The View From Here
The CD that almost wasn’t
The plan was simple, but risky: Move across the country to California to record a new CD with close friend and mentor Polo Jones, and rule the world. Or, at least, tour it. Finally, after two years of hard work, through loss and heartache, Lane Baldwin was prepared to release The View From Here, a stunning collection of songs and his most ambitious to date. Instead, he died. Three times. That’s when things got really interesting.
In January, 2014, Lane found himself in a surgical intensive care unit, wondering what had gone wrong. Ten days later, he fought for his life as the surgical team raced to save his life. Three times, the alarms rang out, signaling the worst. And three times, Lane refused to leave, and crawled back from the darkness. “I’m not done yet,” he says simply. “I wasn’t ready to go. And, for some reason, I got to stick around to finish my work.”
Now, a year later, Lane is poised to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of tragedy and heartache. And The View From Here is destined to be remembered as one of the highest points of Lane’s career, no matter where he goes from here. From the haunting opening track, which blends a spooky, old-school vibe to new-school overtones, to the last – a dual tribute to Willie Dixon and Jack Bruce – the view is astounding, for its stories, its textures and its incredible breadth of styles.
Thunder Row, one of the first to review The View From Here, named it 2014 Album of the Year, calling it “deep and meaningful,” with a “level of soul that [is] second to none.” David Martin of StereoNET says there’s “not a bad song in the bunch.”
The View From Here is available for digital download at CD Baby, iTunes and most outlets. Grab your copy today!
Lay Me Down
I Miss You
Sing Along Song
Blow Twister Blow
Runnin’ for Daylight
All songs written by Lane Baldwin, ©2014, published by Castle View Publishing, except Boogie Man, written by Leon Russel and Charles Wilson, and Spoonful, written by Willie Dixon.
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Produced by Polo Jones for Raven Records
Recorded and Mixed by Polo Jones, assisted by Sean, at Sound Path Studios, San Jose, CA, and in the Raven Mobile Unit at undisclosed locations.
Includes performances by:
Lane Baldwin, vocals, 5 and 6 string Spector basses, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards and 1 string hockey stick bass
Bryant Mills, drums (John Lee Hooker)
and The Abbott Brothers: