"Where is a Woman to Go"
RCA Records (1984)
Produced by Gail Davies and Leland Sklar for Little Chickadee Productions
Recorded by Bill Schnee at Emerald Studios in Nashville, Tennessee
Additional recordings by Bob Bullock at Woodland Studios and Bullet Studios                                 
Mixed by Bill Schnee at Bill Schnee Studio in Hollywood, California
Mastered by Doug Sax at the Mastering Lab

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Break Away
The Trouble With Love
Nothing Can Hurt Me Now
Lovin' Me Too
Unwed Fathers
Different Train of Thought
Lion in the Winter
Where is a Woman to Go
Jagged Edge
Not a Day Goes By

Nicholson/Holyfield
Kennedy/Rose/Parton
Kennerley/McDill
Ron Davies
Prine/Braddock
Hewitt/Shouse/Nobles
Hoyt Axton
K.T.Oslin/Gillespie
Igleheart/Joyce
Gail Davies

#15 released 9/21/85

#37 released 2/23/85

#56 released 6/22/85

 

#20 released 10/6/84

           

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Art Direction:

Billy Walker Jr. and Reggie Young
Billy Payne
Leland Sklar
Mike Baird
Vince Gill
Buddy Spicher
Lloyd Green and Paul Franklin
Jerry Douglas
Gail Davies, Walker Igleheart, Pam Rose and Mary Ann Kennedy
Gene Morford, Julia & Maxine Waters.
Vince Gill on "Lovin' Me Too" and Dolly Parton on "Unwed Fathers"
Mario Casilli
Bill Brunt

 
           

         Gail and her longtime friend and bass player Leland Sklar approached the production of this album as a live band performance, which accounts for the lack of lush strings and heavy overdubs normally heard on her earlier recordings. 
         Jagged Edge Of A Broken Heart was the first single released from this album. According to BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) it played like a Top 5 radio hit, even though it only went to No. 20 on the Billboard charts. For more information on this record, see Gail Davies' autobiography, The Last of the Outlaws.
        Vince Gill and Gail recorded one of the two duets featured on this album. Lovin' Me Too (written by Gail's older brother Ron Davies) was never released as a single, although it remains one of Gail's favorite recordings. The other duet partner, J.D. Souther, sang with Gail on a Hoyt Axton composition entitled Lion In The Winter.
        Another notable appearance on this album is the voice of Dolly Parton on Unwed Fathers. This single was written by John Prine and Bobby Braddock and caused quite a stir with its controversial message. Newsweek magazine proclaimed it "The best country record of 1984" and said it would have been a bigger hit had there not been "so many unwed fathers programing the country radio stations."
          This was the first Gail Davies album to be released in Europe. Although the song Not A Day Goes By (written by Gail) was never released as a single in the United States, it was played in regular rotation on BBC Radio. As a result, RCA label executive Joe Galante arranged for Gail and her band to travel to England to perform at the Wembley Festival. Among the members of her band were Kevin Welch, Gary Nicholson, Jack Sundrud and Wally Wilson.
          Although currently out of print, this vinyl LP can still be obtained at vintage record stores like the Great Escape or Jack Lawrence Record Shop in Nashville: 615/256-9240. You can receive a FREE CD of this album when you join Gail's International Fan Club. Click here for more details.

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