Mainline Utopia - An Out Of Order Anthology, Volume 2 is the second installment in the Out Of Order Anthology series, preceded by Devonshire, volume one. Presented as a full length LP studio recording featuring David Carpenter, and including special guests Tyler Ham and Keith Hamrick.
Consisting of 12 songs,
Mess Of My Life, Nobody There, Waiting, Bought And Sold, Be My Girl, Cloud Dreams, Lonely Childs Lullaby, Ella Benton, Act Natural,
Scream Jesus, Another Summers Day, and Maid Of Winter.
Preorders began 1-21-21 with an album release date of 2-12-21.
BEHIND THE MUSIC
At the time I was raising two young daughters whose mother had died of cancer. Working a straight job, I would work all day, come home and check their homework, prepare dinner for us, spend time with them, give them baths, get them in bed, pray with them, and then go back downstairs and set up my amps, get the recording board and guitars ready, and continue working on my album Devonshire. My daughters always fell asleep hearing my amps blaring from downstairs as I recorded the next set of tracks for the album. At this pace, the eleven song, thirty-two minute album took years to complete and my daughters entire teen years are encapsulated within this album. I consider it time well spent and I sincerely hope you enjoy it.
A side: I Need To Know written by Gary Meggs and David Carpenter,
B side: Sweet Night Of Bliss written by Bill Dees,
produced by Bill Dees, performed by State Line Avenue, recorded at National Recording Studio, Texarkana, Texas.
Gary Meggs - Lead Vocals, Piano, Sax, Flute
Buddy Deese - Trumpet, Vocals
David Carpenter - Bass, Vocals
Chris Loveall - Keyboards, Vocals
Larry Campbell - Guitar, Vocals
Russell Roberts - Drums, Percussion