Laughing in Crime is Jana's first release on CD. It was released in 1996 on Cycle Records and launched at the Twelve-Bar Club in London (voted Best Venue for Acoustic Music in 1996). Jana and her band played to a capacity crowd, and were supported by Judith Silver, Suzanne Chawner and poet Tamar Yosselof.
All tracks written by Jana Heller © 1995
Produced by Nigel Stonier
Laughing in Crime, See Mystery, Mad Waltzing, Your Heart Can Sing all recorded at Revolution Studios, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire UK. Engineered by Darrin Tidsey.
Hunger, Mirror, Innocent Ways, (You Could Be) Somebody To Love, Love is a Temporary Thing, Let It Ride, Promise Land, Light The Lamp, Babe all recorded at Swallow Studios, Cheshire UK. Engineered by Andy Blythe.
Laughing in Crime is available from record stores in the U.S. on import: Catalog numbers are Cycle CD003 for compact disc, Cycle C003 for cassette.
The album features the following musicians:
Jana Heller - vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, dulcimer and piano
Mike Hehir - guitar
Paul Burgess - drums and percussion
Nigel Stonier - bass, 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, backing vocals
Ken Nichol - guitar
Andy Blythe - percussion and programming
Sara Austin - backing vocals
Paul Rhodes - guitar
Clare Teal - backing vocals
Alistair Gordon - backing vocals
Fluffy - violin
Pete Zorn - percussion, sax, penny whistle, Energy Tree, tamborine, chimes
Darrin Tidsey - percussion and bass
Musicians featured at album launch:
Jana Heller - vocals, guitar, dulcimer
Stephanie Grafitti - Gibson/Zeta electric fiddle
Jim Bean - upright bass, accordian
Colin Mutimer - Congas and percussion
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