashville.